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The work of the African American Planning Commission, Inc. (AAPCI)  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.

AAPCI receives government funding, donations from individuals like YOU, from foundations, and from corporations are critical 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.

AAPCI is located at 630 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11206. AAPCI is a charitable organization registered with the State of New York. Its latest financial report is available upon request, or from the New York Attorney General’s online charities registry ( The Attorney General can also be reached at (212) 416-8686.

AAPCI is committed to reducing homelessness and addressing the related issues of domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, substance abuse, shortage of affordable housing, and unemployment in the communities in which we live and serve. Additional information about our programs and activities is available upon request.

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


Donate by Credit Card Through The PayPal Giving Fund

It’s easy, quick and safe to support AAPCI through the PayPal Giving Fund.

Simply click the PayPal “Donate” button above. You will be directed to our PayPal Giving Fund donation page where you can donate 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!

Donors: PayPal charges a processing fee of 1.99% + $0.49 per donation you make. You, the donor, may wish to cover the transaction processing costs. Thank you!


Donation by Mail

Click here to view, print and complete our Donation By Mail Form. 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

It’s as easy as that! Your gift and your company’s matching contribution will help AAPCI 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!


Foundation Support

AAPCI 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 our program or want to support the general operating expenses of our organization, we  stand 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

AAPCI’s web site has historically been visited by thousands of visitors each week. 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 AAPCI’s programs, target population and web site visitors: intelligent, active and passionate about philanthropy and New York! You help us to continue our decades-long tradition of excellent programming and community service that benefit all New Yorkers.

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. You may just have some of these items sitting around in your attic and don’t know what to do with them. if they are in good condition, please donate them to AAPCI.


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.


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 AAPCI.



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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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