About Us
Since 2005, the Staten Island NFP Association, Inc. has provided resources, support and advocacy for the borough’s not-for-profit sector.

The Association was created to provide a single “voice” for the sector’s members, regardless of size or mission, and enhance the economic impact to Staten Island that not-for-profits provide.

Today, the Association has over 90 members including cultural institutions, faith-based organizations, health care providers, senior and youth service providers, and local community groups.

Our Services
  1. Professional Development
    Workshops and training with experts in critical areas like board recruitment, governance, grant writing, engaging volunteers, securing government funding and preparing for emergencies and disasters. Members attend at a reduced rate or at no cost.
  2. Advocacy
    The SINFPA meets with government officials, speaks at public hearings or offers testimony on behalf of its members. The SINFPA also participants in conferences and seminars around New York City on topics impacting Staten Island’s not-for-profit sector.
  3. Resource Toolkit
    Assistance with finding resources and experts to help build your board, legal services for filings and reports, notice of available grants and ways to increase your visibility.
  4. Annual Not For Profit Conference
    The only full-day event in the borough specifically focused on improving the capacity of the not-for-profit sector. Keynote presentations, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities bring together the not-for-profit community to focus on common issues and solutions.
  5. Signature Events
    Members can help prepare the community at Family Ready Day, ensure the well-being of their staff by participating in the Self-Care Conference; and honor unsung heroes in their organization at the annual Community Service Awards Breakfast
  6. Networking with Peers
    Members have a chance to meet and collaborate with their colleagues in the not-for-profit sector regardless of the size, mission or services they provide. This provides a unique opportunity to share best practices or brainstorm challenges.

Board of Directors

Joanne Gerenser, Chair
Eden II Programs

Meg Ventrudo, Vice Chair
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

John Malizia, Treasurer
Staten Island Tuna Club

Fern Zagor, Secretary
Staten Island Mental Health Society

Adrienne Abbate, Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness
Laura Delin, A Very Special Place, Inc.
Linda Dianto, National Lighthouse Musuem
Sam Farag, SCORE
Nancy Goldhill, Staten Island Legal Services
Cathy Holladay, Sky Light Center
Brian Licata, United Activites Unlimited
Ilene Pappert, Children's Aid Society-Goodhue Center
Arlene Sorkin, IlluminArt Productions
David Sorkin, JCC of Staten Island
Jaclyn Stoll, Project Hospitality
Lou Tobacco, Staten Island University Hospital-Northwell Health
Joseph Tornello, Meals on Wheels of Staten Island

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