The role of foundations in promoting a “pro-immigrant movement”

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The role of foundations in promoting a “pro-immigrant movement”

And other updates from across New York.
May 10, 2019

The Nonprofit Coordinating Community has released its 2019 Nonprofit Salary Survey. The only catch to getting a copy is you have to do the survey itself. Any nonprofit that does so will receive a free copy of the final report. Click here to get it done.

 

Breaking Ground raised $120,000 at a May 8 event in Manhattan. The recipe for success included 300 guests and a focus on cocktails, with several prominent local mixologists contributing their skills to the event. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit’s street outreach to homeless people and transitional housing services, according to a press release.

 

Capital Roots raised $93,000 at a May 5 event in Albany. Congressman Paul Tonko, state Sen. Neil Breslin and Assembly members John McDonald and Patricia Fahey were the big names at the event, which featured dishes from 125 different restaurants. The proceeds will benefit community gardens and healthy eating initiatives in the Capitol Region, according to a press release.

 

The Kentucky-based Arbor E and T has received a $45.9 million contract from the Department of Social Services. The money will fund the Wellness, Comprehensive Assessment, Rehabilitation and Employment program in Manhattan and Staten Island for three years through January 2022, according to the City Record.

The Institute for Community Living got a $36 million, six-year contract to operate a homeless shelter at 74 Eldert Lane in Brooklyn. Clinton Housing Development got a $563,412 contract for the same length of time to operate a single-room occupancy shelter for homeless adults at 552 West 53rd Street in Manhattan. Gay Men’s Health Crisis has received a $250,000 contract to provide mental health services on behalf of the City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

 

St. Elizabeth Seton Children’s Foundation raised more than $95,000 at a May 2 event in Bronxville. More than 200 people attended the event in their “Derby best” at the event, which took place two days before the Kentucky Derby. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano was among the big names who stopped by, according to a press release.

 

A new report examines the role of foundations in promoting a “pro-immigrant movement.” Philanthropies need to do more to meet the challenges that immigrant communities face, according to the report by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. More also needs to be done to distribute that aid to places where anti-immigrant sentiment is strongest.

The Brooklyn Community Foundation has a recent blog post that examines the report in detail.  

Zach Williams
Zach Williams
is a staff reporter at New York Nonprofit Media and sister publication City & State.
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