Taproot New York City

Over the past eight years, the New York office has connected over 396 nonprofits to capacity-building Service Grants that have set them up for long-term success. To date, Taproot has delivered over $26 million in pro bono resources to the five boroughs.

Each year, Taproot’s New York office awards roughly 75 Service Grants, in addition to carefully and strategically working to meet the new and deepened needs of the local nonprofit sector. But the need and demand for pro bono supports is far greater than the Service Grant program can provide alone. We look to broaden and more fully engage with local companies, funders and nonprofits to better serve the pressing needs of those working to improve the lives of New York City’s underserved.

Since its inception, Taproot has become the nation’s largest nonprofit consulting organization and is striving to build a global pro bono marketplace that extends far beyond the capacity of Taproot itself. Launching in Fall 2012, Taproot’s new Powered by Pro Bono program will educate nonprofits on the value of pro bono support and teach them strategies to help manage, secure and scale their own projects.

Pro bono consulting

Taproot’s Service Grant program would not be possible without the dedication of our pro bono consultants, who use their professional expertise to strengthen local nonprofits. If you have three to five years of professional experience in design, technology, marketing, human resources or strategy, we encourage to apply to become a Taproot pro bono consultant. All of our pro bono consultants attend an orientation before being matched with a nonprofit and placed on a project.

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Getting pro bono support

Taproot Foundation makes teams of pro bono consultants available to qualified organizations that improve society and the New York City community-at-large. Unlike traditional foundations, Taproot Service Grants provide the expertise of business professionals in the areas of Leadership Development & Strategic HR, Marketing, Strategy Management, and Information Technology – practices that nonprofit organizations need to thrive and succeed. Where could you use assistance? Read more about our Service Grant offerings in the Service Grant Catalog, as well as review our basic eligibility criteria before you apply.

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Building pro bono programs

As Taproot has developed its programs, proven efficacy and promoted pro bono on both a national and local level, we have discovered an interesting niche. Corporations are looking to develop a pro bono ethic within their company – and many have partnered with Taproot to build explore their options. We have developed pro bono programs that vary in scale, size and impact for more than 25 Fortune 500 companies and are continually motivated by the possibility to do more. Learn about our Advisory Services practice here!

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Local New York City Investors

  • Ford Foundation
  • William E. Simon Foundation
  • Con Edison
  • The Robert Bowne Foundation
  • Alcoa Foundation