The 112th annual campaign of The New York Times Communities Fund

The 2023-24 campaign has closed, and our 113th annual appeal begins in the fall of 2024.
Donations received from February 1, 2024 onward will support the 2024-25 campaign.

Formerly known as The Neediest Cases Fund, The New York Times Communities Fund supports local, national and global nonprofits that help people improve their circumstances and lead enriching lives. Thanks to The Times’s generous readers, the fund has raised more than $330 million since it was established in 1911. We collaborate with Focusing Philanthropy to maximize impact. All donations go to nonprofits that provide assistance to people and communities facing hardship.

Partner Organizations

For our 2023-24 campaign, the fund is working with the following 10 nonprofits to provide direct support.


Frequently Asked Questions

Click on any of the FAQs in the list below to view the answer.

Yes, your donation is tax deductible in the United States. You will receive an acknowledgement receipt via email immediately after you submit your donation.

The New York Times Communities Fund (formerly 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. Federal Identification Number: 13-6066063. A copy of The Communities 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.

Due to the overwhelming response from donors, we are only able to accept donations via credit card, Apple Pay, Google Pay, or ACH transfer on this site. Donors interested in giving via check, wire, Donor Advised Fund, or IRA contribution can make a pledge using the “Donate” link above and select “check/wire/DAF/stock” for the payment method to receive contribution instructions.

Checks can be made payable to The New York Times Communities Fund and mailed to The New York Times Communities Fund, P.O. Box 5193, New York, N.Y. 10087.

This charge will appear on your credit card statement as: “NYTCommunitiesFund.org”.

Donations received on or before January 31, 2024 will be counted in the 112th edition of The Communities Fund and distributed to beneficiary organizations in 2024. Donations received after January 31, 2024 and before the launch of next year’s campaign (fall 2024) will be counted in the 113th edition of The Fund and distributed to beneficiary organizations in 2025.

There is a $10 minimum for credit card donations.

Please download and use this fillable pdf (see tribute instructions here) that you can email as an attachment or print to give to a friend or loved one. Due to the volume of transactions being processed, we are unable to send acknowledgements directly to honorees.

We do not have an internal way to process such a request. We suggest you contact your friend or loved one prior to making a donation and return to our site to process the gift after you have determined their wishes. 

In 2023, The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund updated its name to The New York Times Communities Fund as part of an effort to reflect a more modern philanthropic approach. The mission of The Fund remains unchanged. 

After making your donation, you will receive a formal tax acknowledgement that you can share with your employer with hopes they will make a matching contribution through this site. We do not otherwise have the ability to provide additional support for verifying matching donations.

The New York Times Company covers all credit card and processing fees for this initiative, so 100% of your donation will support the causes outlined above.

Please check your spam and junk folders. The tax receipt is auto-generated and emailed to you with the subject line “NYT Communities Fund Donation Receipt.” If you are still unable to locate it, please contact us.

At this time, we are unable to automatically generate recurring donations for this initiative.

Please direct all media inquiries to our contact form.