BUILDING CLOSURE: The Manhattan Youth and Bronx Youth Centers and housing sites will be closed on early Fri., 05/24/24, at 3pm and closed on Mon., 5/27. Our RHY drop-in center will be closed on Sat., 05/25/24.

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The generosity of donors like you ensures that The Door can provide thousands New York City youth with the comprehensive services they need to meet current challenges and reach their potential.

Ways to Give

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While you’re here, please consider donating online to start making an impact today!

You might also choose to become a recurring monthly donor at a level that works for your budget. A monthly donation of any amount will help bolster The Door’s daily programming, allowing us to address the immediate and ever-changing needs of young New Yorkers.

Contributions to The Door – A Center of Alternatives, Inc. are wholly tax-deductible: EIN tax ID # 13-6127348.

For questions please contact Barbara Clapp at bclapp@door.org or (212) 453-0269. 

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Donations via check are also welcome. To donate via check please make payable to “The Door” and mail to:

The Door
Attn: Development Office
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New York, NY 10013

Foundation & Corporate Support

Involve your foundation or company through sponsorship, grantmaking, pro bono services, or volunteering.

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Planned Giving

A planned gift to The Door helps to ensure the future of the vital services we provide. There are several ways to make a planned gift.

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Stock & Wire Transfers

Donating appreciated securities—such as stocks or mutual funds—is a tax-smart approach to show your support for our work.

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Non-Monetary (In-Kind) Gifts

In-kind donations help ensure that young people can enjoy useful and impactful products—items they may not normally have access to—while also giving The Door flexibility to free up resources.

If you have a non-monetary gift you would like to make to The Door, such as products, clothing, or household goods, please contact Riva Tan at rtan@door.org or (646)-809-0484.

Clothing DonationsHygiene ItemsBaby SuppliesFood and PantrySupportive Housing SuppliesArts and Activity Items

Why Donate?

Your donations make our programming stronger and more accessible to thousands New York City youth. In a recent interview for a short documentary film, Assistant Director of Youth Leadership & Engagement Justine Kahn described the uniqueness of The Door's holistic programming model and the comprehensive free services we offer to NYC young people:

"We call it a 'one-stop shop for young people.' You have access to services ranging from housing and shelter placement to food to a dance studio to an arts studio, career and education services, health services—and beyond."

Recent Partnership Initiatives & Events

Below are just a few examples of some recent partnership projects and how our partners are making wonderful things happen at The Door. 

As part of an ongoing partnership with Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and Blue Hill Restaurant, our culinary interns have been able to visit the Stone Barns Farm, tour the kitchen, and participate in food demonstrations.

As part of an ongoing partnership with Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and Blue Hill Restaurant, our culinary interns have been able to visit the Stone Barns Farm, tour the kitchen, and participate in food demonstrations.

Reservoir Media Speaker Series & Mentoring Partnership Over eight months during Fall 2023 and Winter 2024, Door youth musicians have had the opportunity to engage in conversations with every single department at Reservoir and get to learn about the music industry.

Reservoir Media Speaker Series & Mentoring Partnership

Over eight months during Fall 2023 and Winter 2024, Door youth musicians have had the opportunity to engage in conversations with every single department at Reservoir and get to learn about the music industry.

“Better for You” Cooking Demo In March 2023 our Culinary team partnered with Stop & Shop for our “Better for You" cooking demo event in honor of National Nutrition Month.

“Better for You” Cooking Demo

In March 2023 our Culinary team partnered with Stop & Shop for our “Better for You" cooking demo event in honor of National Nutrition Month.

Unaccompanied—Kate Capshaw Art Exhibit Unaccompanied, a painting series by artist Kate Capshaw dedicated to raise awareness for young people experiencing homelessness, began as a project in late 2016 and in collaboration with community youth centers like The Door in eight cities across the United States. Door alum Isaiah Babb was among the  young people who sat for Capshaw to have their portraits painted. In February 2023, the Unaccompanied portraits were featured in Capshaw’s debut show at The Bo Bartlett Center in Columbus, Georgia. In October, the series made its New York City debut, appearing in exhibits at Henry Street Settlement and at The Art Show annual event at Park Avenue Armory.

Unaccompanied—Kate Capshaw Art Exhibit

Unaccompanied, a painting series by artist Kate Capshaw dedicated to raise awareness for young people experiencing homelessness, began as a project in late 2016 and in collaboration with community youth centers like The Door in eight cities across the United States. Door alum Isaiah Babb was among the young people who sat for Capshaw to have their portraits painted. In February 2023, the Unaccompanied portraits were featured in Capshaw’s debut show at The Bo Bartlett Center in Columbus, Georgia. In October, the series made its New York City debut, appearing in exhibits at Henry Street Settlement and at The Art Show annual event at Park Avenue Armory.

NYC Commissioner Site Visit NYC Councilmember Erik Bottcher and NYC DYCD Commissioner Keith Howard visited The Door to raise awareness for the annual Youth Count, a survey that advocates for more city funding for all RHY programming services.

NYC Commissioner Site Visit

NYC Councilmember Erik Bottcher and NYC DYCD Commissioner Keith Howard visited The Door to raise awareness for the annual Youth Count, a survey that advocates for more city funding for all RHY programming services.

Day of Kindness: Pop-Up Barbershop Former Door member and musician Hollywood Anderson partnered with GoFundMe and Up Worthy to host a pop-up party and barbershop at The Door.

Day of Kindness: Pop-Up Barbershop

Former Door member and musician Hollywood Anderson partnered with GoFundMe and Up Worthy to host a pop-up party and barbershop at The Door.

French Connection Holiday Donation Our friends at French Connection volunteered to pack over 100 gift bags for the annual Door Holiday Party for Door members.

French Connection Holiday Donation

Our friends at French Connection volunteered to pack over 100 gift bags for the annual Door Holiday Party for Door members.

Team enDOORphins - NYC Marathon The Door is proud to be named an official charity partner of the New York City Marathon in 2023 and 2024. Team members have raised over $25,000 on behalf of The Door.

Team enDOORphins - NYC Marathon

The Door is proud to be named an official charity partner of the New York City Marathon in 2023 and 2024. Team members have raised over $25,000 on behalf of The Door.

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Our Partners, What They Support & Why

The Door is incredibly grateful for the generosity of our supporters. None of our work would be possible without their help. The Door receives contributions from hundreds of wonderful individuals, foundations, corporations, and government funders. Below are a few profiles of some of our dedicated partners.

Old Navy
Bombas
French Connection
Hope Schroy
Serge Efap
Tiger Foundation
Trinity Church Wall Street Philanthropies
Manhattan Theatre Club

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