In This Newsletter:

  • NPW Affinity Groups and Events
    • Event Recaps
  • Advocacy Spotlight: Westchester Children's Association & Poverty Report
  • Member News: 914United
  • Member and Community Events & Resources
  • Funding
    • US SBA Disaster Loans

April 2, 8:30 - 10:30 AM, Sam's: NPW Nonprofit Executive Directors/CEOs Affinity Group - Beyond the Strategic Plan: Adapting Strategy in a Dynamic Professional Environment

April 16, 8:30 - 10:30 AM, Sam's: NPW Human Resources Professionals Affinity Group - Launch Event

April 26, 9:00 - 10:30 AM, Sam's: NPW Chief Financial Officers Affinity Group - Relationships with Government Funders: Pain Points & Opportunities



March 14, 8:30 - 10:00 AM, Hudson Grille: NPW Networking Breakfast

March 21, 8:30 - 10:30 AM, WLS: It's Time for Your Nonprofit Check-Up - For nonprofits of all sizes to assess their strengths and where they may need to focus. For staff at all levels – a great opportunity to learn for some and a valuable resource for action for others.

April 25, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM, WLS: Artificial Intelligence and the AI “Do-Fest”


NPW is appreciative of all our program sponsors - learn about them HERE.



Thank you to the 120+ attendees who joined us on Monday, March 4th for an important presentation on "Pronouns, Allyship and the LGBTQ+ Community - What it Means and Why it Matters," with community experts:

  • Shepard Verbas (they/he)
    Fair Housing Education and Outreach Coordinator, Westchester County Human Rights Commission

  • Judy Troilo (she/her)
    Chief Executive Officer, The LOFT LGBTQ+ Center

  • Tejash V. Sanchala, Esq. (he/him)
    Executive Director, Westchester County Human Rights Commission

Missed the discussion? Watch the recording here. Also, access LGBTQ+ resources on NPW’s Resources page. This presentation is a part of NPW’s new series “Nonprofit Assets” - a free, virtual monthly community education series that will connect Westchester residents, employers, and employees to the wealth of nonprofit and government resources.

On March 7th, the Emerging Leaders class had a super fun and inspiring second session at the Child Care Council of Westchester. The session was led by CCC's Juanita Pope, Director of Community Events/Office Manager and Angel Gray, Program & Policy Manager, Westchester Children’s Association. Fun fact: Juanita and Angel are both ELP graduates, and this was the first time a session was led 100% by ELP alums! 

The group learned more about the pressing issues surrounding child care and youth development in our county, and got a chance to play the famous "County Budget Game" - requiring them to allocate a limited amount of funds to different nonprofit sub-sectors. Juanita and Angel shared their advocacy experiences and accomplishments getting the whole class engaged and empowered to take action!

Afterwards, the class was treated to a make-your own sangria bar, snacks, gourmet pizza, and even a raffle. We can't thank Juanita and Angel enough for putting together such a great session! Thanks also to our generous program sponsor - M&T Bank

On Friday March 8th, NPW had another packed room for the Proven Strategies to Advance Employment for People with Diverse Abilities Forum – a program co-hosted by NPW and Westchester Human Resources Management Association. Thank you to Bridget Gibbons, Director, Westchester County Office of Economic Development for opening the program and for the generous sponsorship.

Thank you to the incredible panelists and resource experts who came to the table to discuss effective strategies, and how to address the realistic and valid concerns from both the employee and employer perspectives:

  • Shari Rosen Ascher, Director of Policy & Programs, Westchester County
  • Kathleen Macias-Torres, Assistant Executive Director of Community Innovations, The Arc of Westchester
  • Allison Madison, President, Madison Approach Staffing
  • Maria Samuels, Executive Director, Westchester Disabled on the Move
  • Richard D. Landau, Principal, Jackson Lewis
  • Tracey Levy, Founder, Levy Employment Law
  • Vivian Carbonell, Manager, Regeneron

There was a great deal of knowledge gained and items to put into action. Thank you to our program sponsors: BCW, Jill Singer Graphics, Madison Approach Staffing, United Way of Westchester and Putnam.


Westchester Children's Association 

Make change together! Contact your New York State elected officials now to raise our voice for child poverty. Child poverty rates in New York State have persistently exceeded the national average for over a decade, resulting in long lasting impacts that disproportionately affect Black, Latinx, and children from immigrant families.
>> Learn More and Take Action

More information & download the report: "Uplifting Courageous Voices".


The NPW Member Advocacy Platform is a great opportunity for members to share information with the goal of creating awareness and potential action related to issues impacting the nonprofit sector, the people served and the nonprofit workforce. Submit your advocacy issues here and review NPW’s Advocacy Toolkit to learn how to successfully, and legally, lobby and advocate as a nonprofit.


MEMBER NEWS: 914United 

Rep. Bowman names Yonkers nonprofit founder, Jonathan Alvarez, as his guest for SOTU address. Watch the recent News 12 story highlight below. 

The NPW Member News page keeps our active NPW community informed and connected. Members are encouraged to share all types of news: new hires, grants received, recognition, awards, and new initiatives. Simply submit your news using this form.



Westchester Women's Summit: March 15

United Way of Westchester and Putnam 2024 Nonprofit Leadership Summit: April 9

11th Annual Autism Resource & Provider Fair: April 13

The Westchester County Department of Health (WCDH) upcoming events

Annual Countywide Yom HaShoah Commemoration Holocaust Remembrance Day: May 6

View All Member Events HERE

Get your upcoming event listed on our widely viewed Nonprofit Community Calendar and use it as a scheduling resource - email including an event graphic, registration link and brief description.


Nonprofit organizations in Westchester County are eligible to apply for U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loans if they were impacted by the severe storms and flooding from September 28th to 30th, 2023. The filing deadline for physical property damage is April 1st and the deadline to submit economic injury applications is October 31st. Press Release. Fact Sheet.

Applicants may apply online and receive additional information at Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email

Funding for Mental Health Initiatives through Brown & Brown Insurance: Shifting Gears on Brain Health Funding Opportunity

The Shifting Gears on Brain Health Donor Advisory Committee announced that the application period for grant submissions has begun. The application deadline is March 31, 2024Grant ApplicationWebsite. More information: Erica Martinson, Marketing Team Leader. 

Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand Fiscal Year 2025 Appropriations Update

The Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand provides the following update on the fiscal year 2025 (FY25) appropriations and Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) processes. The office is now accepting applications for CDS and requests for programmatic appropriations for FY25. The deadline to submit requests is March 13 at 11:59 PM EST.

The forms for CDS applications and programmatic requests can be found here: FY25 Appropriations Requests - Kirsten Gillibrand. CDS Account Guidance PDF.

Congressionally Directed Spending Requests allow Members of Congress to request that federal funds be set aside for specific projects in their states. This is an opportunity for state, local, and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations to apply to obtain funding for projects that would benefit from one-time allocation of federal funds. Please direct all questions to

ArtsWestchester Grant Applications

ArtsWestchester Seeks Grant Applications for More Than $500K in Funds. ArtsWestchester announced that the application portal for the 2024 Arts Alive grant program is open for funding requests from nonprofit groups and individual artists in Westchester and Rockland counties for arts projects. This grant program is made possible through a New York State Senate Arts Initiative. Applications to ArtsWestchester to support cultural activities are being accepted now through March 14, 2024.


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