The NYU Community Fund awards grants to local nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the neighborhoods surrounding NYU. The Community Fund has raised and distributed over $2,500,000 to hundreds of nonprofit organizations since its inception in 1982. NYU employees donate money for the Community Fund through an annual workplace charitable giving drive, 100% of which goes towards funding a community organization, with all administrative costs covered by the University.
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 2014 Thom A. Fluellen award went to Educational Alliance to support their ongoing work of providing a wide range of programs that integrate education, social services, arts, and recreation for 50,000 Downtown Manhattan residents.
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.