The Foundation

Helping Harvard Students, Helping NYC

Welcome to the HCNY FOUNDATION. Created  in 1953, The Foundation is a 501 c 3 public charity originally established to provide funding for deserving high school seniors from the five boroughs who could not otherwise afford to attend the College. Since then the Foundation has had the privilege of making a Harvard College education possible for many incredible students from our City, both famous like Yo Yo Ma (’76), and less famous; each an incredibly talented individual who needed financial support to make the dream of attending Harvard a reality.

In more recent years, as Harvard College’s Financial Aid Program has expanded so dramatically to meet the needs of all students, The Foundation’s mission has evolved to continue to play a meaningful role in the lives of Harvard  students and New York City.

Please click through our website to learn about our many pursuits, our organization and most of all the amazing students across the University whom we support and who enrich our University and our city in immeasurable ways.

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