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January 9, 2017

Mini-Grant Applications Avaiable to Otsego County Nonprofits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Andrew Marietta, Regional Manager
Ph: 1 (607) 436-3124
e. amarietta@nycon.org

CAPACITY BUILDING MINI-GRANT APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE TO OTSEGO COUNTY NONPROFITS

Oneonta, NY – January 9th, 2017 – NYCON is pleased to announce that grant applications for the Otsego County Mini-Grant Program will be accepted beginning immediately through March 1st, 2017. This program is intended to measurably improve the governance and management operations of qualifying 501(c)3 charitable nonprofits located in or providing a majority of services to Otsego County. Launched in 2004, this program has been made possible with support from The Scriven Foundation.

There is a total of $45,000 of grant funds available with individual grant award limits as follows:

  • Up to $1,000 for general governance & management assistance
  • Up to $1,500 for general governance & management assistance from NYCON
  • Up to $2,000 for merger, consolidation or subsidiary development and for crisis management intervention services
  • Up to $500 in scholarships (maximum of $1,000) for participation at a capacity building conference sponsored by NYCON.

Grants will be awarded competitively to qualifying nonprofits with approved project activities. Grant criteria are available at http://tinyurl.com/OtsegoMiniGrantCriteria2017.  It is recommended that any applicant review the 2017 criteria before applying. To fill out a grant application, go to http://tinyurl.com/OtsegoMiniGrantApp2017

Grant award announcements will be made by March 31st, 2017.

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About the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON). NYCON, as the Empire State’s association of nonprofits, develops and promotes an effective and vibrant charitable nonprofit community throughout New York State. We strengthen organizational capacity, act as an advocate and unifying voice, help to inform philanthropic giving, and conduct research and planning to demonstrate relevance and impact. NYCON works to improve the quality of life in communities by strengthening the effectiveness, efficiencies and viability of charitable nonprofits. With offices throughout the state serving thousands of members, NYCON specializes in bringing nonprofits the information, expert technical assistance, training, and cost-saving business solutions they need to achieve their mission and goals. To learn more about NYCON, visit www.nycon.org 

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NYCON develops and promotes an effective and vibrant charitable nonprofit community throughout New York State.  We strengthen organizational capacity, act as an advocate and unifying voice, help to inform philanthropic giving, and conduct research and planning to demonstrate relevance and impact.