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How we support our grantees
Most grants fall into the following categories:
•Start-up grants to new, untested organizations;
• Grants to organizations for new projects that have a high probability of receiving future support or that anticipate operating for only a limited time period;
• General institutional support, usually for relatively new projects or for organizations in transition. Start-up organizations are eligible for five consecutive years of support; other categories are eligible for up to three years. Grants are made for one year at a time, and grantees must reapply annually. Grants generally range from $40,000 to $45,000 for each year of a grant.
Once a grant is approved, grantees have access to the Foundation’s extensive capacity-building program, which offers grantees both one-onone consultation with experienced providers of nonprofit management assistance and trainingsthroughout the year. Our capacity-building partner include: Community Resource Exchange, Lawyers Alliance for New York, Center for Neighborhood Leadership, and Social Justice Leadership.
In addition, grantees can request small supplementary grants for technical assistance, leadership development, and to expand their capacity to engage in community organizing. The Foundation also operates a summer internship in community organizing, which supports ten-week placements for young people who want to explore the field of community organizing.
If you are a current grantee of the New York Foundation, and want more information about this year’s capacity building and small grants program , click here.