Center for Bronx Non-Profits

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Center for Bronx Non-Profits (CBNP)
Non-profit organization
Founded 2010
Headquarters Bronx, NY
Area served
Bronx, NY

The Center for Bronx Non-Profits (CBNP) is the convener of community and faith-based organizations serving the Bronx. CBNP works to strengthen organizations and the borough as a whole through professional development seminars, networking, coalition building, and educational courses. It includes the We Are The Bronx Fellowship, the Bronx Forum, the Non-Profit Certificate Program at Hostos Community College, and the Bronx Community Coalition.

The Center for Bronx Non-Profits is funded by the J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation and is managed by Hostos Community College and CAUSE-NY, the intergroup relations division of the Jewish Community Relations Council of NY (JCRC-NY), in cooperation with the Bronx Borough President's Office.

We Are The Bronx (WATB) Fellowship[edit]

A nine-month professional development and networking opportunity for Bronx-based non-profits, government agencies, community, and faith-based leaders. Fellows apply for the program during the early summer and participate in two monthly meetings based around core competency skills and action-based committees.

2012-2013 Participating Organization[edit]

  • Bronx AIDS Services
  • Bronx Community Solutions
  • Bronx Council on the Arts
  • Bronx Independent Living Services
  • BronxWorks
  • CenterLight Health Care
  • Changing the Odds at Morris Heights Health Center
  • City Year New York
  • Fort Schuyler House, Inc.
  • FRIENDS Program @ VNSNY
  • Friendship Community Church
  • NYC Urban Debate League
  • New York Council of Malians, Inc.
  • Preston High School
  • SecurPrivacy, Inc.
  • Services for the Developmentally Challenged
  • Sustainable South Bronx
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • The Point CDC
  • Urban Family Empowerment Center
  • Violence Intervention Program, Inc. (VIP)
  • We Stay / Nos Quedamos

2011-2012 Participating Organizations[edit]

  • American Diabetes Association
  • Boogie Down Pride
  • Bronx AIDS Services
  • Bronx River Alliance
  • BronxWorks
  • buildOn
  • Career Connections @ Future Now
  • Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education
  • Children's Aid Society
  • CitiWide Harm Reduction
  • Friends of Soundview Park
  • JASA Bronx Friendship House
  • Kittay House
  • Madison Square Boys & Girls Club
  • Montefiore's Adolescent AIDS Program
  • Planned Parenthood NYC
  • Renaissance Youth Center
  • St. Barnabas Hospital
  • Start Strong Bronx
  • The Bronx Defenders
  • The Groundswell Project
  • U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations
  • Union Community Health Center
  • Visiting Nurse Services of NY
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Workers United

2010-2011 Participating Organizations[edit]

2009-2010 Participating Organizations[edit]

  • Albert Einstein Cancer Center
  • Bronx Community College
  • Bronx Community Health Network, Inc.
  • Casita Maria
  • Children's Art Carnival
  • BronxWorks
  • City Year - New York
  • Contemporary Ballet Theatre
  • Dress for Success
  • Friends of the Woods
  • Grace Outreach
  • JASA
  • Middle School 80
  • Morris Heights Health Center
  • New York Griot
  • Administration for Children's Services
  • NYC Dept. of Probation
  • Promise Land Community Inc.
  • South Bronx Food Cooperative
  • The Bronx Guild
  • The Point DC
  • Voices UnBroken
  • Westchester Square Partnership (WSP)

The Bronx Forum[edit]

Provides free and low-cost trainings on a variety of community and skills-based issues for non-profit, community, and faith-based professionals looking to enhance skills, network, navigate local systems, maximize resources, and professional development.

Bronx Forum Meetings[edit]

  • Human Resources for Non-Profits
  • Understanding 990 Forms
  • What Your Community Needs to Know About Health Care Reform (in partnership with Health and Human Services)
  • Financial Education for Non-Profit Organizations
  • Securing and Managing City Contracts
  • Fundraising in a Challenging Economy
  • Non-Profit Governance and Financial Management
  • Navigating the Fiscal Crisis
  • Keeping Our Children Healthy
  • Youth and Public Safety
  • Congregational Disaster Preparedness (in partnership with Disaster Chaplaincy Services)

Philanthropic Development Programs at Hostos Community College[edit]

Offers affordable one-day seminars and semester-long certificate programs for professionals looking to increase their skills in the nonprofit field. Certificate programs include Nonprofit Management, Grant Writing, Volunteer Management, and Corporate Philanthropy.

Bronx Non-Profit Coalition[edit]

The Bronx Non-Profit Coalition (BNPC), founded by WATB alumni, is committed to supporting and sustaining livable and thriving communities in the Bronx through inspiration, engagement, dialogue, and action.