NYU Startup Giving Tuesday Guide 2019

At the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute, we work with hundreds of startups every year. We are proud to partner with and mentor NYU founders who are making the world a better place for all of us.

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving, December 3rd, is #GivingTuesday. It has become an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the holiday season. This year, we thought we would help you navigate the sea of charities and non-profit orgs out there by introducing you to the amazing work some of these NYU-founded startups are doing. We hope it inspires you to support their work!

NYU-Founded Non-Profits

Below are some non-profit organizations started by NYU students, alumni, and community members. Consider giving to one of them this holiday season!

Photo of book by Charity:WaterCharity: Water

A non-profit bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries, serving over 8 million people worldwide. Founded by Scott Harrison (CAS '98).

crisis text line logoCrisis Text Line

Connects texters with Crisis Counselors, real-life human beings trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. All Crisis Counselors are volunteers. Founded by Nancy Lubin (Law '00).

Photo of crowdThe Diversity Org

The Diversity Org provides bias training to high schools and helps underserved low income students at under-resourced schools obtain an equal shot at success. Founded by Joshua Pierce (Tisch '18).

Photo of a poster in a meeting room with the Dress for Success logo.Dress For Success

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Founded by Nancy Lubin (Law '00).

Girl Trek participants, women of color happily going on a walk.GirlTrek

The largest public health nonprofit for African-American women and girls in the US. With nearly 100,000 neighborhood walkers, GirlTrek encourages women to use walking as a first step to inspire healthy living, families, and communities. Co-founded by T. Morgan Dixon (Wagner).

Photo of statue of libertyGovern For America

Govern for America supports diverse, passionate young people in pursuing state government, thereby making government more effective and responsive. Co-founded by Kyleigh Russ (Wagner '20).

Support future NYU female founders

NYU Female Founders Fellowship logoNYU Female Founders Fellowship

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute is kicking off a fundraising campaign for an ambitious new program to address the gender gap in entrepreneurship: the NYU Female Founders Fellowship. The program aims to provide loan alleviation grants as well as extensive training, mentorship and support to female NYU student entrepreneurs, thereby setting a new standard for gender equality in entrepreneurship at universities. Read more about the NYU Female Founders Fellowship.

We hope this small sample of NYU initiatives has inspired you to join us in giving this holiday season. For all your other holiday gift needs, check out our 2019 NYU Holiday Gift Guide!