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Letter to New York’s Congressional Delegation on Behalf of New York’s Nonprofits

Below is a letter to New York's Congressional Delegation on behalf on New York's nonprofits drafted in partnership with a coalition of New York organizations. Sign on today to show we are united in calling for federal economic relief.



2020 Annual Meeting of Members Recap

This year’s Annual Meeting of Members was unlike any we’ve held before. Amidst growing concerns about the health and future of New York nonprofits, Nonprofit New York held a virtual meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2020 with 268 members, sponsors and guests in attendance.

Nonprofit New York Announces New President & CEO

At our 2020 Annual Meeting of Members today, our Board Chair, Ian Benjamin, announced the appointment of Meg Barnette as Nonprofit New York's next President and CEO, effective June 1, 2020. Meg is currently General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY).


A Nonprofit Analysis of the Federal CARES Act

In a vote of 96-0, the United States Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (S. 748) providing significant funding for businesses, hospitals, schools, social support programs, and nonprofits. We have received several inquiries asking for an analysis of the relief package and its impact on nonprofits.

SIGN ON: Open Letter to Government Partners from NYC’s Nonprofits

New York City’s nonprofits face an unprecedented threat to be able to serve our city. Our sector is committed to ending COVID-19. But, the government's responses to support nonprofits have not been enough. Nonprofit New York, in partnership with many other nonprofits, wrote the below letter and demands to our government leaders of all levels.

TAKE ACTION: Nonprofits Must Be Included in the COVID-19 Stimulus!

Dear Nonprofit Community,
Thank you for all you are doing to sustain our communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress recently passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and is now quickly working to pass an economic stimulus package to respond to the recession brought on by COVID-19. The Senate proposal is already out.

Nonprofits’ Message to Funders in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nonprofits’ Message to Funders in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

On Thursday, March 12th Nonprofit New York’s Policy Director Chai Jindasurat had the opportunity to speak to funders convened by Philanthropy New York on the webinar: Preparing for COVID-19: Philanthropy’s Response in Times of Crisis.

Nonpartisan Nonprofits are Not Political Organizations, and their Donors Should be Protected

Nonpartisan Nonprofits are Not Political Organizations, and their Donors Should be Protected

501c3 nonpartisan nonprofits are not political organizations. They have missions to promote arts and culture, spiritual nourishment, health, education, a clean environment, and bettering their communities.

March 2020 Policy Updates

COVID-19 related policy updates

COVID-19 national emergency
On March 13 the President declared a national emergency in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, invoking powers under the Stafford Act. This action opens $50 billion for aid related to COVID-19. The President also announced the administration would waive interest on federal student loans and the Department of Energy would buy crude oil for storage in U.S. reserves.

Nonprofit New York Events & COVID-19 Update

News of coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing quickly and Nonprofit New York has a lot planned for March. The health and safety of our community is of utmost importance to us. So out of an abundance of caution, Nonprofit New York is postponing or moving online all meetings and events intended to be held in person in the month of March.