Thank you for making our work possible. The generosity of donors like you has touched millions of lives and made New York a better place to live. You probably know us through our donor-advised funds. But we can help you achieve so much more with your charitable giving: Make a commitment to our region and the causes you care about by creating a permanent fund in The New York Community Trust.
We host regular donor briefings about innovative ways to address our region’s challenges. Our speakers have included the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department; the founder of a group that converts abandoned buildings into space for artists; and an inmate who started a program to lower incarceration rates while reducing crime. Donors tell us these briefings are insiders’ looks at New York: Want to see a neighborhood through the eyes of experts? We took donors on a tour of “Hamilton’s New York.” And a walk through Brooklyn Bridge Park. And historic Harlem.
With expertise developed over 95 years, The Trust’s grantmaking program focuses on nonprofits addressing greatest need in the five boroughs. Many New Yorkers have joined our grantmaking efforts by contributing to our Community Needs Fund, which allows us to say “Yes!” to more promising proposals to improve life in our city. We’re able to Community Needs Fund donors about the specific project their generosity supported. Three easy ways to contribute:
This is a trickier question than it may seem. You may not publicly solicit funds (in which case you are acting as an unauthorized “agent” of The Trust). Nor can we pay expenses of a fundraiser you host in order to raise money for your fund. However, you certainly can invite friends to contribute to your fund (say, in lieu of a Christmas present to you, or in honor of your birthday).
|WHAT TO GIVE||HOW TO GIVE||CONTACT|
|Cash by Check||Make checks payable to “Community Funds, Inc.” Write|
the fund name and number in the memo, and mail to:
Community Funds, Inc.
P.O. Box 22472
New York, NY 10087-2472
Delivery Services Other than US Postal Service:
JPMorgan Chase – Lockbox Processing
Attn: Community Funds Inc and 22472
4 Chase Metrotech Center
7th floor East
Brooklyn, NY 11245
Sr. Investment Administrator
|Cash by Wire||Step 1: Ask your bank to make the transfer to:|
JPMorgan Chase Bank
383 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10179
ABA No. 021 000 021
Account Name: Community Funds, Inc.
Account Number: 134 757 998
Please reference the fund name and fund number.
Step 2: Notify us of your gift. Let us know the amount and date you are planning to transfer so we can make sure it is received and properly credited. We have no way of matching you with your gift unless you notify us.
|Credit Card||Visit our secure CharityWeb site at|
|DTC Transfers||Most stock gifts can be delivered to our brokerage account through DTC. If you are uncertain whether your gift is eligible for DTC, please contact your broker or custodian bank.|
Step 1: Ask your broker or custodian bank to deliver the shares to:
Pershing LLC, DTC #0443
Account Number: N7M100327
Account Name: Community Funds, Inc.
Step 2: Notify us of the details of your gift:
•Name of the security and number of shares
•Fund name and number to receive the gift
•Name of the broker or bank and contact person at the institution
DTC identifies only the sending institution. We have no way of matching you with your gift unless you notify us.
|Other Securities||The following gifts require special instructions and may require special handling: Mutual fund shares, stock certificates, bonds, or securities in dividend reinvestment plans.||Raymond Salibur
|Unusual Gifts||For more about unusual gifts, such as closely held stock, partnership interests, real estate, and art, please contact Carrie Trowbridge.||Carrie Trowbridge, General Counsel
|Matching Gifts||Remember to check if your employer has a matching gift program—some also match gifts from spouses/retirees. Let us know if you expect your gift to be matched.||Raymond Salibur