2024 FCNY Innovation Conference

Witness the power of collaboration for effective, sustainable solutions, and greater social impact at this year's Innovation Conference where industry leaders broke down silos to solve complex challenges.

2024 Conference Highlights

Inspire Community Solutions

For over five decades, the Fund has collaborated on developing and facilitating innovations in policy, programs, and practices to advance the function of and recognize the excellence in government and nonprofit organizations. Our Cash Flow Loan Program has made over 17,000 loans totaling over $1.45 billion since its inception in 1976. In the last 10 years, loans were made to over 300 nonprofits each year.

Celebrate Civic Excellence

We recognize exceptional government employees and innovative mathematics and science teachers in New York City through our Sloan Public Service Awards and Sloan Awards for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics. The winners of the teaching awards and their schools represent the diversity and complexity of the New York City public school system.

Cultivate Local Innovation

Too often, promising ideas fail to take root because the task of setting up and managing administrative systems is time-consuming and difficult. In the 1990s, we created the Partner Project Program to allow nonprofit leaders to focus their energy and resources on providing their services and programs and on fundraising. The Fund currently has over 80 Partner Projects which provide vital services and programs across the country.


Supporting the Nonprofit & Public Sectors

We build long-term relationships between nonprofit and government partners through our fiscal sponsorship and nonprofit loan financing.

Fiscal Sponsorship

The Partner Project Program provides start-up projects and established nonprofit organizations with:

  • Financial management services
  • Human resources services
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage
  • Access to a team of financial & operational experts



Nonprofit Loan Financing

The Cash Flow Loan Program provides interest-free loans to nonprofits with:  

  • Capital to continue operations and programming while waiting on committed funds.
  • Quick Processing Time
  • Minimal Service Charge (0% – 2%)


"The Fund has been instrumental in getting our Project to where it is today. Allowing us to focus on fundraising and building the program. The Fund is a Godsend to nonprofit management.”

Ted Kamoutsis, Promise Project

Celebrating Local Changemakers

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Sloan Public Service Awards

The Sloan Public Service Awards recognizes the unsung heroes of New York City–its public servants, who are tirelessly working to innovate and improve the functions of New York City government, which employs over 325,000 people and serves over 8,000,000 constituents.

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Sloan Awards for Excellence in Teaching Science & Mathematics

The Sloan Awards for Excellence in Teaching Science & Mathematics recognizes exceptional New York City public high school science and mathematics teachers who inspire students to enter the STEM fields through their innovative practices. 


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Community Planning Fellowship

The Community Planning Fellows Program places graduate students who are studying urban planning, architecture, urban design, historic preservation and public policy in local community boards to build firsthand experience in community planning.

Our Reach & Scale

The Fund for the City of New York has expanded its goal from improving the lives of New Yorkers to improving communities worldwide.

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New York City

Founded by the Ford Foundation in 1968, the Fund for the City of New York has worked with local government agencies and organizations to use innovative solutions to solve New York City problems.

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The work of the National Center for Civic Innovation includes programs and initiatives that spring from work of FCNY that are applicable elsewhere as well as exciting, new initiatives that are being scaled across the country.

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We have helped government agencies and community-based organizations in Europe, Latin America, and Asia adapt many of the Fund’s initiatives in their countries.