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Funding Opportunities for NYIC Members

Current Funding Opportunities for 2017 Members

We are pleased to announce two new opportunities for to apply for funding in 2017. Please see below:

Request for Proposals: Rapid Response Funding Combatting Hate Crimes & Intimidation
This is Our New York Campaign

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for its This is Our New York Campaign, which was created to coordinate response efforts to protect and promote the interests of immigrants in the wake of the new federal administration.

Funding for Combatting Hate Crimes & Intimidation
NYIC is pleased to invite member organizations to apply for regrants to combat hate crimes and intimidation, bullying or harassment, as part of their rapid response efforts post-election. Specific activities to be supported include holding public information sessions, community forums, and other types of trainings and presentations to support communities affected by or at risk of hate crimes and intimidation in their communities, schools or other settings.

It is anticipated that grant sizes for this RFP will range from $5,000 to $15,000 over the course of six months, subject to the availability of funds. NYIC is actively working to raise funds to make additional regrants for the This is Our New York campaign, as described below.

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Student Voter Registration Day Request for Proposals (RFP)

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is pleased to announce this request for proposals (RFP) for community-based organizations to participate in Student Voter Registration Day (SVRD) 2017 and conduct the SVRD non-partisan civic engagement curriculum in New York City high schools. SVRD is a public-private partnership, with generous support from the New York City Council, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York City Campaign Finance Board (NYCCFB), NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), and New York City Department of Education to register youth voters, build civic awareness, and provide avenues for young people to participate in democracy without regard to immigration status. The program will be held on March 17, 2017. Thanks to leadership on the part of the City Council Speaker's office, SVRD 2017 will be held in 110 high schools across NYC, to build on the highly successful 2016 SVRD which resulted in registering over 8,000 new youth voters and educating over 11,000 students on the importance of civic engagement.

Organizations selected to participate in SVRD will be funded through this RFP with a subcontract of $1,500 for each school served. SVRD partner organizations receive reimbursement for their services through generous appropriations made by the City Council and Speaker Mark-Viverito's office. Compliance and contracting are managed by DYCD, and partner organizations will need to meet subcontract reporting requirements to receive full payment. 501(c)(3) organizations in New York City are eligible to apply.  

Please submit an application by completing this form.
Applications will not be accepted after January 10th, 2017 at 5 pm
For any questions about your organization's eligibility or the selection process, please contact Murad Awawdeh at mawawdeh@nyic.org or André Mozeak at amozeak@nyic.org.


Request for Interest: Rapid Response Funding
This is Our New York Campaign
The New York Immigration Coalition

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is pleased to announce a Request for Interest (RFI) process for its This is Our New York Campaign, which was created to coordinate response efforts to protect and promote the interests of immigrants in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.

About the NYIC
The New York Immigration Coalition was created in 1987 as a coalition of immigrant-led and immigrant-serving organizations. We envision a New York State that is stronger because all people are welcome, treated fairly, and given the chance to pursue their dreams. Our mission is to unite immigrants, members, and allies so all New Yorkers can thrive. We:

  • Represent the collective interests of New York’s diverse immigrant communities and organizations and devise solutions to advance them;
  • Advocate for laws, policies, and programs that lead to justice and opportunity for all immigrant groups; and
  • Build the power of immigrants and the organizations that serve them to ensure their sustainability, to improve people’s lives, and to strengthen our state.

This is Our New York Campaign
This is our New York. After the recent presidential election, it is more important than ever for immigrant communities, friends, and allies to band together to promote our shared interests. The campaign envisions work throughout the state on each of five issues over the next 18 months, and beyond. These are:

  • Outreach & Community Education – with training and resources from the NYIC, carry-out community education forums, intensive community outreach, and linkages to additional services, including legal services.
  • Legal Services - provide time-sensitive services, including consultations for those fearful of deportation including current DACA recipients and legal permanent residents seeking to naturalize, as well as developing innovative strategies to help more immigrants with limited resources, to prepare for providing necessary services once the new landscape becomes clear.
  • Combat Hate Crimes & Intimidation – support a tracking system for hate crimes, engage in community outreach and education, and work closely with law enforcement to ensure they enforce protections for immigrants across the state through the coordination of the NYIC.
  • Advocacy & Organizing – collaborate to hold large-scale actions, build a base of immigrants and allies across the state, and fight to protect DACA, welcome refugees, push-back against deportations, and more.
  • Soft Power – build bridges with non-traditional allies and with communities not traditionally sympathetic to immigrant concerns.

NYIC member organizations participating in the This is Our New York Campaign will also receive a number of capacity-building opportunities around training, coordination, and data security.

It is anticipated that grant sizes will range from $5,000 to $50,000, subject to the availability of funds. Funds permitting, the Rapid Response RFI will remain open in the event of future emergencies that may occur requiring rapid response beyond the first 100 days of the new administration. NYIC member organizations may opt to modify their submissions and / or submit an additional expression of interest in the future as the landscape evolves.

It is anticipated that funds will be divided between (1) rapid response and (2) ongoing support throughout the 18-month campaign, and organizations may choose to apply to one or both. An announcement will be made in 2017 about how to submit applications for ongoing support.

Application Process
The NYIC invites expressions of interest in the form of proposals from member organizations for rapid response work related to the issues listed above. Proposals may be brief, approximately 3-6 pages, and should include a description of the organization, summary of the issues to be addressed including noting which of the five issue(s) above they respond to, proposed activities, expected outcomes (including the number of people to be served, if applicable), and the amount of funds requested. Proposals should also include a budget.

Expressions of interest should be submitted to OurNewYorkRFI@nyic.org.

Selection Process and Criteria
The NYIC is engaged in conversations with a number of funders to support This is Our New York, and is poised to make awards quickly as soon as funds come in. Funding decisions will be made by a selection committee made up of NYIC staff, board, funders, and independent experts.

In order to be considered for a funding, an organization must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit in New York and renew or apply for NYIC Membership for 2017. NYIC Members are dues-paying nonprofit organizations that are committed to advancing the NYIC's mission. Selection criteria will include:

  • Relevance, timeliness, and urgency of proposed activities
  • Organizational capacity or track record for doing similar work
  • Cultural competence and experience with the targeted community/ies
  • Engagement with the NYIC and its member organizations
  • Availability of funds

The selection committee reserves the right to request additional information from certain applicants before making decisions.



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