Collaborators & Supporters

NPCC created these awards in 2006 and manages the program in collaboration with The New York Community Trust and The Clark Foundation. WNYC is the media partner of the program, which is also supported by the Ford Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, RSM US LLP, and Columbia Business School Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise.

Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC)The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC) mission is to help New York nonprofits thrive to build better communities for all. NPCC is the largest and most diverse nonprofit membership organization in New York City. Begun in 1984 to block the Koch administration’s proposed repeal of nonprofit property tax exemptions, NPCC has continued that advocacy mission throughout its 33 years, expanding to provide nonprofit capacity building and information resources for New York City nonprofits. We support our nearly 1,700 members by encouraging strong, transparent and informed management and by advocating for fair and reasonable nonprofit public policy.

The New York Community TrustSince 1924, The New York Community Trust has been the home of charitable New Yorkers who share a passion for the City and its suburbs—and who are committed to improving them. The Trust supports an array of effective nonprofits that help make the City a vital and secure place to live, learn, work and play, while building permanent resources for the future. The New York Community Trust ended 2015 with assets of nearly $2.5 billion in more than 2,000 charitable funds, and made grants totaling $165 million. The Trust welcomes new donors.

WNYCFrom its state-of-the-art studios in New York City, WNYC is reshaping audio for a new generation of listeners, with groundbreaking, innovative radio programs and podcasts that include Radiolab; Freakonomics Radio; On the Media; Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin; Death, Sex & Money; and New Tech City, among others. With an urban vibrancy and a global perspective, WNYC is America’s most listened-to public radio station and the home to an award-winning newsroom of 70 journalists.

Columbia Business SchoolColumbia Business School Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise are designed to address the specific needs of nonprofit professionals at various stages of their executive development. The Senior Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals and the Developing Leaders Program help professionals develop the necessary skills to help their organizations today and in the years to come.

Ford FoundationThe Ford Foundation is an independent, nonprofit grant-making organization. For more than 80 years it has worked with courageous people on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. With headquarters in New York, the foundation has offices in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.