Urban Forest Project

AIGA New York


AIGA, the professional association for design, is committed to furthering excellence in design as a broadly defined discipline, strategic tool for business and cultural force. AIGA is the place design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research and advance education and ethical practice. Founded as the American Institute of Graphic Arts in 1914 as a small, exclusive club, AIGA now represents more than 16,000 designers through national activities and local programs developed by 55 chapters and more than 150 student groups. The New York Chapter is a separately incorporated, nonprofit organization with its own Board of Directors, bylaws and tax-exempt status.

Times Square Alliance


The Times Square Alliance, founded in 1992, works to improve and promote Times Square—cultivating the creativity, energy and edge that have made the area an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life for over a century. In addition to providing core neighborhood services with its Public Safety Officers and Sanitation Associates, the Alliance promotes local businesses; encourages economic development and public improvements; co-coordinates numerous major events in Times Square (including the annual New Year’s Eve and Broadway on Broadway celebrations); manages the Times Square Information Center; and advocates on behalf of its constituents with respect to a host of public policy, planning and quality-of-life issues. The Alliance’s district covers most of the territory from 40th Street to 53rd Street between 6th and 8th Avenues, as well as Restaurant Row (46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue). The Alliance is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, accepts tax-deductible contributions, and is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors.

Worldstudio Foundation


Worldstudio Foundation is the first non-profit in the U.S. devoted exclusively to encouraging social responsibility in the design and arts professions. Committed to the belief that creativity holds enormous power for social change, the Foundation administers mentoring programs for at-risk high school students, and scholarships aimed at increasing diversity in the creative professions. Worldstudio Foundation dares young artists to dream — of new lives, new careers and new solutions for the world in which we live.