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Here is just a sample of some of the charities that HOT 97 supports:
Ad Council
American Heart Association
American Diabetes Association
BET's Rap-It-Up
City Year
Foster Care Network
Hip Hop The Voice of A Prophetic Generation
Hip Hop 4 Life Organ Donation
Leukemia Lymphoma "Light The Night"
Lifebeat
The Heart Run Walk
Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club
New York City Board of Education, Summer Meals Program
North General Diagnostic Treatment Center
New York Police Dept. (NYPD)- Fight Against Crime


Since the inception of the Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation in the Spring of 1994, the Foundation has committed itself to fulfilling its mission - to be responsive to the needs and concerns of the community and create a positive environment.

Hot 97 has the ability to call upon its friends in the hip hop industry such as record companies, artists and producers to unite and help us make a difference in the lives of our listening audience.

By organizing various concerts and events, as well as participating with organizations such as the Chancellor's Literacy Program, the United Negro College Fund, Walk to Cure Diabetes, Safe Horizon, September 11th Fund, and AIDS Walk New York, the Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation is proud to say that we have successfully raised almost $1,000,000 dollars.



Recent Hip Hop Has Heart Initiatives

Junior King Pin Awards
HOT 97 and the Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation established the Junior King Pin award to identify “Future Movers, Shakers and History Makers” in the community!
High School Seniors and College Freshmen are awarded a yearly scholarship based on their Mission Statement, their Community Service Contribution, Academic Record and References.
Unsung Heroes Award
Celebrating members of our community who are inflicting positive change.
Operation Ho Ho Ho
Operation Ho Ho Ho donates Christmas gifts to underserved children throughout the community.
Stay In School/ Entertainers 4 Education Alliance
HOT 97 and Entertainers 4 Education Alliance team up with celebrities such as Juelz Santana, Mario, through a series of fun and informative events to promote education and learning.
Hip Hop Votes 2008
HOT 97 encourages the Hip Hop community to take part in politics and changing their environment.


More Initiatives:
  • Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway
  • Project Fairy Dust- Prom Dress Donation
  • Emmis Going Green