About Us

The Helmsley Charitable Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting exceptional nonprofits and other mission-aligned organizations in the U.S. and around the world in health, selected place-based initiatives, and education and human services.

Our Work

We strive to make a meaningful impact in our focus areas, employing not only our significant financial assets, but also a rigorous and results-oriented approach and a keen understanding of the relevant issues, needs and opportunities. We are committed to close and productive partnerships with the organizations that receive our grants, as well as with other funders and impact players in government, academia and the private sector who share our interests and goals. And we endeavor to be forward thinking in every aspect of our work, which includes taking risks that others cannot or will not when we conclude that the risk/reward trade-off warrants investment. Learn more about how we work with the organizations we support.

Our People

The nearly 75 dedicated grantmakers and other professionals who make up the Trust come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring with them exceptional skill and experience. Our programs are staffed with subject matter experts who combine strong resumes in grantmaking and fieldwork in their respective areas of focus.  Our management and administrative teams have joined the Trust from world-class philanthropic and private sector institutions and offer unique insight and demonstrated success in organizational development. All of these men and women were drawn to Helmsley by the unique opportunity to work with our trustees to build this large and relatively new organization into a leading global charitable institution that will drive meaningful and measurable positive change in lives in the U.S. and around the world. Learn more about our staff and trustees.




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