New York State Nonprofit Unit

New York State Nonprofit Unit


The New York State Nonprofit Unit works to strengthen the relationship between all aspects of State Government and the Nonprofit Sector. The Unit works with State Agencies and New York nonprofits to interpret and clarify state regulations, and connect nonprofits to State decision-makers.

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Transitioning to the Statewide Financial System

New York State transitioned grants management activities from the Grants Gateway to the Statewide Financial System (SFS) on January 16, 2024. Learn more about the transition process through a presentation and video.

Organizations with Charities Registration Numbers are now available in the SFS to verify information and maintain prequalifications and grant activities.

New and Emerging Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations are required to file a Certificate of Incorporation with the Department of State before they are allowed to conduct business in New York State. Following incorporation, they must prequalify to do business with State agencies before they can compete for any grants.

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A Message from Governor Hochul

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New York’s nonprofits help communities across our state, doing vital work to support those in need — from helping new parents give their children a strong start in life, to supporting our seniors, in all areas of life, and in every corner of our state.

As the second-largest workforce in the state, our 14,000-organization strong nonprofit industry also generates thousands of family-supporting jobs. That means many New Yorkers are able to serve in a nonprofit as their primary job — offering critical support to their communities year round.

You’ll see New Yorkers dedicating their time and talents to support their neighbors through access to affordable childcare and housing, health care services, emergency services, and so much more. Nonprofits are critical to making New York’s communities stronger, and to driving our state forward.