Columbia Community Service (CCS) seeks to foster just and thriving communities by advancing the work of community-based organizations. An initiative in the Office of Government and Community Affairs, supported by Columbia, Barnard College, and Teachers College, CCS has engaged our university communities to address inequitable conditions in Morningside Heights and Harlem.

Since 1945, CCS has led an annual appeal campaign among employees at these three institutions with 100% of the donations used to fund grants for nonprofit institutions experienced in building sustainable programs. The administrative costs of CCS are covered by Columbia, Barnard College. and Teachers College

Making a Difference

CCS supports Harlem Wellness Centers programs that support long healthy living practices locally. 

A letter from the Presidents of Columbia, Barnard and Teachers College.

Longtime donor to Columbia Community Service, Professor Edward Leonard of Chemical Engineering at Columbia University, makes a connection.