In this Newsletter:

  1. Legal Alert
  2. Seeking Award Nominations
  3. Legislative Briefing with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Schumer
  4. PPP
  5. New Resources – Westchester RISES and Funding Resources
  6. Member, Government, NPW Trainings and Events
  7. Funding and Financial Resources
  8. Member Job Openings

Legal Alert From Pro Bono Partnership 
NYS Department of State Reporting Requirements

We want to make you aware of new NYS filing requirements for charitable organizations:

  • As of January 1, 2021, NY Executive Law 172-b requires certain charitable organizations[1]  to file their CHAR 500 documents not only with the NYS Charities Bureau, but also with the NYS Department of State (DOS). This includes sending the DOS the organization’s CHAR 500 and the organization’s IRS 990 - which includes the organization’s list of donors set forth on its Form 990 Schedule B.
  • This new law imposes a redundant filing requirement on charities, as this information is already being filed with the NYS Charities Bureau. Additionally, the new law does not appear to contain any requirement that DOS keep confidential the names and addresses of a charities’ donors set forth in Schedule B. The IRS and the Charities Bureau maintain the strict confidentiality of this information.
  • There is a pending NYS Assembly Bill (A1141) which would eliminate this dual filing requirement, and which would also require the State to keep donor information confidential.
  • There are also new DOS filing requirements for 501(c)(3) charities that make donations to certain 501(c)(4) groups (Executive Law 172-e), and also for certain 501(c)(4) organizations (Executive Law 172-f).

The NYS Department of State has not yet promulgated regulations or guidance about how these new laws will be implemented, or how the required forms should be submitted. The Partnership will provide additional information on these new filing requirements as they become available.

For more detailed information on these new requirements, please see the memo from Lawyer’s Alliance for NY.


Westchester County Board of Health to Recognize Adult and Youth Volunteers

The Westchester County Board of Health is now seeking nominations for the 2021 Public Health Service Awards. The Board wants to recognize adults, young people and not-for-profit programs whose volunteer efforts have demonstrated creativity and compassion in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and who helped improve public health in Westchester.

The Board encourages community leaders, healthcare professionals, educators and residents to nominate worthy people or programs by February 9th using the nomination forms at

The Dr. Harold Keltz Distinguished Public Health Service Award is presented annually to a person or community-based organization, whose efforts have made an extraordinary contribution to the public health of Westchester residents but who is not professionally engaged in public health work. NOMINATION FORM

The J.R. Tesone Youth Public Health Service Award is an annual award to a student up to age 21 for his or her creative contribution to public health in Westchester. The award was created in 2014 in memory of J.R. Tesone, a Board of Health member with a lifelong commitment to Westchester children. NOMINATION FORM

These awards will be announced and presented in April to spotlight National Public Health Week.

Nominations Open: CITY AND STATE’S Above and Beyond 2021
Honoring 30 Women of Public and Civic Mind

Submit your nomination for City & State’s 2021 Above & Beyond Awards: Honoring Women of Public and Civic Mind. Every year, City & State recognizes 30 exceptional women from New York for their accomplishments in politics, media, education, nonprofit, and beyond. Help us by nominating your friends and colleagues for this honor! 

Nominations due by January 29th, 2021. For more information on programing and speaking opportunities, please contact Lissa Blake at

Legislative Briefing with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Schumer
January 22nd, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Please join Nonprofit New York, the New York Council of Nonprofits, and the National Council of Nonprofits for a federal legislative briefing with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer on Friday, January 22nd 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on issues that will impact nonprofits under the new Congress and Administration. All nonprofits across New York State are welcome to join. We will hear from Senator Schumer about his legislative priorities for the 117th Congress and ask him to discuss specific issues and needs of New York’s nonprofits.

Register Now

Some Important Notes:

  • Please send proposed questions to Chai Jindasurat, Nonprofit New York's Vice President of Policy, at by 5:00 pm Thursday, January 21st. 
  • Registrants will receive a link to join the briefing shortly before the web event begins. Please monitor your email. 

Due to time constraints, the briefing will begin promptly at 4:00 PM.

Paycheck Protection Program

SBA Re-Opening Paycheck Protection Program to Small Lenders on Friday, January 15th and All Lenders on Tuesday, January 19th. 
Lenders with $1 Billion or Less in Assets Will be Able to Submit First and Second Draw PPP Applications on Friday – Continuing Dedicated Access for Community-Based Lenders. 

The U.S. Small Business Administration, (SBA) re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets for First and Second Draw applications on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9 a.m. EST. The portal will fully open on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 to all participating PPP lenders to submit First and Second Draw loan applications to SBA.

First Draw PPP Loans are for those borrowers who have not received a PPP loan before August 8, 2020. The first round of the PPP, which ran from March to August 2020.  

Second Draw PPP Loans are for eligible small businesses with 300 employees or less, that previously received a First Draw PPP Loan and will use or have used the full amount only for authorized uses, and that can demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020. The maximum amount of a Second Draw PPP loan is $2 million. Updated PPP Lender forms, guidance, and resources are available at

Funding & Financial Resources

Westchester Rises

Westchester RISES was launched to train and mentor entrepreneurs, small business owners, and nonprofit leaders to respond to core business challenges and navigate the COVID economic climate.

Westchester RISES workshops are open to all business owners. The next workshop is Tuesday, January 19, 2021: Developing Office & Home Work Spaces In 2021. Register for this workshop and listen to speakers discuss the shifts in real estate and office development in the pandemic.

Learn More

Yonkers Public Library: Free Access To Funding Databases and Free Introduction to Finding Grants

Candid, formerly Foundation Center, provides free access to our funding databases through our Funding Information Network partnerships with the New Rochelle Public Library, Yonkers Public Library and White Plains Public Library.

Candid is presenting a virtual class, "Introduction to Finding Grants", entry level introduction to the world of private foundations sponsored by the Yonkers Public Library on Friday, January 29, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET.  Registration is free and via the Yonkers Public Library events calendar. 

Register Here

United Way Emergency Food and Shelter Grants

The United Way of Westchester & Putnam is accepting applications for Phase 38 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Funds available through the Local Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Boards in Westchester County. The program provides federal funding which helps to extend currently available services for the hungry and homeless. Submission Deadline: 5pm on Friday, January 22, 2021.

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Ruderman Family Foundation: Call for Concept Papers: Exploration into a New Field

The Ruderman Family Foundation has dedicated the past two decades to enhancing awareness of, and providing programming and services in, the field of disability inclusion. The Foundation has now decided to expand knowledge of current needs by providing an open submission process of concept papers in order to learn more about innovative programming and best practices being used across any and all social fields. Open submissions from all sectors and thought leaders offering a wide range of ideas and initiatives are being accepted; concept papers focusing on disability inclusion and mental health will not be accepted.

Concept Paper Submission Deadline: Wednesday, March 31, 2021. 

Learn More

New York Forward Loan Fund

New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) is a non-forgivable economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York State small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords as they reopen after the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS on PAUSE.

NYFLF targets the state’s small businesses with 20 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees (90% of all businesses), nonprofits and small residential landlords that have seen a loss of rental income.

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Westchester County’s Launch1000 Program: Support to Start a Business

Westchester County's Economic Development Office has created the Launch1000 program with a goal of enabling 1,000 Westchester residents to start a business or develop an income stream for themselves and their families. Launch1000 is an online, self-paced program teaching you to evaluate your idea, test it with potential customers, and see if it seems likely to succeed. 

Learn More

Jandon Foundation College Scholarships

The Jandon Foundation is looking for 15 high school seniors to earn $12,000 college scholarships each given directly to students over their four-year college careers, to help cover expenses related to their educations. Recipients become part of the Jandon scholars’ community, which offers periodic events and ongoing networking opportunities.

Students who can demonstrate a financial need and who possess strong academic records, good test scores, fine character, and a portfolio of extracurricular activities, including community service, are welcome to apply. 

Application Deadline: February 12, 2021.

Learn More

Please visit NPW's Funding Opportunities webpage for updated funding opportunities.

Member Events

  • Childcare Council: Managing Media With The Brain In Mind - 1/20
  • WESPAC: How Do Governments Make Life Better for All Citizens? - 1/22
  • The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center- Last Letters: The Prison Correspondence - 1/25
  • NAMI Westchester - Your Voice is Needed Annual Advocacy Event - 1/27
  • 914 Cares Sponsors: Westchester Poverty Symposium - 1/27
  • Student Assistance Services Corporation: When The Holidays Weren’t So Happy Virtual Conference - 1/27
  • The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center: Under Siege - 1/27
  • Greenburgh Public Library: Building a Resilient Westchester - 1/27
  • Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic (PPHP) & PPHP Emerging Leaders Council: Roe on The Rocks Celebration - 1/28
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals Westchester: Success with Family Foundations - 1/28
  • Westchester Jewish Council 45th Anniversary Virtual Gala - 1/30
  • Spark Inc. Fundraiser: Virtual Winter Walk 2021 - 1/31- 2/14

Please visit the NPW Member Events Calendar to find out more and register. To submit your organization's events, please email Emmanuel Segarra-Otero at

Government and County Events

Westchester Town Hall Series: An Open Conversation on COVID 19
January 21st, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

NPW Trainings & Events

Please remember, NPW trainings are open for free to all employees, board members and volunteers of NPW Member Organizations.

NPW Member Job Openings

Please visit the NPW Member Job Board to get current information on the latest jobs in the Westchester nonprofit sector. To submit your organization's job openings, please email Emmanuel Segarra-Otero at


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