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2013 Recipients

Community Fund

Children, staff, and volunteers of the Lower East Side Girls Club, a recipient of NYU Community Fund grants.

2013 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 Fair Shake for Youths
    To provide support for programs that create positive interactions between dogs and under-served and at-risk youth.
  • A Place for Kids
    To support ongoing programming as as well as educational workshops for students impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
  • ACE Programs for the Homeless
    To support the mission of providing job training, work experience and a lifetime support network for homeless New Yorkers.
  • Artists Space
    To support the ‘Expanded Art Ideas’ arts-in-education program for at-risk middle school youth.
  • Ascension Outreach, Inc.
    To support the Michael D. Fender Food Pantry, which helps feed the hungry and food insecure residents of Greenwich Village and neighboring communities.
  • Bailey House, Inc.
    To assist with repairs to Bailey-Holt House, a 44-unit congregate, supportive residence for people living with HIV/AIDS, which sustained severe damage from Hurricane Sandy.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City
    To support the 'Community Based Mentoring Program,' helping over 1,500 youth achieve better grades and improved self esteem each year.
  • Bowery Mission (Christian Herald Association)
    To help support their programs that offer compassionate care to the homeless and food insecure on the Lower East Side.
  • Bowery Residents' Committee, Inc.
    To support the ‘Horizons Workforce Development’ program, which prepares homeless individuals to be effective job seekers and valued employees.
  • Cabrini Immigrant Services
    To support family-based programming for clients in Chinatown and the Lower East Side.
  • Cafeteria Culture
    To support the 'ARTS + ACTION' Cafeteria Waste Reducation program at P.S. 20 on Houston and Essex streets.
  • Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services
    To support educational services for justice-involved youth.
  • Chelsea Opera, Inc.
    To help underwrite complimentary tickets for opera and concert performances for seniors, underserved youth, and military families in our community.
  • Children of Bellevue, Inc.
    To support the 'Infant Layette' program which provides a basic set of clothing for newborns of destitute families.
  • Children's Aid Society
    To support the operations of the 'EXCEL at NYU' program, an interactive and interdisciplinary college preparatory program in conjunction with the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.
  • Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC)
    To help support job-readiness workshops for immigrants with limited English proficiency.
  • Church of St. Luke in the Fields
    To support the 'People Living with AIDS' outreach program.
  • Church of the Village - Hope for our Neighbors in Need
    To help strengthen the weekly soup kitchen and food pantry programs by enhancing client choice and offering nutritious foods.
  • City Parks Foundation
    To support the 'Charlie Parker Jazz Festival' in Tompkins Square Park in August.
  • Community Health Project, Inc.
    To support the mission of providing sensitive, quality health care and related services to New York City's LGBT community regardless of ability to pay.
  • Community of St. Egidio USA, Inc.
    To support general assistance to homebound seniors, including security improvements in two apartment buildings for seniors on the Lower East Side. 
  • Cooper Square Committee
    To support services to low-income, homeless and at-risk residents of lower Manhattan and to reduce the risk of displacement of vulnerable populations by increasing families' access to resources.
  • Covenant House New York/ Under 21, Inc.
    To support the Regional Training Center, a workforce development program that helps homeless youth prepare for successful employment.
  • Dances for a Variable Population (DVP)
    To support 'Washington Square Dances 2013,' a collaborative community event featuring workshops and performances by intergenerational dancers in Washington Square Park.
  • Dias y Flores Community Garden
    To provide support for summer class instructors who lead 20 classes for adults and intergenerational pairs.
  • Doing Art Together
    To support the inaugural year of 'Fashion Institute of Science and Technology,' a program that brings science, technology, engineering and math to at-risk young women residing on the Lower East Side.
  • Downtown Art Co. Inc
    To help support two community arts projects for members of the Lower East Side community: 'The Great Struggle for Cheap Meat' and 'LES: Sandy.'
  • Downtown Music Production
    To support the East Village Sunday Afternoon Concert Series held at St. Mark's in the Bowery.
  • East End Temple (EET)
    To support the 'Food for Families' program, where multi-generational members and community friends get together on six Sundays to prepare more than 4,500 meals for New York's hungry.
  • Father's Heart Ministries, Inc.
    To help support ongoing efforts to provide food through their community soup kitchen and food pantry.
  • Fourth Arts Block, Inc.
    To support the annual 'FAB! Festival' and 'ArtUp' programs in the East Village.
  • Fresh Art, Inc.
    To support the exhibition of artworks by NYC artists with special needs as well as a fine arts workshop for seniors and special needs individuals.
  • Friends in Deed
    To support the 'Continuum Support Program' serving adults affected by life-threatening illnesses, caregiving and grief.
  • Gay Men's Health Crisis
    To support the 'Meals and Wellness Program,' which provides nearly 100,000 nutritious meals to hungry clients each year.
  • Gifted Hands
    To purchase supplies and other materials for the therapeutic arts-based program at Rivington House, a lower Manhattan HIV/AIDS residence.
  • Gina Gibney Dance. Inc.
    To support the expansion of the 'Community Action' program, which uses the transformative power of movement to empower domestic violence victims of all ages.
  • Hetrick-Martin Institute
    To help support the After School and Supportive Services Departments that serve LGBTQ youth ages 12 to 24 in New York City.
  • Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
    To provide general support for the all volunteer-run soup kitchen.
  • Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT)
    To support a new educational activity book for children involved in Family Court.
  • Magis Theatre Company, Inc
    To support free monthly performaces and large-scale education programs for local high school students.
  • Manhattan Youth Recreation and Resources, Inc
    To support and provide struggling families with after-school and summertime childcare at no or very low cost.
  • Mariners' Temple Baptist Church Helping Hands Outreach Program
    To assist the ‘Helping Hands Clothing and Food Program’ with providing comprehensive clothing, food, training, social service referrals and other needed services to the disadvantaged families and individuals residing in lower Manhattan.
  • Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals/ Not Home Alone Project
    To assist the ‘Helping Pets & People in Crisis Program’, which provides pet care for those experiencing domestic violence, illness or other crisis.
  • Movement Research, Inc.
    To support and provide collaboration with NYC public school communities in which working dance artists teach and share with children their artistic creative processes.
  • Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
    To support the digitization and archiving of the museum’s documents, photographs, zines, videos and newspapers in order to document the history of grassroots activism in the East Village.
  • New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
    To provide general operating support for informational and educational programs for the LGBTQ community.
  • New York City Rescue Mission
    To help fund the purchase of a new commercial clothes dryer for the ‘Lodging Program’ for homeless New Yorkers.
  • New York Foundling
    To support the operation of the ‘Camp Felix’ summer camp for 200 children ages 8-15.
  • Nicu's Spoon, Inc.
    To support the technical and artisitic training of the ‘Urban Interns’ program for low-income, middle school girls from across NYC.
  • No Longer Empty
    To help repurpose a vacant storefront on Eight Street into an exhibition and public space for cultural and educational programming.
  • Our Lady of Sorrows Food Pantry
    To support their emergency food programs for the poor and needy of the Lower East Side.
  • Our Time Theatre Company, Inc.
    To support "Our Time NYC", which provides approximately 50 youth who stutter, with a collection of artistic activities that are tailored to their specific needs.
  • Project Ezra
    To provide seniors on the Lower East Side with crucial supplies, nonperishable food and bottles water for use during emergency situations.
  • Rattlestick Productions, Inc.
    To support the work and production of emerging playwrights in the West Village.
  • Reading Partners
    To support personalized, data-informed, and volunteer-driven tutoring programs at PS 188/The Island School on the Lower East Side.
  • Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc.
    To help fund critical, specialized community-based workshops for children with disabilities and special needs.
  • Senior Citizens Club of St. Anthony's
    To help provide assistance to the seniors, shut-ins and homebound in Soho and Greenwich Village.
  • Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
    To support the ‘Advance Directives Clinic’ as part of National Healthcare Decisions Day.
  • St. Joseph's Soup Kitchen
    To help feed the hungry and homeless of NYC in a warm and welcoming environment every Saturday afternoon.
  • Theater Breaking Through Barriers
    To support two productions on Theatre Row, featuring actors and writers with disabilities.
  • University Community Social Service, Inc.
    To purchase two mobile storage units and related supplies for the ‘Computer Skills Building Program’ for homeless men and women.
  • Village Center for Care ("VillageCare")
    To support the ‘Health Home and Care Coordination’ program through the purchase of Metrocards and treatment adherence tools like pillboxes and medication watches for their clients.
  • Village Temple Soup Kitchen
    To support free, weekly, meal services for the hungry and food insecure of Greenwich Village.
  • Visions Service for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    To support a comprehensive variety of programs to assist the blind and visually impaired to lead independent and active lives.
  • Visiting Neighbors, Inc.
    To support the ‘Comfort, Access, Reach-Out and Emergency Preparedness’ or CARE Team, a team of special volunteers trained to help community seniors facing emergencies.
  • Washington Square Association Music Fund
    To help support four free evening concerts in Washington Square Park and nearby indoor spaces.
  • Xavier Mission
    To help support the purchase of food for the ‘Welcome Table’ soup kitchen assisting the homeless in the Chelsea neighborhood.
  • Young Playwrights Inc.
    To support professional theater dedicated to identifying, developing, and promoting playwrights aged 18 and under: on stage, in the classroom, and in the artistic community.

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 2013 Thom A. Fluellen award went to Project Renewal to support their innovative mobile medical program for homeless men and women.

2013 T.G. White Awards

The T.G. White Fund was established by long-time Greenwich Village resident Theodore Greeley White, who died in 1913. He left his estate to NYU for the support of charitable Greenwich Village organizations which aid young people. The T.G. White Fund is administered by the NYU Office of Civic Engagement.

  • Andrew Glover Youth Program
    To fund educational and crime prevention programs for youthful offenders and at-risk youth from the Lower East Side.
  • Educational Alliance
    To provide general operating support for a variety of programs including: early childhood education, summer camps, college preparation classes, and GED and ESOL classes.
  • Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center
    To support the 'Adapted Toy Workplace,' where rehabilitation, art and music therapists, and special education make mainstream toys accessible to children with multiple severe disabilities.
  • George Jackson Academy
    To help support outreach efforts to recruit low-income boys in grades 4-8 from the Lower East Side.
  • GO Project
    To support high quality educational assistance programs serving at-risk elementary and middle public school students.
  • Grand Street Settlement
    To support expanded learning time programming and to help sustain positive youth development on the Lower East Side.
  • Greenwich House
    To support the ‘Children's Safety Project’, which provides individualized therapy for both victims of child abuse and their non-offfending family members.
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