Release Date: July 20, 2018

NPCC is thrilled to announce 14 nonprofit groups from across the city have been chosen as finalists for The New York Community Trust 2018 Nonprofit Excellence Awards for demonstrating excellence in nonprofit management practices.

The Awards program will culminate in the inaugural Best Nonprofit Conference on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at the Faculty House at Columbia University, at which winning organizations will be announced.

Stay tuned for more information and updates about our conference! #nonprofitbetter #npccny

Read the full press release.

This year's 14 finalists are:

Abbott House builds lasting foundations under individuals with complex needs and prepares them for a promising future.

Congratulate them! @AbbottHouseNY #nonprofitbetter

Center for Urban Pedagogy uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement, particularly among historically underrepresented communities.

Congratulate them! @we_are_CUP #nonprofitbetter

Clay Art Center offers a stimulating space for studio practice, exhibition and educational opportunities to better serve the community.

Congratulate them! @ClayArtCenter #nonprofitbetter

Day One partners with youth to end dating abuse and domestic violence through community education, supportive services, legal advocacy and leadership development.

Congratulate them! @DayOneNY #nonprofitbetter

Education Through Music, Inc. partners with under-resourced schools to provide music as a core subject for all children, and utilizes music education as a catalyst to improve academic achievement, motivation for school and self-confidence.

Congratulate them! @ETMonline #nonprofitbetter

Fiver Children's Foundation, Inc. makes a 10-year commitment to children from underserved communities throughout New York City and central New York.

Congratulate them! @FiverFocus #nonprofitbetter

GallopNYC uses therapeutic horsemanship to help riders in NYC with disabilities walk, talk and learn, inspiring them to live their lives as fully, independently, and productively as possible.

Congratulate them! @GallopNYC #nonprofitbetter

Grand Street Settlement, Inc. expands opportunities for low-income families and individuals by providing culturally relevant services that support community-building, advocacy, self-determination, and an enriched quality of life

Congratulate them! @GrandStSttlment #nonprofitbetter

Jericho Project works to end homelessness at its roots by creating a community that inspires individual change, fosters sustainable independence and motivates people to reach their greatest potential.

Congratulate them! @JerichoProject1 #nonprofitbetter

Literacy, Inc. engages families and community members to support young readers in high need neighborhoods.

Congratulate them! @LINCNYC #nonprofitbetter

Safe Horizon, Inc. provides support, prevents violence and promotes justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.

Congratulate them! @SafeHorizon #nonprofitbetter

Stoked Mentoring Inc. creates a community of fearless leaders through mentoring, opportunity, and action. Their vision is to close the opportunity gap for low-income students by teaching life skills through skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing.

Congratulate them! @STOKEDorg #nonprofitbetter

St. Nicks Alliance transforms the lives of low and moderate income people through education, housing, employment, and health care; delivering impactful services with measurable outcomes to children, adults and the elderly. 

Congratulate them! @stnicksalliance #nonprofitbetter

The Osborne Association is dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system and to reducing crime and its human and economic costs.

Congratulate them! @OsborneNY #nonprofitbetter

About The New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards

The Nonprofit Excellence Awards recognize outstanding management practices in NPCC's Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence.

NPCC manages this program in collaboration with The New York Community Trust and The Clark Foundation. WNYC is the media sponsor. Additional financial and in-kind support is provided by Philanthropy New York, Ford Foundation, JPMorgan Chase & Co., RSM US LLP, and Columbia Business School Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise.

Learn more about the Nonprofit Excellence Awards, NPCC's guiding Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellencepast winners, and selection process.


This event is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by Columbia University.