CCS Welcomes Grantees of the 76th Annual Appeal

July 25, 2023

On July 10, the Columbia Community Service team and the leaders from this year's grantee organizations came together at The Forum on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus to connect with each other, discuss the critical work that local nonprofits do in the community, and celebrate these essential local programs.

In its 76th year, the Columbia Community Service Annual Appeal raised more than $300,000 from hundreds of Columbia, Barnard, and Teachers College faculty, staff, and retirees. Thanks to their generous support, CCS is awarding grants to 55 organizations in Harlem and Morningside Heights. Rooted in the local community, these organizations combat hunger, provide social services, support the arts, and fill educational gaps for youth in STEM, arts, and literacy. This year, CCS is especially thankful for a generous gift of $15,000 from the Leo Rosner Foundation.

The Columbia Community Service Grantee Reception is an annual tradition. This year representatives from more than 38 nonprofits were on hand as CCS recognized organizations that have been with the program for more than 20 years, including Advancing the Community of Tomorrow, Bloomingdale School of Music, Broadway Community, Cathedral Community Cares, Graham Windham, Harlem School of the Arts, Legal Outreach, and Rev. Linnette C. Williamson Memorial Park Association.

Congratulations to all our new and returning grantees! We are proud to invest in your programs and services that address critical needs throughout Harlem and Morningside Heights.

If you're interested in learning more about all of the CCS organizations that will benefit from donations to the 76th Annual Appeal, visit our grantee directory.