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The work of the African American Planning Commission relies largely on the generosity of individuals like YOU. We welcome financial and in-kind contributions to support our on-going efforts to address homelessness, develop affordable housing, create economic independence and assist families in need. 

AAPC receives some government funding for new supportive housing development; however, we rely entirely on individuals like YOU, on foundations, and on corporations to help fund program implementation and ongoing operational support. We ask for your generous financial support to help strengthen and sustain our efforts well into the future.

Contributions to the African American Planning Commission, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible for computing income and estate taxes.

On behalf of those who rely upon our services, we thank you for your support and generosity.


Donation by Credit Card

Credit Card

It’s easy, quick and safe to support the programs of the African American Planning Commission through our Web site. You can designate your gift for use by a particular program or development project.  Use our secure server to make an online Credit Card donation. Our secure credit card server is powered by Guidestar and setup by Network for Good. All personal and credit card information are protected and kept private. Click here to view our Privacy Policy.

Donate Through The PayPal Giving Fund

It’s easy, quick and safe to support the work of the African American Planning Commission through the PayPal Giving Fund. You can choose to make a donation to the African American Planning Commission in any amount you wish. Simply click this link PayPal Giving Fund or click our PayPal “Donate” button, above. You will be directed to our PayPal Giving Fund donation page where you can donate to our causes in any amount you wish. No amount is too small and all donations are greatly appreciated! You will receive a receipt for tax-deduction purposes. Thank You!


Donation by Mail


Thank you for your interest in supporting the work of the African American Planning Commission. We take seriously our responsibility to contributors, to those counting on our help to be wise stewards of funds entrusted to us. Please know that each gift made helps a family in need of transitional shelter, permanent and affordable housing, job training services and placement, helps pay for the costs of running our programs, maintaining our facilities and providing safety for those who seek it. Every donation counts nothing is too small, and nothing goes unappreciated.

Click here to view, print and complete our Donation By Mail Form. You will need the free Acrobat Reader to view this document, if you do not already have it. Be sure to enclose your check and please; never, send cash or currency through the mail.


Matching Gifts


Ever wish you could make your gift dollars go further? You can–through your company’s matching gift program. Thousands of companies, small and large, have Matching Gift programs which double or even triple individual, tax-deductible contributions made by their employees. Your employer may be one of them!

The process is simple: ask if your company has a Matching Gift program. If so, obtain a matching gift form from your personnel office, HR department, or matching gift coordinator. Fill it out completely and send it along with your contribution to:

African American Planning Commission, Inc.
Attn: Matching Gift Program
P.O. Box 330-707
Brooklyn, New York 11233

We will notify you when your company matches your gift. It’s as easy as that! Your gift and your company’s matching contribution will help the African American Planning Commission reach its goal of creating affordable housing, and job training programs. You can help make a difference — one house, one person, one family at a time!


Shop and Support AAPCI

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to the African American Planning Commission. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. The more you shop through AmazonSmile, the more you help the African American Planning Commission raise funds to meet its goal to combat homelessness, prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, develop affordable housing, end domestic violence, and engage our youth. Bookmark this link and support the African American Planning Commission each time you shop.


Foundation Support

AAPC relies on the generous support of foundations to support its operations and programs.

Whether you are interested in making a challenge grant, funding a portion of AAPC’s program or want to support the general operating expenses of our organization, AAPC’s Development Department stands ready to discuss the many opportunities available. Please contact Matthew Okebiyi, CEO, for more information, at (718) 218-8216 or via email at


Corporate Support

The African American Planning Commission’s web site is one of the top most visited non-profit web sites, reaching over 50,000 views weekly. Corporate supporters reach this highly educated, affluent, well-traveled and culturally discriminating audience while supporting the organization’s excellent programs. Our corporate supporters are members of the Metropolitan area business community who recognize, understand the impact, and celebrate the importance work of AAPC’s programs, target population and web site visitors: intelligent, active and passionate about philanthropy and New York! You help us to continue AAPC’s decade-long tradition of excellent programming and community service that benefit all New Yorkers.

Learn more about Corporate Underwriting


Corporate Donors

The African American Planning Commission’s web site is one of urban America’s most visited non-profit web sites, reaching over 50,000 views weekly. You will find a list of companies that are doing their part in keeping our organization alive and our community vibrant. Please take a few minutes to visit their web sites and patronize them. Without their support, we would not be able to provide excellent programs to our most vulnerable population.

Learn more about our Corporate Donors


Our Wish List


If there ever was the proverbial genie in the bottle, click here to see some of the modest things we would wish for. Who knows… You may just have some of these items sitting around in your attic and don’t know what to do with them. Donate them to AAPC. If they are in good condition, they may be a tax write-off. Hey, you never know.

Click here to see Our Wish List.


Individual Donors

Each month, there are considerable costs associated with running a non-profit organization. Some of our expenses include: supportive services, running our programs, Website Bandwidth, Web Hosting, Streaming services, Maintenance, Power, Software fees, providing safety for those who seek it, and much more. If you have become a fan of this organization, please consider becoming a supporter. Without your generosity, we would not be around today to serve the most vulnerable population who depend upon our services. Every donation counts – nothing is too small, and nothing goes unappreciated.

Learn more about becoming an Individual Donor.


Other Ways to Donate


Have you ever wanted to get involved in charitable work, but were not quite sure how to go about doing it? Have you ever thought of volunteering some of your time to help nurture a child, or help him/her with their home work? Maybe you don’t have the time, but you would like to help in some way. Check out some of the suggestions we have listed in this section.

Click here to see a list of Other Ways To Get Involved with the work of the African American Planning Commission.


Tax Benefits

There are tax benefits afforded to individuals and corporations who make sizeable donations to nonprofit organizations such as ours. The African American Planning Commission is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 100% of all Net proceeds are reinvested back into the communities we serve to further our mission. You will receive a receipt for the donation you make to our organization.

Please check with your tax advisor or accountant, as AAPC is not in a position to provide tax advice.


Our Sponsors

Program services are made possible, in part, by the contributions of private, public and anonymous donors like you.

Click here to see a list of our Major Sponsors.

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Hotline Phone Numbers

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
1-866-331-8453 (TTY)

In New York City ONLY
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-621-HOPE (4673)
Crime Victims Hotline: 1-866-689-HELP (4357)
Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-212-227-3000
TDD phone number for all hotlines: 1-866-604-5350

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