Thursday, July 28, 2016



City agencies engage in public feud over de Blasio investigation: A behind-the-scenes dispute between New York City lawyers and investigators over documents in a Manhattan nursing home deal burst into public view on Wednesday, as two agencies in the de Blasio administration traded barbed statements and questioned each other’s good faith and truthfulness, the New York Times writes.

With proposal, advocates attempt to jumpstart state affordable housing spending: Advocates, lenders, and developers now say the affordable housing pipeline has begun to dry up due to uncertainty about what the state’s priorities will be once a larger MOU is negotiated, the Gotham Gazette reports. This is one big reason that they crafted a newly-released blueprint for how to spend the money and why they organized another rally outside the governor’s office Wednesday morning.

Meet the Arnholds, big dance funders: The Arnhold Foundation is the outfit that dance grantseekers will want to know, Inside Philanthropy writes. Unfortunately though, the foundation doesn't have much of a web presence or a clear way to get in touch. However, a long list of dance grantees have appeared on the Arnhold Foundation's recent tax records.

Three DAFs exceeded $5 billion in grants last year: Grants distributed by the National Philanthropic Trust exceeded $626 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, the NonProfit Times reports. The latest estimate brings to $3.6 billion the total distribution by the donor-advised fund sponsor in its first 20 years.

On the foundation freeway - Entering and exiting priority areas with caution: Foundations that want to make a difference should be living, breathing organizations that evolve with the times, New York State Health Foundation President and CEO David Sandman writes in the Health Affairs blog.

Al Orensanz, director of Angel Orensanz Foundation, dies: Al Orensanz, of the Lower East Side’s Angel Orensanz Foundation, died July 23, the Villager writes. He was in his mid-70s. For more than 30 years, he was the director of operations at the foundation, at 172 Norfolk, named after his brother, Angel Orensanz. The brothers’ joint vision saved the abandoned building, a historic synagogue, from the wrecking ball.

Education For recent immigrants in NYC: Two Colombian residents from Queens came together at the end of 2008 and decided to start an organization in that community with the goal of helping recent immigrant families gain access to higher education, according to the Huffington Post. The nonprofit organization aims to increase and diffuse the tools necessary to empower young Latino recent immigrants to engage, explore and develop their own skills by providing them with opportunities that will foster great minds for the future.


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Astor CEO appointed president of the board for New York State Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health:

James McGuirk, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Astor Services for Children & Families in the Hudson Valley and the Bronx, a nonprofit that serves more than 7,000 children with emotional and behavioral problems, has been named president of the board for the New York State Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health, a statewide organization that provides policy, advocacy and member services through collaboration to promote the best possible behavioral health services to children, youth and families in New York State.

The Children’s Aid Society announces new chief program officer:

The Children’s Aid Society announced the hiring of Miriam Martinez, Ph.D., as chief program officer effective Aug. 8. Martinez will lead its efforts to integrate, align, and refine current programs across all of our divisions. She will develop new strategies to ensure children are on the path to college and career and, ultimately, independence. Prior to joining Children's Aid, Martinez held an array of senior leadership positions at Mount Sinai/St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, including chief of clinical strategy and administrative director for the department.

A city transformed through seven youth-led murals:

Groundswell announced that through its Summer Leadership Institute 2016, upwards of 140 teens are coming together citywide to create seven inspiring murals through Aug. 31. SLI is Groundswell's flagship summer jobs program that employs youth as apprentice artists to create large-scale works of public art throughout New York City. For each project, a team of two Groundswell teaching artists and 15-20 youth are engaging with community organizations and city agencies to use public space as a canvas. Through research, design, and fabrication, their murals will give voice to their experiences as young people in New York City by making visible the power of women of color, encouraging young men of color to know their rights, addressing holistic wellness, and inspiring the next generation of leaders.



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Chief Financial Officer, Brooklyn Community Services

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* According to a report from an advocacy group being released Thursday, New York City isn’t doing enough to crack down on driving behaviors that have led to an increase in pedestrian and cyclist injuries through May of this year, the Journal writes.

* The deed restriction investigation has been able to move forward because Department of Investigation boss Mark Peters had the courage to demand that the de Blasio administration turn over information important to the investigation, the Daily News writes.

* The New York Police Department, under different leadership and amid national anger over police killings of unarmed black men, is increasing the use of and easing limits on Tasers, which shoot electrified barbs, the Times writes.



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Aug. 17 -- ACC's Pit Bowl

Aug. 21 - Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's 8th Annual Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium

Sept. 7 -- Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS will host its fifth annual summer soiree and fundraiser, Picnic By Design.

Sept. 9 -- Tuesday’s Children hosts “Rise Up” Downtown”

Sept. 16 -- Montgomery – RECAP will hold it’s Annual Golf Outing at Stony Ford Golf Course in Montgomery, N.Y.

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Andrus in Yonkers gets $243,000 in Microsoft software: Andrus, a nonprofit that offers preventive and restorative services to over 4,000 children and families each year from the New York metropolitan area, will use the software to standardize its workforce's workstations, writes. The new software will allow Andrus staff to work remotely. The agency will also be able to bring its operating systems up to Microsoft's current standard.

Nonprofit works to close 'diaper gap': No Bottom Left Behind is a nonprofit crisis diaper bank in Johnstown that serves 13 counties in and around the Capital Region, the Times Union reports. The two biggest programs that assist low-income mothers - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Women, Infants and Children - don't pay for diapers, leaving vulnerable parents with few places to turn.

Could new bins reduce Staten Island litter?: Nonprofit Where to Turn and local artist Scott LoBaido designed the modified wastebasket at the request of City Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo, who wants the Sanitation Department to test-run them on Staten Island, the Staten Island Advance reports.

Diving in - Nonprofits, NGOs, and design: The Stanford Social Innovation Review excerpts an interview with Jocelyn Wyatt, executive director and co-lead at, and Jeff Wishnie, senior director of platforms and services for the Digital Impact Alliance at the United Nations Foundation, in which they discuss the growing demand for social innovation design and the many challenges and opportunities around designers’ work in the field.



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SECTOR FOCUS: Health and Hospitals

Health Center Network of New York selects new executive director: The Health Center Network of New York, a nonprofit organization based in Liverpool, NY, has selected a new executive director, Alan Mitchell, according to a press release. Alan succeeds Sandy Cafarchio, who has led the organization since its founding in 2007. HCNNY is a member-driven, federally-funded organization that provides Health Information Technology and quality improvement services to over 22 community health centers in 5 states and the District of Columbia. Prior to joining HCNNY, Alan served as a program director at Primary Care Development Corporation in New York City.



11 a.m. – “The Capitol Pressroom” features Jim Heaney, executive director of Investigative Post, on risky investments and low payoffs in the Buffalo Billion, the latest from Philadelphia, and more, WCNY.

6:30 p.m. - State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer and Westchester Women's Agenda host forum on New York's recently enacted paid family leave and increase in the minimum wage, Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers

7 p.m. - Jews for Racial & Economic Justice and others hold a police reform march, public action and vigil to mourn victims of police violence and demand City Council pass the Right to Know Act, Barclays Center, Flatbush Avenue and Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: Phillip G. Morton, Chief Financial Officer at Hope’s Door.

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