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2010 Recipients

Community Fund

Volunteers serve meals at Father's Heart Ministries, an NYU Community Fund recipient.


2010 NYU Community Fund Recipients


The NYU Community Fund is a workplace charitable giving program that awards grants to local nonprofit organizations. These organizations are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the neighborhoods surrounding NYU and the people who live in them. Their community work and outreach programs effect visible changes we can all be proud of.

The Community Fund has raised and distributed over $2,500,000 to hundreds of nonprofit organizations since its inception in 1982. All monies are donated voluntarily from employee paychecks, and 100% of every employee-contributed dollar goes towards funding a community organization, with all administrative costs covered by the University.

  • A Place for Kids
    To utilize the funds to implement an afterschool program forcused to enhance the love of reading and literacy of low-income immigrant children in Chinatown.
  • Art in General
    To support their in-school arts education program for underserved youth in Chinatown.
  • Ascension Outreach
    To help support their food pantry serving low-income families and homeless in Greenwich Village.
  • Bailey House, Inc.
    To support their Therapeutic Recreation Program at the Bailey-Holt House residence.
  • Barrier Free Living, Inc.
    To purchase new kitchen equipment for their Transitional Housing Program Training Kitchen, which is a component of their larger Occupational Therapy Program.
  • Bowery Mission (Christian Herald Association)
    To provide food, shelter, clothing, showers and quality medical care to the homeless in Manhattan's Lower East Side.
  • Bowery Residents' Committee, Inc.
    To fund the maintenance and repainting of Clyde Burton Housing, a permanent housing residence for seniors fifty-five and older.
  • Cabrini Immigrant Services
    To provide access to cultural and art events for participants in their immigrant family program.
  • Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
    To help subsidize the delivery of healthcare services to LBGT youth, including medications, dental care and prevention support.
  • Caring Community
    To support their chair exercise program, an ongoing collaboration with NYU's graduate physical therapy program.
  • Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES)
    To support educational services within the Court Employment Project, an alternative to incarceration program for young men and women.
  • Chelsea Opera
    To help subsidize 150 tickets for underserved youth and seniors to their 5th anniversary gala performances. 
  • Children of Bellevue
    To provide a basic set of clothing for newborns of destitute families through their Infant Layette Program.
  • Chinese Progressive Association
    To support their college and career readiness program designed for immigrant youth from low income families.
  • Church of St. Luke in the Fields
    To support two independent, non-sectarian outreach programs for people living with HIV/AIDs and LGBTQA youth. 
  • College and Community Fellowship
    To provide mentoring and tutoring support to former prisoners who wish to pursue college degrees and broaden their impact on their communities. 
  • Connecting to Advantages
    To support the development of new food pantries, where trained volunteers can assist clients in accessing appropriate government benefits.
  • Cooper Square Committee
    To strengthen and stabilize poor and working families in the East Village by ensuring that eligible clients access basic entitlements such as decent housing, healthcare and nutrition.
  • Cornelia Connelly Center
    To support their annual eighth grade trip to the Karen Noonan Memorial Environmental Education Center on Chesapeake Bay. 
  • Disabilities Network of New York City
    To support disTHIS! - an innovative film series showcasing cutting-edge interpretations of the disability experience.
  • Downtown Music Productions
    To support the East Village Community Concert series in order for seniors and children to attend.
  • East End Temple (EET)
    To support their "Food for Families" program to alleviate hunger in Lower Manhattan.
  • Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center
    To support "Shutterbugs," a joint program with the NYU Interactive Technology Program to launch an adaptive photography program for youth in our Pediatric Center whose diabilities impede many other forms of self-expression.
  • Father's Heart Ministries, Inc.
    To provide general operating support for their hunger relief program.
  • Fourth Arts Block, Inc.
    To support the annual FAB! Festival and Block Party, a weekend of free and discounted performances by more than forty artists.
  • Fresh Art, Inc
    To support an exhibition of artworks by NYC artists with special needs and a fine arts workshop at a senior's residence.
  • Friends House
    To support PHANG, a prevention, information and educational initivative to reduce HIV/AIDS in the next generation. 
  • George Jackson Academy
    To support the expansion of their school year program in order to offer a summer session through July.
  • Grand Srreet Settlement
    To support both their Girls' and Young Women's Initiative and Boys' and Young Men's Initiative - gender-based programs designed to help area youth envision and create a more positive future. 
  • Greater Chinatown Community Association
    To request funding for their acupuncture/massage therapy service. 
  • Henry Street Settlement's Boys and Girls Republic
    To support evening basketball programming for 60 area youth, as well as the participation in three seasonal basketball tournaments hosted annually by BGR.
  • Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
    To support the work of summer interns who provide counseling and referrals for soup kitchen guests.
  • Hope for Our Neighbors in Need
    To help fund the continuation and expansion of their food and social service referral program, "Hope for our Neighbors in Need," sponsored by The Church of the Village. 
  • iMentor
    To expand their mentoring program which connects 1,000 underserved youth in New York City with volunteer mentors each year.
  • Judson Memorial Church
    To help continue the new "Judson Arts" performance series at historic Judson Church on Washington Square, featuring a wide variety of performing artists in music, dance, and theater. 
  • LaGuardia Corner Gardens
    To help support the construction of an entrance for diabled visitors, as well as for a elementary school trip planting program. 
  • Lower East Side Business Improvement District
    To support the Lower East Side BID's two signature events: International Pickle Day and NYC Apple Day, which celebrate the Lower East Side and promote economic development.
  • Lower East Side Family Union
    To support the implementation of Family Team Conferences, a new strengths-based model that will promote child safety and well-being.
  • Manhattan Land Trust
    To assist with the costs for a summer program, Read and Seed: a program for children at the Lower East Side People Care Garden.
  • Mariners' Temple Baptist Church Helping Hands Outreach Program
    To assist the Helping Hands Clothing and Food Program in providing comprehensive clothing, food, training, social services, referrals and other needed services to disadvantaged families and individuals residing in lower Manhattan.
  • Nativity Mission Center
    To support their Graduate Support Services which provides academic support and tuition assistance to the high school students who recently graduated Nativity Mission Center.
  • Nazareth Housing, Inc.
    To support the Transitional Housing Family Shelter Program by helping to fund the cost of apartment rent for shelter units in the face of large city budget cuts in the coming fiscal year.
  • New York City Rescue Mission
    To help fund the purchase of twenty-six new metal lockers for their Second Floor Dormitory for homeless men.
  • New York Foundling
    To help support a three-week overnight summer camp for over 120 children recruited from NYC foster care and prevention programs.
  • Nicu's Spoon, Inc.
    To subsidize tickets for youth and to support educational work in the disabled community.
  • Our Time Theatre Company, Inc.
    To support Our Time NYC, which provides 30 to 40 young people who stutter with a collection of activities to learn the basics of acting, playwriting, songwriting, singing, directing and movement from a team of theater professionals.
  • Parsifal's Production/ The Metropolitan Playhouse
    To support their Open House Program, which provides free admission to members of their community who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience live theater.
  • Project Ezra
    To support their programs for seniors on the Lower East Side  to ensure that they have sufficient food, and access to both presciption and over the counter medications.
  • Project Renewal, Inc.
    To provide operational funding for two mobile primary care clinics serving homeless New Yorkers.
  • Reproductive Health Access Project
    To support the Women's Health Care Free Clinic which provides critical health care to uninsured women and teens in NYC.
  • Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc.
    To support critical, specialized community-based training that enables parents and professionals to act and advocate effectively on NYC children with special needs.
  • Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
    To support the second annual LBGT Senior Health Fair, the only event in New York City that provides LGBT older adults access to health care and service providers dedicated to providing high quality LGBT-affirming services.
  • St. Anthony of Padua Senior Citizen's Club
    To provide general operating support to assist the senior citizens of the Greenwich Village community.
  • St. Francis Xavier Mission
    To support the  Xavier Mission's Life Skills Training and Empowerment Program (L-STEP), a 24 session group for homeless and formerly-homeless individuals.
  • St. Joseph's Soup Kitchen
    To provide general operating support to assist them in their mission to feed hungry New Yorkers.
  • Theater Breaking Through Barriers
    To support the production of their second mainstage play of the season, the NYC premiere of "A Nervous Smile" by disabled playwright and NYU grad, John Belluso.
  • University Community Social Service, Inc.
    To support the periodic distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as nutritional information as part of their hunger relief programs.
  • University Settlement Society of New York, Inc.
    To support their Talent Search college-preparedness program targeting disadvantaged youth facing significant personal, financial, and societal obstacles to higher education.
  • Urban Justice Center, Peter Cicchino Youth Project
    To support the preservation of affordable housing and prevent harassment and displacement of low-income tenants in the Lower East Side, East Village, Chinatown and surrounding communities.
  • Village Temple Soup Kitchen
    To purchase food for their ongoing hunger relief program which serves 11,000 meals annually.
  • Visions Service for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    To provide vision rehabilitation equipment for blind and visually impaired children and youth who reside in lower Manhattan.
  • Visiting Neighbors, Inc.
    To provide continuing support for their intergenerational socialization, recreational and educational programs that brings seniors and students together to learn from each other.
  • Visual AIDS
    To support thir quality of life services to HIV-positive visual artists.
  • Young Playwrights Inc.
    To provide tuition waivers for underprivileged youth attending YPF's workshops.

Additional Award Recipients


The Thom Fluellen Award

The Thom A. Fluellen Award was established to honor the late Staff Director of Community & Government Relations and his tireless efforts for his community. Every year the selection committee awards one outstanding organization that demonstrates the excellence that Thom made evident in his work, life, and commitment to New York University with a grant of $5,000.

The 2010 Thom A. Fluellen award went to LIFT (Legal Information for Families Today) to request funds to continue its partnership with LIFT by supporting their Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP), which offers community-based legal education workshops to low-income grandparents who have recently taken custody of their grandchildren.


 T. G. White Award Recipients

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