Apply for the 2017 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Award!
Nonprofits play a critical role in enriching and improving communities and the lives of people throughout the New York City area. The 2017 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards mark the 11th year of this widely-recognized program managed by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC).The Awards are presented, annually, to three New York City area nonprofit organizations for excellence in organizational management, to not only recognize and promote management excellence, but also to highlight best practices that help nonprofits better serve their communities and achieve their missions.
The Awards competition is open to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in the New York City area: Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County. National and international nonprofit organizations based in the New York City area are eligible, but can only apply if management activities are focused in the New York City area. Local chapters/affiliates of national or international organizations must be operating under their own 501(c)(3) letter and demonstrate local control over their finances and operations and have a local governing board. Applications are welcome from organizations of all budget sizes, relatively new or well-established organizations, and any type of operating 501(c)(3) nonprofit, regardless of its mission. Organizations do NOT need to be members of NPCC to apply. In reviewing applications, the Selection Committee will take into account the management resources available to each organization in terms of funding, staff and volunteers. Start-up nonprofits are eligible, but the application and Awards process focus on management track record and results, not future plans.
A total of $60,000 will be awarded to three organizations: $30,000 for Overall Management Excellence, $20,000 for Management Excellence, and $10,000 for Management Excellence. Winning organizations will also receive scholarships towards tuition at the Columbia Business School Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise.
Click here to access the 2017 guidelines, readiness assessment and application.