Whatever your charitable interests, we have a fund for you.
UNRESTRICTED FUNDS provide maximum flexibility to address New York’s needs—today and tomorrow. Your gift will support effective nonprofits working on the most pressing problems.
FIELD-OF-INTEREST FUNDS focus on your particular areas of charitable interest, such as hunger, education, or health care. You define the purpose(s) and we find and fund the best nonprofits to advance your philanthropic goals.
DESIGNATED FUNDS allow you to name the charity, or charities, that you want to support. We invest the money, regularly make grants in your name, and monitor these organizations.
DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS are a good fit for those looking to streamline their giving in a tax-smart way. You and anyone you appoint as an advisor can easily recommend organizations to receive grants. It’s simple: You recommend the organizations using our simple online portal, we do the due diligence and the paperwork. (Please note that by law, we cannot be bound by these recommendations, but we take them very seriously and approve grants to nonprofits that meet charitable and financial standards.)
Protect the environment, provide opportunities to children, support artists, improve New York. Whatever you choose to support through your permanent fund in The New York Community Trust, you will be remembered as a champion of the causes dear to you.
Consider the options for your private foundation. Your foundation can start a fund at The Trust. Or you can dissolve the foundation—and avoid the record-keeping the IRS requires, not to mention possible disagreements among heirs or board members in the future. We can carry out your wishes with lower costs and fewer hassles than a private foundation.