Since its initial issue of bonds in 1980, the Trust has issued bonds to finance facilities for the benefit of 22 cultural institutions.
As of March 30, 2022, the following cultural institutions have borrowed the proceeds of bonds issued by the Trust:
- Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc.
- American Folk Art Museum (now known as the Museum of American Folk Art)
- American Museum of Natural History
- The Asia Society
- The Carnegie Hall Society, Inc.
- The China Institute in America
- Educational Broadcasting Corporation (now known as WNET)
- The International Center of Photography
- The Jewish Museum
- The Juilliard School
- Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Manhattan School of Music
- The Morgan Library and Museum
- The Museum of Broadcasting (now known as the Paley Center for Media)
- The Museum of Modern Art
- The New York Botanical Garden
- The School of American Ballet
- The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
- Whitney Museum of American Art
- Wildlife Conservation Society
- WNYC Radio (now known as New York Public Radio)
All bonds issued for the benefit of American Folk Art Museum (now known as the Museum of American Folk Art), The Asia Society, Educational Broadcasting Corporation (now known as WNET), The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, International Center of Photography, The Jewish Museum, The Museum of Television and Radio (now known as The Paley Center for Media), and WNYC Radio (now known as New York Public Radio) have been repaid in full. The Trust has issued refunding bonds for the benefit of a number of institutions and all bonds issued for the benefit of the Wildlife Conservation Society have been defeased.