public interest award

Every year Outten & Golden recognizes and supports the work of one of our non-profit partners with the O&G Public Interest Award. The Award comes with a $10,000 grant, which we present to the honoree at a ceremony for 200 attendees.


In March 2013, Outten & Golden honored New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE), founded in 1999. NICE is a community-based, non-profit organization that works to ensure that new immigrants can build social, political and economic power in their communities and beyond. (Online magazine Queens Latino published this article. You can read a partial English translation here.)

In February 2012, Outten & Golden honored Make the Road New York, founded in 2007 through the merger of Make the Road by Walking and the Latin American Integration Center, two of New York City’s most innovative and effective grassroots organizations.

In January 2011, Outten & Golden Domestic Workers United (DWU), founded in 2000, by Caribbean, Latina and African nannies, housekeepers, and elderly caregivers in New York.  DWU is the organization responsible for lobbying and advocating for the New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.

In January 2010, Outten & Golden A Better Balance (ABB), an organization founded in 2005 and dedicated to promoting the employment rights of working parents and care givers.  A Better Balance is dedicated to promoting equality in the workplace and expanding choices for men and women, regardless of income level, so they may care for their families without sacrificing their economic security.