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Public Policy


If you would like to discuss any aspect of Philanthropy New York’s public policy work, contact:

Michael Hamill Remaley
Vice President, Communications & Public Policy
212-714-0699 x222

In This Area

  • Why We Engage in Public Policy
    We are strengthening the voice of the region’s foundation community to create greater giving impact. Learn more about our public policy goals.
  • Taking a Stand
    Philanthropy New York’s Board of Directors has laid out a specific process by which our organization can take an official stand on public policy issues that impact our sector. Find out how members can get involved.
  • Issue-based Working Groups
    Working Groups on education, health care, women and girls, veterans, volunteerism, aging, juvenile justice, workforce development and other issues are central to our policy efforts. Get the latest news on those groups, event listings, etc.
  • Issue Guides
    We are tracking a variety of legislation and other policy developments that have the potential to deeply affect the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.
  • Official Policy Statements
    Philanthropy New York can take a stand on local, state and national issues that affect the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. This section includes all of the policy statements our Board of Directors has approved.
  • Public Policy Committee
    Our Public Policy Committee advises our organization on public policy matters and develops recommendations on specific legislation or proposed regulatory activity.
  • Public Policy Communicators NYC
    Public Policy Communicators of New York City is a local affinity group of nonprofit and foundation communications professionals founded in 2008, which is now supported by Philanthropy New York.
  • Philanthropy Connects Newsletter
    This is our monthly e-newsletter aimed at foundation staff following public policy developments. Get the latest.
  • Policy-related Programming
    Join us for one of Philanthropy New York’s upcoming policy-related programs.
  • PolicyWorks for Philanthropy
    Philanthropy New York is an active member of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers’ national multi-year initiative building the capacity of regional associations to engage policymakers.
  • Key Research and Reports
    This accumulation of resources from Philanthropy New York and other organizations highlight some of the most important developments in the field.
  • Policy-Related Links
    Looking for information on some of the other organizations working in this arena? These links may point you in the right direction.
  • Policy News
    These are some of the policy related news stories we’re following.