Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund

Request for Proposal for

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund
Open: April 1, 2013
Deadline: April 19, 2013

General Information

1.1 The Organization

The Junior League of the City of New York (NYJL) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 1901. Throughout its 110-year history, the NYJL has been a driving force in identifying and responding to unmet community needs and improving the lives of women and their families in New York City. The NYJL's work within the community is now more critical than ever to meet the continuous needs of our community partners, especially in these challenging economic times when needs are growing and resources are diminishing.

The NYJL is committed to playing a leadership role in improving the quality of life in our neighboring communities. The NYJL believes that the best way to effect positive change is through the efforts of highly trained and empowered volunteers.

The NYJL is a training organization that prepares volunteers for work in the community.  All new members must go through a rigorous training course before they become active volunteers.  Currently, approximately 2,000 active NYJL volunteers donate more than 250,000 hours of direct service each year to over 25,000 New Yorkers.

Our strategy to positively impact the NY City community is to invest our time and energy into developing leaders and a strong volunteer force. Our ability to immediately and effectively react to social issues is why the NYJL exemplifies excellence in its field. Since 1901, NYJL volunteers have made a profound impact on hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers. Currently, our efforts are concentrated in four selected areas of unmet community need: Outreach Education, Youth Education, Adult Mentoring, and Youth Mentoring.

The NYJL headquarters building is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

2.2 Good Faith Statement

All information provided by the NYJL in this RFP is offered in good faith. Individual items are subject to change at any time. The NYJL makes no certification that any item is without error. The NYJL is not responsible or liable for any use of the information contained herein or for any claims asserted therefrom.

3.3 NYJL's Response to Hurricane Sandy

In response to Hurricane Sandy, the New York Junior League expanded its reach, while at the same time, continued to fulfill its existing mission in the community. In the days and weeks shortly after the Hurricane, the NYJL worked closely with our current Community Partners, many of whom have displaced populations, to help meet their needs. Through our “Done In A Day” committees, we worked to identify new opportunities and engage volunteers quickly, providing much needed woman-hours assisting the Red Cross and the NYC Deptartment of Parks and Recreation among others. 

NYJL Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund

1.1 Applicants

As part of its support in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the NYJL established a Disaster Relief Fund to financially support efforts to re-build in the wake of the storm.  At the current time, the NYJL is seeking applications from New York-based nonprofit organizations with operations in the five Boroughs, Long Island or Westchester County that were impacted by the hurricane for grant consideration.

2.2 Selection Process

A facility will be selected from organizations that complete this RFP in its entirety. All applicants must be a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (or be able to demonstrate in writing a similar tax exempt status) and must demonstrate need as a result of the Hurricane.

3.3 Application Deadline

Completed applications should be submitted online no later than midnight on April 19, 2013. Applicants will be notified by approximately July 1, 2013 if they have been selected to receive a grant.

4.4 Application

Please click here to apply. Please respond to all the questions and provide as much detail as possible. Candidates who do not respond to every question in full will not be considered.