Foundation / Corporation
New York Community Trust (NYCT)
Grants to New York City nonprofit organizations for programs that prepare youth for leadership roles. Funding is intended to support projects that assist individuals in becoming community advocates, to address such issues as public reform, social problems, gender equity, and racial justice. Grants will be awarded for programming in the areas of youth leadership development and advocacy for girls and young women.
The New York Community Trust funds projects that provide transformational youth leadership programming to young people ages 13 to 24 in two categories:
1. Youth Leadership Development
Competitive submissions to this category will help young people learn to challenge systemic issues and position themselves as leaders for life. Funded projects will use curricula, workshops, and experiences to prepare young people to:
2. Advocacy for Girls & Young Women
For this category, funding is awarded for programs that build on the recent surge in youth activism and rising public awareness about gender inequity and gender-based discrimination and its impact on girls and young women. Projects addressing these issues must meet at least one of the following criteria:
For both grant categories, priority will be given to organizations with projects that serve young people from and/or address the needs of low-income communities in the outer boroughs and/or historically underserved populations.
GrantWatch ID#: 188286
NYCT expects to award approximately $1.7 million in grants ranging from $60,000 to $140,000 over two years, including $1 million in Youth Leadership Development grants and $700,000 in grants supporting Advocacy for Girls & Young Women.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
- To apply, first submit the completed proposal coversheet: https://proposals.nycommunitytrust.org/.
- Next, send the proposal to:
Ms. Sheila Dinkins
The New York Community Trust
909 Third Avenue, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10022
For questions about Youth Leadership grants, please contact Roderick Jenkins, Senior Program officer for Youth and Workforce Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about Advocacy for Girls & Young Women grants, please contact Leigh Ross, Program Officer for Girls & Young Women and Arts Education, at email@example.com.
Phone: (212) 686-0010
Fax: (212) 532-8528
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