Help us fight poverty, champion justice, improve education, protect the environment, expand the arts, make New York healthier, and provide opportunities and care for all. 

You can help us say “yes” to more great projects addressing the most urgent needs in New York. We welcome the participation of new and current donors—no amount is too small (or too big!) Grouped with other contributions, your gift can make a big impact in the lives of New Yorkers.

Five easy ways to give:

  • By credit card.
  • Contact Gay Young at (212) 686-2234.
  • Send a check to Community Funds, Inc., 909 Third Ave, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10022 (on the memo line, write Annual Fund.)
  • If you have a donor-advised fund, we’ll transfer your gift. You can do it yourself on MyNYCT; look for the “Annual Fund” tab.
  • Under the “charitable IRA rollover” provision, donors aged 70-1/2 or older may direct contributions from an IRA to the Annual Fund. The contribution is excluded from taxable income (up to $100,000), and counts towards the required minimum distribution. As the provision excludes contributions to donor-advised funds or private foundations, giving to the Annual Fund is a great way to take advantage while supporting local nonprofits.

Don’t forget to check if your employer makes matching gifts! Some companies will double or triple your contribution, increasing the impact of your gift.

My husband and I love giving to the Annual Fund. It’s a smart and strategic way to make an impact, and an opportunity to fund great groups that aren’t on our radar.

-Ann Unterberg, Trust board member and donor





Thank you to those who’ve recently given to the Annual Fund. Below is a sample of grants their generosity helped make possible:

GOTV in the Bronx
GOTV in the Bronx
A grant from The Trust, made possible in part by the Annual Fund, helped Community Votes train employees of Phipps Neighborhood to register residents in the Bronx.
  • The Children’s Village, to increase the number of foster care children living with relatives and the supply of quality foster care homes.
  • Community Votes, to help social service organizations engage young adults in voting and civic participation.
  • INCLUDEnyc, to expand services for Spanish-speaking families of children with disabilities.
  • The New School, to help public libraries in New York State provide internet access and support to marginalized populations to improve census participation.
  • New York Law School, to train experienced housing attorneys to supervise new lawyers hired to meet the City’s new Right to Counsel law requirements.
  • Planned Parenthood of New York City, to develop and test a sex education curriculum for youth with developmental disabilities.
  • Release Aging People in Prison Campaign, to advocate for the release of elderly prisoners.

For more information about the grants made from the Annual Fund, please contact Gay Young.