The communities we serve are feeling extraordinary pressure — pressure that’s likely to get much worse before it gets better. Corcoran is helping.


UPDATED: Originally published on March 25, this story has been updated to highlight charitable organizations with urgent need in the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, as of May 20.


Since its inception, Corcoran Cares has raised over $4 million for worthy charities in New York City, on the East End of Long Island, and across South Florida. Today, while Corcoran’s charitable arm will continue to support these organizations, the COVID-19 crisis requires us to expand our view. Homelessness, food insecurity, and mental health issues are on the rise — and resources to fight these serious problems have been strained to the brink. Giving back to our local communities is something we are proud to take seriously, and we have identified five charities at the epicenter of the pandemic that require our assistance. All are serving New Yorkers who urgently need help now.

In Manhattan:

In Brooklyn:

  • North Brooklyn Angels
    A volunteer-powered, grassroots non-profit that organizes direct action projects to address the many needs that exist in our own backyard: hunger, poverty, homelessness, and housing instability.

If you are able to make a contribution to these charities, please visit our Corcoran Cares Charitable Giving Page where you can donate via credit card. Every dollar helps, and as a team, we can enable these heroes to make a big difference.

There’s something else you can do, and it costs absolutely nothing. Social distancing and shelter-in-place rules are creating a legitimate crisis of loneliness in America — not only for the millions of workers who are about to enter their third month in isolation but for the millions more, particularly seniors, who live alone all year. I urge you to create a list of the people in your life who might benefit from a quick hello, and then make some calls. The effort might mean the world to someone.

Thanks, and stay healthy.