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BRINGING FUNDERS TOGETHER

For decades, The New York Community Trust has brought funders together to address complex issues facing New York and beyond. We have partnered with hundreds of funders through dozens of collaboratives, distributing hundreds of millions of dollars.

Some of these collaborations focus on sharing ideas; others are more structured, with governance and administration shaped to fit the collaborators’ needs. Some have a brief life addressing an immediate issue, while others last for decades. Read about the impact of these collaborations in our report “Stronger Together: The Power of Funder Collaboration.”  Below is a listing of current funder collaboratives housed in The Trust.

 

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Mosaic Network and Fund
Mosaic Network and Fund

The Mosaic Network and Fund was created to direct more resources to arts groups that are led by, created for, and accountable to African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) people.

It works to:

  • Create a learning community of arts funders and practitioners who are dedicated to helping ALAANA arts organizations thrive;
  • Provide flexible and strategic support that strengthens the organizational capacity of ALAANA arts organizations in New York City;
  • Advocate for more equitable policies and practices for ALAANA cultural workers;
  • Shift the narrative around ALAANA arts groups and racial equity in the arts; and
  • Increase overall philanthropic support for city-based ALAANA arts groups by facilitating funder commitments to new grantees.

 

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New York City Workforce Development Fund
New York City Workforce Development Fund

The New York City Workforce Development Fund makes grants for technical and financial assistance to youth and adult employment organizations, and sector-focused strategies.

The Fund also focuses on city employment policies and articulated a new vision for a redesigned workforce system in 2018.

The fund works to:

  • Promote a strong value proposition for funders interested in promoting a coordinated workforce development system in New York City;
  • Influence public policy;
  • Amplify and expand promising practices; and
  • Promote racial and gender equity.

 

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GoVoteNYC
GoVoteNYC

GoVoteNYC supports nonpartisan strategies to shift the decades-long downward trajectory of voter participation in New York City and strengthen democracy.

Its grantees have helped galvanize voter turnout against a backdrop of widespread distrust in elections and a slate of new voting reforms, including ranked-choice and early voting.

The fund works to:

  • Increase voter participation & narrow participation gaps;
  • Increase capacity of grantees to educate, engage, and mobilize voters;
  • Strengthen coordination among organizations building a more engaged citizenry;
  • Foster a “voter-friendly,” fair, and barrier-free electoral system; and
  • Engage NYC philanthropy in strengthening voter engagement and participation.

 

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Fund for New Citizens
Fund for New Citizens

Fund for New Citizens helps immigrants in New York City.

It makes grants to strengthen immigrant-led organizations, challenge punitive immigration laws, promote pro-immigrant policies at the state and city levels, foster coalitions of immigration advocates and others with shared concerns, and support partnerships with legal services organizations.

Since inception, the Fund has helped residents understand and respond to complex and oft-changing immigration laws and policies.

The Fund also provides opportunities for foundations to learn about current immigration issues and coordinate funding that reaches immigrant groups more effectively.

 

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Early Childhood Partners Fund
Early Childhood Partners Fund

Early Childhood Partners Fund brings funders together to ensure that all children in New York City enter kindergarten prepared for lifelong success.

It supports efforts that expand access to high-quality early childhood services and improve the systems that influence the well-being of New York City’s young children, especially those from low-income families.

The Partners work closely with public officials, researchers, practitioners, and other leaders in early childhood and related fields to expand proven and promising approaches, test new ideas, improve systems, conduct research, and advocate for policy change.

 

 

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New York State Census Equity Fund
New York State Census Equity Fund

New York State Census Equity Fund works to ensure a fair and accurate census count for New York State.

It also encourages public engagement in the redistricting process stemming from the Census.

The Fund made grants for training and technical resources to prepare organizations planning census-related work and to support get-out-the-count activities in the months leading up to Census Day on April 1, 2020. Current grants are focused on nonpartisan redistricting using census data.

 

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Mosaic Network and Fund
Mosaic Network and Fund

The Mosaic Network and Fund was created to direct more resources to arts groups that are led by, created for, and accountable to African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) people.

It works to:

  • Create a learning community of arts funders and practitioners who are dedicated to helping ALAANA arts organizations thrive;
  • Provide flexible and strategic support that strengthens the organizational capacity of ALAANA arts organizations in New York City;
  • Advocate for more equitable policies and practices for ALAANA cultural workers;
  • Shift the narrative around ALAANA arts groups and racial equity in the arts; and
  • Increase overall philanthropic support for city-based ALAANA arts groups by facilitating funder commitments to new grantees.

 

Learn More

New York City Workforce Development Fund
New York City Workforce Development Fund

The New York City Workforce Development Fund makes grants for technical and financial assistance to youth and adult employment organizations, and sector-focused strategies.

The Fund also focuses on city employment policies and articulated a new vision for a redesigned workforce system in 2018.

The fund works to:

  • Promote a strong value proposition for funders interested in promoting a coordinated workforce development system in New York City;
  • Influence public policy;
  • Amplify and expand promising practices; and
  • Promote racial and gender equity.

 

Learn More

GoVoteNYC
GoVoteNYC

GoVoteNYC supports nonpartisan strategies to shift the decades-long downward trajectory of voter participation in New York City and strengthen democracy.

Its grantees have helped galvanize voter turnout against a backdrop of widespread distrust in elections and a slate of new voting reforms, including ranked-choice and early voting.

The fund works to:

  • Increase voter participation & narrow participation gaps;
  • Increase capacity of grantees to educate, engage, and mobilize voters;
  • Strengthen coordination among organizations building a more engaged citizenry;
  • Foster a “voter-friendly,” fair, and barrier-free electoral system; and
  • Engage NYC philanthropy in strengthening voter engagement and participation.

 

Learn More

Fund for New Citizens
Fund for New Citizens

Fund for New Citizens helps immigrants in New York City.

It makes grants to strengthen immigrant-led organizations, challenge punitive immigration laws, promote pro-immigrant policies at the state and city levels, foster coalitions of immigration advocates and others with shared concerns, and support partnerships with legal services organizations.

Since inception, the Fund has helped residents understand and respond to complex and oft-changing immigration laws and policies.

The Fund also provides opportunities for foundations to learn about current immigration issues and coordinate funding that reaches immigrant groups more effectively.

 

Learn More

Early Childhood Partners Fund
Early Childhood Partners Fund

Early Childhood Partners Fund brings funders together to ensure that all children in New York City enter kindergarten prepared for lifelong success.

It supports efforts that expand access to high-quality early childhood services and improve the systems that influence the well-being of New York City’s young children, especially those from low-income families.

The Partners work closely with public officials, researchers, practitioners, and other leaders in early childhood and related fields to expand proven and promising approaches, test new ideas, improve systems, conduct research, and advocate for policy change.

 

 

Learn More

New York State Census Equity Fund
New York State Census Equity Fund

New York State Census Equity Fund works to ensure a fair and accurate census count for New York State.

It also encourages public engagement in the redistricting process stemming from the Census.

The Fund made grants for training and technical resources to prepare organizations planning census-related work and to support get-out-the-count activities in the months leading up to Census Day on April 1, 2020. Current grants are focused on nonpartisan redistricting using census data.

 

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Learn more about funder collaboratives in the Long Island Community Foundation or the Westchester Community Foundation.

The Trust is also a member of collaboratives housed in other organizations. These include: Capital Change Fund and Neighborhoods First Fund.