A Legacy of Caring

Father Robert Lott looked at the dilapidated buildings surrounding his parish in East Harlem and saw their potential value to the community. Working with state and city subsidized funding, tax credit programs, and the generosity of supporters, he was able to reclaim and revitalize the first sites. Today, SFDS Community Development Corporation, renamed Lott CDC to honor its founder, is a leading non-profit community-based development organization, providing 700 units in 25 buildings, including the Lott Assisted Living Residence, and the newly constructed All Saints complex. True to Father Lott’s vision, every unit is now, and will always remain, affordable housing for New Yorkers in need.

A man with a vision

The initiative began in the 1980’s with Reverend Father Robert Lott, who saw in the many derelict buildings around him the means to a better life for those in great need. With the help of state and city subsidized programs and the generosity of benefactors, the first building was purchased and revitalized. Today, the community-based, not-for-profit organization, renamed the Lott CDC to memorialize its founder, developed and manages 27 buildings in 13 sites, creating over 700 units, from studios to three-bedroom apartments.
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Donation Information

Thank you for making a gift to the Lott Foundation. Support to the Lott Foundation can be made through a variety of ways which provide tax savings and other benefits to our donors.

If you are making a donation by check, please make it payable to:

Lott Foundation
1261 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029

For donation information, please contact:

Tel: 212-534-6464, ext. 5102

Working together building tomorrow

The Lott Foundation was created in 2008 to help the SFDS Development Corporation (DBA Lott CDC) and Lott Assisted Living Operating Corporation advance their important missions. It serves as the fundraising arm for both organizations. Philanthropy is key to acquiring and revitalizing additional buildings, and to providing the state-of-the-art care and supportive services that enable residents to live with dignity, respect and independence. As a responsible steward, the Foundation ensures that all resources are used for the immediate, sustainable, and lasting benefit of both organizations and of the residents.

The Lott Foundation is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) entity.