Twice per year, the West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) facilitates awarding access to Columbia University (CU) facilities, services, and amenities to the local Manhattan Community District 9 (West Harlem) community. WHDC has identified certain existing and future CU resources which it believes will enhance the needs of the West Harlem community. Local non-profit groups apply for space to host their events on Columbia’s campus once per semester, and requests are granted based on availability.

WHDC is proud to announce the West Harlem non-profit awardees for in-kind space January – June 2019 (not exhaustive):

Centro Civico Cultural dominicano

Dances For A Variable Population

Hamilton Grange Middle School


NY Women Chamber of Commerce

The Harlem Chamber Players

Upper Manhattan Collaborative for Justice

If your organization would like to apply for CU In-Kind space, the second application for July – December 2019 is no longer available. The application deadline was Monday, May 6, 2019.

Criteria for consideration:

Please know that your public school or nonprofit organization must be physically within the catchment area. The boundaries of West Harlem – MCD9 are defined as:

South to North

110th Street · 155th Street

East to West

Manhattan · Morningside · St. Nicholas · Bradhurst · Edgecombe Avenues · the Hudson River

Should you have further inquiries, please contact Ariel Quiñones, WHDC Program Manager at 646.476.3394.