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Monday, May 10, 2021

Helping Veterans in Good Times and Bad: Three Funder Lessons from the Pandemic


Over a year ago, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19
a pandemic. Today, during Military Appreciation Month, we are honored to share a
first-hand account of what innovation and adaptation look like during a pandemic,
and a subsequent economic crisis, from Call of Duty Endowment.


While honoring our nation’s veterans during Military Appreciation Month is wonderful, ensuring the economic well-being of veterans is paramount. The most impactful action we can take to support veterans, especially now, is to help them find employment. If we can be successful in getting veterans back to work, so many of the other challenges exacerbated by the pandemic will be ameliorated, such as accessing quality medical care.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

5 Things to Know Before Filing Your Form 990


As we dive deeper into 2021, you’re probably still working toward those ambitious goals you set at the beginning of the year. You may have even kept your New Year's resolution thus far! However, there’s one upcoming event that very few people look forward to during a new year, and that’s tax season. 

Monday, May 3, 2021

Mental Health Matters More Than Ever Before

Over a year ago, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19
a pandemic. During our long period lockdown, an unfortunate consequence has been 
rise in the need for mental health care and intervention. 
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We are honored to share a first-hand
account of what innovation and adaptation look like during a pandemic, 
and a subsequent economic crisis, from the 
a Charity Navigator 4-Star rated nonprofit.


On Thursday March 12, 2020, as the world around us was coming to a grinding halt, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) NYC made the decision to close our offices, for an indefinite period of time. For nearly 40 years, our doors have remained open, through snowstorms and hurricane aftermaths, on Saturdays and even on Christmas Day, but this was different.