New York Community Trust Announces $5 Million in Grants

The New York Community Trust has announced forty-six grants totaling $5 million to nonprofit organizations working in a broad range of program areas, including education, health and human services, the arts, and the environment.

Grant recipients include the Community Health Care Association of New York State, which was awarded $175,000 to recruit and train clinicians, frontline staff, administrators, and management for community health centers; the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College, which received $100,000 to train hospital staff to communicate with families and patients about end-of-life care; the Center for Large Landscape Conservation, which was awarded $80,000 to provide scientific information about climate change and disease patterns to public officials and environmentalists working to develop wildlife corridors and other policies to protect animals in the Yellowstone region; and the American Bird Conservancy, which received $50,000 to protect birds, wildlife, and people through a campaign aimed at eliminating lead from hunters' bullets and fishing gear.

The trust also awarded $75,000 to Legal Momentum to increase the number of high school girls in training programs for well-paying jobs in construction, maintenance, natural resources, and other male-dominated fields; $50,000 to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities to protect the interests of poor people in federal and state budget negotiations; $40,000 to the New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation to reduce the number of students arrested for minor offenses in city schools; and $35,000 to Bang on a Can to develop a Web site that markets and brings together composers and performers of experimental music.

For a complete list of the trusts' latest grantees, visit the NYCT Web site.

"New York's Community Foundation Announces $5 Million in First Grants of 2012." New York Community Trust Press Release 02/08/2012.