Protect the environment, improve education, fight for justice, nurture the arts, enrich the lives of older New Yorkers. Whatever you choose to support through your permanent fund in The New York Community Trust, you can be sure your legacy is in good hands.
Through our deep expertise, sound investment, and careful oversight, we will ensure your charitable gift meets tomorrow’s challenges, as we’ve been doing for nearly 100 years.
It’s the perfect way to ensure your name lives on as a champion of the causes and communities dear to you after you’re gone.
Your donation to our Community Needs Fund will help address our city’s most pressing needs.
From supporting education to fighting for justice, you can create a fund in The Trust to make a meaningful impact on the causes and communities that matter most to you.
You make gifts, and get an immediate tax benefit. Then you recommend grants to charities of your choice: We vet the nonprofits, write the checks, and handle the paperwork.
You may want to give a variety of assets, or turn one stock gift into support for dozens of nonprofits. You may want to give today or tomorrow—or both.
Make grants to your favorite organizations or tap our experts for suggestions of groups making a difference on the issues you care about. As a member of our giving community, you can attend online and in-person learning events, create a giving strategy, support urgent local needs, honor a loved one, and design a fund that gives in perpetuity to the issues you care about.
You can also get philanthropic advice, involve family and friends, or create or join a giving circle. Contact us to talk about your options.
We know New York, neighborhood by neighborhood. Our staff is nationally respected for its knowledge of local issues and understanding of the needs of our communities. Consider: We have 13 grantmakers in New York City, Westchester, and Long Island expert in areas from human justice to the arts to the environment, from education to healthcare. And our donor staff can help ensure that your charitable giving makes the impact you want.
Use tax-efficient vehicles such as donor-advised funds (DAFs), charitable remainder trusts, and lead trusts. Gifts of stock allow you to avoid capital gains taxes. A community foundation like ours lets you receive the maximum income tax deduction allowed by law, whatever asset you contribute. We can help you find the best way to unlock the value of your assets to fund your philanthropic wishes.
We don’t require a lot of paperwork. In fact, you can set up a donor-advised fund online. You can establish most funds with a letter of agreement or a paragraph in a will. If you have a donor-advised fund, you can suggest grants easily using our online portal, MyNYCT. A fund in The Trust can streamline your giving without the need to keep track of tax receipts.
We can help you turn your assets into a force for good. Do you have highly appreciated publicly traded stock or are you selling a business? Maybe, like many Americans, you built much of your wealth in retirement assets? You might be surprised by how tax-efficient it is to use some of those assets to support the causes you care about. Talk to us about assets you want to contribute.