This web site provides background on the Theodore Luce Charitable Trust. Established in the 1940s, the Luce Trust supports comprehensive youth development organizations in New York City.
The Trust seeks to support programs that assist young people, ages 8-18, in developing competencies that will enable them to grow, develop their skills and become healthy, responsible and caring youth and adults. Of particular interest are programs for low-income youth that operate year-round and address the following: academics, personal and social competence, health and physical well-being, preparation for work, special interests and talents, leadership and citizenship and/or parent involvement. More specifically, the Trust seeks to support youth development organizations in one of two areas – program enhancement or capacity building.
New York City
No grants are made to individuals or for matching gifts or loans.
Organizations must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as public charities and tax-exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
Proposals will be accepted by invitation only. Invitations will be mailed in February and grants awards will be announced by July of that year.
Type of Support:
General operating and program
JPMorgan Chase Relationship: