|Company Name||Common Cents|
|Founders||Teddy Gross and Nora Gross|
|Key People||Teddy Gross and Judith Shapiro|
|Location||New York City|
Common Cents is a national educational, not-for-profit organization, which specializes in creating and managing service-learning programs for young people between the ages of four and 14. Common Cent's most popular and best known program is The Penny Harvest, the largest child philanthropy program in the United States.
Other Common Cents programs include the Student Community Action Fund (a high school leadership council.)
Common Cents grew from the desire of a four-year-old Nora Gross (Co-Founder) to feed a homeless man in 1990. That need led her to ask her father (Teddy Gross Co-Founder and Executive Director), how she could help. In 1990, Teddy Gross and Nora Gross conducted the first Penny Harvest in an effort to collect money to feed and clothe New York City's homeless.
The organization's co-founder and Executive Director is Teddy Gross.
Common Cents receives major funding from several major foundations and the government including: The Ford Foundation, Foundation for Jewish Community, JPMorgan Chase, The New York City Council, The New York City Department of Education.
|Awards and achievements|
|Preceded by|| NY1's New Yorker of the Year