About The Fund
The 109th annual New York Times Neediest Cases Fund campaign has begun. Read about how our beneficiary agencies support those struggling in New York and beyond. And make an online donation here through GoFundMe.
All donations via this page will be distributed to our partner organizations. The New York Times Company underwrites all administrative costs incurred by the fund.
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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 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.
For the 2020-21 annual campaign, The Neediest Cases Fund is working with the following 10 organizations:
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 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 was founded in 1853, and is focused on ensuring that there are no boundaries to young people’s aspirations, no limits to their potential. The agency achieves this by ensuring children and youth have the things they need to grow up strong and healthy, and ready to thrive in school and life: excellent education and health care, social-emotional support, and strong, stable families. Money raised through the Neediest Cases Fund provides children with educational materials, college tuition, furniture, rent and more, all with the goal to help them live happy, healthy and productive lives.
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 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.
First Book believes that education is the best way out of poverty for children in need. It aims to remove barriers to quality education for all children by making everything from new, high-quality books and educational resources to sports equipment, winter coats, snacks and more affordable to its 450,000-educator network. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 185 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children in more than 30 countries.
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.
New York Community Trust has created the Emergency Response Fund to help New Yorkers recover from the coronavirus crisis and build back better. This fund will give grants to an array of New York City-based nonprofits that are working to mitigate the emerging impacts of the pandemic and restore the well-being and vibrancy of the city.
UJA-Federation of New York supports 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 caused by natural disasters, terrorism, violence and hatred
The chef José Andrés founded World Central Kitchen after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti with the belief that food can be an agent of change. Since then, it has served more than 15 million meals, expanded globally and developed into a group of chefs finding solutions to hunger and poverty. Today, it aims to empower people to help solve these issues, with a focus on health, education, jobs, and social enterprise.