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The Uni Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a Platinum rating on Guidestar. Thank you for your support.

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6 Varick St #10B
New York NY 10013

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A note about fees

When you use a credit card to make a donation to the Uni Project, our organization pays a 2% fee, which reduces the amount of your donation that can be applied directly to our charitable work. To avoid fees, you can send a check by mail or make a one-time or recurring donation via Facebook, which currently charges no fees for charitable donations. Thanks for your support.

(In 1704, Isaac Newton noted in his book Optiks that a prism could disassemble white light into separate colors. We’ve borrowed this idea for our donor levels above.)


2018 Supporters

(* early 2019 donors)



Violet Donors ($5000+)
Lisa Brown and Daniel Handler
Anne Louise C. Van Nostrand

Blue Donors ($2500+)
Coombe Family Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Laura and Robert Fleder
Karen and Daniel Taylor

Green Donors ($1000+)
Ferriss and Willard Donham
Amanda Moretti and Gregory Lee
Laurie Dornbrand and Bernard Lo
Ellyn and James Polshek
The Red and Grey Fund

Yellow Donors ($500+)
* William Bancroft
Tina Gonzalez Barton
Jane Bock and John Chow
Romy and David Cohen
Anna and Peter Davol
Andrea and Jared Eigerman
Magdalena and Ken Gordon
Virginia M. Kee
Susan Wayne

Orange Donors ($250+)
Sarah Baker and Tim Albright
Susanne Beck and Billy Parker
Barbara L. Cohen
Samara and John Fangman
Laura Hansen
* Ellie Hearne and Will Klebenov
* Jessica Kaplan and Joseph Youcha
Carolyn King
Elizabeth Schmidt and Eric Liftin
Ann and Michael Loeb
*Stephin Merritt
Maureen Naff
Alexandra Quinn
Susan and Peter Straub
Siri Striar and Francisco Hernández
Lise and Myles Striar Charitable Fund
* Maria Striar
* The Ronald and Adele Tauber Foundation
Joycelyn Te
Philip Wharton
* John Woo

Red Donors ($100+)
Matthew Amory
Gwendolyn Bock
Paula Bock
Markley Boyer
* Nancy Schieffelin and Carl Brauer
Polly Carpenter
Elizabeth and Robert Clark
Angus Davol and Jason Casolari
Stewart Desmond
Sharon French and Harpreet Grewal
Laurence Vanleynseele and Jared Green
Mary Sipp Green
Mrs. Joseph Hinkle
Brenden Hussey
Nancy and John LeGates
* Linda Alix Merritt
Janet Mui
* Yukie Ohta and Arnaud Gibersztajn
Kristin and Jeremy Osborn
The Park Fund
Nancy A Risser
Laura Ryan and Peter Cavanagh
Elizabeth and Eric Solie
Sarina Tcherepnin and James Morris
Heli and Bill Tomford
* Shari and Robert Thurer
Sally S. Vernon
Sandra and Barney Weinstein

* Michael Hearst
Alice Jelin Isenberg
Adynah Johnson
Angela Kyle
Terry and Geoffrey Lewis
* Anthony Greig Roselli, Jr.
Lisa Savcak
Sitara Sawh
Amy Sloper
Rica Takashima
Stephanie Yee


NYC Department of Transportation, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York State Council on the Arts, Building Healthy Communities/Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety through the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer

Foundations and Corporations:

Blick Art Materials, Blake-Nuttall Fund, Leaves of Grass Fund, NYU Community Fund, Shippy Foundation, Washington Square Park Conservancy, West Harlem Development Corporation

Founding Sponsors of SOLVE

Founding Sponsors of DRAW

Burning Man, Blick Art Materials, Betty Chen and Peter Coombe, Romy and David Cohen, Laura and Robert Fleder, Evgenia Peretz, Fabiola Salmán, SHoP, Karen and Daniel Taylor

Founding Sponsors of READ

Susanne Beck and Billy Parker, Daniel Handler and Lisa Brown, Leaves of Grass Fund, Sam and Esme Lee, Karen and Daniel Taylor

In-Kind Donations

3Dux/Design, Blick Art Materials, FileMaker Inc, Herschel, Imagination Playground, Lego Foundation, Magna-Tiles, Modern Tribe Software, NYC Department of Design and Construction Community and STEAM Initiatives, NYDesigns, NYC Department of Transportation, SYNLawn, Tableau Foundation, Texas A&M GeoServices, Wackystuff, Inc. makers of FlipBooKit

Book Donors

826NYC, Asian American Arts Centre, BMW Guggenheim Lab, Karen Benke, Samantha Berger, Blast Books, Jane Bock, Yvonne Brown and Josh Goldfein, Alejandro Bruzzese, Barbara Buff, Candlewick Press, Veronica Chambers, China Institute, Jo Clark, Barbara Cohen – New York Bound Books, Sarah Crichton, Leslie and Sam Davol, Design Trust for Public Space, Kristy Di Cario, Will and Ferriss Donham, The Dornbrand-Lo Family, Abby Drucker, Feminist Press, The Fire!! Press, Furnace Press and Place in History, Joel Greenberg, Beth Greenwald, Chelsea Gunn, Daniel Handler and Lisa Brown, HarperCollins, Ethan Herschenfeld, Terry Hill, Imago USA, Yukiko Ishii, Island Press, Rossana Iturbide, Marni Katz, Embassy of Republic of Kazakhstan (Ambassador Erlan Idrissov), Alexandra Kepner, T.J. Lee, Beatrice Liu, Yanyan Liu, Louis Armstrong House Museum, Ken McCarthy, Employees of Merkle, Inc, Amy Morilla and Family, James Morris, Museum of Chinese in America, Museum of Modern Art, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, NYC Department of Transportation, New York Hall of Science, Jeffrey Oing, Adrienne Onofri, Christine O’Heron, Yukie Ohta, Kristin and Jeremy Osborn, Out Books on Wheels, Jeannie Park, Penguin Random House, Monica Price, Progressive School of Long Island, Deb Putnoi, Reading Group Choices, Kathleen Salley, The Parkhill Willett Family, Ellie Ransom, Rosemary Rivera, Sesame Workshop, Carla Torres, Uprise Book Project, Lou-Anne Williams.

Our History

The first Uni was built with the support of 250 individuals in August 2011 via Kickstarter. Thank you to our early supporters!

Founding Sponsors

Susanne Beck and Billy Parker, Daniel Handler and Lisa Brown, Leaves of Grass Fund, Sam and Esme Lee, Karen and Daniel Taylor

Founding Donors

Anonymous, Sarah Baker and Tim Albright, Sarah Anderson, Bernice Broyde, Susannah and Tommy Clark, Barbara L Cohen, Angus Davol and Jason Casolari, Anna and Peter Davol, Ferriss and Willard Donham, Martin Dunn, Andrea and Jared Eigerman, Stephanie and John Fan, Laura and Robert Fleder, Yvonne Brown and Josh Goldfein, Ken and Magda Gordon, Siri Striar and Francisco Hernández, David Kaiser, Elizabeth Schmidt and Eric Liftin, Laurie Dornbrand and Bernard Lo, Ann and Michael Loeb, Hope Nguyen, Allison and Craig Schlanger, Lise and Myles Striar, Adele and Ronald Tauber and Family, Duane Valz, The Venkatraman Family, Yun Soo and Adrian Vermeule.

Founding Contributors

Adam, Ravi Ahmad, Aimee, Alexandra, Lulu Almana, Matt Amory, Derek Attig, Samuel Baker, Casey Bauer, Nicholas Benson, Claudia Bernheim, Suzanne Besser, BibiAndFriendsTV, David Bither, Sheri Bjornson, Shantel Blakely, Jane Bock, Clara Bohrer, BookMortician, Nancy Schieffelin and Carl Brauer, Zana Briski, Nathan Brown, Kathleen Burlingame, Polly Carpenter, Tobias Carroll, Mairead Case, Laura Ryan and Peter Cavanagh, Betsy Cavanaugh, Benjamin Chabot-Hanowell, Chris Chambers-Ju, Arthur Chandler, Vincent Audette-Chapdelaine, Ksenia Cheinman, Amy Cheung, David Cicconi, Brian Clancy, Elizabeth and Robert Clark, Jennifer Clark, Carrie Cleary, Henri Clinch, John Cohen, Kathleen Comeau, Confusedcious, Eric Connally, Jennifer Cooke, Betty Chen and Peter Coombe, Garen Corbett, Mark and Sylvia Cord, Elaine Cory, Laura Costello, Gail Courtney, John Cramer, Elizabeth Currans, DJ Fusion – FuseBox Radio Broadcast, D.J. Trindle, Sophie de Rakoff, Stewart Desmond, Bill Dillon, Priscilla and Brett Donham, Deirdre Donohue, Aaron Dornbrand-Lo, Rainer Dunkel, Evan Didier, Owais Diyan, Meghan Dowell, Doug Eklund, Helen Elder, Elizabeth, Caterina Fake, Fiona, Nicole Fonsh, Tom Frawley, Freemecene, Anthony Fresina, Emma Straub and Mike Fusco, Elizabeth Gardner, Jurn Glazenburg, Claudia Gonson, Laurence Vanleynseele and Jared Green, Mary Sipp Green, Nick Green, Brian Greene, Sharon French and Harpreet Grewal, Alexa Hamilton, Michael Hearst, Eric Hellman, Barbara Herman, Linsey Herman, Orin Herskowitz, Nate Hill, Teresa Hill, Allie Hirsch, Jan Holmquist, Connie Coburn and James Houghton, Gil Hova, Robin Howson, Brenden Hussey, Isaac, Alice and Phillip Isenberg, Joahna Kuiper, Janet Jai, Erica Jablon, Joshua James, Jeannie, Ranti Junus, Karen Kaletka, Khoisan, Victor Kim, Kimberly Kinchen, Erin Kissane, Sam Klein, Sarah Pearce and Ivan Kreilkamp, Juliette LaMontagne, Jeffrey Lange, Nancy and John LeGates, Lenny, Terry and Geoffrey Lewis, Ursula Liang, Stephanie Lin, Beile Lindner, Darlaine Gardetto and Clarence Lo, Theresa Loong, Helen Luan, Pattie Maes, Ben Mahnke, Roxanne Marcil, Kevin J. Maroney, Jayson Mazziotti, Molly McInerney, Robert McInerney, Fran Mentch, William Middleton, Rebecca Miller, Susan Vincent Molinaro, Lee Moreau, Courtney Moy, Ursula Murphy, Mary-Liz Murray, Mark Nowotarski, Meaghan K O’Connor, Fiacre O’Duinn, Yukie Ohta, Kristin and Jeremy Osborn, Amber Pannell, Paul Parkhill, Katherine Perls, Tom Perrotta, Tom Petty, Plainclothes Tracy, Laura Wolf-Powers, Deborah Putnoi, Sheila Quinlan, Richard Rabinowitz, Red Trillium Press, Hallie Rehwaldt, Ann V. Reilly, Nancy A Risser, Chris Robison, Amy Stasuk Rocco, Rockhouse Mountain Productions, Roger, Susan and Malcolm Rogers, Charles Rothbart, Ashley Salzberry, Sally Schwarzlose, John Sell, Erik Selz, Gideon Fink Shapiro, Amy Sloper, Alexa Smith, Jill Smith, Helen Sobolik, Laurie Spivak, Alexandra Quinn and Mark Spolyar, Stephanie, Stephanie, Deb Steytler artist, Patrick Polski Stelmach, Ayres Stiles-Hall, Susan and Peter Straub, Maria Striar, Marie Sundström, Michael T, Leslie Tamaribuchi, Lisa Tauber, Leith ter Meulen, Martin Thörnkvist, Brian Thompson, Shari and Robert Thurer, Timmy, Tina, Alice Tinkley, Sharon Tomasulo, Sophia Tzeng, Sameer Vasta, Victoria, Kevin Walker, Sandy and Barney Weinstein, Jennifer D. Wells, Anita Wharton, Brian Willen, Rebecca Parkhill and Robert Willett, Mita Williams, Cheryl Wolf, John Woo, Noelle Wright, Paola Yanez, Corinne Zimmermann.