April 2012 Newsletter - The New York Community Trust
Making your giving matter more... since 1924 GRANTS April 2012 NEWSLETTER You know that good feeling you get when you help make things better This newsletter looks at grants that were made possible in large part by generous New Yorkers who wanted to make a difference—and set up endowed funds with us. To find out how you can leave your own legacy, contact our general counsel, Jane Wilton at (212) 686–2563 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Domestic Energy: Getting it right this time TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 A Fix for New York Smiles 4 Being a Good Dad Even When You’re a Teen 5 85,000 Sq. Ft. of Art Making 6 Other Grants You’ve probably heard the horror stories from Pennsylvania, Wyoming, and Texas about poisoned wells, sickened communities, and flammable tap water caused by horizontal hydraulic fracturing. This type of natural gas extraction, commonly known as fracking, involves pumping millions of gallons of water mixed with chemicals underground at high pressure to fracture shale formations. It’s a controversial issue. We are, after all, watching the price of oil rise as turmoil in the Middle East underscores the dangers of relying on foreign oil. Natural gas is a potentially enormous source of domestic energy. And one of the largest reserves in the country is the Marcellus shale formation that underlies half of New York State. Environmental Advocates of New York and other groups have mobilized thousands of concerned New Yorkers. You can get involved with the New York Water Rangers Campaign at CleanWaterNotDirtyDrilling.org.