Giving through The New York Community Trust is a great way to fund the causes important to you, while realizing financial and tax benefits. We are known for flexibility, expertise, and working with a variety of assets.
Our donor team can help you consider the best assets, timing, and tax-smart ways to give.
Use the expertise of our grantmaking staff, and make the most informed decisions with your fund.
Make a difference today—or create your own permanent philanthropic legacy and give long into the future.
Contact us to learn more about how you can make a charitable impact.
With us you can bolster the arts across all five boroughs, support arts education, diversify the talent pipeline for artists and arts groups, create affordable workspaces for artists, and preserve history.
Children & Youth
You can help create promising futures for young New Yorkers from early childhood to the workplace. You can also help children with disabilities and those in foster care.
You can help students, parents and educators to advocate for better schools, improve early childhood programs and literacy, teach STEM, support English-language learners, and prepare students for college.
Older New Yorkers
You can help older adults age at home; meet their health, nutrition, social, and legal needs; and make the city a better place to grow old.
You can face climate change by encouraging resilient cities, advocating for stronger environmental policies, reducing pollution, and protecting wildlife and the waterfront.
You can improve the health care system, including programs addressing behavioral health and substance misuse. You can also support biomedical research and programs and advocacy to improve the quality of life for people with physical and intellectual disabilities.
You can press for criminal justice reform, defend women’s rights, protect immigrants, provide legal services, and inspire civic action.
You can support advocacy for LGBTQ rights, improve health services, build safe communities for LGBTQ youth and older adults, and preserve historic sites.
You can tackle the systemic causes of poverty, most notably hunger, homelessness, barriers to employment, and income inequality.
Quality of Life
You can support vibrant parks, open spaces, and affordable communities to make New York City a better place to live.
Our grants help make sure New York children get the early childhood services they need to thrive. Photo by Ari Mintz for The Trust
Thanks to our generous donors, The Trust made one of the first grants to help plan the transformation of Governors Island into a public park. Photo by Ari Mintz for The Trust
Seniors take part in a wellness program at Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders (SAGE) supported by The Trust. Photo by Ari Mintz for The Trust
We support programs that provide screenings, early intervention, and referrals for those in need.
Organizations that donors (like you) have helped fund:
Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation | BronxWorks | Cause Effective | Cancer Care | City Harvest | Community Food Advocates | Disability Rights Advocates | Earthjustice | El Puente De Williamsburg | Fund for Public Schools | Futures and Options | GallopNYC | Healthier Products Coalition | Hunger Free America | INCLUDEnyc | Invest in Skills NY | Internationals Network for Public Schools | Lenox Hill Neighborhood House | Medicare Rights Center | National Black Theatre | Natural Resources Defense Council | New York Legal Assistance Group | NYCLU | New York Public Library | ReadWorks | Regional Plan Association | Planned Parenthood of New York City | SAGE | Services for the Underserved | Teaching Matters | The Point Community Development Corporation | University Settlement Society of New York | Urban Arts Partnership | Youth Communication | And thousands of other organizations.
Combine your passions and generosity to make a lasting impact.