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2014 Recipients

Community Fund

A community member receiving a free glucose check at a health forum organized by VillageCare, one of the 2014 NYU Community Fund recipients.


2014 NYU Community Fund Recipients


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.

  • 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.
  • Andrew Glover Youth Program, Inc.
    To fund educational and crime prevention programs for youthful offenders and at-risk youths from the LES.
  • 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.
  • Back on My Feet New York City
    To cover costs for NYC marathon training for 10 Residential members.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services
    To support educational services for justice-involved youth.
  • Center for Employment Opportunities
    To help extend their employment re-entry services, vocational support and employment placement services for homeless New Yorkers.
  • Chelsea Opera, Inc.
    To help underwrite complimentary tickets for opera and concert performances for seniors, underserved youth, and military families in our community.
  • Cherry Lane Theatre
    To underwrite and support accessible theatre for students, elderly, and underserved communities in the NY Metro area.
  • Children of Bellevue, Inc.
    To support the 'Infant Layette' program which provides a basic set of clothing for newborns of destitute families.
  • Children of Promise, NYC
    To Fund the purchase of interactive White Board that will be used in the Digital Media Center in CPNYC's new program site in Bedford Stuyvesant.
  • 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.
  • City Parks Foundation
    To support the 'Charlie Parker Jazz Festival' in Tompkins Square Park in August.
  • CITYarts Inc.
    To support "Alice in Wall Street Land" restoration and recreation after Sandy.
  • College and Community Fellowship
    To provode 5 yearly scholarship to formely incarcerated women.
  • 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.
  • Cornelia Connelly Center
    To purchase needed supplies for their after-school program serving girls on the Lower East Side.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 annually.
  • Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center
    To support the creation of their Family Resource center by helping to pay for computers, printers, informational brochures and a membership to Parent to Parent USA.
  • 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 worshop 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.
  • George Jackson Academy
    To help support their addmissions and recruitment outreach to local residents who fit the Academy's mission of serving low-income boys in grades 4-8.
  • 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.
  • Gilda's Club
    To underwrite the "It's Always Something Teen Essay Contest", a writing contest for teens impacted by cancer.
  • Go Project, Inc.
    To support their high quality educational support program serving at-risk elementary and middle public school students.
  • God's Love We Deliver
    To support nutrition program for the purpose of cooking and delivering meals to 225 low-income people living with life-altering illnesses.
  • Grand Street Settlement
    To support their work to close the opportunity and achievement gaps for youth from low-income and minority communities in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  • Greenwich House, Inc.
    To support the Children's Safety Project which provides mental health treatment for victims of abuse, domestic violence and trauma brought on by crime.
  • Greenwich Village Youth Council
    To support their family meal program at JOY Center Site.
  • Henry Street Settlements' Boys and Girls Republic (BGR)
    To support the purchase of vital and recreation equipment and supplies to be used in BGR's evening program for at-risk, low income teens at our East Village/Lower East Side community center.
  • 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.
  • Hope for our Neighbors in Need
    To help strengthen their weekly soup kitchen and weekly food pantry by enhancing client choice and offering nutritious foods.
  • Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT)
    To support a new educational activity book for children involved in Family Court.
  • Lower East Side Girls Club of NY
    To provide support for their summer sleep away camp and day camp programs fopr girls on the Lower East Side.
  • 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.
  • Nazareth Housing
    To partially support a case aid to assist with Life Lab programming registration.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Phoenix Theatre Ensemble
    To subsidized complimentary and low-cost tickets for low-income residents of the East Village and Lower East Side.
  • Project Ezra
    To provide seniors on the Lower East Side with crucial supplies, nonperishable food and bottles water for use during emergency situations.
  • Project Renewal
    To support their innovative mobile medical program for homeless men and women.
  • 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.
  • Rector Church Wardents & Vestry Members of Church of St. Luke in the Fields
    To fund 4 course meals prepared each week for people living with HIV/AIDS and to support referrals to counseling and wellness.
  • 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.
  • St. Joseph's Soup Kitchen
    To help feed the hungry and homeless of NYC in a warm and welcoming environment every Saturday afternoon.
  • The Door - A Center of Alternatives, Inc.
    To support their crisis services which provide youth immediate emergency aid including meals, couseling, clothing and shelter.
  • The New York Foundling
    To support the operation of Camp Felix, a summer camp experience for disadvantaged inner-city children within the Foundling's prevention and foster care programs.
  • Theater Breaking Through Barriers
    To support two productions on Theatre Row, featuring actors and writers with disabilities.
  • Theater for the New City
    To support funding for its Arts-in-Education After School Theatre Arts Program.
  • Third Street Music School Settlement
    To help support the 2013 season of Music in Abe Lebewohl Park, a series of free, weekly concerts on Thursday afternoons.
  • 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.
  • University Settlement Society of New York, Inc.
    To fund their Talent Search program - a college-preparedness program targeting disadvantaged youth facing obstacles to higher education.
  • Urban Justice Center, Peter Cicchino Youth Project
    To fund free legal services, advocacy and community education to LGBTQ and questioning youth.
  • 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.
  • Visual AIDS
    To underwrite art-based AIDS-awareness programs for the public and support services for HIV+ artists in the downtown community.
  • Washington Square Association Music Fund
    To help support four free evening concerts in Washington Square Park and nearby indoor spaces.
  • Young People's Chorus of NYC
    To support Satellite School program at PS 1 and PS 130 that brings music into education.
  • 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.
  • Youth Represent, Inc.
    To support their Community Based Lawyering Project, which provides legal representation to youth and helps them address job discrimination and evictions.

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 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 annually.  

Educational Alliance

2014 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.

  • A Place for Kids
    To support their after-school program at PS 2 by purchasing new books, and introducing musical performances and a reading marathon to their curriculum.
  • Andrew Glover Youth Program
    To fund educational and crime prevention programs for youthful offenders and at-risk youth 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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