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.

Funding Interests:

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.

Geographic Focus:

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.

Grant Cycle:

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:

Sole trustee