To help nonprofits affected by the storm, NPCC has set up this page so nonprofits can let other nonprofits know about office resources available. If, for example, you have temporary office space available or meeting space where an organization can gather to plan, equipment to donate, etc., let NPCC know so that we can spread the word. To post office resources available, email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a brief description of the items(s), space, and a contact person’s name, email and phone. (this page was last updated on 7/25/13)
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Citizens Committee for New York City is awarding grants of up to $2,000 to volunteer-led groups providing relief to areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2013. Go to www.citizensnyc.org/programs/grants/hurricane_relief_grants.html.
New York Junior League Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund offers $15,000 to provide a community organization(s) with grant funding to assist them in their post-hurricane disaster recovery efforts. Applicants must be New York-based nonprofit organizations with operations in the five Boroughs or Westchester Counties that were impacted by the hurricane (non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, or be able to demonstrate in writing a similar tax exempt status). NYJL will identify one or more opportunities to assist New York-based nonprofit organizations with operations in the five Boroughs or Westchester Counties that were impacted by the hurricane. They expect that the focus would be on an organization that shares its values and is focused in particular on women's and children's issues. Once the organization or organizations have been identified, they will be giving them a one-time monetary grant to help them in their post-hurricane disaster recovery efforts. The deadline is April 19, 2013. Go to http://www.nyjl.org/?nd=hurricanesandyrfp.
FEMA's Public Assistance: Local, State, Tribal and Non-Profit information is at www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit. The deadline for NYC nonprofit organizations to apply for FEMA assistance has been extended to January 28, 2013. FEMA's public assistance program provides supplemental financial assistance to certain nonprofit organizations for response and recovery activities required as a result of a disaster. To be considered for this program, submit a Request for Public Assistance, along with all the forms listed on the PNP Checklist (www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/recovery/documents/4085-PNP-Checklist.pdf), to the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services via email to John Grubsick at email@example.com or by fax at 518-322-4984. For information on eligibility and forms, visit www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/recovery.
The Staten Island Non-Profit Recovery Fund will make grants to nonprofit organizations serving Staten Island and its residents. Go to www.thestatenislandfoundation.org.
The NYC Nonprofit Recovery Loan Program will provide interest-free loans and grants to New York City nonprofits impacted by Hurricane Sandy and will cover losses associated with the disruption of operations and property damage. Priority will be given to organizations that have suffered the most severe losses and/or are operating in the worst affected areas, and will be made against expected claims to be filed with the nonprofit's own insurance company and with FEMA, as well as against committed government, foundation and corporate contracts and grants. Nonprofit organizations that have suffered structural damages and have applied to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be considered for grants of up to $333,000. Eligible groups that received losses up to $1 million can receive a grant of one-third of the documented costs. Additionally, groups that have tangible losses including lost furnishings, equipment and supplies that are not covered by FEMA or insurance will be considered for grants, not tied to loans, up to $100,000. It will be administered by the Fund for the City of New York: https://rlp.fcny.org:443/rlp/about.
Partnerships for Parks Recovery Grant supports community groups dedicated to parks with funding for capacity-building projects focused on storm recovery. Grants will be made on a rolling basis. Applications are considered in the order in which they are received, and grants are made until funds run out. Grants range from $200 to $2,000. Community groups whose projects take place on NYC Parks Dept. property are eligible to apply. Go to www.cityparksfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Recovery-Grant-Guidelines.pdf or to www.cityparksfoundation.org/partnerships-for-parks/grants.
United Way of New York City (UWNYC) has established a fund to support the health and human services agencies that, due to Hurricane Sandy, are challenged in their ability to provide critical supports to individuals and families in need. Go to http://action.unitedwaynyc.org/page/content/uwsandyrecovery/about_the_fund.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that certain Private Non-Profit Organizations (PNPs) in New York that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low interest rate disaster loans. PNPs located in Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester counties in New York that provide non-critical services are eligible to apply. Examples of eligible non-critical PNP organizations include, but are not limited to food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers, schools and colleges. More is at www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/4/2818/news/362041. Apply at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
The grants awarded by the Brooklyn Recovery Fund are at www.brooklyncommunityfoundation.org/brooklyn-recovery-fund.New York Council for the Humanities is offering grants of up to $1,500 for tax-exempt cultural groups who serve the general public in New York State and whose buildings or collections were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. These grants are to be used to defray salary costs for professional staff members' work associated with storm clean-up and recovery. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 31, 2013 with notification within four weeks of the receipt of an application. Go to www.nyhumanities.org/grants/recovery12.php.
The NYC Public Advocate’s Office has After the Storm: A Guide for New Yorkers at http://pubadvocate.nyc.gov/storm.
Community Resource Exchange has a Hurricane Sandy Nonprofit Resources page at http://crenyc.org/hurricanesandynpresources.
FPWA has been asked by the Mayor’s Office to identify volunteers from its member agencies who are able to go to some of the harder hit areas of the city to distribute information about emergency resources available and/or assist with the delivery of meals and water. Email your responses to Joel Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include volunteer’s contact information, when they are available to work, and what part of the city they can respond to (Zone A evacuation areas).
Lawyer’s Alliance for New York has disaster-related information at www.lawyersalliance.org/disaster_relief.php.
Human Services Council has a listing of resources for nonprofits and clients at www.humanservicescouncil.org/documents/HSC%20-%20Hurricane%20Sandy%20Resources%20for%20Nonprofits.pdf.
NYLPI’s Pro Bono Clearinghouse is available to assist organizations with legal needs including, but not limited to, insurance claims and negotiations; real estate contingencies including subleasing and securing temporary accommodations; employment law including expansion, downsizing, employee leave and employer compensation obligations; compliance with tax-exempt organizations law when fundraising and accepting donations. Contact Alena Jirovska at 212-244-4664 or email email@example.com.
NYC Economic Development Corporation has business recovery information at www.nycedc.com/backtobusiness.
Pro Bono Partnership offers legal assistance on issues that a nonprofit organization may be facing as a result of the emergency. The Partnership provides legal assistance to nonprofits without charge. For assistance email firstname.lastname@example.org or call New Jersey: 973.240.6955; New York: 914.328.0674; Connecticut: 860.541.4951 or 914.328.0674 (Fairfield County)
New York Disaster Interfaith Services has compiled a list of resources for people dealing with issues relating to the hurricane at www.nydis.org/index2.html.
New York Business Development Corporation offers loans ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to small businesses in areas where there have been power outages and severe flooding. Funds for working capital, repairs, and business recovery will be expedited and are expected to reach qualified borrowers five to seven days after application. The emergency loan program is for independently owned and operated businesses paying taxes in NYC and non-profit organizations that (1) Are located in New York City; (2) Have fewer than 100 employees; (3) Filed 2011 business tax returns; (4) Have experienced business interruption and/or damages as a result of Hurricane Sandy. FAQs are at www.nybdc.com/documents/SBSFrequentlyAskedQuestions.pdf.
The Office of the State Comptroller has resources at www.osc.state.ny.us/hurricane/index.htm.
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HealthCare Chaplaincy has office furniture, chairs and other items that can be donated immediately as a result of their impending consolidation of locations. Contact Edward Haran at 212-644-1111, extension 203 or email@example.com.
Centre for Social Innovation has a “pop up” space in the Starrett-Lehigh building at 601 West 26th Street for a handful of organizations affected by the storm--free workspace for small nonprofits (four staff or fewer) from mid-November until the end of the calendar year. Details are at http://nyc.socialinnovation.org/popup.
Jewish Community Centers, at 8th Avenue between 36th and 37 streets, has about four offices, and a few cubicles that they could make available for nonprofit organizations displaced by the hurricane. Contact Bob Kimsal at 212.786.5141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tanenbaum Center at 254 West 31st Street has three small, adjacent cubicles that are open until Thanksgiving. They can provide power and internet access at each cubicle. Would prefer any individuals interested in the space bring their own cell phones and laptops, but may be able to provide a PC with the 2010 Office Suite installed on a case-by-case basis. Can provide access to copiers and printers, but would ask any individuals that wished to take advantage of this to reimburse for the exact per page cost incurred. Contact Alicia Levey at email@example.com or 212-967-7707 ext. 101.
The New York Junior League has meeting rooms available to be used by non-profit organizations currently unable to re-open due to Hurricane Sandy. They have a limited number of laptops that could be used during normal business hours, or you can bring your own. Wi-Fi is available. Please contact Susanne Kuligowski, Chief Operating Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-606-0236 for more information.
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy has a conference room that can fit up to 60 people for meeting use by nonprofits affected by the storm. They’re at 60th and Broadway (Columbus Circle). The availability of the conference space is going to be limited, but there will be chunks of time throughout the day that they don’t use it and would be happy to help other nonprofits if they can (at no charge). Contact Sue Warshal at 212-333-3444, ext. 102.
Asia Catalyst at 32nd Street (between Broadway & 5th Avenue) offers office space to help out other NGOs after the Hurricane -- every day they have at least one desk available, on some days 2 or 3. Limited private meeting space, but are happy to coordinate with anyone that may take one of the desks. Up to 3 desks part time, 1-2 desks full time; wifi internet; electricity for laptops/printers/etc.; refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, tea kettle; break area with couch, dartboard, jenga, games; a friendly and open plan work environment; openness to arrange print/scan/fax and other supply sharing. Contact Brian Bonci at email@example.com or 212-967-2123.
NPCC's regular office space ads are at http://npccny.org/spaceads.htm