Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund

Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF) was created to support capacity-building that targets organizations servicing our communities.

In 2014, the Hispanic Federation (HF), Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF), New York Urban League (NYUL), and Asian American Federation (AAF) formed an alliance to provide capacity-building support to Black, Latino, and Asian-led community-based organizations (CBOs) throughout New York City’s five boroughs. These four organizations, along with the Black Agency Executives, developed this initiative to generate new levels of support for the city’s organizations. As a result, the New York City Council allocated $2.5 million to establish the Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF) in Fiscal Year 2015, an amount that was increased to $3.7 million in Fiscal Year 2018 and $3.755 million in 2019. This initiative has supported 309 capacity-building projects for nonprofit organizations to date. Thanks to the continued support from the New York City Council, we are pleased to announce the release of the grantees for the fifth round of awards.

The first New York City Council fund of its kind, CCNSF aims to build the capacity of New York City nonprofits in recognition of the fact that organizations led by people of the community are best equipped to meet the needs of the community. CCNSF is also intended to promote learning among CBO leaders.

Applications will be reviewed, and awards will be determined by the partner agencies in three separate funding streams, whose allocations were determined by U.S. Census data. An organization may apply to only one partner agency, even if it serves more than one ethnic group.

Awarded organizations will be required to participate in a minimum of three technical assistance seminars on the subject of organizational development, and may be visited by CCNSF staff and/or Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) staff for project monitoring, to showcase progress, and for delivery of additional technical assistance.