I Am Trenton Community Foundation is primarily funded by ordinary people who believe in our capital city. To date, we have given out over $50,000 to support Trentonians who roll up their sleeves and get amazing things done. Most of that money has come from individuals like you making small contributions.
A gift of any size is appreciated, and goes directly to high-impact, grassroots work on the ground in Trenton. We need your help now more than ever to keep the momentum going. Be the change you want to see — and send the message that, together, we can.
Our General Fund is the backbone of our work. We give grants annually, using a competitive application process to ensure that any idea, however marginalized, has a chance.
To date, we have given out over $50,000 to support over 60 community-driven initiatives, from an intergenerational story project to youth entrepreneurship to mental health awareness and public art.
In 2014, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color – so all young people reach their full potential.
We set up the Capital City – My Brother’s Keeper Fund (CC-MBK) to support projects in Trenton that meet that challenge. We plan to open a special CC-MBK grant round in 2017.
By mail: Checks to “I Am Trenton Community Foundation” may be sent to the following address:
Please indicate on the check whether the donation is for our General Fund or for the Capital City – My Brother’s Keeper initiative.
In person: Please call us at (515) 674-2127 to arrange a meeting with one of our board members.
We are always looking for individuals who can volunteer to help with community outreach, fundraising, operations, and grants management. To volunteer in any of these areas, please call us at (515) 674-2127, or send us an email at info@IAmTrenton.org.