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2011 Recipients

Community Fund

University Community Social Services, a recipient of NYU Community Fund grants.


2011 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.

  • ALS Association Greater New York Chapter
    To support the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter's transportation program, which provides transportation, free of charge, to ALS patients who have no other means of getting to our ALS Center or support group at Beth Israel Medical Center in the Union Square area of Manhattan.
  • Artists Space
    To support Expanded Art Ideas, Artists Space's integrated arts education program, which provides underserved NYC public school students with unparalleled arts education opportunities through a variety of courses.
  • Ascension Outreach/The Michael D. Fender Food Pantry
    To provide bags of non-perishable food twice a week, which provides approximately 9 meals for one.
  • Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless
    To support a tutoring program for recovering homeless clients and provide for additional computers and training materials.
  • Bailey House
    To fund a Therapeutic Rereation Program for men and women with HIV - AIDS at their Bailey-Holt House in Greenwich Village.
  • Barrier Free Living
    To purchase a new industrial stove to serve the residents of their transitional housing program.
  • Behind the Book
    To provide a grant of $1500 to support the Coming of Age Reading Engagement Program at Harvey Milk High School.
  • Bowery Mission
    To support their cook and outreach staff who help serve and distribute over 800 meals daily.
  • Bowery Residents' Committee
    To provide several facility improvements to the Delancey Street Senior Center Computer Lab.
  • Cabrini Immigrant Services
    To support their programs for immigrant families.
  • Caring Community
    To offset staff salaries while the agency works with NYU to develop collaborative best practice program for external funding.
  • Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Service
    To support a targeted education services aimed at court-involved youth, offering academic classes to prepare for the GED test, enrichment classes, and foster relationships throughout the school system to ensure clients receive necessary services.
  • Church of St. Luke in the Fields
    To renew support for 2 non-sectarian outreach programs at the Church of St Luke in the Fields, a program for those living with HIV/AIDS, and a program for LGBTQA youth.
  • Church of the Village - Hope for Our Neighbors in Need
    To support the continuation and expansion of their food and social service referral program.
  • City Parks Foundation
    To support the annual Charlie parker Jazz Festival in Thompkins Square park as well CityParks Kids, a free series of children's performances in Washington Square Park.
  • Community Health Project/ Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
    To support our Health Outreach To Teens Program, which provides low and no cost health care and related services to vulnerable young patients, many of whom make their homes in the streets of New York City.
  • Community of St. Egidio USA, Inc.
    To support the recreational activities for the residents of the Cabrini Nursing Home.
  • Cooper Square Committee
    To support their efforts to provide tenant counseling and social services to low-income, homeless and at-risk residents in our community.
  • Covenant House New York/ Under 21, Inc.
    To support their mission of providing food, shelter, healthcare, and supportive services to the homeless youth of NYC.
  • Downtown Art
    To support the work with teens to create two events in Spring 2010: The Waistmaker's Opera and the NYC Festival of Young Artists and Leaders.
  • Downtown Music Productions
    To support their East Village Concert Series consisting of seven programs.
  • East End Temple
    To provide support for their "Sandwich Saturday" program, in which familes gather to make nutritious meals for hungry New Yorkers.
  • Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center (New York Foundling)
    To enhance Shutterbugs program with multimedia art.
  • Father's Heart Ministries, Inc.
    To support their soup kitchen and food pantry while facing increasing numbers of participants and decreasing government grant money.
  • Fourth Arts Block (FAB)
    To support the expansion of access to their community programs.
  • fresh art
    To support an exhibition featuring work from NYC artists with special needs and a fine arts workshop for seniors at a seniors residence.
  • Friends in Deed
    To support direct services for anyone affected by life-threatening illness.
  • Gina Gibney Dance, Inc.
    To support our 'Keep Moving!' program of movement and creativity serving youth-at-risk in the Union Square district at Washington Irving High School, Gramercy Arts and Hetrick-Martin Institute.
  • Grand Street Settlement, Inc.
    To help sustain positive youth development programming year-round through their Lower East Side Youth Services Program.
  • Henry Street Settlement's Boys and Girls Republic
    To support their teen basketball programming for 60 youth on the Lower East Side.
  • Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
    To provide for summer interns to help with Counseling and Referrals for Soup Kitchen guests and materials.
  • Irish Repertory Theatre
    To support their ticket subsidy program which allows them to offer free tickets to seniors and students throughout the season.
  • Judson Memorial Church
    To support the "Judson Arts" performance series which features musical, dance and theatrical performances free or at minimal charge to the public.
  • Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT)
    To support the Relatives as Parents program to provide mental health services to low-income grandparents who have custody of their grandchildren.
  • Little Missionary's Day Nursery
    To provide a music and movement program for our school children ages 2, 3 and 4.
  • Lower East Side Family Union
    To provide general operating support to provide services and counseling for families on the Lower East Side.
  • Manhattan Land Trust
    To support "Read and Seed", an environmental education program for children at the LES People care Community Graden.
  • Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Youth Channel
    To support their Youth Channel's 2011-2012 Broadcast Initiative, in which 40-50 participants, ages 13-23 from all five boroughs of NYC would produce documentary-style stories about their neighborhoods, cover local art and cultural events.
  • Mariners' Temple Baptist Church
    To assist Helping Hands clothing and food program.
  • Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals/Not Home Alone Project
    To provide care for pets whose owners face extended hospital stays or who, in a medical emergency, have no one to turn to for pet care.
  • Nazareth Housing
    To support their Family Shelter for families in the East Village and Lower East Side.
  • New York Foundling
    To support Camp Felix, which providea a three week summer camp experience for over 160 children from their prevention and foster boarding programs.
  • New York Rescue Mission
    To purchase 29 mattresses for Second fl dorm.
  • Nicu's Spoon Theatre
    To expand their work with deaf and low income children by formalizing an ASL-interpreted show which can tour to underresourced schools.
  • NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
    To support visibility-raising efforts during Pride month (June 2010) in conjunction with their 30th year of service of the LGBTQ communities of NYC.
  • Our Lady of Sorrows
    To provide general operating support for their food pantry.
  • Our Time Theatre Company
    To support "Our Time NYC", which provides 35 youth who stutter with a collection of artistic activities including film and play writing and production.
  • Parsifal's Productions
    To support their open house performance program, which allows homeless shelter residents, community center clients and seniors to attend free of charge.
  • Partnership with Children, Inc.
    To support their "Open Heart-Open Mind" program's Young Women's and Young Men's group in Marte Valle High School on the Lower East Side.
  • Project Ezra
    To cover kosher food expenses, medicine and daytrips.
  • Project Renewal
    To support the Med Van and Street Smart mobile medical clinics assisting homeless and low-income New Yorkers.
  • Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition
    To provide a commemoration to honor the centennial of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (currently the site of the NYU Brown Building) in March of 2011.
  • Resources for Children with Special Needs
    To fund the expansion of 4 community based workshops.
  • SAGE
    To support their 3rd annual Health Fair for LGBT seniors.
  • St. Anthony of Padua - Senior Citizens Club
    To support their ongoing work with seniors in the Greenwich Village and Little Italy communities.
  • St. Joseph Soup Kitchen
    Cover food expenses as well as equipment and maintenance.
  • St. Francis Xavier Mission
    To assist with the operation of Xavier Mission's Life-Skills Training & Empowerment Program, a 25 session group for homeless and formerly homeless individuals.
  • Starlight Children's Foundation
    To produce "Great Escape" event for seriously ill children.
  • The Door
    To support heating and serving hot lunches for youth in crisis and providing durable bags for them to carry food, clothing and personal items.
  • Theater Breaking Through Barriers
    To support the 2009-2010 Mainstage play, the world premiere of Kate Moira Ryan's "Bass for Picasso" at the Kirk Theatre on Theatre Row.
  • Third Street Music School Settlement
    To support the 29th annual presentation of "Music in Abe Lebewohl Park," a series of free, weekly outdoor concerts on Thursday afternoons at 12:30 PM from June 3, 2010 through July 22, 2010.
  • University Community Social Services, Inc.
    To purchase 3 large storage units.
  • Village Center for Care ("VillageCare")
    To purchase 400 roundtrip MetroCards which will be disbursed as needed to their HIV+ clients to help them travel to/from appointments for health care, housing, and other benefits/entitlements.
  • Village Temple Soup Kitchen
    To purchase food for their ongoing program to feed the needy, as well as to support the work of social workers and a nutritionist to further assist their clients.
  • VISIONS - Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    To provide nutritious snacks and light meals to youth ages 14-21 who are blind or visually impaired and participate in their prevocational and training programs.
  • Visiting Neighbors, Inc.
    To continue support for Visiting Neighbors' intergenerational socialization programs that bring isolated, frail seniors together with students to learn from each other and enjoy each other's company.
  • Visual AIDS
    To support the production and presentation of contemporary arts programs and exhibitions focused on AIDS awareness & HIV prevention.
  • Washington Square Association Music Fund
    To present 4 free concerts as part of Washington Square Music Festival's 52nd season.
  • Young Playwrights, Inc.
    To provide tuition waivers for underprivileged youth attending YPI 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.


T.G. White Award Recipients

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