The New York Community Trust (NYCT) Grant

Grants to New York Nonprofits for Health, Community
and Children, and Family and Youth Services

GrantWatch ID#: 178071
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

The New York Community Trust (NYCT)


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Grants to New York nonprofits in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester for programs that support vibrant communities, family, youth and children's services, and health care quality and access. Funding is intended to improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers.

Thriving Communities
Grants are made to groups that protect and create affordable housing, promote equity in the arts, improve civic engagement, and protect our environment. The funder supports agencies working on these issues at the neighborhood level, as well as government and nonprofit institutions developing strategies. Efforts are also supported that improve the functioning of nonprofits and government.

Promising Futures
These grants build promising futures by helping young people thrive; providing job training and placement; making our educational and justice systems work for everyone; alleviating hunger and homelessness; improving family and child welfare services; and advancing the practice of social work.
Please note: Because the focus is on system-wide improvement, The Trust does not fund individual public or private schools, charter schools, or programs that involve limited numbers of students.

Healthy Lives
As health care changes, these grants help providers deliver efficient, cost-effective services to all New Yorkers. The Trust supports projects that improve quality of care, strengthen health care providers, address costs and health disparities, and develop the skills and independence of people with special needs.

Most competitive grants go to public charities, or groups sponsored by one. In some cases, support is given to organizations headquartered outside the City. Grantees or fiscal agents should meet the governance and financial standards of the Better Business Bureau, including a board of directors with at least five members, and no more than one paid board member.

Not funded: grants to individuals, or for general operating support, capital and building campaigns, endowments, equipment, deficit financing, or religious purposes.

More information on program areas:

Applicants should begin by reading the Guidelines for Grant Applicants at:

If, after reading these materials, you believe that your proposed project meets the criteria, you may start the application process by completing the Proposal Cover Sheet attached below.

Once you have filled it out and submitted it to The Trust, you need to submit the full proposal postmarked within one business day.

Grant applications received by: February 10, 2017
Decision notification sent no later than: October 13, 2017

Grant applications received by: May 5, 2017
Decision notification sent no later than: December 15, 2017

Grant applications received by: October 13, 2017
Decision notification sent no later than: April 13, 2018

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit the Proposal Cover Sheet:

Apply online:

Mail a hard copy to:
Sheila Dinkins, Grants Administrator
(212) 686-0010 x554

The New York Community Trust
909 Third Avenue 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10022

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USA: New York City;   New York: New York City, Long Island, and Westchester

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