Organizations We Support

Morningside is committed to providing a sizable percentage of their income for organizations outside of Meeting. The criteria for selections are, but not limited to: Quaker Organizations and Organizations for whom a small donation can make a sizable impact on their accomplishment of their mission.  Every year, the meeting determines what organizations are to be funded through Peace and Social Concerns, a Committee of the whole meeting.  The following are the organizations that Morningside currently supports.

Local Organizations

  • Alternatives to Violence (AVPNY) is a grassroots, volunteer program dedicated to reducing violence in our lives, in our homes, in our schools, in our prisons, in our streets and in our society.
  • Breathing Space creates a healing community for men and women returning from prison.
  • Catholic Worker aims to realize in the individual and in society the expressed and implied teachings of Christ.
  • Friends House in Rose Hill is a New York City community organization that provides care, support and housing for people living with HIV/AIDS and who were formerly homeless.
  • Redemption Center is a transitional housing program for men who have been incarcerated and who are in need of housing and re-entry support
  • Woodbourne Prison Worship Group meets on the third Sunday of the month and is under the care of Morningside Monthly Meeting

Wider Quaker Fellowship

  • Bolivian Quaker Education Fund provides scholarships for one of the poorest countries in the Americas and is the third largest population of Quakers in the world.
  • Friends LGBTQ Committee (FLGBTQC) is a Quaker faith community within the Religious Society of Friends that deeply honors, affirms, and upholds that of God in all people.
  • Quaker House of Fayetteville provides counseling and support to service members who are questioning their role in the military; educates them, their families, and the public about military issues; and advocates for a more peaceful world.
  • Quaker UN Office (QUNO) works with people in the UN, multilateral organizations, government delegations, and NGOs to achieve changes in international standards and practice.
  • Ramallah Friends School of Ramallah and El-Bireh strives to be a leading educational institution in the Palestinian community.

National/International Organizations

  • Amani Global Works provides preventive and emergency cares impoverished Africans and builds a template of care that can replicated throughout the continent.
  • Brooklyn for Peace is a diverse network of Brooklyn residents committed to eliminating war and the social injustices that are its causes.
  • Christian for Peacemaker Teams (CPT) places teams at the invitation of local peacemaking communities that are confronting situations of lethal conflict.
  • Clean Water for Haiti provides Haitians access to affordable clean water through the use of Bio-sand water filters.
  • Flushing Interfaith Council works to build a community that fulfills and surpasses the dream of toleration voiced by the Flushing Remonstrance more than 350 years ago.

Environment

  • Argus Community provide on-going and continuously improved methods of treatments and preventions that restore the lives of the many underserved New York City families, men, women, and adolescents.
  • East New York Farms addresses food justice by promoting local sustainable agriculture and community-led economic development.
  • Quaker Earthcare Witness is a spirit-led network of Friends in North America taking action to address the ecological and social crises of the world.
  • The Urban Community Food Project builds urban farms to create educational and vocational opportunities for at-risk youth and provide food for their families.