NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund releases report, "Resilience & Resolve"

Jan 7, 2021: New York Community Trust releases “Resilience & Resolve,” a report detailing the scope and impact of the NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund, a historic collaboration that distributed more than $110 million in grants and loans to nearly 800 nonprofits. The Illumination Fund was one of the founding donors, which included Bloomberg Philanthropies, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Ford Foundation, the Trust and more.


NYC Health + Hospitals launches website using documentary photos and videos to share stories from the frontline

COVID-19 Health Care Heroes features compelling stories, photos, and videos from employees throughout the system, and key statistics highlighting what makes NYC Health + Hospitals a national leader in the pandemic response.


Sustaining NYC’s Immigrant Arts Ecosystem Through Crisis and Beyond

New report by the Center for an Urban Future, supported by the Illumination Fund along with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and New York Community Trust, provides a new level of detail on the landscape of immigrant arts in New York City— and what’s needed to sustain immigrant arts com­munities across the five boroughs.


The Illumination Fund considers media and communications as an important way to amplify the work of its grantees and to share program models. Some recent press coverage and program news can be found below.


Several of the Illumination Fund’s grants are centered on events that are open to the public or to targeted audiences. The Fund has also held convenings of grantees, partners and thought leaders, as well as press conferences to launch major initiatives.

Resources and

Many of the Illumination Fund’s grantees have created resources to share with other organizations, policymakers and other interested individuals. Resources have included special reports and toolkits, In addition, the Fund has commissioned reports on specific programs and initiatives.

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