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The New York Community Trust


Last profile update: 08/15/2017
Last grant data update: 07/15/2017

At A Glance

The New York Community Trust

(also known as NYCT)

909 Third Ave., 22nd Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10022-4752

Telephone: (212) 686-0010


Type of Grantmaker

Community foundation






Established in 1924 in NY by resolution and declaration of trust - The trust is the umbrella name for two organizations: The New York Community Trust, an unincorporated association of charitable trusts, and its corporate affiliate, Community Funds, Inc., a New York State not-for-profit corporation. Funds set up as trusts are invested by the banks selected by the donor from the foundation's list of trustees. Trust staff and the Finance Committee monitor investment performance. Funds set up in Community funds (including the Westchester Community Foundation and the Long Island Community Foundation) are invested in the investment pool, a diversified pool managed by managers selected for their expertise in an asset class, and in mutual funds, under the guidance of the trust's Finance and Investment Committees and staff

Purpose and Activities

Priority given to applications for projects having particular significance for the New York City area.Since 1924, The New York Community Trust has been the home of charitable New Yorkers who want to improve the City and its suburbs. The Trust supports effective nonprofits that help make the City a vital place to live, learn, work, and play, while building permanent resources for the future. The Trust welcomes new donors. Information at Giving primarily for Children, Youth, and Families, with emphasis on youth development, girls and Young Women. hunger and homelessness, and social services and welfare; Community Development and the Environment, with emphasis on civic affairs, community development, conservation and the environment, technical assistance, and jobs and workforce development; Arts, Education, and Human Justice, with emphasis on education, arts and culture, historic preservation, and human justice; Health and People with Special Needs, with emphasis on biomedical research, health services, health systems and policy, substance abuse, people with special needs, AIDS/HIV, children and youth with disabilities, the elderly, mental health and intellectual disabilities, and blindness and visual disabilities .