Non-profit organizations can get help with:

  • Credit and cash flow issues
  • Capital projects
  • Existing City contracts
  • Fundraising
  • Legal concerns
  • Board development
  • Executive search
  • Leadership development
  • Financial management
  • Strategic restructuring
  • Hurricane Sandy related issues

These services are for non-profit organizations only, not the general public.

Learn about resources and support for non-profit organizations.

The Lawyers Alliance for New York provides free legal information and referrals to non-profit organizations. 

This service is provided on a callback basis as follows:

  1. Customers leave a voicemail message for the Alliance.
  2. The voicemail should state the customer's non-profit legal question and a contact phone number. 
  3. The Alliance will call them back within 24 hours with the answer needed or a referral for more assistance. 

Get legal assistance for a non-profit organization.

The Non-Profit Contract Facilitator is available to non-profit organizations with questions about a current New York City government contract. 

Organizations can get help with handling late or missing City payments, meeting payroll, and getting loans.

You can email the facilitator at help@mocs.nyc.gov for assistance.

Assistance is available to the Executive Director of any non-profit organization that works in program areas other than arts, culture, children, and youth.

Organizations can get help with fundraising for the following:

  • Legal issues
  • Board development
  • Executive search
  • Leadership development
  • Financial management
  • Strategic restructuring

Those contacting the Hotline are asked to be the Executive Director of the non-profit organization.

Call 311 for assistance by phone.

Any non-profit that has not filed tax returns in last 3 years will have their tax exempt status revoked. The loss of the organization's tax-exempt status will take place on the filing due date of the third year. 

If you are a tax-exempt organization that normally has an annual gross of $50,000 or less and do not file Form 990 or 990-EZ, you must go online to file the new IRS Form 990-N, the e-Postcard. The e-Postcard is due by the 15th day of the fifth month after the close of your organization's tax year. 

You need the following information to complete the e-Postcard:

  • Employer identification number (EIN), also known as a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). 
  • Tax year 
  • Legal name and mailing address 
  • Any other names the organization uses 
  • Name and address of a principal officer 
  • Web site address if the organization has one 
  • Confirmation that the organization's annual gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less  
  • If applicable, a statement that the organization has terminated or is terminating (going out of business)

Learn more about annual filing requirements for small non-profit organizations.

  • Agency: United States Department of the Treasury
  • Division: Internal Revenue Service Non-Profit Organization Hotline
  • Phone Number: (877) 829-5500
  • Business Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours.

If you are a member of a non-profit organization that is associated with the arts or a cultural community, you can get general assistance.

You can get help with:

  • Fundraising
  • Legal issues
  • Board development
  • Executive search
  • Leadership development
  • Financial management
  • Strategic restructuring

Call 311 for assistance by phone.

The City provides support to organizations who want to design and deliver group training, to help foster and adopted children.

The goal is for these programs to provide youth with the skills they need for independent living.

Call 311 for assistance by phone.

If you are a member of a non-profit organization, you can get help with questions about a current contract involving City Council or Borough President "discretionary" funds.

Organizations can get help with handling late or missing City payments, meeting payroll, and getting loans.

Call 311 for assistance by phone.

Non-profit organizations can get assistance with a current DOE contract. 

You can get help with handling late or missing City payments, meeting payroll, and getting loans.

Contact the Community Action Center for questions with City contracts.

FEMA Reimbursement Assistance for Non-Profits

If you are a member of a non-profit organization, you can get financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help deal with property losses associated with Hurricane Sandy.

Call 311 for assistance by phone.

Hurricane Sandy Loans for Non-Profits

Through the NYC Recovery Loan Program, New York City based non-profits can apply for emergency ("bridge") loans ranging from $5,000 to $500,000. Priority will be given to organizations damaged by Hurricane Sandy and/or operating in the worst affected areas.

For more information, non-profit representatives can go to a NYC Restoration Center or visit the Fund's website.

Get a bridge loan for a non-profit impacted by Hurricane Sandy.