For more information, please contact:

Susie Tanenbaum
Director, Nonprofit Opportunities
(718) 286-2741
[email protected]

Nonprofit organizations are a lifeline to the diverse communities of Queens.  They are an economic driver, providing 15 percent of the borough’s private employment.  At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the borough’s nonprofits stretched every dollar to continue serving as a vital safety net for Queens families.  By offering a wide range of programs and services, nonprofits empower Queens residents to build community and to participate in the democratic process.

Borough President Donovan Richards recognizes that nonprofit organizations are indispensable partners in government’s work to achieve equity for the people of Queens.  To reach that goal, he has created the Department of Nonprofit Opportunities within the Queens Borough President’s Office to ensure that Queens Borough Hall strengthens its relationships with community-based organizations — particularly to assist, support, and empower small to mid-sized nonprofits located in Queens.

In the months ahead, the Department of Nonprofit Opportunities will:

  • Serve as a clearinghouse of information on nonprofit resources.
  • Sponsor webinars on fund raising and other issues relevant to nonprofits.
  • Introduce grant makers to grant seekers.
  • Host networking sessions to understand nonprofits’ evolving needs and priorities.
 

Join the Queens Borough President’s Nonprofit Network (NPN)

Queens-based nonprofit organizations are encouraged to join Borough President Richards’ Nonprofit Network (NPN), to receive emails about timely and relevant issues. To apply to join Borough President Richards’ Nonprofit Network, click here.

 

Nonprofit Network Member Organizations:

Member OrganizationMember Website
34th Avenue Open Streets Coalitionwww.34aveopenstreets.com
Accentuating Learning, Inc.N/A
Allen AME Church/Allen Community Senior Citizens CenterACSCCNY.ORG
Allen Women's Resource CenterN/A
Alphapointeww.alphapointe.org
American Cancer Societywww.makingstrideswalk.org/queens
Ansob Center for Refugees Inc.WWW.ANSOB.ORG
Apostolic Temple of Praise NYwww.apostolictopny.org
Asian Americans For Equalityaafe.org
Ballin 4 Peacewww.ballin4peace.org
Candidhttps://candid.org/
Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queenshttps://www.ccbq.org/
Catholic Migration Services Inc.catholicmigration.org
Chabad of Northeastern Queens, Inc.https://www.chabadnequeens.com/
Charles B. Wang Community Health Centerhttp://www.cbwchc.org/
CHAZAQ Organization USA, Inc.https://chazaq.org/
Chhaya CDChttps://chhayacdc.org
Commonpoint Queenswww.commonpointqueens.org
Community Center of The Rockaway Peninsulaccrock.org
COVID Care Neighbor Networkhttp://www.togetherwecanrc.com/
Dominico-American Society of Queens, Inc.https://www.dominicoamerican.org/
Dress for Success Worldwidewww.dressforsuccess.org
DSI INTERNATIONAL, INC.WWW.DSIINTERNATIONAL.ORG
East River Development Alliance Inc dba Urban Upboundwww.urbanupbound.org
First Presbyterian Church of Forest Hills NYwww.PresbyFH.org
Flushing Jewish Community Council, Inc.https://www.FlushingJCC.net
Flux Factorywww.fluxfactory.org
Forestdal,e Inc.https://www.forestdaleinc.org/
Friends of Crocheron & John Golden Parkwww.crocheronpark.org
Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery Inc.www.friendsofmaplegrove.org
Garra (Legal name: Cidadao Global, Global Citizen Inc)www.garrabr.org
Genesis Societywww.genesissociety.org
God's Blessings Planwww.GodsBlessingsPlan.org
Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, Inc.https://www.greaterridgewoodyouthcouncil.org/
Haitian Americans United for Progress (HAUP)www.haupinc.org
HarborLABhttps://harborlab.org/
Hillcrest Jewish Centerhttps://www.hillcrestjc.org/
Hour Childrenwww.hourchildren.org
India Home, Inc.www.indiahome.org
Indian Diaspora Council Internationalwww.IndianDiasporaCouncil.org
Italian Charities of Americahttps://italiancharities.org/
Kehilat Sephardim of Ahavat Achimwww.kehilatpantry.org
Lewis Latimer House Museumhttps://lewislatimerhouse.org
Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica, Inc.WWW.NHSJ.ORG
New York City Arts in Education Roundtablewww.nycaieroundtable.org
New York Hall of ScienceWWW.NYSCI.ORG
Ocean Bay Community Development Corp.Oceanbaycdc.com
Old Astoria Neighborhood Association, Inc.www.oana-ny.org
One Earth Conservationhttps://www.oneearthconservation.org/
Parliamentarians of Queens NYhttps://www.parliamentarians.org
Plant Powered Metro New Yorkhttps://www.plantpoweredmetrony.org
Positive Women Unitedwww.positivewomenunited.org
Prospect Cemetery Association of Jamaica Village, Inc.https://prospectcemeteryassociation.org/
Queens Botanical Garden Society, Inc.queensbotanical.org
Queens Center Of The Arts / Queens Underground Film Festivalsqueensunderground718.com
Queens Centers for Progress (QCP)www.queenscp.org
Queens College Hillelqchillel.org
Queens Community Housewww.qchnyc.org
Queens Council on the Artswww.queenscouncilarts.org
Queens Historical Societyhttps://queenshistoricalsociety.org/
Queens Jewish Community Councilhttp://www.qjcc.org
Queens Law Associates Not-For-Profit Corporation (DBA Queens Defenders)queensdefenders.org
Queens Legal Services Corporationhttps://www.legalservicesnyc.org/our-program/queens
Queens Public Libraryhttps://www.queenslibrary.org
Queens Royal Priesthood, Inc.www.queensroyalpriesthood.org/
Queensboro Council for Social WelfareQCSW.org
Rabbinical Seminary of America / Yeshiva Chofetz ChaimN/A
Rhythm N Dance LLCrhythmndance.org
RIF Asylum Supportwww.rifnyc.org
Rochdale New Yorkwww.rochdalenewyork.org
Sanctuary for Familieshttps://sanctuaryforfamilies.org/
Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc.www.snapqueens.org
Socrates Sculpture Parkhttps://socratessculpturepark.org/
Solace House, Inc.www.solacehouseusa.org
South Asian Council for Social Services (SACSS)www.sacssny.org
South Asian Marrow Association of Recruiters Inc (SAMAR)www.samarinfo.org
Sunnyside District Management Association/https://sunnysideshines.org/
Taiwanese American Association of New York, Inc.www.taany.org
The Bowne House Historical Society, Inc.www.bownehouse.org
The Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, Inc.www.thegryc.org
The Long Island City Partnership, Inc.licqns.com
The Richmond Hill Historical Society, Inc.www.richmondhillhistory.org
The Young Women's Christian Association of Queensywcaqueens.org
TiegermanTiegerman.org
Transitional Services for New York, Inc. (TSINY)www.tsiny.org
TransNewYork, Inc.https://transnewyork.org/
Turkish Cultural Centerwww.turkishculturalcenter.org
Visiting Neighbors, Inc.https://www.visitingneighbors.org/
Voelker Orth Museumwww.vomuseum.org
Women For Afghan Women (WAW)www.womenforafghanwomen.org
Yeshiva Darchei Torahdarchei.org
Zion Tabernacle F.B.H. Church Food PantryN/A

Resources

  • The Fund for the City of New York is committed to strengthening the City’s nonprofit sector through investments that promote equity and inclusion. Some of the Fund’s key initiatives, available to Queens nonprofits, include:
    • Nonprofit Cash Flow Program — Organizations waiting for committed funds from government or foundation sources can apply for bridge financing.  Please send inquiries to the Fund’s Vice President, Andrew Walrond, at [email protected]
    • Cultural Arts Capital Loan Program — Small to mid-sized cultural arts organizations can receive help in jumpstarting capital projects funded through the Borough President’s Office or the City, if these projects have stalled because of financing issues. Click here to complete the Cultural Arts Capital Loan Fund Inquiry form.
    • Partner Project/Incubator Program — Social entrepreneurs and established nonprofit organizations can apply for comprehensive administrative, operational, and financial support, enabling them to focus on achieving their missions. Click here for more information.
 
  • Candid (formerly known as the Foundation Center of New York) is a leading expert in the world of nonprofit assistance. Click here to contact an online librarian about your nonprofit organization’s capacity-building needs. 
 
  • Queens Public Library collaborates with Candid on providing a Foundation Directory Online database, where you can search for potential grants. Click here to visit the database. 
 
  • Click here to visit Nonprofit New York, a vibrant network that educates and advocates with nonprofits throughout the state.
 
  • In July 2020, the NYC Comptroller’s Office produced a report, titled, “The Economic Impact of NYC Nonprofit Organizations.” Click here to read it.