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November 29, 2022   |   By The New York Community Trust
Giving Guide: Local Nonprofits to Support this Giving Season

If you are looking for ideas to support local nonprofits that are facing today’s urgent challenges and helping New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, look no further. Whether you want to help families in need of stable housing, migrants seeking refuge, LGBTQ communities, those in need of mental health care, or young people caught up in the court system, we have suggestions for where to give. 

We’ve vetted these organizations and support their work. Of course these lists represent only a fraction of our region’s incredible nonprofit sector (we don’t want to overwhelm you), but they are a good place to start! Contact us if you want ideas on how or where to give in any other issue areas you care about. 

Support Unhoused New Yorkers

While homelessness is not a new issue, recent factors are straining the existing support system in our region. The nonprofits in this guide are helping fellow New Yorkers get into supportive and affordable housing, providing health services, and advocating for policies that build long-term stability for families and individuals.

Provide Mental Health Care

Too many New Yorkers are unable to get the mental health care they need, especially in light of the pressures exacerbated by the pandemic. This guide highlights local nonprofits that are connecting people with free or affordable mental health care.  

Help Immigrant Newcomers

Our city has a long tradition of welcoming immigrants and offering opportunities, resources, and refuge. In this guide, we suggest several nonprofits assisting the most recent arrivals.

Care for LGBTQ Communities

There are so many great nonprofits that support, serve, and advocate for LQBTQ New Yorkers. The Trust has put together a Pride Giving Guide to these diverse nonprofits.

Make the Juvenile Justice System More Just

To make sure young people’s lives aren’t shaped by arrest and incarceration, we need to fund programs that advocate for reforms and engage young people. Together we can change lives and improve the justice system. Consider donating to the organizations in this guide.

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