Sign on: Nonprofit position statement on New York State revenue legislation

New York is facing an economic and social crisis brought on by COVID-19. New York nonprofits have consistently shown they are crucial sources of support for communities and demonstrated their commitment to working in partnership with the state to face the current challenges.

Nonprofit New York Issues Report on the Impact of COVID-19 on New York Nonprofits

In spring 2020, Nonprofit New York conducted two surveys to gauge how New York City area nonprofits were being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Key findings include:

$31,387,440 total revenue lost or postponed from all respondents, with the average amount lost equal to $475,567.
947 staff laid off or furloughed collectively, with the average number of staff dismissed at 14. Excluding the organizations that did not lose any staff boosts the average to 56.
Organizations with people of color in leadership lost close to $200,000 more than the overall average; losing an average of $637,130, surpassing the overall average of $475,567.
Organizations with gender-nonconforming or nonbinary leadership lost close to $250,000 more than the overall average, losing an average of $725,000.
Of respondents who have government grants, 61% have received at least some contracted money but 11% did not receive payments even after fulfilling contract obligations.

Sign On: Nonprofits Position on Rent Relief and New York State Legislation

Our communities are in crisis [1], and we as institutions are in crisis [2]. Without intervention,  countless New Yorkers may be homeless and crucial organizations deeply embedded in communities for decades may close [3]. Nonprofits support both residential and commercial rent relief efforts.

Our New Report with Comptroller Stringer: The Economic Impact of NYC’s Nonprofits

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and Nonprofit New York today released a new report, as covered by Crain’s, analyzing the impact of the nonprofit sector on the local economy, creating a first-of-its-kind New York City Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figure for the nonprofit sector.

Nonprofit New York Statement on the City’s FY21 Budget

At 12:33am this morning, the New York City Council approved the City’s $88.2 billion adopted budget for Fiscal Year 2021. Nonprofit New York is grateful to the over 250 nonprofit advocates who called on the City to save discretionary funding for grassroots nonprofits led by people of color, and to Councilmembers who fought to make sure this funding was not fully removed.

Open Letter to the City: Center Black and People of Color Led Organizations in Reallocating Policing Funds

Below is an open letter to New York City government leaders on behalf on New York's nonprofits. Sign on to call on the City to center Black and people of color led organizations in reallocating policing funds.

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Nonprofit New York Statement on HEROES Act Passage

Nonprofit New York is pleased the House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act on May 15, and particularly grateful to the New York Delegation for advocating for reforms to support all nonprofits. However we must caution our constituents that this bill faces significant challenges from the Senate and the following provisions in the HEROES Act are not law.

Nonprofit New York & Senator Schumer Statement on the HEROES Act Expanding Relief to All Nonprofits

On May 12 the House of Representatives introduced the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act). Nonprofit New York is extremely grateful to the New York Congressional Delegation for their leadership working to expand access for all nonprofits in this next phase of federal legislation.