Hostos received a one-year, $20,000 grant from The New York Community Trust to help expand and improve a database for College’s Center for Bronx Nonprofits (CBNP).

Since its creation in 2012 with the support of The New York Community Trust, the CBNP has become a vital support organization for Bronx nonprofits. It provides capacity building experiences, which range from workshops to professional development for nonprofit executive leadership.

After examining the needs of the borough, CBNP staff discovered that data on Bronx nonprofits is limited. In fact, it was difficult to determine even the number of nonprofits that actually existed in the Bronx, with estimates ranging anywhere from 750 to 4,500. Through this grant from The New York Community Trust, this database will be expanded and help formulate accurate data on the number of organizations and what they do, creating a clearer picture of what populations these organizations service and how best to assist their constituents.

“This database has been crucial to getting the type of information we, as well as the stakeholders, need to serve our communities to the best of our abilities,” said Eileen Newman, CBNP’s Director. “It is something we have been working toward for some time, and we are thrilled to get the support for this project thanks to The New York Community Trust and our other partners.”

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities for nearly half a century. Since 1968, Hostos has been a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs.
Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.