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 Harlem Educational Activities Fund
CCS proudly supports SNACK & Friends
CCS Proudly Supports Dances for a Variable Population
Upcoming Events

at the nonprofits we support

Harlem Stage Artist Circle Member, MacArthur Fellow and award winning composer and pianist, Vijay Iyer and pioneering composer and trumpeter, and Doris Duke Performing Artist Award winner finalist Wadada Leo Smith join forces once again to present a performance based around their highly acclaimed  album A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke. 
150 Convent Ave
Thursday 12/19

BSM guitar faculty member Jose Maldonado presents a program of music spanning centuries and continents. He will perform rarely heard works for the guitar from Spain and France as well as one of the masterpieces for the instrument, the “Second Suite for Lute” by J.S. Bach. 
323 W. 108th St.
Friday 12/9


A community-based social enterprise founded to ensure that artisans benefit from economic development in the Manhattanville Factory District, SoHarlem Inc. is currently offering us the opportunity to shop for beautiful handcrafted clothing and accessories made by local designers. Items range from active wear to evening wear. 
1361 Amsterdam Ave, Suite 340
Thursday Until 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 12pm-4pm through December 11th