Programs & Services

WHDC’s priority is to support West Harlem-based community projects by deploying funds contributed by Columbia University pursuant to the CBA through its Grant-Making Program and other activities. WHDC’s strategy is to address the needs of the West Harlem community through collaborations and capacity enhancements of community-based organizations and institutions. Selected projects of organizations must be located in or provide services to the West Harlem community as defined by New York City, Manhattan Community District 9 (MCD9).

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.