Shared Resources

Resources for BxVC Agencies:

 

Hello, BxVC Agency Members! Here you will find resources that could possibly help to unleash your agency’s potential. You may be surprised to find that whether you’re a beginner or an expert these resources will help you to get even more direction and resources for your organization. It is my hope that the resources on this page will be useful to you.

– Jason Holliday, Bronx Volunteer Coalition Coordinator

 

Neighborhood Grants:

From community gardening and tenant organizing to school recycling drives and art projects, Citizen Committee awards grants of up to $3,000 to grassroots groups working on community-building projects across NYC. No experience writing a grant proposal? No problem. Our Application is simple. Learn more and get started:

www.citizensnyc.org   ;         grants@citizensnyc.org    ;           (212) 822- 9563

Applications Due: January 22nd, 2018

 

 

Safe in the City Grant

The Safe in the City Grant offers funding opportunities designed to support community-based actions and activities that will make neighborhoods safer. In addition to funding, applicants will also receive best practices and strategies from the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice’s Public Safety Tool Kit, further empowering them to employ prevention, intervention and trauma response methods while amplifying the voice of the community to stand against violence and promote healthy, vibrant neighborhoods.
Deadline: Rolling

http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/peacenyc/downloads/pdf/safe-in-the-city-grant-info-and-application.pdf

 

Captain Planet Foundation: Environmental Education Grants

The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation is to give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live. The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million. Funding range: $500 to $2,500.
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2017

http://www.captainplanetfoundation.org/apply-for-grants/

 

Home Depot Community Impact Grant

The Home Depot Foundation offers grants up to $5,000 to 501(c)(3) organizations that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community.
Deadline: Rolling basis until Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017.

https://corporate.homedepot.com/grants/community-impact-grants

 

Need Help Finding a Council Member:

Need help finding your NYC Council Member? Follow this link o find out who’s in charge of you neighborhood/district?

 

Are you looking for volunteers with professional skills that may be able to donate their expertise to your 501(c)3 non-profit business venture?

You may submit a project proposal to NYC.gov/service by following this link , and get matched up with volunteers who may have the expertise necessary to get your business to the next level.

 

 

 

Resources for Volunteers/ Organizations:

Are you, or someone that you work with experiencing “burnout” as a result of work or  emotional commitment?

Burnout is defined as:

“A state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion caused by long term involvement in emotionally demanding situations.”

– Ayala Pines and Elliot Aronson.

or

“A state of fatigue or frustration brought about by devotion to a cause, way of life, or relationship that failed to produce the expected reward.”

– Herbert J. Freudenberger.

If you are experiencing burnout, please follow this link for information on how to get rid of extra stress or unexplained emotional tension.

 

Time Management

Are you struggling to find a method that maximizes your time, so that you can dedicate yourself to volunteer activities outside of work?

Try this Time Management tool and let us know what you think in the forums: Time Management Tool                 Learn Prioritizing and understand how to prioritize.

 

Creative Arts Opportunities

#MyBronxStory

 

The New York City Police Foundation is currently taking submissions for a contest that they are holding for residents of the Bronx. They are looking for original photos, artwork, short videos, essays, poems, and songs about what makes your neighborhood special. They will be selecting the best submissions and then the public will vote on them. Some of the prizes for this contest include:

  •  Macbook Air
  • Cannon Rebel T6i Digital Camera
  • $500 Gift Card
  • Beats Pro Headphones

You can submit your story @ www.mynycstory.org

 

 

Human Rights

Are you having trouble finding resources for Immigrants in New York City?

City residents needing help with any immigration matter can call 800.213.6385 for confidential assistance.

City residents who experience harassment due to their religious or racial background should report it by calling 311 and saying “human rights,” or by contacting the New York City Commission on Human Rights at 718.722.3131.

 

Food Distribution

Food Pantry Locations in the Bronx: Click Here for a list of Food Pantry Locations

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