In this newsletter:

  • New NPW Team Members
  • Advocate with Us!
  • NPW Job Board
  • Child Care Stabilization Grant and Employee Tax Credit
  • Member Events
  • Coming Up at NPW

Statement on Hurricane Ida

Dear NPW Community:

The impact of Hurricane Ida has been severe and traumatic - especially on many already vulnerable neighbors still recovering from the devastation of COVID-19.

I had the opportunity to support the efforts of the Community Resource Center in helping a family move their possessions from a flooded home. They watched as a sanitation truck lifted and destroyed their furniture, clothes, pictures, children's toys, diplomas and so much more. And then they got back to work. The family showed great strength, gratitude and resolve.

The number of volunteers, community, nonprofit and government partners supporting recovery efforts is simply incredible. Yet, the needs that remain are tremendous.

NPW continues to gather resources, meet with and speak with government officials and community partners. We will distribute information on an ongoing basis.

If you have not already done so, please watch this video of County Executive Latimer's news conference that took place yesterday.

With appreciation,

Jan Fisher, Executive Director


New NPW Team Members


NPW is thrilled to welcome three new team members!

Amy Rivera, Communications Manager

Amy Rivera will oversee NPW’s communications, media, social media, marketing, and public relations initiatives. Read her resume here.


Dr. Alexandria Connally, Racial Equity Consultant

Dr. Alexandria Connally will oversee NPW’s racial equity programming, the launch of the organization’s affinity group for nonprofit professionals of color, and the training of NPW’s Board of Directors. Read her bio here.


Cora Greenberg, Affinity Group Facilitator

Cora Greenberg will continue to plan and facilitate NPW’s Leaders Inspiring Leaders - an affinity group for New Executive Directors and CEOs, and she will re-launch NPW’s affinity groups for Small Nonprofits and People and Process (HR, Finance, IT and Operations). Read her resume here


Advocate with Us!


Westchester County Executive George Latimer Invites you to Share Your Thoughts on the American Rescue Plan Act Funds

  • September 13, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mount Kisco Library - 100 Main St. Mt Kisco, NY 10549

Westchester County Government will be receiving $188 Million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.  NPW continues to be an effective voice for Westchester’s nonprofit sector, as the only membership organization advocating for a robust funding opportunity to address the needs of 501c3 nonprofit organizations resulting from the pandemic. At the first forum on August 24th, in addition to making their own statements, our members came out - loudly and clearly - in support of NPW’s recommendations.

We were heard, and we need to be heard again.  Please come out on September 13th and state that you are a proud member of Nonprofit Westchester and you support our recommendations for the use of ARPA funds. 

Read NPW’s Statement to the County on the recommended use of ARPA County funds and the process by which to distribute such funding. 

Questions?  Contact Jan Fisher at


NPW Job Board

NPW's new and improved Nonprofit Job Board is thriving with over 3,000 page views per month! It has become a valued resource for nonprofit job seekers and employers in Westchester County.

As a reminder, here are some key benefits:

  • Ease and Control: The NPW job board is automated, easy to use, and offers time saving features and ways to highlight your job opportunities. You now have complete control of your listings and there is also a “Quick apply” feature for applicants.

  • Increased Exposure: Your job posting will now be promoted to a larger network of potential applicants. 

  • Cost Savings: NPW Members: 100% free to post; plus only $25 to feature your position at the top of our board and also have it published to the Google Jobs Network.

Child Care Stabilization Grant and Employee Tax Credit: Digital Resources


Our partners at Cerini & Associates, LLP offer these helpful resources:

Their guide on the Child Care Stabilization Grant can be found here. The goal of the Child Care Stabilization Grant is to provide financial relief to childcare providers to help cover unexpected business costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, and to help stabilize their operations.

And the guide on the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) can be found here. Many agencies are not aware of the ERTC, because organizations originally had to choose between applying for the ERTC or PPP. In December 2020, new regulations were released allowing organizations that received PPP funding to also obtain ERTC funding if they qualify. This has opened the door for organizations to consider retroactive application for ERTC funding.


100 Donors


Westchester Men Band Together to Create New Local Charity “100 Donors” That Will Give Out Over $20,000 in its First Year to Nonprofits

Inspired by the $2MM impact of the local Women’s only group, Impact 100, the new “100 Donors” nonprofit looks to tap into the untapped potential of Westchester men to help further address critical local unmet needs and create an organization capable of generating annual transformative results.

“Too often men are outside the giving process. We came together to create 100 Donors to be a space where men can give a smaller amount and still feel the larger impact. We hope to become the beacon for other men in the community to step forward and give big together,” stated Co-founder and Board President, David Ringler.


NONPROFITS INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR GRANT: Visit for more info and all guidelines. All nonprofits that serve the Westchester area are encouraged to review the RFP and apply by the September 30, 2021 application deadline. LEARN MORE ABOUT 100 DONORS:


Our Community: Your Impact!


On December 8th at 6:00 PM, we will celebrate Westchester's Nonprofit Organizations and Workforce:

Our Community: Your Impact
A Celebration of Westchester's Nonprofit Organizations and Workforce
Keep Westchester Thriving Awards
NPW Annual Meeting
Emerging Leaders Program Graduation

Please mark your calendar to attend this virtual event!

NPW Members: Part of this celebration will include a video. We invite you to be a part of this by submitting the following NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8TH:

  • One quote from a staff member
  • One data point
  • One picture

One submission per organization will be accepted. Our plan is to use one or more of these items. Please see the example HERE and send your submissions to


Addressing the Needs of Frontline Workers

Addressing the Needs of Frontline Workers

By Barbara Bernstein, PhD, MPH The Mental Health Association of Westchester

Those who work in the behavioral health and increasingly in other sectors have been steeped in principles of trauma-informed service delivery and staff support for quite some time. However, sensitivity to these issues has not been embedded in the workplace universally, nor do the practices of individual organizations create policy. To highlight the needs of Front Line Workers and address the policy gap, in February 2021, NYS enacted legislation that directs the Commissioner of Mental Health to “convene a workgroup and report regarding frontline worker trauma-informed care.”

I am honored to serve on this workgroup. The task is wide-ranging and the time-frame relatively short. Satisfying our first requirement, in March 2021 we submitted an Interim Report which is available on the OMH website. The report includes key concepts in the areas of trauma, disaster recovery, disparity and related topics. I would like to share some reflections on the work, as well as other impressions of the past year-plus…Read full article here.


Member Events & Resources



September is Hunger Action Month, and Feeding Westchester encourages everyone to take action to end hunger. Through Feeding America’s nationwide campaign designed to raise awareness of hunger across the US, the goal is to inspire Westchester residents to learn about hunger in their communities and join the mission to nourish our neighbors in the fight against hunger. Download and review these assets to be a voice for change and create awareness for hunger relief right here in Westchester County!


The Westchester Library System is working on several digital equity projects to help individuals and families in our Westchester community who have need for technology to access and participate in lifelong learning, employment opportunities, health information and other essential services. Learn More.

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Coming Up at NPW


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