To Our Affiliates
Thank you for your determination to care for some of the most vulnerable and marginalized populations in our City. Our team at HFNY is committed to sustaining, supporting and praying for your vital work during the COVID-19 season. Throughout this time, we are activating all aspects of the HFNY model (funding, network and capacity building, and volunteer engagement) to help support and partner with you in this season.
Also, see Hope for New York's COVID-19 Resource Guide for affiliate prayers and other updates.
To support our HFNY network, and in alignment with our mission and vision to support the poor and marginalized in New York City, we launched the HFNY Relief Fund to provide critical relief grants to HFNY affiliates as we have done during the aftermath of 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy.
Hope for New York Relief Fund Grants
Eligibility for Funds: All HFNY grant receiving and capacity building receiving affiliates are eligible to apply. Applications may be submitted on a rolling basis.
How to Apply:
- Log into your Fluxx account: hfny.fluxx.io
- Click: “Apply” > “Apply for HFNY Relief Grant” > "Edit”
- Fill out the required information
- Click: “Save” > “Submit”
Relief Fund Application Deadlines
- Round 4 applications due: Tuesday, May 26
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NETWORK & CAPACITY BUILDING
Given the rapidly changing situation, we are seeking to connect the affiliate network by providing virtual convenings in the coming weeks.
Virtual Affiliate Convenings
HFNY will host a weekly prayer call on Tuesdays at 11 a.m.
Videos of Past Convenings
- Reimagining Organizational Strategy
- Reimagining Affiliate Network and Volunteering
- Fundraising in a Time of Crisis
- Addressing Resiliency and Burnout
1:1 Consulting Support
To support the HFNY affiliate network more in depth, HFNY is covering the cost for your organization to connect 1:1 with the consulting firms leading the virtual affiliate convenings. If you are interested in 1:1 support, please contact Lauren.Jezequel@hfny.org
- Organizational strategy (Nonprofit Velocity)
- Assistance with Payment Protection Program application (Capin Crouse)
- Fundraising in a time of crisis (The Focus Group)
- Resiliency and burnout (Redeemer Counseling Services).
Your Feedback Needed
Thank you for joining our recent virtual affiliate convenings! We value your feedback and want to hear how we can continue to support and resource your organization during this season. Please complete this brief survey to help inform any upcoming Hope for New York initiatives.
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If you are currently engaging volunteers (virtually or in person), please be proactive in connecting with your HFNY Program Manager to update us on any new or modified volunteer opportunities so we can recruit volunteers.
Please note: We are recruiting volunteers above and beyond our normal HFNY efforts. In most cases, we’re directing volunteers to your website for immediate connection.
COVID-19 Urgent Needs Page - See how other affiliates are engaging with volunteers.
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Here are additional articles to help guide your organization during this time of constant changes.
- The Bridgespan Group's resources for nonprofits, funders and philanthropists
- McKinsey's reports/resources on coronavirus implications for businesses
- Tamer Center resources & webinar events for relief and response
- Nonprofit New York Supports trainings and events for nonprofit communities
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy's curated guide to help nonprofits with leading, fundraising, and more
- Take a brief Paycheck Protection Program survey to inform us of your progress with the program
- See our comprehensive list of Funding Resources
- What to expect if we go into a recession
- Harvard's recession planning document from fall 2019
- Harvard's snapshot of financial realities posed by COVID-19
- Stanford's list of operational and financial insights during a crisis
- Additional funding sources for New York City
- Upcoming webinars from The Focus Group for the general audience
- FMA Institute's COVID-19 response resources for nonprofits and funders
- Tips and guidance for faith leaders in the midst of this crisis, by Andy Crouch.
- What questions to ask visitors and travel policies for employers.
- Work remote policies best practices.
- Virtual affiliate convening resource for "Re-imagining Programming and Volunteering"
New York City Resources
- Emergency home food delivery for New Yorkers is now available for those who are COVID-vulnerable and food-insecure, particularly those over age 60 with low-income and those with other health risks. Anyone who meets the program criteria can sign up at nyc.gov/GetFood or call 311 and say “Get Food.”
- Free child child care is now provided to essential workers, a plan formed by NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and Governor Cuomo’s Administration. Essential workers who are income eligible and who use a regulated child-care provider will receive a scholarship to cover the cost, as long as there are available funds. Contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency for details.
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