The ‘play,’ using family dolls who are self and family representatives, helps reveal the feeling life of the preschool child.

Margaret Morgan Lawrence MD

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Among Poverty Populations

WAYS TO Support the Harlem Family Institute

The Institute traditionally derives its income from foundations, its trustees and other individual contributors, corporate matching grants, houses of worship, and its students.

Though the Institute is working to increase its revenue from the schools and community organizations that host its clinical-treatment centers, it is also eager to expand its financial support from foundations and individual donors.

To this end, it is working to lift its public profile and is seeking to develop relationships at all levels to increase its financial support.

It is interested in partnering with organizations or individuals who can help it achieve its goals and is preparing products for individuals to encourage them to donate or bequeath funds.

If you would like to work with us to support the Institute's mission, please contact us.

Development Teams

The Institute's fundraising team is led by its Board President as it also works to expand community support:

Major Gifts Fund-Raising Team:
Michael Connolly, MPA, LP HFI President

Friends of Harlem Family Institute:
The Institute is working to develop this group and will announce members in due course.

To discuss development help, please contact:

Michael Connolly
HFI Board President

212-920-7965, Option #9

Nonprofit Status

The Harlem Family Institute is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and is a publicly supported organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permited by law.

A copy of the Institute's latest annual report may be obtained upon request from the Institute or from the New York State Attorney-General's Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10271.

Toys, Games and
Art Materials

The Institute welcomes donations of toys, games and art materials:

Art materials: Colored paper, white drawing paper, markers, crayons, scissors, glue, rulers, erasers, tempera paints, brushes, small paint trays, smocks, etc. Collage materials: buttons, yarn, metallic paper, beads, feathers, string, etc.

Toys and games of all kinds, especially for imaginative and therapeutic play, such as dolls' houses and the dolls and furniture for them; families of animals; action figures and Lego or PlayMobile figures and construction kits.

Monetary Donations

To donate by debit or credit card, or by Paypal, please answer these questions and click below:

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Donate to HFI

Checks or money orders should be made payable to the Harlem Family Institute and be mailed to:

The Harlem Family Institute
2 Riverside Drive #5D
New York, NY 10023

Support Our Students

The Institute seeks donations to its scholarship fund to support its students' training: the Margaret Morgan Lawrence Fund.

The Margaret Morgan Lawrence Fund honors Dr. Margaret Morgan Lawrence, the HFI founding trustee who was the nation's first African American woman pediatrician and psychoanalyst. She died in December 2019 at 105.

Please click on the Donate button at left and specify the Margaret Morgan Lawrence Fund, or mail a check, made out to the Harlem Family Institute (and specifying the Margaret Morgan Lawrence Fund), to:

The Harlem Family Institute
2 Riverside Drive #5D
New York, NY 10023



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Institute Supporters

LEGAL: The Institute appreciates the pro bono legal assistance provided by the Lawyers Alliance for New York, whose business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods.

MEDIA: The Institute appreciates the support it has received from global media organization News Corp, publisher of The Wall Street Journal, Barron's and Dow Jones Newswires.

BANKING & FINANCIAL: The Institute is grateful for the support it receives from the unique services of Impact Deposits Corp., which connects nonprofits across the nation with banks.