2021 Grants

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. More than 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.  

*COVID-19 emergency general operating 

Array AllianceFY21 general operating*Arts & CultureNational03/14/2019$500,000
Asheville Art Museum Association Inc. FY21 general operating*Arts & CultureNC05/18/2021$200,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center FY21 general operating*Arts & CultureNY09/11/2019 $100,000
Kidznotes IncFY21 general operating*Arts & CultureNC05/18/2021$100,000
Musical Empowerment FY21 general operating*Arts & CultureNC05/18/2021$100,000
North Carolina Arts In ActionFY21 general operating*Arts & CultureNC05/18/2021$150,000
The Laundromat Project Inc.FY21 general operating*Arts & CultureNY05/18/2021$100,000
Urban Word NYC Inc.FY21 general operating: Smart Growth Plan*Arts & CultureNY09/25/2020$125,000
Brooklyn Institute of Arts & Sciences Sciences ​ (DBA Brooklyn Museum)Support for Arts as Social Justice: Teacher training and educational resourcesArts & CultureNY03/11/2020$100,000
Culture Mill Inc.Support for contemporary dance, medical research and Parkinson's diseaseArts & CultureNC09/20/2018$50,000
Gigi’s PlayhouseFY21 program expansionArts & CultureNC05/18/2021$500,000
Harlem RBI (DBA DREAM)Support for DREAM expansionArts & CultureNY09/11/2019$200,000
National Trust for Historic Preservation Support for Business of PreservationArts & CultureNational06/07/2019$500,000
New York University Tisch School of the Arts Support for Collaborative for Creative Practice and Social Justice FundArts & CultureNY09/25/2020$600,000
North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation Inc.Support for transformational impactArts & CultureNC05/18/2021$500,000
Penland School Of CraftSupport for community collaborations through transformative craft education for an Appalachian communityArts & CultureNC03/14/2019$50,000
Smithsonian American Art Museum (Smithsonian Institution)Support for NMAAHC Leadership ProjectArts & CultureNational09/20/2018$150,000
STEM From DanceSupport for empowering girls in STEM Through DanceArts & CultureNY09/25/2020$100,000
The Chamber Orchestra of the TriangleSupport for education and community engagementArts & CultureNC09/11/2019$100,000
UNC-CH, Ackland MuseumSupport for strategic communications plan for audience developmentArts & CultureNC06/08/2018$200,000
UNC-CH, Carolina Performing ArtsSupport for Southern Futures at Carolina Performing Arts Arts & CultureNC09/25/2020$300,000
UNC-CH, Carolina Performing ArtsSupport for "Prince Moro," a new opera by Rhiannon Giddens commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts and Spoleto Festival USAArts & CultureNC12/14/2018$50,000
UNC School of the Arts Foundation Inc. (UNCSA) Support for Fueling Access to Artistic ExcellenceArts & CultureNC06/07/2019$1,500,000
Urban Arts Partnership Support for capacity building grantArts & CultureNY03/11/2020$50,000
Voices Together Support for online programming transition and tech supportArts & CultureNC09/25/2020$200,000
AbekaMFY21 general operating: PENSOLE Academy*Community Development National06/07/2019$300,000
Birthright Africa FY21 general operating and program expansion*Community DevelopmentNY09/25/2020$75,000
Bronx DefendersFY21 general operating*Community DevelopmentNY05/18/2021$100,000
Center for Racial Equity in Education (DBA CREED)FY21 general operating*Community DevelopmentNC05/18/2021$200,000
Community Justice Project Inc.FY21 general operating*Community DevelopmentFL05/18/2021$150,000
Culture Mill IncFY21 capacity building*Community DevelopmentNC05/18/2021$225,000
Echoing GreenFY21 general operating*Community DevelopmentNY09/11/2019$125,000
Housing for New Hope FY21 general operating*Community Development NC05/27/2021$200,000
Kenan Center LockportFY21 general operating*Community DevelopmentNY05/18/2021$200,000
National Black Justice Coalition Inc.FY21 general operating*Community DevelopmentNational12/11/2019$100,000
National Committee for Responsive PhilanthropyFY21 general operating*Community DevelopmentNational12/02/2020$75,000
Rethink Food NYC Inc.Support for East Harlem Restaurant Response Program*Community DevelopmentNY06/25/2021$250,000
Zeal Capital (through America Needs You)FY21 general operating*Community DevelopmentNY12/02/2020$200,000
Berea CollegeSupport to accelerate place-based outcomesCommunity DevelopmentKY09/25/2020$125,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) Support to strengthen and expand efforts in BMA field-buildingCommunity DevelopmentNY12/14/2018$300,000
Center for Working Families Fund Support for Black Men BuildCommunity DevelopmentNational12/02/2020$150,000
Cities UnitedSupport for Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) to strengthen and expand its efforts in BMA field-buildingCommunity DevelopmentKY12/14/2018$500,000
Color of Change Education Fund Inc.Support for Narrative Change ProjectCommunity DevelopmentNational09/20/2018$100,000
Community Justice Project Inc.Support to advance inclusive development in MiamiCommunity DevelopmentFL09/11/2019$100,000
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Inc.Support to inspire, connect and empower emerging Latinx leadersCommunity DevelopmentNational12/11/2019$100,000
Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties Foundation Inc.Support for Education and Workforce Innovation ProgramCommunity Development NC05/18/2021$150,000
Inspiring MindsSupport for Project OASIS (Opportunity and Access Solutions Impacting Success)Community DevelopmentNational09/25/2020$125,000
Joshua Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church Properties Inc.Support for Joshua Community Connectors Building ProjectCommunity DevelopmentKY12/11/2019$100,000
Liberation VenturesSupport for Serving as an Ecosystem Catalyst for Racial Repair in the United States programCommunity DevelopmentNational09/25/2020$250,000
Louisville Metro Government (through the Community Foundation of Louisville)Support for Russell: A Place of PromiseCommunity DevelopmentKY06/08/2018$2,000,000
Moriah Fund (through Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law)Support for Black Voices for Black Justice FundCommunity DevelopmentNY12/02/2020$150,000
Nature 4 JusticeSupport to create learning networks studying climate adaptation change by African American farmersCommunity Development National12/02/2020$125,000
Neighborhood Associates CorporationSupport for Families are Artists, Creators, and Teachers replication projectCommunity DevelopmentNational12/11/2019$100,000
New Leaders Inc.Support for customized, job-embedded approach to leadership developmentCommunity Development NY03/11/2020$100,000
Nonprofit Finance FundSupport for Black Leadership Family programCommunity DevelopmentNY09/11/2019$200,000
Opa-locka Community Development Corp.Support for capacity building for equitable futuresCommunity DevelopmentFL09/11/2019$75,000
Say Yes BuffaloSupport for Buffalo’s youth employment SystemCommunity DevelopmentNY09/11/2019$50,000
St. Joseph’s VillaSupport for housing and nutritional servicesCommunity Development VA05/18/2021$200,000
The Allapattah Collaborative CDCSupport for placemaking and community ownership using Main Street approach and CLT shared equity modelCommunity DevelopmentFL09/25/2020$125,000
UNC-CHSupport for whole community health project in Edgecombe and Robeson countiesCommunity DevelopmentNC12/02/2020$285,000
UNC-CHSupport for Whole Community Connection: Community-Academic Partnerships for a Thriving Rural NCCommunity DevelopmentNC12/02/2020$676,000
United Way of the Greater TriangleSupport for Hayti Reborn: Durham Equity ProjectCommunity DevelopmentNC09/25/2020$400,000
UNC School of the Arts Foundation Inc. (UNCSA)Support for Happy Hill Arts Community DevelopmentNC12/14/2018$25,000
Chrysalis House Inc.FY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesKY05/18/2021$100,000
City Harvest Inc.FY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNY09/25/2020$250,000
Club Nova Community Inc.FY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNC05/18/2021$500,000
Community Food Bank of New Jersey Inc.FY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNY09/25/2020$100,000
El Centro HispanoFY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNC05/18/2021$150,000
El FuturoFY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNC05/18/2021$150,000
El Sol Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center Inc.FY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesFL05/18/2021$150,000
Equal Justice InitiativeFY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNational05/18/2021$250,000
Essie Justice GroupFY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNational05/18/2021$150,000
Farmworker Coordinating Council of Palm Beach County Inc.FY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesFL05/18/2021$100,000
Feed More Inc.FY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesVA09/25/2020$250,000
Feeding South Florida Inc.FY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesFL09/25/2020$250,000
FeedMore WNYFY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNY09/25/2020$250,000
Food Bank for New York CityFY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNY09/25/2020$250,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC Inc.FY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNC09/25/2020$250,000
FoodChain Inc.FY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesKY05/18/2021$150,000
God’s Pantry Food Bank Inc.FY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesKY09/25/2020$250,000
Island Harvest Ltd.FY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNY09/25/2020$100,000
Jeremiah ProgramFY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNY05/20/2021$300,000
LGBTQ+ Center of DurhamFY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNC05/18/2021$150,000
Long Island Cares Inc.FY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNY09/25/2020$100,000
New York Common PantryFY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNY05-20/2021$150,000
North Carolina Justice CenterFY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNC05/18/2021$150,000
Orange County Rape Crisis CenterFY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNC05/18/2021$100,000
Overtown Youth CenterFY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesFL05/18/2021$250,000
Portlight StrategiesFY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesSC05/18/2021$200,000
The Safe Haven Community Resource Center Inc. FY21 general operating: LiveFresh*Health & Human ServicesFL05/18/2021$100,000
The Salvation Army Lockport CorpsFY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNY05/18/2021$150,000
TROSAFY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNC05/18/2021$150,000
Urban Ministries Of Durham Inc.FY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNC05/18/2021$150,000
Veterans Leadership Council of North Carolina-CARESFY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNC05/18/2021$250,000
Voices TogetherFY21 general operating*Health & Human ServicesNC05/18/2021$150,000
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Metro RichmondSupport for program during expansionHealth & Human ServicesVA06/01/2021$200,000
Bronx DefendersSupport for community engagement and early advocacyHealth & Human ServicesNY03/11/2020$150,000
Center for Racial Equity in Education (DBA CREED)Support to expand capacity and impactHealth & Human ServicesNC03/11/2020$55,000
El Sol Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center Inc. Support for Journey to Self-SufficiencyHealth & Human ServicesFL03/11/2020$100,000
Florida Veterans FoundationSupport for Forgotten Warrior Project of Palm BeachHealth & Human ServicesFL09/11/2019$100,000
FoodChain Inc.Support for Better Health initiativeHealth & Human ServicesKY06/07/2019$100,000
Movement of Youth (DBA Mentor NC)Support for Mentor NC: My Brother's and Sister's Keeper Health & Human ServicesNC10/14/2020$200,000
National CARES Mentoring MovementSupport for blueprint to dismantle Black poverty, using culturally- anchored, healing-centered programmingHealth & Human ServicesNY12/02/2020$100,000
Never Whisper Justice Support for storytelling projectHealth & Human ServicesNational03/14/2019$75,000
Orange County Rape Crisis CenterSupport for Community of Care: Expanding access to trauma-informed therapy for Survivors of sexual violenceHealth & Human ServicesNC03/11/2020$75,000
StepUp DurhamSupport to expand employment training and financial literacy for underserved residents to address equity and diversity in DurhamHealth & Human ServicesNC03/14/2019$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 ServicesNational09/25/2020$200,000
UNC Health FoundationFY21 general operating: Rural Inter-professional Health Initiative (RIPHI)Health & Human ServicesNC12/02/2020$300,000
UNC-CHSupport for RIPHI community outreach coordinatorHealth & Human ServicesNC09/20/2018$75,000
Veterans Leadership Council of North Carolina-CARESSupport for Veterans Life Center Coordinated Care ProgramHealth & Human ServicesNC03/11/2020$100,000
Bard CollegeFY21 general operating: BARD Prison Initiative*Higher EducationNY05/20/2021$300,000
The Foundation for City College (The City College of New York)Support for sustaining excellence in the face of a public health crisis*Higher EducationNY06/07/2019$200,000
Bard CollegeSupport for Brothers At: Collegiate Mentoring Higher EducationNY09/25/2020$100,000
Columbia University Teacher’s CollegeSupport for Principals AcademyHigher EducationNY06/07/2019$200,000
Duke UniversitySupport for racial equity, youth development and social justice programsHigher EducationNC12/11/2019$50,000
Flagler College Inc.Support for scholarships, action committees, tech upgradeHigher Education FL10/05/2020$200,000
Florida International University Foundation Inc.Support for Richard M. Krasno FoyerHigher EducationFL12/02/2020$250,000
Kentucky State UniversitySupport for Summer Enrichment ProgramHigher EducationKY06/07/2019$75,000
Management Leadership for TomorrowSupport to ensure economic mobility for students of colorHigher EducationNational12/02/2020$200,000
Morehouse CollegeSupport for Morehouse College Laboratory SchoolHigher EducationGA09/25/2020$200,000
New York University Tisch School of the ArtsSupport for Kenan Scholarship & Cohort ConveningHigher EducationNY09/11/2019$200,000
North Carolina Central University Foundation Inc.Support for B.R.I.D.G.E.S ProjectHigher EducationNC06/07/2019$100,000
UNC-CH, Law Foundation Inc. (UNC Law School) Support for The Carolina Law and Entrepreneurship InstituteHigher EducationNC04/06/2018$530,000
UNCW Foundation Inc.Support for the third Global Marine Science SummitHigher EducationNC12/02/2020$100,000
United Negro College Fund Inc.Support for HBCU and UNCF sustainability projectHigher EducationDC 12/02/2020$200,000
University of Miami Frost School of MusicSupport for Creating Pathways to Success through creativity and musical skill developmentHigher EducationFL12/14/2018$200,000
University of PennsylvaniaSupport for the implementation of the Partnership for Social and Economic Mobility + Social Mobility Impact Fund Higher EducationPA12/02/2020$200,000
Book HarvestFY21 general operating*K12 EducationNC05/18/2021$100,000
Durham Nativity SchoolFY21 general operating*K12 EducationNC05/28/2021$200,000
Estella’s Brilliant BusFY21 general operating*K12 EducationFL05-/8/2021$100,000
Leadership Academy for Young Women Inc. (DBA GLOW Academy)FY21 general operating*K12 EducationNC05/18/2021$200,000
National Dance Institute Inc. FY21 general operating*K12 EducationNY05/18/2021$150,000
NYC Salt Inc.FY21 general operating*K12 EducationNY09/25/2020$75,000
Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education (PAGE)FY21 general operating*K12 EducationNC05/18/2021$150,000
SEED Foundation Inc.FY21 general operating: SEED Miami*K12 EducationNational05/18/2021$200,000
STEM From DanceFY21 general operating*K12 EducationNY05/18/2021$100,000
Student U FY21 general operating*K12 EducationNC05/18/2021$200,000
Student U FY21 general operating*K12 EducationNC12/11/2019$100,000
UNC-CH, Morehead Planetarium and Science CenterFY21 general operating*K12 EducationNC05/18/2021$100,000
Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School Support for school expansionK12 EducationVA06/01/2021$200,000
Book HarvestSupport for Parent PowerK12 EducationNC12/11/2019$75,000
Camelback Ventures Inc. Capacity support: Education Innovators of ColorK12 EducationNational09/25/2020$100,000
Cristo Rey RichmondSupport for Corporate Readiness InstituteK12 EducationVA05/28/2021$200,000
Eagle Academy FoundationSupport for Eagle Flight: Post-Secondary Success Initiative (PSSI)K12 EducationNY12/14/2018$300,000
Leadership Academy for Young Women Inc. (DBA GLOW Academy)Support for GLOW College Bound programK12 EducationNC03/11/2020$150,000
National Center for Families Learning Inc.Support for Sharon Darling Innovation FundK12 EducationKY12/11/2019$125,000
PBS North CarolinaSupport for Filling the Early Education Equity Gap initiativeK12 EducationNC06/05/2020$175,000
SEED Foundation Inc.Support for The Path To PermanenceK12 EducationNational03/11/2020$150,000
St. Catherine’s School FoundationSupport for Arts and Innovation CenterK12 EducationVA12/02/2020$400,000
The Hill Center Inc.Support for reaching high-need struggling readers in Durham and beyondK12 EducationNC03/14/2019$100,000
The North Carolina Arts Council FoundationSupport for expanding A+ Schools of North CarolinaK12 EducationNC12/14/2018$75,000
The School for Ethics and Global Leadership (SEGL)Support for SEGL Rural Scholarships InitiativeK12 EducationNational03/14/2019$50,000
The Scripps Research InstituteSupport for Education outreach programK12 EducationFL09/25/2020$600,000
ThirdWay (through TNTP)Support for The 20% Project: Changing the game for students systems fail mostK12 EducationNY12/02/2020$100,000
Transcend Inc. (DBA Transcend Education)Planning and piloting a Transcend labK12 EducationNY09/11/2019$125,000
United Way of NYCSupport for ReadNYC: 2-Gen Education InitiativeK12 EducationNY09/11/2019$125,000
Woodberry Forest School Support for Kenan-Lewis FellowshipK12 EducationVA11/17/2020$400,000