Neediest Cases 2020-2021

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About the fund

The 109th annual campaign of The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund will begin in late 2020. All donations via this page will count toward the 2020-21 fundraising season and be distributed to our partner organizations. The New York Times Company underwrites all administrative costs incurred by the fund.

Our profiles tell stories of how even a modest amount can make a difference in people’s lives. Recent stories from our campaign are available free to all readers. Please share the ones that resonate the most with you. To read past articles, visit The Neediest Cases Fund page. To contact The Fund, email

About The Neediest Cases Fund

Established in 1911 by Adolph S. Ochs, publisher of The New York Times, The Neediest Cases Fund has raised over $300 million since its inception. Throughout our history, The Fund has provided direct assistance to those who are facing tough times in New York and beyond. Many of the profiles in The New York Times featured an individual or family who benefited from The Fund and illustrated the difference that even a modest amount of money can make to those who are less fortunate. The money is distributed through the Fund’s seven participating organizations, often in small amounts targeted to specific needs.The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund has been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a not-for-profit public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Neediest Cases Fund are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Federal Identification Number: 13-6066063. A copy of the Neediest Cases Fund's latest annual financial report may be obtained, upon request, from the Fund or from the New York State Attorney General's Charities Bureau, Attn: FOIL Officer, 120 Broadway, New York, New York 10271.

Beneficiary Organizations

Brooklyn Community Services

Brooklyn Community Services provides early-childhood and after-school education, youth development, child abuse prevention services, job training and services for people with mental illness and those who are disabled. It has 25 locations throughout Brooklyn, including the Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Service, where at-risk students receive on-the-job training. Money raised through the Neediest Cases Fund goes to support one-time needs and service development.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York was founded in 1917, and is currently a federation of around 90 charitable agencies in the New York area, serving up to 400,000 people every year. The organization focuses primarily on children, while supporting families coping with hunger, homelessness and other hardships. The organization also works to welcome new immigrants to the U.S., including refugees hoping to make New York their home.

Children’s Aid

Children’s Aid was founded in 1853, and is linked to the development of the American child welfare system. Today, the society focuses on early education, health and wellness, family and home, and social and emotional development at more than 50 locations across the five boroughs and in Westchester County, N.Y. Money raised through the Neediest Cases Fund provides children with sundry items, from prom dresses to textbooks, that help them live normal lives.

Community Service Society

The Community Service Society of New York is an informed, independent and unwavering voice for positive action on behalf of more than three million low-income New Yorkers. C.S.S. draws on 175 years of excellence in addressing the root causes of economic disparity. We respond to urgent, contemporary challenges through applied research, advocacy, litigation, volunteerism, and innovative direct-service programs that strengthen and benefit all New Yorkers.

Feeding America

Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, with a powerful and efficient network of 200 food banks across the country. For more than 35 years, it has responded to the hunger crisis by feeding 46 million people at risk of hunger. Annually, the organization helps one in seven Americans, providing over 4.3 billion meals.

International Rescue Committee

Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the International Rescue Committee has a mission to help people affected by conflict and disaster. Present in more than 40 countries and in 26 cities across the United States, its teams restore health, safety and economic well-being to refugees and displaced people. In 2018, for example, the organization and its international program partners provided 1.6 million children with schooling and education opportunities. 

UJA-Federation of New York

For more than a century, UJA-Federation of New York has supported a network of hundreds of nonprofits that serve New Yorkers of all backgrounds and Jewish communities worldwide. With our partners, UJA helps people who are facing poverty and food insecurity, provides life-enhancing services for older adults and Holocaust survivors, supports legal and mental health assistance, and mobilizes our community to respond in times of crisis.

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