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The New York Community Trust was featured by many news outlets in 2021.
Below are selected highlights.

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A DESERVING SECTOR: Lorie Slutsky, Trust president, makes the case that we must continue to support vital nonprofits as they help the city recover from the impacts of the pandemic. Read her op-ed, titled: “City nonprofits need help to continue to provide important social services.”

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MAIN STAGE: The Trust is featured in American Theatre Magazine for its funding of a Billie Holiday Theatre program to support Black theaters locally and nationwide. Read the article by Kelundra Smith, entitled “After Years of Talk, Finally Some Money for Black Artists and Theatres.”

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WHERE IT STARTED: The Trust is cited for having pioneered the first donor-advised fund in 1931 in Bloomberg Tax. Read the article by Jeff Hammond, entitled “Donor-Advised Funds Are the Linchpin of Local Charitable Giving.”

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FUNDRAISING PROBLEMS: Laura Rossi, executive director of our Westchester Community Foundation, discussed nonprofits’ ability to raise money in the face of canceled fundraisers and other setbacks. Read the article by Holly Hall, entitled “Pandemic and Economic Woes Decimated Many Nonprofits’ 2020 Fundraising Returns.”

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UNDERCOUNT IMPACT: Pat Swann, a Trust program director, and Sol Marie Alfonso Jones, a senior program officer with Long Island Community Foundation, are quoted extensively in this piece about the impact of a census undercount in LaPoliticaOnline. Read the article by B. Debusmann, entitled “Redistricting may harm New York state’s Latino voters, experts warn.”

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OUTDOOR DINING: The Wall Street Journal reported on a Trust-funded program that recognized excellence in alfresco dining design, and also helped create safety standards for roadside structures. Read the article by Charles Passy, entitled “Outdoor Dining Has Taken Over New York Streets, Now It Will Get Awards.”

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HELP FOR ARTISTS: Kerry McCarthy, The Trust’s vice president for philanthropic initiatives, co-authored this op-ed in Philanthropy News Digest on our work with the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to help performing artists during the pandemic.  Read the op-ed, entitled “Performing artists are in crisis due to COVID-19: Here’s how to help.”

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JUSTICE FOR ALL: The Long Island Community Foundation is recognized for its support of an effort to bring health, racial, and gender equity to the island. Read the Newsday article by Jenna Kern-Rugile, entitled “Women’s Diversity Network works for health, racial and gender equity.”

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A HEALTHIER NEW YORK: Irfan Hasan, Trust deputy vice president for grants, wrote this piece in Philanthropy News Digest, entitled “It’s time to build a better behavioral health system.”


A HEALTHIER NEW YORK: Irfan Hasan, Trust deputy vice president for grants, wrote this piece in Philanthropy News Digest, entitled “It’s time to build a better behavioral health system.”

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