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CFC Supporters | Other Partnerships and Organizations

Children for Children is sustained by its friends - individuals, families, funds, foundations and corporations who support its mission to endow the next generation with a sense of responsibility for others and encourage them to participate in the greater community.

Many of CFC’s friends have children who participate in CFC Programs and want to contribute something more. Some are relatives or friends who wish to commemorate a child's milestone event or accomplishment; some want to support NYC schools, but would not know where to begin on their own. Others are eager to support the CFC mission.


Special Thanks to CFC Programs and Operations Supporters, including:

The Hecksher Foundation for Children
Bernard and Anne Spitzer Foundation
Toys “R” Us Fund, Inc.
The News Corporation Foundation
Judith P. Sultzberger 2003 Charitable Lead Trust
The Malcom Hewitt Wiener Foundation
MONY Foundation
The New York Community Trust
The New York Mercantile Exchange Charitable Foundation
Gary Silberberg and Veronica Ho/Perry Capital
The Perkin Fund
The Charles H. Revson Foundation
Citigroup, Inc.
MasterCard International
Alcoa Foundation
Trio Foundation
SDS Capital Group
Microsoft Corporation
Fidelity Investments
Open @ American Express
Lehman Brothers
The Pumpkin Foundation
Bloomberg, LLP
The News Corporation
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP
Fleet Bank
Global Strategy Group
GreenPoint Bank
CIBC World Market Corporation
Our friends at the FJC
Jeffrey and Nancy Halis
Geoffrey Judge and Mary Ann Casati
Dan Cohen and Leah Keith
Margi and Kevin Arquit
Amy and Roger Faxon
John and Carol Santoleri
George and Lori Hall
Debra and Leon Black
Digitas Inc.
The Katzin Foundation
Mark Neuhaus
A. Schectman
Siegel & Gale
Renegade Marketing
Laura Baudo and The Tomorrow Foundation
The Atlantic Philanthropies
All of Children for Children’s Annual Fund Contributors

Children for Children is particularly grateful for its AmeriCorps*VISTA members, made possible by The Corporation for National & Community Service

Other Partnerships and Organizations

A-H | I-P | Q-Z

CFC is grateful for the wide variety of organizations and groups we work with cooperatively and as partners to expand the reach and effectiveness of our programs and initiatives, as well as to increase the visibility, availability and effectiveness of the youth service sector.

CDC Foundation

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do more, faster by forging effective partnerships between CDC and individuals, foundations and corporations to fight threats to health and safety.

Children’s Hope

Children’s Hope Foundation, a volunteer-driven organization, improves the quality of life for children, youth and their families affected by HIV and AIDS by meeting their social and medical needs. Working in partnership with medical facilities and community-based organizations in the New York area, Children’s Hope responds with innovative and practical solutions to the unmet needs of the communities hardest hit by AIDS.

Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) is a not-for-profit institution, founded in 1973, to engage children and families in a partnership of learning through interactive exhibits and educational programs. CMOM inspires children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through the arts, literacy, media & communications, science & the environment and early childhood education.

Citizens for NYC

Citizens for NYC's mission is to stimulate and support self-help and civic action to improve the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods.


City Year New York

An Action Tank for national service, City Year New York seeks to demonstrate, improve and promote the concept of national service as a means for building a stronger democracy. An “action tank” is both a program and a 'think tank' - constantly combining theory and practice to advance new policy ideas, make programmatic breakthroughs, and bring about major changes in society.

Common Cents

Common Cents® New York is dedicated to advancing social justice and equal opportunity by emboldening a generation of young people to become community activists and good citizens during their youth.


Many schoolchildren from low-income communities do not have the books, art supplies, science equipment, or other materials that they need to learn.  Public school teachers use DonorsChoose to propose resources for their students.  Concerned individuals can then select a proposal to fund.


DOROT’s mission is to enhance the lives of Jewish and other elderly in the Greater New York City Metropolitan area through a dynamic partnership of volunteers, professionals, and elders; to foster mutually beneficial interaction between the generations; and to provide education, guidance and leadership in developing volunteer-based programs for the elderly nationally and internationally.


Fresh Youth Initiatives

The mission of FYI is to support and encourage the efforts of young people in Washington Heights to design and carry out community service projects, develop leadership skills and fulfill their maximum potential.


FUTURECORPS engages the youth of Queens, Nassau and Suffolk in creating and implementing projects that will improve the lives of everyone in their communities. FUTURECORPS was launched on September 15, 1999, and began its fifth year with the 2003-2004 school year. Spearheaded by Newsday, FUTURECORPS is the largest student public service project ever undertaken in the region. To date, 335,000 students have participated and made a difference where they live.

Give Kids Good Schools

GIVE KIDS GOOD SCHOOLS is a national campaign to guarantee a quality public education for every child in the nation. Through national activities and online resources, the campaign seeks to provide Americans with the information and tools they need to take action in their communities and improve their public schools.

Homes for the Homeless

Homes for the Homeless is dedicated to reducing homelessness and poverty by providing families with the education and training that will enable them to build independent lives.


Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.)

Kids In Distressed Situations, Inc. is a national charity of leading retailers, manufacturers, and licensors of children’s products, in partnership with major foundations, committed to helping children in need. K.I.D.S. encourages and facilitates donations of new apparel, shoes, toys, juvenile products, and other items that benefit children who are ill, living in poverty, or the victims of natural disasters.

Materials for the Arts

MFTA collects and redistributes donated materials to NYC nonprofit arts groups and public schools.

Mayor’s Volunteer Center

The Mayor's Volunteer Center of New York City (formerly known as the Mayor's Volunteer Action Center) brings together individuals, corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations in order to connect people and facilitate meaningful volunteer opportunities that significantly improve the quality of life in New York City. 

New Alternatives for Children

New Alternatives for Children (NAC) is a not-for-profit health and social services agency whose exclusive mission is to serve children with medical disabilities and/or chronic illnesses and their families.

New York Cares

New York Cares’ mission is to unite and enable caring New Yorkers to help people in need and improve our city through volunteer service and creative giving.


Donate to Children for Children online at! allows donors to give easily and safely to New York charities they care about. Charities listed on this site are part of the New York City Metropolitan Statistical Area database.

New York Restoration Project

New York Restoration Project (NYRP) carries out founder Bette Midler’s dream of a cleaner, more beautiful New York. NYRP restores, develops and revitalizes underserved parks, community gardens and open space in New York City.

The New York Society Library and CFC’s Project Cicero® Partners
Project Cicero is a New York City partnership of several organizations, including The New York Society Library, Children for Children, Teach For America New York, New York City Teaching Fellows, HELP USA, Choice Courier Systems, Inc. and Building Maintenance Service LLC in association with New York independent, public and parochial schools. The primary goal of Project Cicero is to supplement or create classroom libraries for children in under-resourced New York City public schools through an annual citywide book drive. Secondarily, Project Cicero seeks to get books into homeless shelters, juvenile detention facilities, community centers, pediatric hospital units and wherever else there is a need.

Partnership for After School Education (PASE)

The Partnership for After School Education (PASE) has over 1,500 community-based member organizations that improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of under-served children and youth in New York City through creative after school programming.


The Possibilities Factory

The Possibilities Factory, a non-profit organization, aims to empower youth, ages eight to 16, by coaching them through the process of improving their communities by way of community service camps and highlighting their work on TV.

Project Sunshine

Project Sunshine is a non-denominational, not-for-profit organization, which provides numerous free programs and services to children with cancer, AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. Project Sunshine also has programs that help families cope with the illness of a child.


Soaringwords’ mission is to help millions of ill children and families heal, supported by millions of caring people who visit the Resource Center ( and participate in in-person visits. Soaringwords’ activities inspire ill children to “never give up.”

The After-School Corporation (TASC)

TASC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making quality after-school programs universally available and publicly funded in New York City, New York State and across the nation.

The Big Help (Nickelodeon)

The Big Help is’s site dedicated to inspiring youth to help others and the planet, providing links and ideas for youth service.


United Way of New York City

The United Way of New York City builds a stronger New York City by mobilizing communities to create solutions that improve people’s lives.  The United Way targets the most critical problems and drives collaborations that produce meaningful results.

Watering Can Press

Watering Can® is committed to creating and distributing books and other products that nurture and inspire children as they grow into their roles as healthy, kind, confident and giving world citizens. The Giving Book provides an exciting, interactive experience where children can understand more about the power of giving and philanthropy and create a scrapbook of their dreams and wishes for other people and the world around them. The Hero Book is a fun, engaging book that invites children to think about the qualities that make people admirable and takes them on a journey to find positive role models and discover the hero inside themselves. The site provides free Teacher's Guides for classrooms seeking to use these books in lesson plans and free group guides called "Parties with Purpose" for adults planning fun events around themes like giving, community and role models.

Youth In Philanthropy

Youth Serve America (YSA)

Youth Serve America (YSA) is a resource center that partners with thousands of organizations committed to increasing the quality and quantity of volunteer opportunities for young people in America, ages five to 25, to serve locally, nationally and globally.

Founded in 1986, YSA's mission is to strengthen the effectiveness, sustainability, and scale of the youth service and service-learning fields. A strong youth service movement will create healthy communities and foster citizenship, knowledge, and the personal development of young people. YSA envisions a powerful network of organizations committed to making service and service-learning the common expectation and common experience of all young people in America.


Youth Venture

Youth Venture is a national non-profit organization that empowers young people, ages 12 to 20, by providing them with all the tools necessary to create civic-minded organizations, clubs or businesses. Youth Venture provides access to a variety of resources including: a national network of like-minded young people, media opportunities and up to $1,000 in seed capital needed to launch their organizations. Youth Venture believes that youth inherently have the creativity and determination to create genuine change within their communities.

ZOOM into Action

Channel Thirteen/WNET's ZOOM into Action website features volunteer opportunities for children, as well as highlighting children who already volunteer. Use their website to find a volunteer opportunity for a child and then tell ZOOM all about it for a chance to be featured on their weekly segment.


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"With your continued support and involvement, I know that KIPP will be able to increase the number of students we educate and the number of high quality programs we offer those students!"

David Levin, Director of the Knowledge Is Power Program, KIPP Academy, Bronx

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"The Children for Children grant enabled us to create effective teaching environments and an effective inquiry-based science program. So often in the past, our science teachers thought 'if I only had this instrument or kit my students could truly g.html this concept.' This Grant made it possible. And now CFC is funding an exciting new service learning school project, so our students can grow more involved in the community."

Marc Waxman, Co-Director, Future Leaders Institute

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"Your gift of computers will aid our mission to provide academic and technological experience that will usher our children into the twenty-first century!"

The Reverend Charles Eastman, founder of the Mount Pleasant Christian Academy, Upper West Side of Manhattan and Harlem

"Kids for Community, what a great resource...I passed on all the information to the head of Community Service for [my daughter's school]."

Lisa Greenblatt, parent

"Another exciting benefit of working with CFC is that all year long people have been coming to us through recommendations from your organization. We now have a partnership with .[a school] through a connection made from CFC. Several individuals have done independent book drives and given us some really great reading materials."

Daniel Brewer, Children's Storefront