Buzz: Prosperity Together ... AG Eric Schneiderman ... Who got NYC contracts

The New York Women’s Foundation and Ms. Foundation for Women joined members of Prosperity Together to announce the results from the second year of a collective five-year, $100 million effort to help low-income women and their families. In two years, the nonpartisan partnership of 32 public U.S. women’s foundations across 26 states and Washington, D.C., invested $29,251,072 for a total of $58,421,499 – 58 percent of its five-year, $100 million commitment, according to a press release. Collectively last year, partners supported 1,022 nonprofit organizations across the country.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on March 23 that a Long Island man would serve at least two years in prison for stealing from a Medicaid-funded charity. John Cornachio, 63, of Oyster Bay, was convicted last month of grand larceny for taking $800,000 from Narco Freedom Inc., a former substance abuse treatment provider in the Bronx, according to a press release. He did this by holding a no-show job at the organization, Schneiderman said in a statement. 

Staten Island Mental Health Society has won a $325,000 contract with the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, according to the City Record. The money will fund child care services. The Department of Social Services/Human Resources Administration meanwhile announced that it intends to renew a contract with the Manhattan-based Barrier Free Living for non-residential domestic violence services.