Corporations and Foundations

We are able to deliver 61 million pounds of good food this year thanks to the generous support of hundreds of corporate and foundation funders.

Partnership with City Harvest is a great way to align your brand with our mission and make a difference in the fight against hunger in New York City. Over the years, our corporate partners have helped us raise millions of dollars and have had a profound impact on our work feeding hungry New Yorkers.

Our program is largely customizable and we are happy to work with you to design an action to support your goals.

Criteria for Partnership with City Harvest

  • Project is in alignment with City Harvest’s mission and goals.
  • A guaranteed financial commitment of at least $5,000 is necessary to secure cross-promotion by City Harvest.
  • Opportunity must be submitted at least 30 days before the program’s desired go-live date.
  • Better Business Bureau guidelines for cause-related marketing programs are always followed.

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

SPECIAL EVENT SPONSORSHIP

Sponsoring a City Harvest special event is a great visibility opportunity for your company. Our events offer a fun and unique way to entertain clients and showcase your partnership with City Harvest.

City Harvest holds three major fundraising events every year:

  • An Evening of Practical Magic gala in April: An elegant dinner and live auction attended by over 600 of NYC’s high profile individuals, influencers and celebrities. Serving as City Harvest’s biggest and most important fundraising event of the year, the 2015 gala broke records, raising $4.6 million.
  • BID in October: Our signature tasting event, attended by 1,000 affluent food lovers and featuring more than 50 of the city’s best restaurants in addition to exciting live and silent auctions. BID raised $1.5 million in 2017.
  • Summer in the City in June: Our summer cocktail party and culinary experience. In 2018 the event was attended by over 600 young, philanthropically-minded tastemakers.

Sponsorship opportunities begin at $5,000, and can include custom, single-branded activations for an incremental cost.

To learn more, please call or email Rebecca Fontes, Director of Business Partnerships, at [email protected] or 646.412.0641.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

If Sponsorship or Partnerships aren’t the right fit, we may have other opportunities that suit your goals and allow you to join us in the fight against hunger.

  • Virtual Food Drives: Raise money for City Harvest by running a customized online fundraiser for a seasonal giving campaign, a friendly in-office competition, or to support company events like volunteering days or “Casual Fridays.” Every dollar raised will help us rescue and deliver four pounds of good food!
  • Skip Lunch Fight Hunger: Engage your colleagues in the fight against hunger by participating in this annual May corporate fundraising campaign.
  • Workplace giving through United Way and matching gifts programs.
  • In-kind donations of products or services.

If you are interested in more information on these or other engagements, email [email protected] or call 646.412.0618.


These are some of the great partners who support our work through their generous support and enable us to feed our neighbors in need.

 
Supporting City Harvest's mission since 2000.
 
Supporting rescue and distribution of 600,000 pounds of food annually.
 
Supporting City Harvest's Kosher Initiative since 2013.
 
Supporting City Harvest's mission since 2012.
 
Supporting City Harvest's mission since 1984.