As the president of the Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation, I have overseen grants to more than 200 nonprofits. If you are in a giving mode but unsure how to follow through, I would like to recommend some especially worthy recipients for your funds. Most benefit our city (New York), which is our emphasis. All are well run and make a difference. These are my choices. I cannot speak for 13 family directors. Whatever interests you, google. They all have informative websites. Here goes in no particular order:
- Coalition for the Homelesshttp://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org. The outstanding organization to help the homeless in NYC. Strong advocacy, also strong programs -- finding shelter, feeding on the streets, school and summer camp for children. The number of homeless -- around 50,000 -- is at an all-time high.
We New Yorkers are a generous bunch. Mostly we know where we want to help. Some of us, however, are unsure of where to aim their dollars. The above organizations are worthy of your investigation.