The New York Community Trust

The New York Community Trust was founded in 1924 by the Vice President of the United States Mortgage and Trust Company, Frank J. Parsons, where 12 banks were invited to serve as part of the Trustees' Committee.

The trust focuses on giving grants in program areas including community development and environment; health and people with special needs; education, arts, and human justice; and children, youth, and families.

It has two divisions in Westchester and Long Island called Westchester Community Foundation and Long Island Community Foundation, respectively.

Assets and Giving for New York Community Trust


2019 - 2,910,364,182
2018 - 2,567,643,255
2017 - 2,806,082,837
Domestic Grants

2019 - 172,466,539
2018 - 159,909,597


Recent News from New York Community Trust

New Program Gives Nyc'S Youth Cash to Prevent Homelessness
Foundation: New York Community Trust

New York City's shelter population is at a record high, largely fueled by the arrival of new migrants, while the number of people sleeping on the street reached a 15-year peak this year. But the...more

Heisman Trophy Fund Awards $1.2 Million to Nyc and Long Island Nonprofits
Foundation: New York Community Trust

Nearly 5,000 kids in the New York area will get a boost in their academic and sports lives thanks to the Heisman Trophy Fund for Youth Development. The fund, a partnership between the Heisman...more

Your Daily Phil: Marc Rowan on Campus Antisemitism, Post-Oct. 7 Philanthropy
Foundation: New York Community Trust

Parents in the San Francisco Bay Area who can't afford to send their children to Jewish preschool may be in for a rude surprise. A new study finds that between two-thirds and three-quarters of...more

The Urban Future Prize Competition Awards 2 P
Foundation: New York Community Trust

"We need big ideas and bold solutions to address the intensifying climate chaos we are facing," says Arturo Garcia-Costas, senior program officer for the Local, National, and International...more

The 2023 Nonprofit Power 100 - City & State New York
Foundation: Long Island Community Foundation, New York Community Trust, Westchester Community Foundation

Recently, Gov. Kathy Hochul appointed Ho to the Contracting Advisory Committee, where he consults on matters of nonprofit fund management and...more

Resources to Strengthen Shelters in the Big Apple
Foundation: New York Community Trust

"Homelessness has long been a chronic problem in New York City, and as the city continues to face an unprecedented homelessness crisis, the City is taking steps to ensure that all New Yorkers have a...more

$2.2 Million Effort Launched to Help Asylum Seekers Se Pone En Marcha Una ...
Foundation: New York Community Trust

"From the very beginning, our local nonprofits and community-based organizations have stepped up to fill the gaps and shouldered the heroic work of supporting newly arriving people and families,"...more

George and Nora London Competition Winners Announced
Foundation: Community Foundation of New Jersey, New York Community Trust

Erika Baikoff, a 29-year-old soprano from Brooklyn, NY, has won the 51st George and Nora London Foundation Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers, the New York Daily News...more

The 2022 Nonprofit Power 100 - City & State New York
Foundation: Atlantic Philanthropies, Commonwealth Fund, Ford Foundation, New York Community Trust

The public officials, philanthropic leaders and nonprofit executives ... a lifetime achievement award from the Nonprofit Management...more

$10,000 Racial Equity Grants Awarded To Three School Theatre Programs
Foundation: New York Community Trust

Maynard Jackson High School in Atlanta, Cincinnati's School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), and Winton Woods High School in metro...more

Social Enterprise Network Sites

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Enterprise Crafts Sweet Design

Florence Norman founded Sweet Cavanagh, an award-winning peer-led aftercare social enterprise based in Notting Hill. The company hires women and trains them how to make and design jewelry. However, these women are in the process of recovering from eating disorders and addictions.

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