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Organizations We Support

We make grants to local nonprofit organizations focused on education, food and emergency services, eldercare, the arts, and the environment and parks. Since the three schools cover all administrative expenses, 100% of funds raised are distributed through grants. 

To be eligible for a CCS grant, your nonprofit organization must be located and offer services within one or more of the neighborhoods surrounding the University.

With your help, CCS has awarded grants to 55 local nonprofit organizations in 2016.

Looking to lend a helping hand? Check out the opportunities available at CCS-supported nonprofits.

Our sincerest thanks to all donors to CCS' 69th Annual Campaign.

Our Neighbors

Learn more about how your contributions help the community

CCS proudly supports West Side Campaign Against Hunger
CCS proudly supports The Reading Team
CCS Proudly Supports Dances for a Variable Population
Upcoming Events

in our neighborhood

Barnard's annual Bike-A-Thon is a fun-filled day, featuring Barnard Bike-A-Thon t-shirts for all participants, music and performances, exciting prizes, refreshments, and more! All proceeds benefit Columbia Community Service. Ride by yourself or with a team--either way, join us!

March 31, 2017

11 AM-6 PM

Event Oval, Diana Center

Barnard College

Join Harlem Arts Festival for an elegant night of celebrations. HAF aims (1) to open up access to high quality musical performances to all of Harlem’s residents, (2) to offer opportunities for visibility and promotion to emerging artists from around the city and country, and (3) to maintain and strengthen Harlem’s rich legacy of leadership in music and the performing arts. 
91 Claremont Ave
Thursday, March 30th
6:00PM

Figure Skating in Harlem, which combines the power of education with the discipline of figure skating to transform young lives and help underserved girls achieve academic success, is hosting its annual benefit gala. The event Curtis McGraw Webster and Olympic silver medalist and three-time World medalist, Sasha Cohen.
583 Park Ave
Saturday, May 2nd
6:00PM