The latest from New York Women’s Foundation ... Children’s Aid ... NYS grants

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance is looking for proposals from nonprofits that provide housing and related support services to low-income people with AIDS or HIV-related illnesses and their families
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance is looking for proposals from nonprofits that provide housing and related support services to low-income people with AIDS or HIV-related illnesses and their families
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The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance is looking for proposals from nonprofits that provide housing and related support services to low-income people with AIDS or HIV-related illnesses and their families.

The latest from New York Women’s Foundation ... Children’s Aid ... NYS grants

Updates from nonprofits across New York State.
June 22, 2018

The New York Women’s Foundation announced $4.1 million in grants to 43 organizations working with poor people. The individual amounts range from $40,000 to $150,000 and cover a variety of programs focused on violence, sexual rights, poverty and other issues, according to a June 21 press release.

Our grantmaking strategy creates opportunities to identify, support, and strengthen effective women-led, gender competent, community-based responses and solutions with the intention of achieving long lasting change, including individual transformation, community engagement, mobilization, and systemic change, Ana Oliveira, president of the foundation, said in the press release.

A full breakdown of the grants is available here.

 

The New York State Legislature wrapped up its 2018 session. Among the bills that did not pass was the proposed Child Victims Act, which would expand the statute of limitations for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. A one-year “look back window” would have also allowed survivors of any age to bring cases that are older than the current statute of limitations – an idea vigorously opposed by the Catholic Church.


"Yet again, Senate Republicans have failed to hold even a single hearing on the Child Victims Act, a bill that passed with an overwhelming bipartisan majority in the state assembly. In their inaction, the Senate leadership failed to broaden the path to justice for survivors of childhood sexual abuse,” Michael Polenberg, vice president of government affairs at nonprofit Safe Horizon, said in a press release. “For over a decade, survivors and advocates have traveled to Albany to plead with lawmakers for a basic, fundamental right: to hold their abusers accountable in a court of law. While the #MeToo movement has centered the experience of sexual assault survivors, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and his conference continue to protect institutions from liability instead of aligning with survivors seeking justice.”

 

Alice Tan is the new chief of staff at Children’s Aid. In that role she will lead the organization’s public policy efforts, among other duties, according to a June 13 press release. She previously worked as the director of strategic advancement for education programs and initiatives at the New York Public Library.

 

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance is looking for proposals from nonprofits that provide housing and related support services to low-income people with AIDS or HIV-related illnesses and their families. More information about the funding opportunity for the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program is available here.

 

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