New York Times Neediest Cases

2016/17 Results

Through our storytelling and the generosity of our global community, The New York Times 2016-2017 Neediest Cases Fund campaign raised contributions totaling $6,177,624.52. Eight charities benefitted directly from these donations.

In our first year of collaborating with GoFundMe, the Fund received donations from all 50 states and from 15 countries. Our goal for the 2017-2018 campaign is to raise $7 million. You can donate before the official start date, and 100 percent of your contributions will go to support the eight organizations.

To read past articles, visit The Neediest Cases Fund page .

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 $294 million since its inception.

In its 106th year, the Fund has provided direct assistance to those who are facing tough times in New York and beyond. We’re excited about this year’s campaign, which officially begins on Oct. 15, 2017, and will run through Jan. 12, 2018.

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 eight 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.

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens started in 1899 with a concentration on child welfare, serving families in need, particularly those in immigrant communities. While the organization continues to assist immigrants, it has expanded its mission to include, among other things, aiding those with mental illness and housing homeless people. Money raised through the Neediest Cases Fund goes largely to emergency relief services, especially housing assistance.

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.


FPWA is an antipoverty policy and advocacy organization committed to economic opportunity and upward mobility for low-income communities. A prominent New York presence for nearly 100 years, FPWA has long served New York City’s social service system, providing support grants to help low-income groups meet basic needs while advocating for fair public policies on behalf of people in need and the agencies that serve them. FPWA’s member network of 170 human service and faith-based organizations reaches some 1.5 million people in New York’s underserved communities each year.

International Rescue Committee

Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the International Rescue Committee’s mission is to restore health, safety, education and economic well-being to people affected by conflict and disaster. It works in 29 cities across the United States and in more than 40 countries. In 2016, more than 23 million people around the world benefited from the efforts of the committee and its partners.

UJA-Federation of New York

UJA-Federation of New York was founded in 1917, and for 100 years has responded during major events: helping to settle immigrants, rebuilding Jewish life after the Holocaust, supporting Israel, rescuing and resettling Soviet Jews and helping New York City recover after both Hurricane Sandy and the terrorist attacks of 9/11. UJA supports a global network of more than 80 core partners and hundreds of other nonprofits that serve New Yorkers of all backgrounds, and Jewish communities worldwide every day.

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