Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

Because of the heat advisory for this weekend issued by NYC Emergency Management and the Health Department, select programming that may pose a risk to our volunteers and clients has been cancelled. Projects with partners who provide critical services will take place, but we encourage our volunteers to follow safety tips including drinking plenty of water and staying inside/out of the sun when possible. Please check your email for information on the status of specific projects. Thank you!

Planned Giving

A bequest to New York Cares will support our work for years to come and honor your legacy, while also providing potential tax advantages. To set up a bequest (a few options are listed below), please consult your attorney and/or financial planner. You may need to provide New York Cares' tax ID number, which is 13-3444193.

  • Cash bequest: Designate a specific dollar amount for New York Cares in your will.
  • Property bequest: Donate specific property, for example securities or real estate, or the proceeds thereof, to New York Cares.
  • Residuary estate bequest: Direct whatever is remaining in your estate (or a percentage thereof) to New York Cares once all other bequests, taxes, and expenses have been paid.
  • Retirement asset bequest: Designate New York Cares as a beneficiary of your IRA, tax-sheltered annuity, qualified pension, profit-sharing plan, or other retirement asset.
  • Insurance policies: Designate New York Cares as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy.
  • Contingent bequest: List New York Cares as the beneficiary of your estate in the unlikely event of the death of all other beneficiaries.

Here is some sample language for a cash or residuary estate bequest that may be helpful in including New York Cares in your will (but again, please consult your own attorney):

"I give, devise and bequeath the sum of $___________ (or [____% of] my residuary estate) to New York Cares (Tax ID number 13-3444193) to be used in support of its general charitable purposes."