The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (MCC) is a 501c6 membership organization supported by its partners, corporate members and general membership.
Our mission is to advocate for, connect and educate the business community in Manhattan.
MCC also has two non-profit arms: The MCC Community Benefit Fund and MCC Foundation. Please read below for a description of each of MCC’s components:
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (MCC) is a non-profit member organization, which serves as a primary resource and help for small and mid-size firms doing business in Manhattan. The MCC represents the voice of over 100,000 companies in Manhattan and partners with over 300 diverse business organizations. The Chamber supports the business community through advocating for positive business legislation, hosting 3-4 monthly networking events and seminars, expanding marketing opportunities and international outreach. MCC’s mission is to advocate for, connect and educate the business community in Manhattan. MCC is also focused on providing opportunities for women and minority business owners, veterans and workforce development.
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The MCC Foundation (MCCF), a 501c(3) non-profit affiliate of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, is dedicated to identifying and fostering business education and leadership. The Foundation provides mentoring and educational opportunities.
Our resources and programs:
- identify and examine small business issues and engaging the small businesses in the dialog to help service their needs,
- inform and involve both business and government leaders to ensure the programs are visible and utilized to support business growth
The Foundation partners with local and national partners to achieve its goals including SeedCo, NYC Department of Small Business Services, New York Women’s Agenda, US Department of Commerce, US Department of Commerce District Export Councils and Weissman Center for International Business at Baruch College CUNY.
Most recently in 2010 and into 2011, programs involving education and technical assistance have been run in the MWBE & LGBT arena and export assistance for small businesses in particular which were supported by NY Senator Liz Krueger and NY Congresswoman, Carolyn Maloney.
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit Fund
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit Fund (CBF) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Fund, which owns and manages two of the largest and oldest street fairs in New York City, the 2nd and 3rd Avenue Community Benefit Festivals. The proceeds from these large events are deposited into the MCC Community Benefit Fund. Non-profit agencies in the district submit grant applications for funding from the CBF for programs directly affecting the neighborhoods of Community Board 8. These include programs focused on education, youth, eldercare, health care, the arts, etc.
The MCC Community Benefit Fund also organized the first NYC Volunteer Expo in February 2005, drawing over 1400 new volunteers to over 60 small to mid-sized non-profit organizations in Manhattan. Subsequent Volunteer Expos were held in 2006 and 2007. And currently, the CBF supports the grassroots volunteer recruitment efforts through TimeBanksNYC and NYC Service under the Mayor's directive.
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