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YOUR FORESIGHT + OUR EXPERTISE =
A BRIGHTER FUTURE
No one can predict what will be needed decades from now. An unrestricted fund is insurance that your generosity will remain relevant. The Trust will make grants in your name in perpetuity, even helping with challenges that may be unimaginable today.
Eleanor Belmont's Legacy
Eleanor Belmont's Legacy
She created an unrestricted fund in The Trust to respond to changing times, caring for New York’s neediest. We honor her request.

GIVE LIKE A BILLIONAIRE

Our expert grantmaking team will harness your generosity. They do the legwork: vetting proposals, making grants, and ensuring that gifts get results for generations to come.

A PERMANENT GIFT

An unrestricted fund continues your charitable legacy in perpetuity. Future Trust board and staff—who have a tradition of excellence to stand on—will make grants in your name that deal effectively with issues that arise.

CASE STUDY: AN UNRESTRICTED FUND TO HELP NEW YORKERS

Actress Eleanor Belmont inspired a play by George Bernard Shaw and founded the Metropolitan Opera Guild. She married August Belmont, a financier, politician, and horse enthusiast who created the Belmont Stakes. She left her estate to The Trust in an unrestricted fund in 1980, and since then we’ve honored her commitment to New Yorkers.

For decades, we’ve used her gift to help New Yorkers avoid eviction, get mental health care, and so much more. Meanwhile, her fund grows, thanks to sound investing and a sensible spending policy.

YOU CAN SET UP AN UNRESTRICTED FUND NOW.

It’s easy. It’s a great choice for busy New Yorkers who want to give back, but don’t have the time to research the thousands of nonprofits that deserve support.

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