The Awards


Why Apply

A total of $60,000 will be awarded to three organizations, with $30,000 going to the Gold Prize winner for Overall Management Excellence, $20,000 to the Silver Prize winner and $10,000 to the Bronze Prize winner for outstanding performance in nonprofit management.

Winning organizations will also receive tuition scholarships for the Columbia Business School Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise. They will also be honored at a special Awards Presentation and Best Practices Workshop held in December 2017.

Additional Benefit to Applying

After each stage of the selection process, applicants may request follow-up feedback on their applications, including summaries of the expert Selection Committee's comments about the applicant's management strengths and weaknesses.

Part One Application is now closed.

Tickets are now available for the 2017 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards Best Practices Workshop & Awards Presentation where we will announce the Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners. The event will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City, NY. Visit to register.

A comment from a past participant:

We get a lot out of the feedback. It brings our organization together to discuss, reflect and evaluate at a high level.