The New York Community Trust (Community Funds) (NYCT) is a left-of-center donor advised fund which makes grants to left-of-center and liberal groups in New York City, New York State, and in the United States. The organization makes grants primarily in the fields of LGBT-interest advocacy, environmentalism, liberal expansionist immigration policy, and education. One of the largest providers of donor-advised funds in the United States, the organization held assets of $2.5-billion at the end of 2018.
New York Community Trust was founded in 1924 by eleven New York-based banks. It transformed into what would become the nation’s first donor-advised fund provider in 1931 when New York philanthropist William S. Barstow sought a way to mitigate the effects of the Great Depression on the unemployed. All funds in the trust went to unemployed people in New York until the end of the Great Depression. 
In 1989, the organization founded the New York AIDS Fund, a daughter organization within the New York Community Trust which would dedicate funds from the organization to contribute to the research and implementation of medical research into the causes of, prevention of, and solutions to outbreaks of HIV and AIDS. 
In 2001, NYCT worked with United Way, a large nationwide organization which advocates for education issues, to create the September 11th Fund which worked to revitalize Lower Manhattan after the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York. September 11th Fund made more than $500 million in grants and assistance to victims, families, and businesses affected by the attacks. 
Valerie S. Peltier is the chair of the board of directors for the New York Community Trust. Peltier works for Tishman Speyer, a global real estate firm. Peltier is also a member of the board of trustees for the American Museum of Natural History and has worked on a number of large real estate development projects including the $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium. 
Lorie A. Slutsky is the director and president of NYCT. She began her career in 1977 when she started as a grant maker at the organization. She has sat on the board of directors and trustees of multiple organizations and universities such as Colgate University, the New School, the Foundation Center, and the Council on Foundations. 
The New York Community Trust makes a large amount of grants annually to organizations that advocate for more lenient abortion regulations and public funding of abortions. In 2018, the organization made grants of $25,250 to the International Planned Parenthood Federation, $20,000 to the National Network of Abortion Funds (also known as the Lilith Fund), $936,133.37 to various state level branches of Planned Parenthood, and $23,250 to NARAL Pro-Choice America. The organization also made a $20,000 grant to Medical Students for Choice, an organization which advocates for making abortion procedures a mandated part of medical training in American medical colleges. 
Aside from grantmaking, NYCT has done much to advocate for LGBT issues primarily in New York. The organization supported a New York City project which used taxpayer funds to protect certain historical locations related to LGBT history within the city of New York. The trust granted $170,000 to the Historic sites Project to assist with refurbishing the landmarks. 
NYCT makes grants annually to organization which push liberal expansionist immigration policy. The organization made a $10,000 grant to Americans for Immigrant Justice, a $20,000 grant to Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, and a $433,000 grant to Immigrant Justice Corps. 
NYCT pushes a broadly left-of-center environmentalist policy through its grants. The organization made a $10,000 grant to Conservation Fund, a large environmentalist organization with more than $700 million in assets. It also made grants of $26,650 to Earthjustice, $7,850 to Greenpeace Fund, and $23,750 to 350.org.
The organization has been a longtime grant maker to the Tides Center and related entities and makes large grants annually. In 2018, the organization made $111,085 in grants to the Tides Center and Tides Foundation. 
NYCT has made grants to organization which push a broad array of left-of-center issues. Notably, the organization made a $6,000 grant to Democracy Now! Productions, a left-of-center online news outlet. It also made grants totaling $50,000 to Women Donors Network, a left-of-center female advocacy group.
NYCT made a $200,000 grant in 2018 to Center for American Progress, one of the largest left-of-center think tanks in the United States. NYCT also made a $260,300 grant to Oxfam America, an organization to which liberal financier George Soros made large donations to in order to help push a liberal climate agenda.