One of our favorite annual events of the year, HFNY Pitch Night, happened this month!
Community Grants Circle
Earlier this month, we held our fourth annual HFNY Pitch Night! Pitch Night is one of our favorite events because it brings a core group of our network together to celebrate the big initiatives that HFNY affiliate partners are planning for the year.
This year, we’re making our highest grant distribution to date to our non-profit affiliates. So why are we expanding our grant distribution by 16 percent over last year? Here are a few trends we’re seeing that have led to this increase.
In 2014, we started our CGC to give our most committed partners an inside look at the work of our affiliates and our grantmaking process. Find out more about how members are selected, what ways they contribute, and how you can join.
We’re shouting out four awesome volunteer leaders, whose actions exhibit a lifestyle of mercy and justice that reflects a heart for our poor and marginalized neighbors. Learn more about what inspires us to consider them our Mercy & Justice Champions.
Are you curious about what goes into Hope for New York’s grantmaking process? Here we’ll give you look inside the due diligence (aka review and evaluation) process that takes place every year when our non-profit affiliates apply for grants.
While we’ve distributed direct grants to our affiliates every year since 1994 (last year, we gave over $1.7 million), this year is the first year we’re offering a bonus grant to an affiliate selected by our Community Grants Circle (CGC).
Caroline Anderson, who works in the cosmetic industry, had reservations about her ability to serve on our Community Grants Circle, a collective of people who participate and advise in our grant-making process. But God has used her in ways she couldn’t herself imagine.
When Greg Hockenbrocht wanted to go deeper in the mission to spread mercy and justice throughout NYC, he joined our Community Grants Circle, a collective of people who participate and advise in our grant-making process. Here’s a bit about what he’s experienced since then.