The Trust draws upon its decades of experience and the expertise of its grantmaking staff to identify nonprofits responding to this unprecedented chapter in the city’s history. Your support is helping the city come back stronger and also helping to sustain critical programs between times of emergency, so that when we’re faced with another disaster, we can rapidly respond and deploy resources. Through the Community Needs Fund, New Yorkers like you have helped:
PROVIDE HUNGER RELIEF: Grants to City Harvest, the Food Bank for New York City, and the Metropolitan Council are expanding their food storage capacity and distribution networks to alleviate growing food insecurity in the city.
IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH CARE: New York School-Based Health Foundation is working to enhance mental health services in the city’s public school system.
SUSTAIN LOCAL BUSINESS: Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation are helping vulnerable small businesses in the city recover from the economic disruption brought on by the pandemic.
TRAIN AND PROTECT WORKERS: Catholic Charities Community Services is training day laborers to expand their skill sets and defend their rights—helping them fight wage theft and dangerous working conditions.
FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE: A grant to Clean Energy Group replaced power plants in the city that are used to meet peak energy demand with cleaner alternatives.
SUPPORT DIGITAL EQUITY: Community Tech NY is helping low-income communities of color secure better internet access, and THE POINT Community Development Corporation is expanding access to high-speed internet in the South Bronx.
BOLSTER THE ARTS: A grant to The Field is providing financial planning and other services for artists and performers as they get back on their feet following widespread closures in the sector.
PRESERVE GREEN SPACE: The Bronx is Blooming is supporting the stewardship of street trees, community gardens, and other green spaces in the Bronx, which help lower street-level temperatures and improve air quality.