New York City Local Giving Guide

Nonprofits in New York City provide services like free meals, education, health check-ups, emergency shelter and much more. We've highlighted some of the effective nonprofits serving the New York City area, so you know your donation will have an impact.

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Top Poverty Nonprofits

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Per Scholas

  Poverty - Workforce Training|  6 states in the U.S.

Impact: $8,000 increases the earnings of a low­-income adult by $13,000.
Governance: Passes checks

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Top Hunger Nonprofits

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New York Common Pantry

  Hunger - Food Pantry|  New York, NY

Impact: $0.80 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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City Harvest

  Hunger - Food Bank|  New York, NY

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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Food Bank For New York City

  Hunger - Food Bank|  New York, NY

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
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St. Joseph's Soup Kitchen

  Hunger - Soup Kitchen|  New York, NY

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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Top Homelessness Nonprofits

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Henry Street Settlement

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  New York, NY

Impact: $20 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Governance: Passes checks

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Phipps Houses

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  New York, NY

Impact: $50 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Nazareth Housing

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  New York, NY

Impact: $10 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Top Education Nonprofits

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Optometric Center Of New York

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  New York, NY

Impact: $6,600 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $11,000.
Governance: Passes checks

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Ufa Widows & Childrens Fund

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  New York, NY

Impact: $2,300 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $4,600.
Governance: Passes checks

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Public Relations Society Of America Foundation Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  New York, NY

Impact: $3,400 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $9,400.
Governance: Passes checks

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New England Society In The City Of New York

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  New York, NY

Impact: $4,700 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $11,000.
Governance: Passes checks

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Monroe Foundation Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  New York, NY

Impact: $5,200 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $9,100.
Governance: Passes checks

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Gordon A Rich Memorial Foundation

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  New York, NY

Impact: $14,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $19,000.
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Scholarship Foundation Of The Nsa Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Queens, NY

Impact: $2,400 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $5,000.
Governance: Passes checks

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John Jay College Foundation

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  New York, NY

Impact: $5,500 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $13,000.
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Uniformed Firefighters Associations Scholarship Fund Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  New York, NY

Impact: $1,400 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $4,300.
Governance: Passes checks

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New York City Bravest Scholarship Fund

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  New York, NY

Impact: $3,800 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $6,100.
Governance: Passes checks

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Cement And Concrete Workers Scholarship Fund

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Queens, NY

Impact: $8,100 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $10,000.
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Borough Of Manhattan Community College Foundation

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  New York, NY

Impact: $2,900 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $6,400.
Governance: Passes checks

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Yma Fashion Scholarship Fund

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  New York, NY

Impact: $7,500 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $6,500.
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Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  New York, NY

Impact: $6,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $8,800.
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Scholarship & Welfare Funds Of Alumni Association Of Hunter College

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  New York, NY

Impact: $4,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $11,000.
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Jackie Robinson Foundation Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  New York, NY

Impact: $18,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $17,000.
Governance: Passes checks

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