Grantmaking FY2021

The Trust does not accept unsolicited proposals.

The year 2021 presented many ongoing challenges faced by our grant partners that began when the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020. Nearly half of the grants awarded were related to hardships experienced during this unusual time. On the brighter side, the pandemic opened windows into new opportunities and broader areas where services were enhanced.  

*Multi-year grant

Array AllianceCOVID-related operating support*Arts & CultureNational$500,000
Asheville Art Museum Association Inc. COVID-related operating supportArts & CultureNC$200,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center COVID-related operating support*Arts & CultureNY$100,000
Kidznotes IncCOVID-related operating supportArts & CultureNC$100,000
Musical Empowerment COVID-related operating supportArts & CultureNC$100,000
North Carolina Arts In ActionCOVID-related operating supportArts & CultureNC$150,000
The Laundromat Project Inc.COVID-related operating supportArts & CultureNY$100,000
Urban Word NYC Inc.COVID-related operating support Smart Growth PlanArts & CultureNY$125,000
Brooklyn Institute of Arts & Sciences Sciences ​ (DBA Brooklyn Museum)Support for Arts as Social Justice: Teacher training and educational resources*Arts & CultureNY$100,000
Culture Mill Inc.Support for contemporary dance, medical research and Parkinson's disease*Arts & CultureNC$50,000
Gigi’s PlayhouseSupport for program expansionArts & CultureNC$500,000
Harlem RBI (DBA DREAM)Support for DREAM expansion*Arts & CultureNY$200,000
National Trust for Historic Preservation Support for Business of Preservation*Arts & CultureNational$500,000
New York University Tisch School of the Arts Support for Collaborative for Creative Practice and Social Justice FundArts & CultureNY$600,000
North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation Inc.Support for transformational impactArts & CultureNC$500,000
Penland School Of CraftSupport for community collaborations through transformative craft education for an Appalachian community*Arts & CultureNC$50,000
Smithsonian American Art Museum (Smithsonian Institution)Support for NMAAHC Leadership ProjectArts & CultureNational$150,000
STEM From DanceSupport for empowering girls in STEM Through Dance*Arts & CultureNY$100,000
The Chamber Orchestra of the TriangleSupport for education and community engagement*Arts & CultureNC$100,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for Ackland MuseumSupport for strategic communications plan for audience development*Arts & CultureNC$200,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for Carolina Performing ArtsSupport for Southern Futures series at Carolina Performing Arts Arts & CultureNC$300,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for Carolina Performing ArtsSupport for "Prince Moro," a new opera by Rhiannon Giddens commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts and Spoleto Festival USA*Arts & CultureNC$50,000
University of North Carolina School of the Arts Support for Fueling Access to Artistic Excellence*Arts and CultureNC$1,500,000
Urban Arts Partnership Support for capacity building grant*Arts & CultureNY$50,000
Voices Together Support for online programming transition and tech supportArts & CultureNC$200,000
AbekaMCOVID-related operating support: PENSOLE Academy*Community Development National$300,000
Birthright Africa COVID-related operating supportg and program expansionCommunity DevelopmentNY$75,000
Bronx DefendersCOVID-related operating supportCommunity DevelopmentNY$100,000
Center for Racial Equity in Education (DBA CREED)COVID-related operating supportCommunity DevelopmentNC$200,000
Community Justice Project Inc.COVID-related operating supportCommunity DevelopmentFL$150,000
Culture Mill IncCOVID-related operating support and capacity buildingCommunity DevelopmentNC$225,000
Echoing GreenCOVID-related operating support*Community DevelopmentNY$125,000
Housing for New Hope COVID-related operating supportCommunity Development NC$200,000
Kenan Center LockportCOVID-related operating supportCommunity DevelopmentNY$200,000
National Black Justice Coalition Inc.COVID-related operating support*Community DevelopmentNational$100,000
National Committee for Responsive PhilanthropyCOVID-related operating supportCommunity DevelopmentNational$75,000
Rethink Food NYC Inc.COVID-related operating support: East Harlem Restaurant Response ProgramCommunity DevelopmentNY$250,000
Zeal Capital (through America Needs You)COVID-related operating supportCommunity DevelopmentNY$200,000
Berea CollegeSupport to accelerate place-based outcomesCommunity DevelopmentKY$125,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) Support to strengthen and expand efforts in BMA field-building*Community DevelopmentNY$300,000
Center for Working Families Fund Support for Black Men BuildCommunity DevelopmentNational$150,000
Cities UnitedSupport for Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) to strengthen and expand its efforts in BMA field-building*Community DevelopmentKY$500,000
Color of Change Education Fund Inc.Support for Narrative Change Project*Community DevelopmentNational$100,000
Community Justice Project Inc.Support to advance inclusive development in Miami*Community DevelopmentFL$100,000
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Inc.Support to inspire, connect and empower emerging Latinx leaders*Community DevelopmentNational$100,000
Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties Foundation Inc.Support for Education and Workforce Innovation ProgramCommunity Development NC$150,000
Inspiring MindsSupport for Project OASIS (Opportunity and Access Solutions Impacting Success)Community DevelopmentNational$125,000
Joshua Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church Properties Inc.Support for Joshua Community Connectors Building Project*Community DevelopmentKY$100,000
Liberation VenturesSupport for Serving as an Ecosystem Catalyst for Racial Repair in the United States programCommunity DevelopmentNational$250,000
Louisville Metro Government (through the Community Foundation of Louisville)Support for Russell: A Place of Promise*Community DevelopmentKY$2,000,000
Moriah Fund (through Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law)Support for Black Voices for Black Justice FundCommunity DevelopmentNY$150,000
Nature 4 JusticeSupport to create learning networks studying climate adaptation change by African American farmersCommunity Development National$125,000
Neighborhood Associates CorporationSupport for Families are Artists, Creators, and Teachers replication project*Community DevelopmentNational$100,000
New Leaders Inc.Support for customized, job-embedded approach to leadership development*Community Development NY$100,000
Nonprofit Finance FundSupport for Black Leadership Family program*Community DevelopmentNY$200,000
Opa-locka Community Development Corp.Support for capacity building for equitable futures*Community DevelopmentFL$75,000
Say Yes BuffaloSupport for Buffalo’s youth employment System*Community DevelopmentNY$50,000
Say Yes BuffaloSupport for housing and nutritional servicesCommunity Development VA$200,000
The Allapattah Collaborative CDCSupport for placemaking and community ownership using Main Street approach and CLT shared equity modelCommunity DevelopmentFL$125,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillSupport for whole community health project in Edgecombe and Robeson countiesCommunity DevelopmentNC$285,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillSupport for Whole Community Connection: Community-Academic Partnerships for a Thriving Rural NCCommunity DevelopmentNC$676,000
United Way of the Greater TriangleSupport for Hayti Reborn: Durham Equity ProjectCommunity DevelopmentNC$400,000
University of North Carolina School of the ArtsSupport for Happy Hill Arts* Community DevelopmentNC$25,000
Chrysalis House Inc.COVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesKY$100,000
City Harvest Inc.COVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNY$250,000
Club Nova Community Inc.COVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNC$500,000
Community Food Bank of New Jersey Inc.COVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNY$100,000
El Centro HispanoCOVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNC$150,000
El FuturoCOVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNC$150,000
El Sol Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center Inc.COVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesFL$150,000
Equal Justice InitiativeCOVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNational$250,000
Essie Justice GroupCOVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNational$150,000
Farmworker Coordinating Council of Palm Beach County Inc.COVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesFL$100,000
Feed More Inc.COVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesVA$250,000
Feeding South Florida Inc.COVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesFL$250,000
FeedMore WNYCOVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNY$250,000
Food Bank for New York CityCOVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNY$250,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC Inc.COVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNC$250,000
FoodChain Inc.COVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesKY$150,000
God’s Pantry Food Bank Inc.COVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesKY$250,000
Island Harvest Ltd.COVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNY$100,000
Jeremiah ProgramCOVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNY$300,000
LGBTQ+ Center of DurhamCOVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNC$150,000
Long Island Cares Inc.COVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNY$100,000
New York Common PantryCOVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNY$150,000
North Carolina Justice CenterCOVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNC$150,000
Orange County Rape Crisis CenterCOVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNC$100,000
Overtown Youth CenterCOVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesFL$250,000
Portlight StrategiesCOVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesSC$200,000
The Safe Haven Community Resource Center Inc. COVID-related operating support: LiveFreshHealth & Human ServicesFL$100,000
The Salvation Army Lockport CorpsCOVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNY$150,000
TROSACOVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNC$150,000
Urban Ministries Of Durham Inc.COVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNC$150,000
Veterans Leadership Council of North Carolina-CARESCOVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNC$250,000
Voices TogetherCOVID-related operating supportHealth & Human ServicesNC$150,000
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Metro RichmondSupport for program during expansionHealth & Human ServicesVA$200,000
Bronx DefendersSupport for community engagement and early advocacy*Health & Human ServicesNY$150,000
Center for Racial Equity in Education (DBA CREED)Support to expand capacity and impact*Health & Human ServicesNC$55,000
El Sol Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center Inc. Support for Journey to Self-Sufficiency*Health & Human ServicesFL$100,000
Florida Veterans FoundationSupport for Forgotten Warrior Project of Palm Beach*Health & Human ServicesFL$100,000
FoodChain Inc.Support for Better Health initiative*Health & Human ServicesKY$100,000
Movement of Youth (DBA Mentor NC)Support for Mentor NC: My Brother's and Sister's Keeper Health & Human ServicesNC$200,000
National CARES Mentoring MovementSupport for blueprint to dismantle Black poverty, using culturally- anchored, healing-centered programmingHealth & Human ServicesNY$100,000
Never Whisper Justice Support for storytelling project*Health & Human ServicesNational$75,000
Orange County Rape Crisis CenterSupport for Community of Care: Expanding access to trauma-informed therapy for Survivors of sexual violence*Health & Human ServicesNC$75,000
StepUp DurhamSupport to expand employment training and financial literacy for underserved residents to address equity and diversity in Durham*Health & Human ServicesNC$75,000
The Steve Fund (Stephen C. Rose Legacy Foundation)Support to elevate the mental health and emotional wellbeing of girls and women of colorHealth & Human ServicesNational$200,000
University of North Carolina Health FoundationOperating support: Rural Inter-professional Health Initiative (RIPHI)Health & Human ServicesNC$300,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillSupport for RIPHI community outreach coordinator*Health & Human ServicesNC$75,000
Veterans Leadership Council of North Carolina-CARESSupport for Veterans Life Center Coordinated Care Program*Health & Human ServicesNC$100,000
Bard CollegeCOVID-related operating support: BARD Prison InitiativeHigher EducationNY$300,000
The Foundation for City College (The City College of New York)COVID-related operating support: Support for sustaining excellence in the face of a public health crisisHigher EducationNY$200,000
Bard CollegeSupport for Brothers At: Collegiate Mentoring* Higher EducationNY$100,000
Columbia University Teacher’s CollegeSupport for Principals Academy*Higher EducationNY$200,000
Duke UniversitySupport for racial equity, youth development and social justice programs*Higher EducationNC$50,000
Flagler College Inc.Support for scholarships, action committees, tech upgradeHigher Education FL$200,000
Florida International University Foundation Inc.Support for Richard M. Krasno FoyerHigher EducationFL$250,000
Kentucky State UniversitySupport for Summer Enrichment Program*Higher EducationKY$75,000
Management Leadership for TomorrowSupport to ensure economic mobility for students of colorHigher EducationNational$200,000
Morehouse CollegeSupport for Morehouse College Laboratory SchoolHigher EducationGA$200,000
New York University Tisch School of the ArtsSupport for Kenan Scholarship & Cohort Convening*Higher EducationNY$200,000
North Carolina Central University Foundation Inc.Support for B.R.I.D.G.E.S Project*Higher EducationNC$100,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for Law Foundation Inc. (UNC Law School) Support for The Carolina Law and Entrepreneurship Institute*Higher EducationNC$530,000
University of North Carolina Wilmington Foundation Inc.Support for the third Global Marine Science SummitHigher EducationNC$100,000
United Negro College Fund Inc.Support for HBCU and UNCF sustainability projectHigher EducationDC $200,000
University of Miami Frost School of MusicSupport for Creating Pathways to Success through creativity and musical skill development*Higher EducationFL$200,000
University of PennsylvaniaSupport for the implementation of the Partnership for Social and Economic Mobility + Social Mobility Impact Fund Higher EducationPA$200,000
Book HarvestCOVID-related operating supportK-12 EducationNC$100,000
Durham Nativity SchoolCOVID-related operating supportK-12 EducationNC$200,000
Estella’s Brilliant BusCOVID-related operating supportK-12 EducationFL$100,000
Leadership Academy for Young Women Inc. (DBA GLOW Academy)COVID-related operating supportK-12 EducationNC$200,000
National Dance Institute Inc. COVID-related operating supportK-12 EducationNY$150,000
NYC Salt Inc.COVID-related operating supportK-12 EducationNY$75,000
Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education (PAGE)COVID-related operating supportK-12 EducationNC$150,000
SEED Foundation Inc.COVID-related operating support SEED MiamiK-12 EducationNational$200,000
STEM From DanceCOVID-related operating supportK-12 EducationNY$100,000
Student U COVID-related operating supportK-12 EducationNC$200,000
Student U COVID-related operating support*K-12 EducationNC$100,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for Morehead Planetarium and Science CenterCOVID-related operating supportK-12 EducationNC$100,000
Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School Support for school expansionK-12 EducationVA$200,000
Book HarvestSupport for Parent Power*K-12 EducationNC$75,000
Camelback Ventures Inc. Capacity support: Education Innovators of ColorK-12 EducationNational$100,000
Cristo Rey RichmondSupport for Corporate Readiness InstituteK-12 EducationVA$200,000
Eagle Academy FoundationSupport for Eagle Flight: Post-Secondary Success Initiative (PSSI)*K-12 EducationNY$300,000
Leadership Academy for Young Women Inc. (DBA GLOW Academy)Support for GLOW College Bound program*K-12 EducationNC$150,000
National Center for Families Learning Inc.Support for Sharon Darling Innovation Fund*K-12 EducationKY$125,000
PBS North CarolinaSupport for Filling the Early Education Equity Gap initiative*K-12 EducationNC$175,000
SEED Foundation Inc.Support for The Path To Permanence*K-12 EducationNational$150,000
St. Catherine’s School FoundationSupport for Arts and Innovation CenterK-12 EducationVA$400,000
The Hill Center Inc.Support for reaching high-need struggling readers in Durham and beyond*K-12 EducationNC$100,000
The North Carolina Arts Council FoundationSupport for expanding A+ Schools of North Carolina*K-12 EducationNC$75,000
The School for Ethics and Global Leadership (SEGL)Support for SEGL Rural Scholarships Initiative*K-12 EducationNational$50,000
The Scripps Research InstituteSupport for Education outreach programK-12 EducationFL$600,000
ThirdWay (through TNTP)Support for The 20% Project: Changing the game for students systems fail mostK-12 EducationNY$100,000
Transcend Inc. (DBA Transcend Education)Planning and piloting a Transcend lab*K-12 EducationNY$125,000
United Way of NYCSupport for ReadNYC: 2-Gen Education Initiative*K-12 EducationNY$125,000
Woodberry Forest School Support for Kenan-Lewis FellowshipK-12 EducationVA$400,000