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The CCS 75th Annual Appeal is underway and will end December 31. Every dollar counts and in this milestone anniversary year we hope to engage the entire university community!

The appeal began in 1946, when a small group of female faculty members and civically engaged women sent a letter to all Columbia faculty and staff asking for contributions to social service organizations and charities that were helping families and communities navigate the challenges of the post-World War II period.

Today, CCS remains committed to improving the lives of people in Harlem and Morningside Heights in the areas of combating hunger, offering educational enrichment, and providing social services. Your legacy of employee giving makes this work possible.

Making a Difference

Emergency grants made due to the increasing needs in our community and thanks to a generous gift of $10,000 from the Leo Rosner Foundation.

This year CCS increased its impact by partnering with Columbia University Facilities and Operations to donate 551 turkeys to the WSCAH.

Help organizations serving the needs of individuals and families living in Harlem and Morningside Heights. 

Our Grantees