New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards Application Due Apr. 21, 2017

Posted on April 12, 2017

2017 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards

Apply for the 2017 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards to strengthen your organization’s management performance! Get FREE feedback on your management practices from the program’s expert Selection Committee in eight nationally-recognized key performance areas developed by NPCC. Winners share innovative and replicable practices and compete for $60,000 in prize money as well as scholarships to Columbia Business School’s nonprofit management courses. Applications are due by 5:00pm on Friday, April 21, 2017. All operating 501(c)(3) nonprofits in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester are eligible and encouraged to apply. IMPORTANT: Organizations considering applying for the Awards are encouraged to attend one of our upcoming Application Clinics, where you will have a chance to ask questions and get detailed information about this year’s improved application and selection processes. Click here to access the 2017 guidelines, readiness assessment, and application.

Applications missing any of these documents will NOT be forwarded to the Selection Committee for consideration:
  1. Completed cover page.
  2. Completed application readiness assessment.
  3. Completed Application (responses to questions).
  4. Completed Application checklist.
  5. If your organization is required to obtain an annual audit, Include most recent audited financial statement, including any management letter or other formal communications from your auditor. If this letter reflects any material deficiencies, provide a copy of your response to this letter sent to the auditor.
    • NY State nonprofits with revenues above $500,000 (other than religious congregations) that solicit funds from the public are required to have an annual audit.
    • Organizations with revenues between $250,000 and $500,000 are required to have an annual independent accountant’s review report and financial statements with accompanying notes.
    • Organizations with revenues below $250,000 should submit the most recent internal financial statement.
  6. If your most recent audit (or financial review) covers a period that ended prior to February 28, 2017, provide an interim financial statement (statement of income and expenses and balance sheet) covering the period through February 28, 2017.
  7. Copy of your budget for the current fiscal year.
  8. Copy of the most recent IRS Form 990, including all schedules
    • Organizations with revenues above $200,000 or total assets greater than $500,000 must file Form 990. Private Foundations must file Form 990-PF.
    • Organizations with revenues between $50,000 and $200,000 and total assets less than $500,000 must file Form 990-EZ (but may choose to file a Form 990).
    • Organizations with revenues below $50,000 must file Form 990-N (but may choose to file a Form 990 or Form 990-EZ).
  9. IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter.
  10. A list of your Board of Directors and their organization affiliations (download and complete the excel form here).
  11. Organizational chart.

Readiness Assessment and Part One Application is now open. Deadline for applications is 5:00 pm on Friday, April 21, 2017.

For more information contact Joseph Taylor, Award Program Manager or 212-502-4191 ext 238.