Small Grants Challenge Launches to Fund Nonprofits Using Data to Solve NYC Challenges

In partnership with Measure of America and with funding from Helmsley, the Human Services Council (HSC) has launched a small grants competition for its nonprofit members to use data to assess need and better advocate for evidence-based improvements in human well-being for New York City.

HSC member organizations are invited to apply for small grants of $10,000 to create data-based “portraits” that illuminate important challenges and unmet human needs in the city. Member organizations will use data from DATA2GO.NYC, a free, online data mapping and visualization tool with 360 indicators on human need and well-being in New York City.

The 20 winning portraits will inform, and some may be featured in, Measure of America’s forthcoming publication, “A Portrait of New York City,” to be released in mid-2017. This engaging, graphically rich report will highlight some of the most pressing data-based areas of human need in the city as well as include policy suggestions to improve well-being. 

Learn more about the Small Grants Challenge.