top of page
  • Writer's pictureNYUL

Community-Based Organizations: Apply by Nov 3 for a 2021 CCNSF Grant

Community-Based Organizations: Apply by Nov 3 for a 2021 CCNSF Grant

Attend an Info Session on Oct 19th or 21st

The New York Urban League and its partners invite community-based organizations (CBOs) to apply for an NYC Council Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF) grant by November 3rd, 2020. Two info sessions, on October 19th and 21st, are offered to help potential applicants review the criteria and process.

The New York City Council has established the Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF) and allocated $2.5 million to award grants to support Black, Latino, and Asian-led community-based organizations throughout New York City’s five boroughs.

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.

These CBOs offer an array of services to New Yorkers and are being funded to address a variety of infrastructural needs including leadership development, financial management, and outcomes system development, among others.

This year’s Request for Application (RFA) for FY21 Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF) grant is now available. The deadline to apply is November 3, 2020, at 5 pm for the 2021 grant.

The New York Urban League, Asian American Federation, Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, and Hispanic Federation in partnership will hold two briefings for the community- based organizations so that organizations may learn all they need to know about applying for the CCNSF funding opportunity.

The first session on October 19th will have a focus on Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. 

CCNSF Virtual Community Briefing Webinar with focus on Staten Island, Manhattan and Brooklyn: Mon, October 19, 2020 4:00pm to 5:30pm ET; RSVP here

The second session will have a focus on the Bronx and Queens

CCNSF Virtual Community Briefing Webinar with focus on Bronx, and Queens: Weds, October 21, 2020 10:00am -11:30am ET; RSVP here

However, no matter which borough an organization is located in, register for either community briefing.

*RSVP is required. The Zoom link will be sent upon registration.   Learn more about Community briefings at Visit to access the RFA and find out more.

"I encourage nonprofits to apply for this grant.  I have seen organizations host their first board retreats and develop strategic plans, develop CRM systems and be able to track program impact and develop successful fundraising strategies and execute events and campaigns all as a result of this unique funding,” said Sarah Yvonne Smothers, Project Coordinator, New York Urban League, Inc. “During this year of extreme hardship we hope that even more CBOs will apply for this grant, allowing them to reach out to and serve our communities, most impacted by Covid-19 and economic circumstances,” she noted.

Grants of $35,000 or $45,000 will be awarded, based on the organizational budget. Visit to review eligibility criteria.

In addition to granting these capacity-building awards, the coordinating organizations will conduct many trainings covering a variety of topics such as board development, financial management, and fundraising, offered to awardees and applicants. “NYUL is pleased to continue our partnership with the Hispanic Federation, Asian American Federation, and Coalition for Asian American Children and Families to better serve New York City neighborhoods. The financial support in core areas of nonprofit management, peer connection, and networking has greatly strengthened selected organizations. Over the past six years, this program has made measurable impacts in our city's valuable nonprofits and, in turn, has improved the lives of New Yorkers throughout the City,” said Arva Rice, Executive Director of the New York Urban League. More details, links and the list of CCNSF 2020 Awardees are below.

Questions? Contact Sarah Yvonne Smothers| Project Coordinator, New York Urban League, Inc. Phone:  212.926.8000 ext. 142, Email:

84 views0 comments


Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page