Community Impact

Every day, in every borough, nonprofits improve the lives of New Yorkers. To maximize nonprofits' impact, Lawyers Alliance established five program priorities. Each is an area in which nonprofits have a critical role and our staff and volunteers have special expertise. These priorities are community arts, economic opportunity, housing and human services, quality education, and urban health. In addition, we have developed four special initiatives to address emerging legal needs of the nonprofit sector: advocacy, national leadership, risk management, and disaster relief.

Lawyers Alliance helps nonprofits to serve low-income New Yorkers and build communities in all five boroughs of New York City. Some of our clients focus on particular neighborhoods, others serve multiple boroughs, and others have a significant presence statewide, nationally, and even internationally. The map below shows the number of organizations represented by Lawyers Alliance in each borough during the past two years.

 1. Manhattan – 408 nonprofit clients, including citywide organizations

 2. Brooklyn – 212 nonprofit clients

 3. Queens – 75 nonprofit clients

 4. The Bronx – 85 nonprofit clients

 5. Staten Island – 22 nonprofit clients

Click here to watch a video about our amazing volunteers and nonprofit clients.


The Boroughs of New York City map is based upon a work by Julius Schorzman, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5 License.

While each client is counted once based on location of main office, about half of these organizations operate services in multiple boroughs.