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Current Funding Opportunities:

Ford Foundation
The Andrew W Mellon Foundation
Simons Foundation
Carnegie Corporation Of New York
Hearst Foundations
Citi Foundation
The Michael J Fox Foundation
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Alfred P Sloan Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
Henry Luce Foundation
Arcus Foundation
The Shubert Foundation
Park Foundation
Rochester Area Community Foundation

Government Offices:

New York State Home Page

Governor – 518-474-8390, Albany

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand – (212) 688-6262, NYC

Senator Charles E. Shumer – (212) 486-4430, NYC

Find Your Representative provides a wealth of resources for nonprofit organizations throughout New York State, from Buffalo to Whitehall and everywhere in between, compiled and monitored by the New York Attorney General.

NYC Nonprofits is a list of several units in the Mayor’s Office that work together to strengthen NYC Nonprofits and includes City Council funding opportunities.

New York State Education Dept. – Grant Funding

New York State Dept. of Health offers information and resources for promoting and protecting public health, along with listings of funding opportunities which support public health.

NYDS: Division of Community Services Block Grant Opportunities

New York State Council on the Arts Grant Funding


New York State Racing and Wagering Board Charities planning to conduct raffles must apply to this agency for authority to do so.

Other Resources:

NY Funders Alliance – an association of grantmakers and philanthropic advisors throughout New York State.  They provide and develop opportunities for funders to convene and connect, deliver tools and resources, and engage our members in programming that highlights national, state, and regional thought leaders that focus on issues members care about.

Philanthropy New York – a trusted community of nearly 300 grantmaking organizations that develops forward-thinking guidance and programming to address the unique challenges of philanthropy and convenes funders to strengthen ties across the sector.

New York Council of Nonprofits – develop and promote an effective and vibrant charitable nonprofit community throughout New York State. This is to be accomplished by strengthening organizational capacity, being an advocate and unifying voice, informing philanthropic giving, and conducting research and planning to demonstrate relevance and impact.

Nonprofit New York – a membership organization with a long history of serving the New York nonprofit sector and its members with useful information, cost-saving programs, capacity building training, and advocacy services related to nonprofit management.

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) – 9 NY Chapters – NYC, Western NY, Genesee Valley, Hudson-Mohawk Area, Central NY, Long Island, Finger Lakes Area, Mid-Hudson Valley, and Westchester.

Association of Nonprofit Specialists-NY is a network of independent consultants, specialists and organizations that provide management assistance to nonprofits.

Better Business Bureau Metro New York helps people find and recommend businesses and charities they can trust. Areas of geographic focus include: New York City, Long Island, and the Mid-Hudson region.

charitySTRONG is a New York state focused organization, helping nonprofits build strong and diverse boards of directors through an innovative recruitment program and easily accessible director training aimed at the highest standards of board leadership, governance, and oversight.

Corporation for National and Community Service-NY provides connections with AmeriCorps and Senior Corps in New York.

FJC Fiscal Sponsorship Program New York – Not yet received your 501(c) (3) determination letter from the IRS? Fiscal sponsorship can be a way to receive grant funding in the interim. Many community foundations also offer fiscal sponsorship, so check with your local community foundation too.

Fractured Atlas is focused on arts sponsorship and management services (nationwide, based in NYC).

Lawyers Alliance for New York provides legal services from more than 1,600 volunteer attorneys for nonprofit organizations and social enterprises. In addition, publications, workshops and webinars provide guidance about formation, fundraising law, fiscal management, nonprofit governance and other legal aspects of operating a not-for-profit corporation.

New York City Bar Justice Center – The Public Service Network matches attorneys with legal and non-legal volunteer opportunities for organizations in the not-for-profit sector.

New York Community Trust Fund connects past, present, and future generous New Yorkers with vital nonprofits in NYC working to make a healthy, equitable, and thriving community for all.

New York State Society of CPAs is a membership association of certified public accountants which answers technical inquiries, offers training in financial and tax areas and provides referrals. 

United Way of New York State working to improve the lives of all New Yorkers.

Top Foundations:

The Ford Foundation$524,470,533 
Jewish Communal Fund$451,187,386 
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation$302,078,167 
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc.$240,642,551 
The Simons Foundation$232,372,215 
The New York Community Trust$222,557,108 
The JPMorgan Chase Foundation$170,963,492 
NoVo Foundation$159,396,172 
Carnegie Corporation of New York$159,033,581 
The Rockefeller Foundation$150,273,949 
The Robin Hood Foundation$132,440,879 
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)$105,519,668 
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International$84,651,980 
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation$84,532,909 
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation$84,437,306 
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research$81,695,892 
Citi Foundation$78,037,000 
The Starr Foundation$73,122,951 
Wallace Foundation$57,142,211 
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation$46,257,632 
Fund for the City of New York, Inc.$45,775,264 
The William Randolph Hearst Foundations$45,675,000 
FJC: A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds$42,430,072 
MetLife Foundation$39,866,380 
The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.$39,552,527 
NFL Foundation$38,815,644 
AVI CHAI Foundation$38,562,604 
The Pinkerton Foundation$37,606,705 
Surdna Foundation, Inc.$35,581,985 
Arcus Foundation$32,932,994 
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation$31,340,634 
PepsiCo Foundation, Inc.$30,389,744 
The Shubert Foundation, Inc.$30,000,000 
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.$29,880,120 
The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation$27,667,333 
Gilder Foundation, Inc.$27,317,800 
New Israel Fund$26,589,715 
M & T Charitable Foundation$24,554,722 
The Clark Foundation$23,743,934 
Park Foundation, Inc.$23,641,017

Community Foundations:

Adirondack Community TrustNational; Adirondack Mountains, New York; northeast New York; 
Allegany County Area Foundation, Inc.Allegany County, NY 
Berkshire Taconic Community FoundationBerkshire County, MA; Columbia County and northeast Dutchess County, NY; and northwest Litchfield County, CT 
Cattaraugus Region Community FoundationAllegany, Cattaraugus, and McKean counties, NY; 
Central New York Community Foundation, Inc.Cayuga, Onondaga, Oswego and Madison Counties, NY 
Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Inc.Chautauqua County, NY; Randolph, NY; 
Community Foundation for Greater BuffaloAllegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagra, Orleans, Wyoming counties, NY. 
Community Foundation of Orange and SullivanOrange County, NY 
Community Foundation of Tompkins CountyBroome County, NY; Tompkins County, NY 
Glens Falls FoundationGlens Falls, NY; Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties, NY; 
Long Island Community FoundationNassua and Suffolk Counties, NY 
North Star Fund, Inc.New York, NY and the Hudson Valley region, NY 
Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, Inc.Northern Chautauqua County, NY 
Northern New York Community Foundation, Inc.Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties, NY 
NY Nanum Foundation, Inc.NJ; NY; 
Rochester Area Community FoundationGenesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, and Wayne counties, NY 
Schenectady FoundationSchenectady County, NY 
Stonewall Community FoundationNew York, NY 
The Bethesda Foundation Inc.Hornell, NY area 
The Community Foundation for South Central New York, Inc.Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware Otsego and Tioga Counties, NY 
The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, Inc.Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, and Washington Counties, NY 
The Community Foundation for the Twin TiersBradford, Potter, Sullivan, and Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania and Tioga County in New York. 
The Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc.Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties, NY; 
The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc.Herkimer and Oneida Counties, NY 
The Community Foundations of the Hudson ValleyDutchess, Putnam and Ulster Counties, NY 
The New York Community TrustNew York, NY