Sources of Support

The Sharing Community is a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the laws of New York State, and is a tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3).

The Sharing Community receives its major funding from contracts with county, state and federal government agencies: Westchester County’s Department of Social Services; the Westchester County Department of Community and Mental Health; the Westchester County Department of Health (with federal Ryan White funds); the New York State Department of Health-AIDS Institute; the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance; and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Center for Disease Control. The City of Yonkers provides federal “pass-through” dollars from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as does the City of Yonkers Municipal Housing Authority.

No contract, however, provides total funding for our programs. We rely on support from private sources such as our local religious communities, service groups and from the generosity of individual contributors and friends to fill the gaps. This is especially true during this economic recession, as government agencies cope with their own budget shortfalls. Our programs are also supplemented by many donations of goods and services, not only at the holidays, but throughout the year.