Through the Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund (HSRF), United Way of New York City (UWNYC) has set aside resources to support the health and human services agencies that, due to Hurricane Sandy, are challenged in their ability to provide critical supports to individuals and families in need.
UWNYC will make individual grants of up to $25,000 to community-based organizations in areas affected by the hurricane. UWNYC also has volunteers ready to support NYC nonprofits working to help their communities recover.
Organizations that qualify for review must:
- have provided health and/or human services to low-income and vulnerable populations prior to Hurricane Sandy;
- have a valid 501(C)3 status; and
- demonstrate a need for funds and a plan to utilize them.
Nonprofits selected for funding will be required to submit a report that documents how the resources were utilized. Nonprofits must retain copies of receipts, work orders, and any documentation that substantiates the expenses covered by the HRSF grant. Nonprofits that have already received funding from UWNYC for infrastructure support are allowed to apply for additional funds.The combination of prior funding and current request cannot exceed the $25,000 threshold.
Qualified expenses include:
- Repairs or replacement of equipment for operations that benefit the community
- Funds for replacement of services and supplies for people in need
- Costs related to the organization’s displacement or the securing of temporary office space because of displacement
Please apply directly on this page. The application has two parts - please fill in the fields below, then attach a document answering the detailed questions that follow. You must click on "Submit Form" at the bottom of the page to submit your application.