NPW Advocacy Toolkit
Review NPW’s Advocacy Toolkit to learn how to successfully lobby as a nonprofit organization.
NPW Racial Equity Report: Charting an Anti-Racist Path Forward in Westchester’s Nonprofit Sector
The report provides framework for examining the four key problems, essential questions and recommended solutions to help Westchester’s nonprofits evolve into anti-racist organizations.Read the Report »
NPW Racial Literacy Guide
Compiled by Dr. Alexandria Connally, NPW's Racial Equity and Inclusion Consultant, the following definitions are intended to increase understanding, create a common framework, and shared language to advance racial equity in the nonprofit sector.Read Here »
Equity Questions to Consider When Planning a Program
Review these questions before planning a program to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion.Read Here »
Gender Identity Guide by The Washington Blade
The Washington Blade is oldest LGBTQ newspaper in the U.S. covering the latest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender news in Washington, DC and around the world.Read Here »
The Small Business at Work Toolkit: Helping Small Businesses Leverage the Talents of People with Disabilities
This toolkit provides curated information and essential resources about how (and why!) small businesses can successfully hire and retain employees with disabilities. You’ll find easy-to-understand, practical advice, along with expert guidance on following Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Authored by the Northeast ADA Center.Read Here »
K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell University
For nearly 60 years, the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability has advanced knowledge, policies, and practice to support people with disabilities in workplaces, schools, and communities.Learn more »
The Northeast ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Center
The goal of the Northeast ADA Center is to educate and empower the diverse range of ADA stakeholders throughout New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands to increase their knowledge of the ADA, to support our stakeholders to include people with disabilities in local communities, and to implement the ADA in their own lives, workplaces, businesses, and communities.Learn more »
United Way 2-1-1
United Way’s 211 Helpline offers health and human services information, referral, assessment, and crisis support to help callers find the assistance they need to address the everyday challenges of living, as well as those that develop during times of disaster and other community emergencies. 211 is a confidential and comprehensive service that has enabled government and not-for-profit agencies to realize concrete cost savings as well as increased customer service to residents throughout our service area.
Affordable Housing in Westchester
Access NPW’s affordable housing resources to understand Westchester’s housing crisis, especially the severity of the housing burdens and barriers experienced by the nonprofit workforce.
National Council of Nonprofits
The National Council of Nonprofits produces and curates a robust offering of tools, resources, and samples for nonprofits to operate most effectively and to advocate for their needs.Learn more »
Pro Bono Partnership
Pro Bono Partnership, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, provides free business and transactional legal assistance to other nonprofits. They recruit and support volunteer attorneys with a range of specializations to help nonprofits in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York achieve their goals, avoid risk, increase capacity, and better serve their constituencies.Learn more »
Westchester Children’s Association
Westchester Children's Association focuses on key issues that affect the most vulnerable young people in Westchester County. They are a key resource for socio-economic data, analysis and reports related to critical issues impacting Westchester’s youth.
Westchester Community Foundation - Westchester Index
The Westchester Index is an equity-focused community indicators project with data and analysis spanning 6 topic areas and 65 individual indicators. It provides information that the Westchester community can use to examine disparities across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic divides – and then work to eliminate disparities.Learn more »
Westchester Library System (WLS)
WLS offers robust, community centered outreach programs and resources, collaborating with 38 member libraries, community agencies and nonprofits to serve the County’s most vulnerable populations.
Westchester Center for Racial Equity of the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester
The Westchester Center for Racial Equity provided a dedicated space for working towards racial equity in Westchester County. The Center is a hub for county wide training and other resources organizations and individuals committed to racial equity, racial justice, and antiracism.
Affordable Housing in Westchester County: "Welcome Home Westchester"
The “Welcome Home Westchester” campaign is a collaborative effort of businesses, nonprofits, academics, faith leaders, community advocates, and think tanks that have extensively examined the housing question to drive forward a new conversation around housing in the county and to advocate for affordable housing. Recent white papers, reports and resources offer facts on the importance and benefits of building the housing we need in Westchester.
League of Women Voters of Westchester
The League of Women Voters of Westchester is a nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote informed and active participation in government. They provide resources and review and educate the community on issues and actions that impact the County as a whole.
2022 Report on the Status of Women in Westchester
by Westchester Women's Agenda
Westchester Women’s Agenda (WWA) recently released a research study showing that despite gains in several sectors of women's lives, the lack of affordable housing and childcare costs remain perennial issues facing them. The research report, drawing on U.S. Census data and other sources, revealed a mixed picture for how women, especially those of limited means, are faring in Westchester County.Read more »
Nonprofit organizations and government at all levels are essential partners in supporting the healthy functioning of our communities. Learn more about the resources of government partners, elected officials, the issues they are addressing and their legislative priorities.
Westchester Elected Officials Contact List
Westchester County Board of Legislators
Westchester County District Attorney