THE NEW YORK COMMUNITY TRUST — April 26, 2021 — Decades of low voter turnout and an historic election cycle drive a new philanthropic effort housed in The New York Community Trust to increase voter participation in NYC.
The GoVoteNYC Fund in The New York Community Trust has announced $1 million in grants to nine nonprofits for nonpartisan get-out-the-vote education and activities. These nonprofits are trusted messengers within their communities, work in coalition with dozens of groups, and combine organizing with the use of digital platforms to reach close to two million New Yorkers—focusing on those who have not voted in the past or are typically overlooked in the democratic process.
The grantees include: The Hispanic Federation, MinKwon Center for Community Action, New York City Employment & Training Coalition, New York Civic Engagement Table, New York Immigration Coalition, Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition, and the city’s three public library systems—New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and Queens Public Library. The groups will conduct intensive get-out-the-vote activities and ranked-choice voting education, produce candidate forums and guides, and deliver language-specific events and materials to diverse New Yorkers. Two nonprofit technical assistance providers—Hester Street Collaborative and F.Y. Eye—will receive grants to support the work of the other organization.
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