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MacKenzie Scott’s Yield Giving announced that Community League of the Heights (CLOTH) is one of the Yield Giving Open Call’s awardees. Awards were given to organizations working with people and in places experiencing the greatest need in the United States. Read More HERE.


CLOTH Receives
$1 Million Gift From the
Yield Giving
Open Call


Community League of the Heights (CLOTH) is a community-based organization that empowers low-income people of color to break the cycle of poverty in the New York City communities of Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, and Inwood. We employ a holistic approach that dismantles the economic and social inequities that prevent our community members from living their best lives.

Learning Chess at Home


Adult Education

Affordable Housing

Health & Wellness

Small Business Development

Youth Education Programs

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By The Numbers


Local residents expected to be served by our Food pantry


Units of affordable housing developed


Households received social services under the Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) program


Businesses assisted with PPP, marketing, storefront renovation, virtual authors book clubs, and legal assistance throughout the pandemic

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"Your hard work helps tens of thousands of people a year and your commitment to helping others is an inspiration to many, many, more.”

— Congressman Adriano Espaillat,

Congress Member, NYC, 13th District

“The best thing about supporting CLOTH is participating in the life transforming work of the organization. CLOTH is able to alter the path and craft new outcomes for families and young people desperately in need of a fresh start.”

— Kirk Goodrich, Partner,

Monadnock Development Corporation

“As a past honoree and now a strong supporter of all of CLOTH’s work, I pledge my continued support.”

— Malik Yoba, Actor,

Activist and Founder of

Yoba Development

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