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
Accentuating Learning, Inc.N/A
Allen AME Church/Allen Community Senior Citizens CenterACSCCNY.ORG
Allen Women's Resource CenterN/A
American Cancer
Ansob Center for Refugees Inc.WWW.ANSOB.ORG
Apostolic Temple of Praise
Asian Americans For
Ballin 4
Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens
Catholic Migration Services
Chabad of Northeastern Queens, Inc.
Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
CHAZAQ Organization USA, Inc.
Chhaya CDC
Community Center of The Rockaway
COVID Care Neighbor Network
Dominico-American Society of Queens, Inc.
Dress for Success
East River Development Alliance Inc dba Urban
First Presbyterian Church of Forest Hills
Flushing Jewish Community Council, Inc.
Forestdal,e Inc.
Friends of Crocheron & John Golden
Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery
Garra (Legal name: Cidadao Global, Global Citizen Inc)
God's Blessings
Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, Inc.
Haitian Americans United for Progress (HAUP)
Hillcrest Jewish Center
India Home,
Indian Diaspora Council
Italian Charities of America
Kehilat Sephardim of Ahavat
Lewis Latimer House Museum
Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica, Inc.WWW.NHSJ.ORG
New York City Arts in Education
New York Hall of ScienceWWW.NYSCI.ORG
Ocean Bay Community Development
Old Astoria Neighborhood Association,
One Earth Conservation
Parliamentarians of Queens NY
Plant Powered Metro New York
Positive Women
Prospect Cemetery Association of Jamaica Village, Inc.
Queens Botanical Garden Society,
Queens Center Of The Arts / Queens Underground Film
Queens Centers for Progress (QCP)
Queens College
Queens Community
Queens Council on the
Queens Historical Society
Queens Jewish Community Council
Queens Law Associates Not-For-Profit Corporation (DBA Queens Defenders)
Queens Legal Services Corporation
Queens Public Library
Queens Royal Priesthood,
Queensboro Council for Social
Rabbinical Seminary of America / Yeshiva Chofetz ChaimN/A
Rhythm N Dance
RIF Asylum
Rochdale New
Sanctuary for Families
Services Now for Adult Persons,
Socrates Sculpture Park
Solace House,
South Asian Council for Social Services (SACSS)
South Asian Marrow Association of Recruiters Inc (SAMAR)
Sunnyside District Management Association/
Taiwanese American Association of New York,
The Bowne House Historical Society,
The Greater Ridgewood Youth Council,
The Long Island City Partnership,
The Richmond Hill Historical Society,
The Young Women's Christian Association of
Transitional Services for New York, Inc. (TSINY)
TransNewYork, Inc.
Turkish Cultural
Visiting Neighbors, Inc.
Voelker Orth
Women For Afghan Women (WAW)
Yeshiva Darchei
Zion Tabernacle F.B.H. Church Food PantryN/A


  • 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.