We support programs that benefit NYC and the neediest New Yorkers.

Gotham Gives leverages its commitments to create lasting change.


Gotham Gives invests in initiatives that reflect the rich diversity of New York City and improve systemic equity by creating social, educational, and cultural opportunities for all New Yorkers.


Gotham Gives empowers and inspires New Yorkers.

Our Areas of Focus

Gotham Gives has an ambitious mandate to improve the lives of New Yorkers. This broad vision gives us the flexibility to assess a range of promising opportunities. We believe that systemic change is often required to make significant progress, and we are primarily interested in programs that can be scaled up. Achieving this kind of impact requires partners, and we collaborate with other organizations and philanthropists to further our charitable objectives.

Underlying all of our programming is an urgency to advance gender and racial equity.

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Empowering our Communities

Human capital is one of New York City’s greatest resources yet many people struggle to achieve their full potential, including those living in the communities of New York City’s vast Housing Authority. Gotham Gives supports organizations that build avenues to professional fulfillment for people who don’t have the resources, training, or connections to access opportunities. We also invest in programs that ensure students have the mental health resources they need to address the challenges of today’s complicated world. Our investments help create an engine that can power New York. Read More.

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Investing in Knowledge

New York City has a vibrant technology sector that relies on employees skilled in computer science to meet its growing needs. There are over 1.1 million NYC students and many are eager for to learn computer science and understand computational thinking. Computer science teaches collaboration, iteration, and problem-solving as well as coding, and creates opportunities for academic and vocational success. Gotham Gives is committed to creating a pipeline of trained teachers who can offer every student in New York City high-quality computer science, with a focus on girls and black and Latinx students. Read More.

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Expanding Cultural Opportunities

Gotham Gives is interested in a holistic approach to improving the lives of New Yorkers that includes expanding access to our cultural institutions and including topics and artists from all communities. The arts inspire creativity and provide emotional relief and psychological support. By helping us understand and interact with each other, they also promote social equity. Cultural institutions, especially those that integrate outdoor space, play an important role in creating healthier and more productive citizens. Read More.