The NY Nanum Foundation is committed to supporting community service programs and organizations that are serving the most critical needs in our communities. Our priority is to fund programs that focus on the following underserved groups: the elderly, at-risk youth, women, immigrants, individuals with disabilities and their families, and those community organizations that focus on Asian culture (including language) and arts (including performing and visual arts).
As a community foundation, we strive to constructively and continuously engage with our community members in order to identify specific weaknesses in the current welfare/social service system and assess the true needs of our communities. This will enable us to support specific programs that adequately address those weaknesses and distribute our funds in a manner that can most effectively meet the most critical needs of the underserved in our communities. Moreover, we believe that strong community service organizations are essential for the overall development of the community. The NY Nanum Foundation also understands the challenges facing community non-profit service organizations and the need for ongoing capacity-building support to build long-term sustainability.
CURRENT GRANT OPPORTUNITY
The NY Nanum Foundation is pleased to announce our 2017 grantmaking program. Grants will be available in two categories: (1) Program Support OR (2) Capacity Building.
After the submission deadline, all completed proposals knowledgeable in community welfare and philanthropy. This Advisory Committee will review the proposals and make recommendations to the NY Nanum Foundation for grant awards. We will announce the final grant recipients no later than December 2017.
NYNF will consider applications from organizations with effective program goals and outcomes that support the most pressing needs of vulnerable and underserved communities.
Eligible organizations are:
- Registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or have a nonprofit 501(c)(3) fiscal agent
- Located within and primarily serving residents of NY and NJ areas
- Have an operational history of at least 6 months
- Have an established and working Board of Directors; and
- Have filed IRS Form 990 and/or audited financials
NYNF does not provide funding for:
- Fundraising events
- Capital fund projects
- Real estate purchases
- National or international organizations
- Political causes or campaigns to elect candidates to public office
- Programs that do not comply with Federal, state, or local equal employment statues; or
- Organizations that are based outside the NY and NJ areas
- Organizations that have a fundraising ability beyond NYNF’s own capacity