The New York Community Trust Awards $9.9 Million in Grants to 53 Nonprofits
(April 12, 2021) New York, NY – The New York Community Trust has announced $9.9 million in grants to 53 nonprofits, so they can make progress in the fight against COVID-19 and help the city become more resilient and equitable.
Among other things, these grants will help ensure more people get COVID-19 vaccinations and participate in this year’s high-stakes local elections, and help low-income neighborhoods get reliable and affordable internet access.
These grants are made possible by New Yorkers who have included The New York Community Trust in their wills as well as contributors to its Emergency Fund. One-page descriptions of each grant are available.
“The coronavirus pandemic not only created new needs for New Yorkers, but it also brought longstanding inequities into focus,” said Shawn Morehead, The Trust’s vice president of grants. “Even as the vaccine rollout helps us turn the corner, we’re continuing to address new and long-standing needs, ranging from vaccine misinformation to digital inequity and low voter turnout in local elections...