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Our Funders


Donors to New Alternatives are as diverse and varied as the community we serve. The vast majority of our funding is received from individual contributions and foundations with a commitment to reaching out to the historically under-served LGBTQ youth population. Whether through bequests, regular donations, participation in our Angel’s list or hosting a fundraiser, there are a number of opportunities for everyone to contribute.

We gratefully acknowledge our most generous supporters:

Alliance for Global Justice-Occupy Wall Street Library
The Ally Coalition
The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation
The Bowery Ballroom
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
The Calamus Foundation
Collegiate Church Benevolence Committee
The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
The Fidelio String Quartet
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund: Larry Thomas Gift Fund
Free Spirit Publishing
The Friends and Family of Elliot Smith Concert Series Benefit
The Fuserna Foundation
Gay Activist Alliance in Morris County
The Imperial Court of New York – Night of a Thousand Gowns Benefit
The Lawson Valentine Foundation
London Terrace Tenants Association
Onyx New York Northeast
PRISM Queer-Straight Alliance at The College of New Jersey
Queers Organizing for Radical Unity and Mobilization
The Ramspacher Family Fund
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Roll Giving and Paramount Community Giving Program
The Schwab Charitable Fund
The Standard and Poor LGBT Group
The Stonewall Community Foundation
The Tides Foundation
Uncivil Union: First Annual Official Pride Music and Comedy Benefit
The William Fund

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Mission Statement

Created in 2008, the mission of New Alternatives is to increase the self-sufficiency of homeless LGBT youth and to enable them to transition out of the shelter system and into stable adult lives. We do this by providing case management, education services, life skills training, community-building recreational activities, opportunities for self-expression, and support services for HIV+ youth. Our guiding principles are those of harm reduction, youth development, and empowerment.