Annual Fund | New York Community Trust | New York NY

Help us fight poverty, champion justice, improve education, protect the environment, expand the arts, make New York healthier, and provide opportunities and care for all. 

With your help, we can say “yes” to more great projects addressing the most urgent needs in New York. We welcome the participation of new and current donors—no amount is too small (or too big!) Grouped with other contributions, your gift can make a big impact in the lives of New Yorkers.

Five easy ways to give:

  • By credit card.
  • Contact Gay Young at (212) 686-2234.
  • Send a check to Community Funds, Inc., 909 Third Ave, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10022 (on the memo line, write Annual Fund.)
  • If you have a donor-advised fund, we’ll transfer your gift. If you use MyNYCT, look for the “Annual Fund” tab.
  • Under the “charitable IRA rollover” provision, donors aged 70-1/2 or older may direct contributions from an IRA to the Annual Fund, excluding it from taxable income (up to $100,000), and counting towards the required minimum distribution. As the provision excludes contributions to donor-advised funds or private foundations, giving to the Annual Fund is a great way to take advantage of this tax benefit while supporting local nonprofits.

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 recently contributed to our Annual Fund; your generous support helped make the following grants possible:

A grant from The Trust, made possible in part by the Annual Fund, helped Community Votes train employees of Phipps Neighborhood to register residents in the Bronx.
GOTV in the Bronx
A grant from The Trust, made possible in part by our Annual Fund, helped Community Votes train employees of Phipps Neighborhood to register residents in the Bronx.
  • The Children’s Village, to increase the number of foster care children living with relatives and the supply of quality foster care homes
  • Community Votes, to help social service organizations engage young adults in voting and civic participation
  • Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism CUNY Foundation, to help community and ethnic news organizations in the City and neighboring counties promote Get-Out-The-Count efforts in preparation for the 2020 Census
  • HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services, to improve outcomes for youth in foster care
  • INCLUDEnyc, to expand services for Spanish-speaking families of children with disabilities
  • The New School, to help public libraries in New York State provide internet access and support to marginalized populations to improve census participation
  • New York Law School, to train experienced housing attorneys to supervise new lawyers hired to meet the City’s new Right to Counsel law requirements
  • New York State Census Equity Fund 2020, to ensure an accurate and fair 2020 census count in New York State
  • Planned Parenthood of New York City, to develop and test a sex education curriculum for youth with developmental disabilities
  • Release Aging People in Prison Campaign, to advocate for the release of elderly prisoners

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