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Grantseekers

Philanthropy New York is a membership association of more than 280 grantmaking organizations. We serve our members through professional education programs, networking opportunities, and collaborative funding initiatives.

Although Philanthropy New York was formed to serve grantmaking organizations, we provide additional resources and services to grantseekers as part of our commitment to strengthening the nonprofit sector. However, please note that Philanthropy New York does not make grants

To research funding opportunities, and obtain fundraising or organizational assistance for your nonprofit, explore the resources and recommended sites below. 

In This Area

  • NY/NJ Area Common Application
    Common grant application form developed to facilitate the application process for grantmakers and grantseekers. Includes sample cover sheet, suggested application format, and list of funders who accept the common application.
  • NY/NJ Area Common Report
    Common grant report form developed to facilitate the reporting process for grantmakers and grantseekers. Includes sample cover sheet, report guidelines, and list of funders who accept the common report.

Resources

  • Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance
    The Alliance conducts charity evaluation based on their Standards for Charity Accountability to help donors make informed giving decisions and advance high standards of conduct among organizations that solicit contributions from the public.
  • Community Resource Exchange
    CRE provides strategic advice and technical services to community-based organizations that fight poverty and HIV/AIDS. CRE works with emerging organizations and well-established institutions and provides its clients with information, skills, and leadership training.
  • Council of Community Services of New York State, Inc.
    CCSNYS works to build the capacity of nonprofits and communities to enhance the quality of life in New York State, providing specialized technical assistance services and an array of group purchasing, insurance and employee benefits in the context of membership.
  • Craigslist Foundation Nonprofit Boot Camp
    The Craigslist Foundation runs an annual Nonprofit Boot Camp in New York, focused on how to start and run a vibrant nonprofit. The all-day workshop is designed to educate and empower the next generation of nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs.
  • The Foundation Center
    The Foundation Center provides resources to nonprofits and grantmakers, maintains a comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants, and operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance philanthropy.
  • Governance Matters
    Governance Matters provides nonprofit leaders with governance resources to develop boards that serve New York's communities better. Through advocacy, peer learning roundtables and workshops, and educational resources, Governance Matters fosters an open exchange of ideas throughout the nonprofit sector.
  • Grants.gov
    Grants.gov is a central storehouse to find and apply for federal grants. Information is compiled from over 1,000 federal grant programs.
  • GuideStar
    GuideStar’s mission is to promote philanthropy and nonprofit practice by providing information that advances transparency and encourages charitable giving. GuideStar provides an online database of all IRS-registered charities. (Philanthropy New York's most recent 990 is available on GuideStar.)
  • Network for Good
    Network for Good brings together donors, volunteers, and charities online to accomplish good. Nonprofits can access tools for fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and donor communication.
  • New York City Economic Development Corporation
    NYCEDC has compiled a list of New York City business resources that include information about local development corporations, chambers of commerce, state and federal agencies, and more, any of which can assist in nonprofit ventures.
  • Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York
    NPCC is a membership association of New York area nonprofits, uniting nonprofits from all subsectors and providing a collective voice for the sector.
  • Support Center for Nonprofit Management
    The Support Center offers consulting, transition management, and training services to nonprofit organizations to increase the effectiveness of the nonprofit sector.
  • Taproot Foundation
    Taproot Foundation makes business talent available to organizations working to improve society. Through innovative programming and online tools, Taproot is building a marketplace where organizations can get access to the Marketing, Information Technology, Human Resource, and Strategy Management resources they need.
  • Volunteer Consulting Group (VCG)
    VCG works regionally and nationally to strengthen the governing and management capability of nonprofit boards of directors. VCG brings outstanding leadership into service as board members of the full spectrum of nonprofit organizations.