We are delighted that The New York Community Trust has renewed its long-standing support of our Emergency Grant program with a two-year, $150,000 grant. We are nearing $1 million in total emergency grants through the years.
The grants were in high demand throughout the pandemic. We help non-profits ranging from Historic Richmond Town to Frederick Douglass Memorial Park on Staten Island to the Wyckoff Farmhouse in Brooklyn and Kingsland Manor in Queens.
The Community Trust has supported this program since 1998, even volunteering extra funds after Superstorm Sandy to assist non-profits damaged in the storm.
We also recently received the second installment of a $150,000 three-year grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation for Sacred Sites grants to Long Island religious institutions. The Foundation has supported Sacred Sites for the last five years, allowing us to assist 13 religious institutions to stabilize bell towers, restore windows, and do emergency roof repairs.
The 1772 Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to the Historic Properties Fund in early February. A welcome gift during the Fund’s 40th Anniversary.
Two other longtime donors, NYSCA (the New York State Council on the Arts) and the Reed Foundation have renewed funding of $49,500 and $5,000 respectively. The Reed Foundation gives operating support. NYSCA helps support our monthly e-news.
We are grateful that our efforts continue to earn the support of these Foundations support and grateful that they see value in continuing commitment.