The mission of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit Fund (CBF)(501c3 affiliate of MCC) is to support a wide range of nonprofit programs throughout Manhattan. As part of its mission, the CBF runs two of the oldest and largest street fairs in New York City, the 2nd and 3rd Avenue Community Benefit Festivals held in June and September, respectively, from 66th to 86th Streets. The profits from these large events are deposited into the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce's Community Benefit Fund.
"The purpose of these popular street fairs is to support a wide range of community programs in Community Board District 8,” said Ronald Paltrowitz, interim Chamber chairman. “Each year, event proceeds are used to support a wide range of community-based nonprofit projects in the area.”
To date, the Chamber has given over $2,750,000 back to the community. Every August, nonprofit organizations in the Community Board 8 district are invited to apply for MCC Community Benefit Fund monies. Applications are due in October. Actual grant monies are distributed in December of each year.
We thank our continued sponsors: Radio Disney, Our Town, Time Warner Cable Business Class and New York Daily News.
Click here for photos from past street fairs.
Attendees receiving makeup & skin care advise from the resident Clarins and Estee Lauder professionals @ Lord & Taylor