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CLOSED – 2019 WHDC Community Benefits Grant Awards

March 26, 2019

West Harlem Development Corporation announces the release of the 2019 Community Benefits grant application to fund programs in the areas of:

  • Education & Youth Development
  • Affordable Housing
  • Workforce and Economic Development
  • Community Facilities (including Arts and Culture, Environment, Transportation, and Historic Preservation)

Applicants may apply for a one-year general support grant ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. Support funds are designed to enable a non-profit organization to enhance its capacity and/or direct program activities between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Applications are due on Friday, May 3, 2019 5p EST and funding announcements will be made by June 28, 2019.

Application Release: Tuesday, March 26th

The deadline to submit application & supporting documents has passed.

Notification of Awards: Friday, June 28th

Please review WHDC Grant Making Procedures before applying.

To begin an application, go directly to WHDC grants application portal.

If you have any questions or a need technical assistance navigating the portal, submit them via email to

West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) is a New York City-based nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization incorporated in 2011 whose mission is to promote increased economic opportunities and quality of life to sustain a vibrant West Harlem. WHDC’s core program areas are education, workforce and economic development, and affordable housing. With its slogan “solutions through collaborations”, WHDC partially achieves its mission through grantmaking to nonprofit organizations to provide services that benefit the residents of New York City’s Manhattan Community District 9 (MCD9), more commonly referred to as West Harlem. The boundaries of MCD9 are defined as: South to North from 110th Street to 155th Street; East to West from Manhattan, Morningside, St. Nicholas, Bradhurst, Edgecombe Avenues to the Hudson River.