Building Relationships Throughout West Harlem, Providing Programs & Services to the Community

Starting in 2015, WHDC narrowed its focus areas from eight to three. These areas included Education, Workforce & Economic Development, and Affordable Housing.  WHDC continues to provide value to the West Harlem MCD9 community by addressing the persistent needs of its residents. WHDC continues to identify and provide the vital support services to the community through grant-making that utilize request for proposals from community organization to create a system of collective impact.

Our Programs


Workforce Development

WHDC Manages the West Harlem Skills Training Center and provides grants and funding to 501(c)(3) nonprofits for training and employment opportunities.

Education Programs

WHDC provides grants and funding to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to improve academic outcomes for children in early childhood, pre-school, primary, middle and high school; to at least double the percentage of students who attend college from 20 percent to 40 percent; and to improve outcomes for adults in education, training and vocational programs.

Affordable Housing

WHDC funds 501(c)(3) nonprofits to preserve, rehabilitate and create sustainable affordable income housing to help continue a successful urban environment.