New York Community Trust
To provide more opportunities for New York City job seekers to get trained for work and careers, while helping employers find a ready, willing, and able workforce. Grants are made to:
Develop employer-driven workforce partnerships that link nonprofits, institutions, and businesses in a particular economic sector (such as health care, technology, hospitality) or for a particular constituency or community that: provides training, placement, and post-placement services; or tests new approaches for helping those with serious barriers to employment (such as very low numeracy and literacy skills, no high school degree, ex-offenders, or mental or physical disabilities).
Expand the number of industry alliances or workforce intermediaries that provide education and training and improve industry hiring practices, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement.
Promote a stronger, more effective workforce development system of services for job seekers in New York City through partnerships with government and capacity building for workforce providers.
Advocate for better jobs in particular sectors or through public policies by: working with employers in specific industries to increase the performance and pay of workers; and advancing public policy to ensure fair wages, working conditions, and business practices.
Our grants usually range from $5,000 to $200,000; an average grant is around $90,000. Often, a grant from The Trust cannot fully support a project, so we want to know where the rest of the money will come from.