Since 1987, New York Cares has been committed to meeting pressing needs by engaging caring New Yorkers in volunteer service. There are literally hundreds of ways that you can step up to help out in any of the five boroughs. Or by donating, you're helping support hundreds of partner organizations.
NYC Service builds partnerships to deepen and expand civic engagement through volunteer and service programs, creating sustainable change for our city's greatest needs.
The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City cultivates partnerships that combine the incomparable reach of government with the entrepreneurial spirit of the private sector to create a stronger and more just city for all New Yorkers.
The Child Center of NY has more than 60 locations and 100 programs in NYC’s toughest, most under-served communities. Programs include early childhood education, behavioral health, after-school and internships and family support. Right now the urgent need is for backpacks and supplies for kids in need.
God’s Love We Deliver cooks and home-delivers nutritious, medically tailored meals for people too sick to shop or cook for themselves
City Harvest is committed to helping feed every New Yorker who was in need before the pandemic and everyone who finds themselves in need of food assistance now.
Citymeals on Wheels provides a continuous lifeline of nourishing meals and vital companionship to our homebound elderly neighbors.
The Food Bank of New York provides food and services for an estimated 1.5 million New Yorker
Community Food Advocates is on a mission to ensure all New Yorkers have access to healthy, affordable, culturally-appropriate foods through equity-centered, high-impact public policy.
Rethink Food’s mission is to create a more sustainable and equitable food system and is committed to reducing food insecurity with practical solutions that will have lasting impact.
West Side Campaign Against Hunger alleviates hunger by ensuring that all New Yorkers have access with dignity to a choice of healthy food and supportive services.
The Bowery Mission serves homeless and hungry New Yorkers and provides services that meet their immediate needs and transforms their lives from poverty and hopelessness to hope.
The Doe Fund has led the charge against homelessness and recidivism by providing economic opportunity, housing, career training, and supportive services to homeless and formerly incarcerated men.
Back On My Feet combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resource.
The Coalition for the Homeless is the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and children.
Care For the Homeless has met the medical, mental, and behavioral health care needs of people experiencing homelessness in New York City since 1985.
Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter provides New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with a home, a community, and access to the services that they need to thrive. We create innovative solutions and engage community partners to provide housing and support that can transform lives.
The Actors Fund is there for everyone in our performing arts and entertainment community with emergency financial assistance, affordable housing, health insurance counseling, supplemental employment, addiction and recovery services and so much more
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS helps men, women and children across the country and across the street receive lifesaving medications, health care, nutritious meals, counseling and emergency financial assistance
Dance/NYC's mission is to promote the knowledge, appreciation, practice, and performance of dance in the metropolitan New York City area
A community of hospitality leaders advocating for NYC's independent restaurant industry and workers.
Welcome to Chinatown is a grassroots initiative to support Chinatown businesses and amplify community voices that generates much needed momentum to preserve one of New York City's most vibrant neighborhoods.
We aim to create economic mobility for individuals impacted by gender, racial, social, and/or economic inequality in New York City
We co-create with youth to build healthier communities by promoting mindfulness, mental health literacy, and moral/ethical development.
On a mission to empower underserved youths and their families through learning opportunities and youth development programs to help them become confident and self-sufficient and increase awareness of mental health.
Our mission is to empower students by providing experiences across diverse cultures and career opportunities.
We partner with New York City public schools to cultivate healthy students and communities through hands-on cooking and gardening education, transforming children’s relationship with food.
FREE ARTS NYC empowers underserved youth through art and mentoring programs to develop their creativity, confidence, and skills to succeed.
Led by parents, the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice is organizing a movement to end the inequities in the city’s public school system
Prep for Prep develops ethical and effective leaders who reflect our diverse society for the enduring benefit of all by identifying promising students of color and preparing them for success at independent schools. Prep for Prep does not charge tuition so support is crucial.
Project Broadway offers free programs to students in schools with limited access to performing arts.
The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center offers a comprehensive array of medical, mental health, and reproductive health services, plus prevention education to young people aged 10 to 26.
Carnegie Hill Neighbors, endeavors to enhance the neighborhood with quality of life programs, educate residents about topics ranging from environmental issues to the architectural styles in the neighborhood and to address challenges to the community
Since 1976, Greenmarket has promoted regional agriculture and ensured a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for all New Yorkers.
Creating art that connects communities with passion
Queens Centers for Progress is dedicated to the goal of providing children and adults who have developmental disabilities the opportunities to make choices that will maximize their skill development, independence, and integration into community life.
The West 50s Neighborhood Association is dedicated to improving life in the community by addressing issues with noise, traffic, pollution, overdevelopment and more.
The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association is a nonprofit organization in existence for more than 60 years with the mission of making Murray Hill a highly desirable place to live, work and visit.