FROM NYN MEDIA:
* Jennifer Tan, founder of Shine Foundation, which provides free financial education to homeless abuse survivors, writes that a package of bills to address the cost of domestic abuse is laudable, but doesn’t go far enough to improve survivors’ access to financial services.
* The New York Slant podcast discusses the Fair Fares campaign, which would provide half-price MetroCards to low-income New Yorkers, with Nancy Rankin, of the Community Service Society of New York and Rebecca Bailin, of Riders Alliance. This is part of a series City & State’s editorial board is running in support of the Fair Fares campaign. NYN Media’s editor-at-large Aimee Simpierre sits on the City & State editorial board.
* The Ford Foundation’s Board of Trustees authorized the allocation of up to $1 billion of its endowment to be phased in over 10 years, for mission-related investments, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker writes.
* Nearly three-quarters, of voters support maintaining the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits 501(c)(3) organizations from engaging in partisan political activity, a figure which includes support from both Clinton and Trump supporters the NonProfit Times writes.
* Charitable giving decreased by 1.4 percent in February as compared to the same time last year, according to the Blackbaud Index, a month-to-month recording of charitable performance, NonProfit Times writes.
* As part of $2.5 billion in affordable housing funds approved in 2015 but never released, the New York City Housing Authority is in line to receive $200 million as part of the new state budget, with another $100 million going to affordable housing projects in areas like Brooklyn, the Daily News writes.
* A Brooklyn management company was fined $33,000 by the City Commission on Human Rights after rejecting a woman's housing voucher and leaving her homeless for two months, according to court documents, DNAinfo writes.
* Four former students have brought suit in federal court against the U.S. Department of Education seeking to reinstate their eligibility under the federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program, affecting some nonprofit workers, Nonprofit Quarterly writes.
* New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to fight homelessness, while commendable, highlights the housing crisis’s disproportionate weight on some communities and its inextricable link to the lack of affordable housing, City Councilman Jumaane Williams writes in NY Slant.
* The launch of Pre-K for All led to improved health outcomes for low-income children, according to researchers who analyzed Medicaid data for New York City children who were eligible to enroll in free pre-K versus those who just missed the cutoff because of their age, Chalkbeat reports.
* Charlie Scharf, the former chief executive officer of Visa Inc., was named chairman of the nonprofit New York City Ballet, the largest dance organization in the U.S., Bloomberg News writes.
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* Nearly 4,500 organizations have signed the Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship, which urges against repealing or weakening the Johnson Amendment.
* It’s time for the city to refocus its energies on protecting at-risk tenancies, using public resources to develop and preserve housing resources for those most at risk of displacement and homelessness, and prioritizing not-for-profit housing development over for-profit housing development, Harry DeRienzo, president of the Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, writes in City Limits.
* New York City Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services, Herminia Palacio, also the first Afro-Latina to hold a position as deputy mayor in the city of New York, talked with Latina Magazine about her day-to-day, and why she has always strived to serve the most vulnerable through public health.
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NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS:
* The nonprofit group that ran the Milk Bar at the New York State Fair is pulling out after 60 years, saying the state has yanked all subsidies and refuses to let the group raise the price of milk above 25 cents, Syracuse.com writes.
* TD Bank, announced that it provided a total of $460.8 million to metro New York City nonprofit, education and government agencies in loans, lines of credit and letters of credit during fiscal year 2016, according to a press release.
* Rev. Dr. Daryl G. Bloodsaw, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, writes in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle that an opportunity to revitalize the Bedford-Union Armory with a new recreational center, affordable office space for nonprofits and affordable housing should not be squandered by capitulating to a shortsighted approach that would “kill the deal.”
* Chinese-American Planning Council celebrated the opening of its new Queens Community Center at 133-14 41st Avenue, Flushing, Queens with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Center houses community/social services, special needs services for families and individuals with developmental disabilities, a senior employment program, youth services, workforce training programs (including hospitality, customer service and adult literacy training), legal services (including immigration and benefits counseling), a senior center, and an early childhood center which will open later this year.
*Leading racial justice nonprofit Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation announced the launch of the Racial Equity in the Arts Innovation Lab, a yearlong deep dive into racial equity interventions for 60 New York City arts and cultural organizations. Race Forward is accepting applications for the program now through April 30th. The Racial Equity in the Arts Innovation Lab will include a multi-component training series tailor-made for arts organizations in the city. Funded throughThe New York City Cultural Agenda Fund in The New York Community Trust, the Innovation Lab will recruit, train, coach, and provide a stipend to 60 diverse arts organizations from various corners of New York City’s arts sector. Read more here.
GRANTS AND FUNDING:
* Arts Mid-Hudson will present grant awards totaling over $116,000 to artists and organizations throughout Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties. The grant awards will be made in three categories - Project Grants, Individual Artist Commission, and Arts Learning at an open awards reception held at The Barn at Buttermilk Falls. These awards are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson. 46 Community-based Project Grants will receive funding in 2017, serving an estimated audience of over 31,000 people. Project Grants support the arts and cultural activities of non-profit groups, organizations and artists in Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties. See the recipients here.
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POLITICAL BULLETIN BY CITY & STATE:
* Lawmakers sometime late Wednesday or Thursday are hoping to adopt a final state budget that provides tuition breaks for some college students, legalizes ride-hailing in upstate and taxes millionaires to help fund new spending, The Buffalo News reports.
* The Democrat-led Assembly came to terms late Tuesday on a bill that would raise the age of criminal responsibility in the state to 18, an issue that had been a major stumbling block in the state budget negotiations, The New York Times reports.
* New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito will push a bill to delay hauling defendants off to jail and give them more time to post bail – part of a drive to reduce admissions to Rikers Island and drive down the population there, the Daily News reports.
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TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED:
12 p.m. – Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer speaks at an interfaith press conference and march held by 31 community religious institutions and organizations to promote racial justice and religious tolerance, steps of the Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway, Manhattan.
12 p.m. – New York City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and advocates address revisions to the Fair Fares proposal following its inclusion in the New York City Council budget response, City Hall R train station, Broadway between Murray and Warren St., Manhattan.
5:30 p.m. – Indigenous peoples and allies camp out overnight at a Wells Fargo branch in SoHo before marching to City Hall for a rally calling on city to divest from Wells Fargo and other banks financing Dakota Access pipeline, Wells Fargo, 463 Broadway, Manhattan.
6 p.m. – New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito accepts the Firehouse Legacy Award at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute’s Second Annual Gala, The Loeb Boathouse, Central Park, E. 72nd St. and Park Dr. N., Manhattan.
6:55 p.m. – Brewer awards scholarships on behalf of Dominican Day Parade Committee at their Scholarship Award Reception, New York Public Library, Celeste Bartos Forum, 476 Fifth Ave., 42nd St. entrance, Manhattan.