Announcement | April 1, 2020

Giving in the Face of Adversity

A Response to COVID-19


For more than 35 years, we have worked closely with dedicated nonprofits who serve the most vulnerable people in our communities. While many of our friends in real estate development can work remotely, the front line social service staff at these organizations need to be present for their consumers. At the same time, many of these nonprofits have had to postpone or cancel critical fundraising events this spring. While their galas may be off, our financial commitments to them are not. And, while our usual volunteering efforts have been put on hold, we are looking for other ways to apply our expertise for good in these most difficult times.


We will always remember this moment, how we made it through, and what we did to make it better.


Below is a list of current nonprofit clients. Please consider a donation.


ACACIA Network
To partner with our communities, lead change, and promote healthy and prosperous individuals and families.


Ali Forney Center
The Mission of the Ali Forney Center is to help homeless Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.


Associated Blind Housing Development Fund, Inc.


Association of New York Catholic Homes
Its mission is to protect and preserve more than 2,000 housing units owned by 12 Archdiocesan-sponsored housing corporations. Its mission is also to build new affordable housing units on designated Archdiocesan and housing-corporation-owned properties.


Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens translates the Gospel of Jesus Christ into action by affirming the dignity and value of every person, especially the most vulnerable members of our diverse society. Catholic Charities develops effective responses to human need and joins with all people of good will in advocating for a social order that promotes justice and embraces human development.


Community Counseling & Mediation
CCM works to improve the lives of at-risk children and families through innovative behavioral health, supportive housing, education, and youth services. Our expanding network of licensed outpatient mental health and chemical dependence clinics, award-winning housing facilities, HIV and hepatitis prevention and care coordination, and after-school and child-welfare programs, utilize evidence-based, culturally competent practices to achieve positive outcomes and keep families together.


Community Solutions
Our mission is to create a lasting end to homelessness that leaves no one behind. We envision a more equitable society where homelessness is never inevitable, inescapable, or a way of life.


Community Preservation Corporation
Established in 1974, CPC is a nonprofit affordable housing and community revitalization finance company. Through our core lending business and subsidiaries, CPC provides a full suite of construction lending, permanent lending, and equity investing products.


Cooper Square Committee
The Cooper Square Committee’s mission is to work with area residents to contribute to the preservation and development of affordable, environmentally healthy housing and community/ cultural spaces so that the Cooper Square area remains racially, economically and culturally diverse.


Fifth Avenue Committee
FAC develops and manages affordable housing and community facilities, creates economic opportunities and ensures access to economic stability, organizes residents and workers, offers student-centered adult education, and combats displacement caused by gentrification.


We serve people of all backgrounds, including families, individuals, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, people with health challenges and disabilities, and seniors. We have helped over 500,000 people facing homelessness and poverty to build better lives.


Housing and Services, Inc.
End chronic homelessness, prevent displacement for those at risk and improve housing conditions for the marginalized through the development and management of permanent supportive housing, collaborations with other community groups, and preservation initiatives to safeguard NYC’s existing affordable housing stock.


To sustain and enrich the lives of the aging in the New York metropolitan area so that they can remain in the community with dignity and autonomy.


Jewish Board of Family & Children Services
Strengthens families and communities throughout New York City by helping individuals of all backgrounds realize their potential and live as independently as possible


Southside United HDFC – Los Sures
To nurture and sustain a vibrant neighborhood that supports the diverse family life of Williamsburg by advocating for and developing affordable housing, family health and well-being, and equal opportunity for all.


New Destiny Housing Corporation
Provide housing and services to one of the City’s most vulnerable homeless populations – victims of domestic violence and their children. We are committed to increasing permanent housing options for domestic violence survivors by building affordable housing and improving their access to existing housing resources.


Phipps Houses
Developer, owner, and manager of affordable housing in New York City. Its social services affiliate, Phipps Neighborhoods, provides children, youth and families in low-income neighborhoods the opportunities they need to thrive through comprehensive education and career programs, and access to community services.


SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders)
National advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBT elders since 1978. We build welcoming communities and keep our issues in the national conversation to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBT people.


Samaritan Daytop Village
Samaritan Daytop Village offers a rich array of programs including treatment for substance use, innovative services for veterans, and programs for homeless individuals, women and children, seniors and families.


SEBCO Development Inc.
SEBCO is rightfully proud of its record, its accomplishments and its success in carrying out its mission of providing decent, safe and affordable housing.


St. Nick’s Alliance
St. Nicks Alliance seeks to transform lives of low- and moderate-income people through employment, education, housing, and health care. We do this by delivering impactful services with measurable outcomes to children, adults, and the elderly. As a civic anchor we carry out this mission within the context of building a sustainable community for all people through the arts, environmental advocacy, and urban planning.


The Bridge New York
The Bridge’s mission is to change lives, by offering help, hope and opportunity to the most vulnerable in our community. We offer a comprehensive range of evidence-based rehabilitative services, including mental health and substance abuse treatment, housing, vocational training and job placement, healthcare, education and creative arts programming.


The Community Builders, Inc.
We build and sustain strong communities where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential.


The Doe Fund, Inc.

The Doe Fund’s mission is to break the cycles of homelessness, addiction, and criminal recidivism by providing holistic services, housing, and work opportunities.

The Doe Fund’s innovations in social services have transformed the lives of tens of thousands of people with histories of homelessness, incarceration, poverty, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS.


The Fresh Air Fund
Since its founding in 1877, The Fresh Air Fund has provided life-changing summer experiences for children from New York City’s underserved communities.


Unique People Services, Inc.
Our mission is to serve–holistically and without judgment–those who may have been denied compassionate and considerate treatment elsewhere due to their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, developmental level, health status or criminal or substance use history. We are dedicated to providing a home and supportive services to persons with special and challenging needs–men and women we consider to be members of our family.


Volunteers of America – Greater New York
Dedicated to helping individuals and families in need create positive and lasting change through social service programs that support and empower them to live safe, healthy and productive lives.