You know that great feeling when you give to something you care about? So do we. And together, we can accomplish even more.
The New York Community Trust offers you customized philanthropic services so that you can give efficiently. We are known for flexibility, expertise, tax-smart giving, and working with a variety of assets.
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.
Our grantmaking is as broad and ambitious as New York. Some donors give to make this region better for everyone. Others are especially interested in particular areas including:
We can tailor a giving program just for you—a marriage of the heart and the mind. Create a legacy to meet New York’s needs now and in the future with an Unrestricted Fund. Start a Field-of-Interest Fund to support the issues you care about. Contribute to your favorite charities through a Designated Fund. Open your own “giving account” by starting a Donor-Advised Fund.
We offer a range of funds. Here are the four most popular:
This is the best way to make sure the needs of tomorrow are met: The Trust will use your gift to support effective work of nonprofits—forever. Would you like to fund thoughtful, creative approaches to New York’s problems, today and tomorrow? We’re the experts.
Are you especially interested in education, human rights, or the arts? We make grants to effective nonprofits that take on the issues of your choosing with a field-of-interest fund.
Do you want to support specific organizations or programs, keeping in mind that circumstances may change over time? A designated fund with The Trust ensures that your gift remains relevant in changing times.
With a donor-advised fund, you and anyone you appoint as an advisor can easily recommend organizations to receive grants. It’s simple: You recommend the organizations, 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.)
We offer investment options for those who want to make a charitable impact today—or for years to come. To steward your charitable legacy, we have assembled a group of highly experienced investors who make up the Investment Committee, which determines the asset allocation and then oversees the investment performance of the managers it selects.