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December 28, 2018

NYCON Receives Grant Renewal from Hoyt Foundation For Southern Tier Capacity Building

Albany, NY (December 28, 2018) – The New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) announced this week that it has been awarded a three-year grant from the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc. The grant, which provides $15,000 for each of the NEXT three years, will continue longstanding financial support for the Southern Tier Capacity Building Program.

The Southern Tier Capacity Building Program was first piloted in 2008 and designed to meet the unique needs of Broome County nonprofits. The program model has two primary components: to facilitate free governance training for local nonprofit boards, and to provide small “mini-grants” to nonprofits, which are used by grantees to engage in a range of capacity building services. Since 2008, the program has continued to grow and expand, providing a broader range of training topics throughout the year and offering more mini-grants to nonprofits seeking assistance.

“We are grateful to have such a strong partner in the Hoyt Foundation,” stated Doug Sauer, CEO of NYCON. “They understand the nonprofit landscape in Broome County, and we work closely together to design and deliver an impactful program that has been proven effective time and again. The community-tailored combination of education and high-quality nonprofit consulting is really at the core of what NYCON provides for nonprofits all across the state, and it’s through partnerships like these that we can make a profound impact in a community.”

“The Southern Tier Capacity Building Program is a longstanding success,” adds Catherine Schwoeffermann, Executive Director of The Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation. “We’re proud to support the great work NYCON does, assisting so many nonprofit organizations in the Southern Tier. The training and development opportunities provided through this grant really pave the way to success for a broad range of nonprofits doing important work locally.”

The mission of the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc., created to perpetuate the Hoyts' charitable interest, is to use its resources to enhance the quality of life of the people of Broome County primarily through judicious grantmaking. Since 1971, grants to the people of Broome County from the Hoyt Foundation have totaled over $27 million.


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About the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON)

NYCON and its affiliates work to develop and promote an effective, vibrant charitable community in New York State. With close to 3,000 nonprofit members, NYCON strengthens the organizational capacity of nonprofits, acts as an advocate and unifying voice, helps to inform philanthropic giving, and conducts research to demonstrate the relevance and impact of nonprofits. NYCON provides practical solutions to nonprofit challenges of all kinds. We offer a complete continuum of services through NYCON, Governance Matters, Council Services Plus, and Innovative Charitable Initiatives. Visit to learn more.


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