New Online Form Available to Rent Space at Columbia University Through the In-Kind Program

Discover how local nonprofits in Manhattan's CB9 district can access in-kind event space at Columbia.

Columbia Neighbors
April 01, 2024

Are you a local nonprofit based in, or serving Manhattan Community District 9, and looking to rent space for your special event? Columbia University has committed to making a range of  facilities, services and amenities available to the local community through its In-Kind application, free of charge!

This month, Columbia University, the West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC), and Community Board 9 (CB9) are excited to announce the launch of an online in-kind space application, which will allow local nonprofits to have their special events hosted on campus rent-free to their organization. This form is made available every first week of the month to new applicants. For more information, see Section II.E of the West Harlem Community Benefits Agreement.

Manhattan CB9 encompasses the West Harlem neighborhoods of Morningside Heights, Manhattanville, and Hamilton Heights, extending from 110th Street to 155th Street. To learn more about CB9’s district lines, consult the district map on their website.

“Columbia University is excited to work alongside the West Harlem Development Corporation on this important community facing initiative. Simplifying the process for in-kind space rentals is an important way for the university to support local nonprofits that have a positive impact on our neighbors,” said Shailagh J. Murray, Executive Vice President for Public Affairs at Columbia University. “We look forward to collaborating with the WHDC on many more exciting community initiatives.”

“West Harlem Development Corporation shares Columbia University’s excitement in the new online in-kind space application process,” said Judge Milton Tingling, Chair of the WHDC. “The online in-kind application will simplify the process for local not-for-profit special events. WHDC thanks Columbia University for their collaboration in creating the application for Community Board 9."

“This new online application process will provide a streamlined way of accessing some great spaces on Columbia University’s campus,” said Victor Edwards, chair of CB9.

Learn more about the program’s criteria and begin your in-kind space request here. 

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