FPWA is calling on nonprofits to submit comments on a proposed change to how the federal government calculates poverty. “This seemingly semantic change would cause the poverty line to grow more slowly, resulting in fewer people being counted as poor and thus, fewer people being eligible for benefits,” reads a post on the FPWA website. The Coalition on Human Needs has more information on the details of the proposed change. Comments can be submitted to the federal government through the CHN website until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 21.
One nonprofit has its own way of commemorating the Stonewall Inn rebellion. Gay patrons at the famous Greenwich Village bar fought back during a 1969 police raid, sparking the creation the Gay Rights Movement. Fifty years later, the nonprofit SAGE is circling back to hear what survivors of the rebellion have to say:
Today, SAGE is releasing the first of its four-part Stonewall video series, beginning with the story of Reverend Magora Kennedy, a SAGE participant and Stonewall survivor: pic.twitter.com/8RIjxQ1oM7— SAGE USA (@sageusa) June 5, 2019
The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services raised more than $1.8 million at a June 4 event in Manhattan. More than 500 people were on hand, including musician Paul McCartney, whose wife Nancy was honored for her volunteer work for the nonprofit, according to a June 5 press release.
Mobilization for Justice has received a new $5.4 million contract from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The money will fund mental health services for adults, according to the City Record. The Bridge will provide supportive housing and mental health services on behalf of the agency per a $1 million contract. CAMBA, meanwhile, is on the brink of getting a two-year, $269,190 contract extension with the Department of Social Services to provide housing services for people living with AIDS/HIV at the James Bryant House at 2027 Madison Avenue in Manhattan.
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is looking to build a new art space in Westchester County. A June 5 announcement on the philanthropy’s website states that its Pocantico Center will create the David Rockefeller Creative Arts Centers out of a long-dormant building on the historic Rockefeller family estate in Mount Pleasant.
“The new arts center will lengthen the annual performance series from four to eight events, offered year-round with flexible indoor-outdoor seating,” reads the press release. “Added studio and rehearsal space in the arts center will enable The Pocantico Center to offer nearly 50 percent more artist residencies annually.”