About the Awards

It takes more than passion to achieve your nonprofit mission. It takes strong management.

Managed by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, The New York Community Trust, and Philanthropy New York, and sponsored by WNYC, the Nonprofit Excellence Awards program gives organizations a free 360-degree review of their management strategies in eight nationally-recognized key performance areas.

NPCC created the Nonprofit Excellence Awards in 2006 to teach, recognize and encourage outstanding management practices among New York's large and diverse nonprofit community. The Awards highlight the enormously important roles played by thousands of New York's nonprofit organizations in improving our lives and communities. The program helps nonprofit leaders by spotlighting excellent management practices that enable nonprofits to better serve their communities and achieve their missions.

All applicants are eligible to receive detailed feedback on how to improve their management performance and how to implement and sustain best practices.

Winning organizations receive a total of $60,000 in cash awards and scholarships for Columbia Business School Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise. Winners are honored at a special Best Practices Workshop and Awards Presentation.

Readiness Assessment and Part One Application will open Monday March 6, 2017 and close 5:00 pm on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Amanda Kraus

When I discovered the Nonprofit Excellence Awards in 2007, I felt like they had created a great learning tool on the best ways to run a nonprofit. I remember sitting in my living room going through the guidelines, checking off the things that we were doing and highlighting the things we weren’t doing. There was a lot of highlighting.

Executive Director
Row New York