At Hope for New York we want to see more Christians, organizations, and churches working together to help all New Yorkers flourish.That’s why we launched our 10-year vision in 2017 to expand our current network by 2027 — so we can holistically love and serve even more of our neighbors in need.
This is the time of year that we take a step back to celebrate all that has happened this past fiscal year. (That is, July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017.) And we have so much to celebrate that it’s hard to know where to start!
We could start by celebrating that we were able to invest more than $2.1 million of funding into our non-profit affiliates. That’s our highest grant distribution to date! It includes $1,877,000 in direct grants (including $45,000 in collaboration grants), $75,000 in capacity building grants, and $213,743 in volunteer impact grants!
We could also celebrate the 3,200+ volunteers who gave more than 43,000 hours to serve our neighbors in need. That includes more than 1,700 new volunteers, 342 volunteers who served in leadership roles (shout out to our 100 HFNY Reps and 80 Team Leaders!) and 36 volunteers who led opportunities to serve at our affiliates.
Or we could start by celebrating the new additions to our network! We are so excited to welcome our new church partner, Hope West Side, and three new non-profit affiliates. Who are our new affiliates and how are they loving and serving our neighbors? Global Empowerment Services empowers immigrant communities in Jamaica, Queens by providing programs taught by certified tutors. Recovery House of Worship Brooklyn helps hurting people heal by providing holistic care to those experiencing or recovering from addiction in Downtown Brooklyn. ViVA Uptown provides youth development, wellness initiatives, and housing support to see the flourishing of Washington Heights and Inwood.
Here’s to all the awesome moments we are celebrating from this past (fiscal) year — and we’re looking forward to what this next one will bring as we continue to seek the spiritual, social, and economic flourishing of all New Yorkers!
To learn more about ways you can get involved in a movement of mercy and justice, visit hfny.org.