The New York Community Trust is a community foundation for New York City with divisions in Westchester and Long Island. It is one of the largest community foundations in the United States, and it will be celebrating the centennial anniversary next year. There’s been a lot happening, and here to discuss it with us, as well as what the future holds, is Amy Freitag, the president of The New York Community Trust.
The J.M. Kaplan Fund champions transformative social, environmental, and cultural causes through inventive grantmaking. Over its history, the Fund has devoted some $300 million to propel fledgling efforts concerning civil liberties, human rights, the arts, and the conservation and enhancement of the built and natural worlds. To continue its legacy of catalytic giving, the Fund launched the J.M.K. Innovation Prize in 2015, reaching across America to provide early-stage support for entrepreneurs with 21st-century solutions to urgent social challenges.
And here to discuss all of that with us is Amy Freitag, the Executive Director of The J.M. Kaplan Fund.