2021-22 Annual Campaign

The 110th annual campaign of The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund kicks off in September 2021 and runs through the end of the year. 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 nine partner organizations. The New York Times Company underwrites all administrative costs incurred by The Fund.

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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 $320 million since its inception.

For over a century, The Fund has provided 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 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 in Our 110th Annual Campaign

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. 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, founded in 1917, and is a federation of around 90 charitable agencies in the New York area that serves up to 400,000 people every year. The organization's resettlement team is currently helping Afghan refugees and their families make New York their home. 

Children’s Aid 

Children’s Aid was founded in 1853, and is focused on ensuring that there are no boundaries to young people’s aspirations. The agency achieves this by ensuring children and youth have the things they need to grow up strong and healthy. Money raised through The Neediest Cases Fund provides children with educational resources, social-emotional support, necessities and more, all with the goal to help them live happy, healthy and productive 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.

First Book 

First Book believes that education is the best path out of poverty for children in need. It aims to remove barriers to quality education for all children by making new, high-quality books and basic needs more affordable to its 500,000-educator network, especially when schools went to remote learning. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 200 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children in the United States and Canada.

International Rescue Committee 

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee has a mission to help people affected by conflict and disaster. Its teams restore health, safety and economic well-being to refugees and displaced people in more than 40 countries and in over 20 cities across the United States. Most recently, its resettlement teams have provided services to hundreds of Afghans in California, Virginia, Maryland, Texas and Washington.

UJA-Federation of New York 

UJA-Federation of New York supports a network of hundreds of nonprofits that serve New Yorkers of all backgrounds and Jewish communities worldwide. With its partners, UJA helps people who are facing poverty and food insecurity, and mobilizes the community to respond in times of crisis. In addition, this year UJA will be supporting Afghan evacuees who need resettlement assistance.

World Central Kitchen 

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 36 million meals in the United States and developed into a group of chefs finding solutions to hunger and poverty around the world. In addition to providing food to those impacted by natural disasters, World Central Kitchen is delivering meals to Afghan refugees arriving in the States and abroad.


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