The following resources continue to be available for nonprofits affected by Hurricane Sandy:
NYC Nonprofit Recovery Loan/Grant Program
The New York City Nonprofit Recovery Loan and Grant Program is designed to provide critical funds in the coming months to bridge the gap between expenditures needed to support the recovery from Hurricane Sandy and anticipated revenues such as grants, pledges, contract reimbursements, FEMA and insurance payments.
In all cases priority is given to nonprofit organizations that are located in and/or providing services in the areas most affected by Hurricane Sandy. Please read the description of each program to see which one fits your organization's circumstances.
The Loan/Grant Program is for organizations that have applied to FEMA, with the expectation that FEMA will, at some point, be making an award. These nonprofits may also be receiving funds from private insurance and/or an SBA Loan. The amount of the loan/grant is determined by tangible property damage. The loan portion will be made against reimbursements expected from private insurance, SBA loans, FEMA and government contracts. Loans will be interest-free.
The Nonprofit Recovery Loan/Grant Program is administered by the Fund for the City of New York. The grant component of the program is supported by the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the loan program is supported by funders including the Ford Foundation, Capital One Bank, and The New York Community Trust.
Lawyers Alliance for New York City
As part of the support to NYC's nonprofits, a pro-bono legal initiative has been created with 1,400 volunteer attorneys from the Lawyers Alliance for New York City will assist nonprofits in real estate; employment law; government grants and loans; operating disaster relief programs; and insurance coverage. Legal assistance can be accessed by dialing (212) 219-1800 ext. 224. All calls will be responded to within 24 hours.
General Nonprofit Assistance Information
New York City is committed to supporting a vibrant and strong nonprofit sector capable of responding to the everyday needs of New Yorkers as well as the unanticipated needs that arise daily. The City continues to identify innovative ways to support the sector and we invite you to stay up to date. For more information on New York City nonprofit initiatives, board governance, resources and events, please visit NYC Nonprofit Assistance.
The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City is accepting financial donations from organizations and individuals to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Volunteers are still needed to assist recovery efforts in Sandy affected areas. For information on how you can help, please visit NYC Service.