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Get a grant for your nonprofit

We support nonprofits that take on projects that match our grantmaking priorities. Some we have worked with before; others are new to The Trust.

As a community foundation, we focus primarily on New York City, Long Island, and Westchester. Our competitive grants support projects that improve the lives of all New Yorkers, with an emphasis on promoting healthy lives, promising futures, and thriving communities. Every year, we give away about $50 million to carry out the wishes of donors who have left us bequests.

About our Grantmaking Program

Learn more about our main program areas and the grant guidelines for each.

DETAILS: WHAT WE FUND

With our grant portal, we’ve made it easier for applicants. Find out the basics here.

APPLICATION INFO

Discover additional funding opportunities for your organization through current Requests For Proposals.

RFP INFO

Find out what you need to report and how often grantees should be in contact with us.

INFO: MANAGING A GRANT

Discover recent grants.

LIST OF GRANTS

Apply / Grant Portal

Applicants should begin by reading our Grantmaking Guidelines, which describes the objectives of our 16 program areas. If, after reading the materials, you believe that your proposed project addresses the objectives in any of these programs, you may start the application process by completing the Proposal Cover Sheet in the Grant Portal. Once you have submitted the cover sheet, the full proposal needs to be postmarked within one business day and sent in hard copy to:

Sheila Dinkins
The New York Community Trust
909 Third Avenue 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10022