NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund | The New York Community Trust

About the
Response & Impact Fund


The NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund was created to aid nonprofit service providers struggling with the health and economic effects of the coronavirus. It will give grants and loans to NYC-based nonprofits that are trying to meet the new and urgent needs that are hitting the city. Priority will be given to nonprofits addressing essential healthcare and food insecurity as well as arts and culture, because New York is the cultural capital of the nation. Your gift will help nonprofits with a variety of needs, including protective equipment, cleaning supplies, technological assistance, and support for financial losses.

The fund is made possible by a partnership of Alleghany Corporation | Altman Foundation | Lily Auchincloss Foundation | Bloomberg Philanthropies | CIT | Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg | The Carnegie Corporation of New York | Central Indiana Community Foundation | Delta Dental Community Care Foundation | The Destina Foundation | The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation | Durst Family Foundation | Erie Family Foundation | The Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation | Fidelity Charitable | Ford Foundation | Fordham Street Foundation | Joan Ganz Cooney & Holly Peterson Fund | Howard Gilman Foundation | Goldman Sachs Gives | The Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund | GTS Securities LLC | Agnes Gund | Hearst Foundation | Interactive Brokers Group | Intercontinental Exchange | Jewish Communal Fund | The JPB Foundation | The Kaplen Brothers Fund | Leon Levy Foundation | Lucius N. Littauer Foundation | Loud Hound Foundation | The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation | Moody’s | Neuberger Berman Fund | The New York Community Trust | New York State Health Foundation | William J & Dorothy K O’Neill Foundation | Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust | The Charles H. Revson Foundation | Robin Hood | The Rockefeller Brothers Fund | Alfred P. Sloan Foundation | Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros | Jon Stryker and Slobodan Randjelović | The Tiffany & Co. Foundation | The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund | The UJA-Federation of New York | van Ameringen Foundation | Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program | The Wallace Foundation | Wells Fargo Foundation | Wellspring Philanthropic Fund | Wescustogo Foundation | The Zegar Family Foundation | and many more generous donors.

Supporters of the loan fund housed at the Nonprofit Finance Fund include Ford Foundation | The Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation | The New York Community Trust | Altman Foundation | SeaChange Capital Partners (through the New York Pooled PRI Fund) | and Trinity Church Wall Street.

Read the 4/16/20 press release, “NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund Issues $44 Million in Grants and Loans to New York City-Based Social Services and Arts Nonprofits”

Since 1924, The Trust has been and continues to be a critical part of New York’s philanthropic response. The Trust co-created the September 11th Fund after the attack on the World Trade Center, and has worked on issues affecting New Yorkers for decades.

Nonprofit Finance Fund is a nonprofit community development financial institution headquartered in New York City that has been providing loans, financial consulting, and field intelligence to nonprofits and their funders in New York and across the country for 40 years.

In the videos below, learn about the critical work of some of the hundreds of organizations that have received grants through this fund.

For Nonprofits

Grant applications for the NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund are no longer being accepted.

If your nonprofit has revenue delays due to COVID-19, apply for a loan.

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