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Francis Florio had friends and family who suffered from blood diseases. In his will, he created a Field-of-Interest Fund in The Trust, requesting that we use it for medical research in the field. Though he died years before people were infected with HIV/AIDS, Florio’s gift allowed us to make one of the first private grants for AIDS research, in 1983. Since then we’ve used the fund to support young researchers studying blood diseases. (In his will, Mr. Florio also asked The Trust to broaden the purpose of his fund after 40 years. That’s what we’re doing now.)  
A fund for medical research
Francis Florio had friends and family who suffered from blood diseases. In his will, he created a Field-of-Interest Fund in The Trust, requesting that we use it for medical research in the field. Though he died years before people were infected with HIV/AIDS, Florio’s gift allowed us to make one of the first private grants for AIDS research, in 1983. Since then we’ve used the fund to support young researchers studying blood diseases. (In his will, Mr. Florio directed that his fund become unrestricted after 40 years; he knew the world would change.)
Benefits of a Field-of-Interest Fund

No matter your cause, our deep bench of experts can help. A field-of-interest fund is a wise choice if you want to make an impact in a particular areajob training, education, or the arts. You can also create a fund to address multiple issues, or one with a specific focus, such as preserving parks in the Bronx.  

Our staff will use your gift to help groups that work on the issues you care about. We vet proposals, visit potential grantees, and combine your gift with others to make a bigger impact. If you establish a fund during your lifetime, we’ll report back to you on the groups you’re funding.

The gift stays relevant: A field-of-interest fund keeps up with the times. For instance: Many of today’s pressing health problems, like widespread obesity and opioid addiction have little resemblance to those of a few decades ago, such as polio. Times change.

YOU CAN SET UP A FIELD-OF-INTEREST FUND NOW.

Contact Jane Wilton for more information at (212) 686-2563 or janewilton@nyct-cfi.org.

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