In This Newsletter:

  • NPW Events & Affinity Group Meetings
    • Event Recap
  • Improvements to Federal Grant Rules
  • Member and Community Events & Resources
  • Funding


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

This important meeting is open to Chief Financial Officers and lead finance staff of NPW member organizations. Based on January’s launch meeting, this session will include representatives from county government, including Legislator Jewel Williams Johnson, who are committed to collaborating with nonprofit partners to improve the contracting process.

May 2, 9:00 - 10:15 AM, Virtual: Techniques for Tailoring AI Input Prompts

May 9, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, WLS: Grant Prospecting Learning Lab

June 12, 5:00 - 7:00 PM, CV Rich Mansion: NPW Summer Celebration & Networking Party


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



Thank you to all the HR professionals who joined us on April 16th for the launch meeting of NPW's Human Resources Affinity Group!

During this exploratory meeting, the group shared the most pressing HR issues affecting their organizations and networked with their peers. We are excited to see this group take off and lead in creating collaborative solutions. Thank you to Milly Rivera, HR Director at WJCS, and Andrea Robinson, HR Director at the Rye Y, for planning a great kick-off session and sharing their expertise. HR professionals - please join us for the next meeting on July 16th (NPW members only)

Thank you to our NPW HR Affinity Group Sponsors: Charles Newman Co., Webster Bank, and Levitt Fuirst Associates.



Significant Improvements to Federal Grants Rules for Charitable Nonprofits

The US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) unveiled significant improvements to the grantmaking rules governing federal funding that many nonprofits earn. Noteworthy improvements in the newly updated OMB Uniform Guidance include that the de minimis indirect cost rate that all levels of governments using federal funds must pay to every grantee increase to 15% (up from 10%) unless the organization has a higher federally negotiated indirect cost rate, Notices of Funding Opportunities (requests for proposals) will be streamlined and simplified, the Single Audit threshold will increase to $1 million, and more. The reforms also promote equity through removing barriers and ensuring greater outreach to communities that have traditionally had limited access to grants programs. The changes go into effect on October 1, 2024. 

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United Hebrew Earns Recognition for LGBTQ-Friendly Senior Care

New Credential Strengthens Commitment to LGBTQ+ Older Adults through Partnership with SAGECare

“This training ensures we’re fostering a welcoming community where people feel supported and can be themselves.”

(New Rochelle, NY) Many older adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBTQ) have experienced prejudice or social stigma at one time or another. As a result, they may avoid accessing healthcare or aging services for fear of discrimination. Recognizing a critical need, United Hebrew of New Rochelle has earned the prestigious SAGE Care credential, signifying its commitment to providing exceptional care and support of the LGBTQ+ community.




2024 Fair & Affordable Housing Expo: April 27

Great Saw Mill River Cleanup: April 27

Westchester County Diverse Abilities Job Fair: April 30

Mental Health Association of Westchester: Speak UP!: A Candid Conversation on Mental Health: April 30

7th Annual Hudson Valley Affordable Housing Summit: May 2

Annual Countywide Yom HaShoah Commemoration Holocaust Remembrance Day: May 6

View All Member Events HERE

NPW Members: Have your upcoming event listed on our widely viewed Nonprofit Community Calendar and use it as a scheduling resource; email with event graphic, registration link and brief description.



Field Hall Foundation Fall 2024 Grant Cycle

Field Hall Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for their Fall 2024 grant cycle. The deadline to submit is May 31st and grantees will be notified of grant decisions at the end of September. The Foundation supports programs and projects that directly improve the lives of low-income OLDER ADULTS and their CAREGIVERS. Priority is given to programs that address their most basic needs. Funding requests can range from $5,000 to $50,000+; requests for small capital projects can be for up to $15,000. Visit for eligibility requirements and recent grants.

Ruth Taylor Scholarship

Westchester County graduate students pursuing social work or public health careers are invited to apply for scholarship assistance through the Ruth Taylor Scholarship Fund.

The fund was established in tribute to Ruth Taylor upon her retirement as the county’s Commissioner of Public Welfare and in recognition of her nearly four decades of outstanding service. The annual awards are sponsored by United Way of Westchester and Putnam, the Westchester County government, and the Urban League of Westchester County. Applicants must be residents of Westchester County and enrolled in graduate studies in Social Work or Public Health on a full-time basis. The submission deadline is Monday, June 3, 2024.

Westchester Women's Bar Association Grant

The WWBA Foundation provides monetary grants on an annual basis to local organizations whose missions and goals are aligned with those of the Foundation. The application form must be submitted by May 26th. Grant Request Form

United Way of Westchester and Putnam Community Impact Fund

The United Way of Westchester and Putnam Community Impact Fund supports local nonprofits serving the needs of the underprivileged, marginalized, or ALICE (those who are employed but are living paycheck-to-paycheck) populations in Westchester or Putnam Counties.

United Way is offering grants between $5,000 and $10,000. The funding can be used in two ways: 1) to support programs in the areas of education, financial stability, or health that benefit underprivileged, marginalized, or ALICE populations in Westchester or Putnam counties, or 2) to support operational expenses of local nonprofits in Westchester or Putnam County whose mission relates to improving the education, financial stability, or health of underprivileged, marginalized or ALICE populations. The submission deadline, which includes the application and the required attachments, is 5 PM on May 20, 2024.

Con Edison: Open Call for Proposals on Climate Justice for Community Resilience

Con Edison is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to provide an initial grant of up to $3 million over the next three years to help local organizations combat the effects of extreme heat and other climate-related extreme weather events on disadvantaged and historically marginalized communities across the five boroughs and in Westchester County. Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and community partners are invited to apply for funding. Proposals must be emailed to no later than 5 PM on Friday, May 3. Flyer PDF. Press Release.

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 has extended the application deadline to Friday, May 24. Decisions will be made in August and recipients notified by 9/1/2024. 
For more information, please contact Erica Martinson, Marketing Team Leader,; (914) 607-4561. 

Mother Cabrini Health Foundation Grant Portal Opens April 1st

Does your organization support healthcare and related needs for New Yorkers around the state? Apply with a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) through MCHF's five Program Areas starting April 1. Click here to watch a webinar with an overview of the application process.

2024 Mutual of America Foundation Community Partnership Award Competition Now Open

The Mutual of America Foundation Community Partnership Award recognizes outstanding nonprofit organizations in the United States that have shown exemplary leadership by facilitating partnerships with public, private, or social sector leaders who are working together as equal partners, not as donors and recipients, to build a cohesive community that serves as a model for collaborating with others for the greater good. Application deadline is July 1, 2024.


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