Annual Fund | New York Community Trust | New York NY

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With your help, we can say “yes” to more great projects making life better in New York.


You choose how we put your gift to work:

  • Critical Needs: Respond to New York’s most urgent problems.
  • 2020 Census: Count all New Yorkers.
  • LGBTQ Focus: Ensure housing, health, rights and recognition for this community.

We welcome the participation of new and current donors. We’re delighted to report to you how your money makes an impact.

Four easy ways to give:

  • Give by credit card. Indicate which area you’d like to support.
  • Contact Gay Young at (212) 686-2234
  • Write a check to Community Funds, Inc., 909 Third Ave, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10022 (on the memo line, note which area you prefer: Critical Needs, 2020 Census, or LGBTQ Focus)
  • If you have a donor-advised fund, we’ll transfer your gift. If you use MyNYCT, look for the Annual Fund tab.

Don’t forget to check if your employer makes matching gifts! Some companies will double or triple your contribution, increasing the impact of your gift.

My husband and I love giving to the Annual Fund. It’s a smart and strategic way to
make an impact, and an opportunity to fund great groups that aren’t on our radar.

-Ann Unterberg, Trust board member and donor


Thank you to all who contributed to our 2017-2018 Annual Fund; your generous support helped make the following grants possible:

Grace Institute graduates
Graduates of the Grace Institute of New York celebrate completing a job-training program supported by The Trust.

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY: to give library cardholders free passes to museums and cultural organizations.

CARDINAL McCLOSKEY COMMUNITY SERVICES: to provide children in foster care with specialized educational services and clinical support, and help them stay in the same school despite changes in residence.

GRACE INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK: to expand a workforce program for low-income, hard-to-employ women.

HOT BREAD KITCHEN: to allow a business incubator for small food companies to help more entrepreneurs.

INTERNATIONALS NETWORK FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS: to help teachers improve instruction as well as social and emotional support for newly arrived immigrant students.

NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE WORKSHOP: to transition programs from the theater’s facility to the community as it breaks ground on a new, larger space on 125th Street.

NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE: to expand a program for children with autism spectrum disorder and their families.

SUNSET PARK HEALTH COUNCIL: to expand and enhance early childhood services in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

WOMEN’S HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION: to improve home-based child care services.

For more information about the grants made from the 2017-2018 Annual Fund, please contact Gay Young.