Over the years, LAPA has helped hundreds of clients meet, and exceed, their fundraising goals. How? By offering a unique solution particular to your organization’s needs.
We are proud to welcome these terrific organizations to our family of clients:
Since opening our doors in 1969, the Latino based agencies that make up our network have matured into a dynamic and unified community based organization offering a unique constellation of services in the area of health, housing and economic development. We honor the Latino pioneers that struggled to create these entities by continuing to expand their vision.
Our mission to partner with our communities, lead change, and promote healthy and prosperous individuals and families guides and inspires us to stay grounded while pursuing our goals.
LAPA provided conference support and a presentation on the history of service learning.
LAPA provided seminars on fundraising and board development as needed over a two-year period.
CAMBA is a full-service, community-based organization providing employment, education, health, housing, legal, social, business development and youth services to 30,000 individuals each year. LAPA assigns six government grant writers (on average) per year to complete about a dozen complex government grants.
Camp Speers-Eljabar was founded in 1948 to provide the first inter-racial overnight YMCA camp, and it has since grown to a year-round program serving close to 10,000 children and families each year. LAPA provided campaign services to CSEY for a $5M campaign.
LAPA provided private grants research, analysis, and grant submission management for private and corporate foundations. CFA works to expand and improve child nutrition programs to support children’s health and learning capacity, and increase access to nutritious food for all New Yorkers, especially the two million living in poverty. CFA specifically focuses on New York City’s School Breakfast and Lunch Programs in public schools; the Summer Food Service Program; and WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children), seeking innovative ways to increase participation in these programs.
LAPA conducted a feasibility study for grants of private foundations based in the United States. LAPA also provided assistance, through a legal partner, for possible sponsorship or incorporation of a 501(c)3 in the State of New York.
(Cooperazione Internazionale COOPI) is a humanitarian, non confessional, and independent organization that fights poverty through disaster relief and assistance to regions in conflict. Founded in 1965 by Vincenzo Barbieri, COOPI is based in Milan and has 24 offices throughout the Global South.
LAPA provided seminars on fundraising and board development as needed over a two-year period.
LAPA conducted a development audit, and from this created a detailed development plan.
Greater Life helps 1,500 youth in Newark’s South ward each year improve their grades, behavior, health, social skills, and community involvement, as well as their entrepreneurial and leadership skills. LAPA is providing campaign and grants management services to purchase a new facility.
LAPA managed government grant writing services for the Hispanic Federation’s member organizations.
Moreau Emergency Squad, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation providing emergency rescue services to the town of Moreau, and surrounding areas, in upstate New York. The emergency squad is a mostly volunteer organization that has been in existence for over 52 years. LAPA fundraising conducted a $1.2 million dollar capital campaign for MES.
Newark Emergency Services for Families provides emergency food, clothing, shelter, utilities, rent, and other basic necessities to Newark families facing a crisis. We are working with NESF on government grants and major gift research.
New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID) is a not-for-profit organization on Staten Island that promotes the improvement of human relationships and the strengthening of communities as fundamental to achieving a civil society. We provide youth, community and professional development programs, as well as dispute resolution services that educate and inform the public about constructive problem-solving, effective communication and intercultural awareness.
The Open Society provides technical support to nonprofits for the purpose of capacity building. LAPA was assigned six nonprofits to manage their fund development programs, their community marketing efforts, and their outreach programs.
PRLDEF contracted LAPA to perform a 5-year strategic plan that secured $6 million in new funding.
The Riverside Park Conservancy is to restores, maintains, and improves Riverside Park in partnership with the City of New York. The Conservancy supports the preservation of the park’s historic landscape, structures, and monuments, engage the community in active stewardship of the park, and provide a wide range of public programs. LAPA Fundraising manages the private foundation’s portfolio of the park. Our work began with a comprehensive assessment of funders likely to support the park and continues with the writing, submission, and management of the park’s private foundation grants.
LAPA created marketing and outreach materials, as well as secured private grant funding.
LAPA completed a federal Department of Education application.
The St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation Corporation is a nonprofit, nonsectarian community-based organization founded in 1975 with a mission to serve as a catalyst to improve the quality of life for Williamsburg-Greenpoint residents by addressing economic, educational, health, housing, and social needs while preserving the vibrant and diverse character of the entire community, particularly for low- and moderate-income residents.
The United Way of New York City provides technical support to nonprofits for the purpose of capacity building.
LAPA was assigned four nonprofits to manage their fund development programs.
LAPA analyzed existing health care programs in order to assess expansion of their Article 31 licensed mental health facility, and assisted with application for their establishment as an Federal Qualified Health Center. LAPA also constructed a three year business plan projecting how the revenues from the new programs would affect current operations.
Founded in 1974 to fill the need for vital social services in The Bronx, VIP plays a key role in sustaining life in the community. Inspired and led by Father Robert Banome, residents and community leaders in the East Tremont/Crotona section of the Bronx joined together to grapple with the neighborhood’s most pressing problems: safety, family disintegration, drug abuse, unemployment, and housing abandonment. Vocational Instruction Project (VIP), became a safe place where individuals could get help with their addiction, learn a vocation or trade, and get back on their feet.
Founded in 1896, Volunteers of America is one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most effective human service organizations. The Greater New York division has a budget of $90 million and is by far the largest of the affiliates.
LAPA accelerated the VOA-GNY grants program and designed a major donor campaign for the organization.
Westchester Institute for Human Development is a leader in addressing major social and health issues affecting people with disabilities and vulnerable children, by developing and delivering medical, clinical and support services to individuals, their families and caregivers.WIHD creates better futures for these individuals through the creation and dissemination of innovative research, professional leadership education and best practices training – nearly 50 programs and services to families and professionals throughout Westchester County and the Lower Hudson Valley.
LAPA helped Brooklyn Community Pride Center vet and apply for two government grants, securing both of them.
LAPA worked with the board to facilitate a goals-setting retreat, and develop a subsequent strategic plan. Executive coaching was built into the work.
LAPA designed the annual fund and grants program, and implemented those programs over a ten year period. The client achieved a return of $6.25 for each $1 invested in fundraising expenses.
LAPA helped form the agency, devise its initial plans, and transitioned them from hospice to home care.
At the height of the AIDS epidemic LAPA helped the CEO change her approach to managing major donors and raise more funds.
LAPA has successfully managed their private grants program over an eight year period, raising in excess of $1 Million in private foundation support.
Over a period of 18 months, LAPA provided 14 community-based agencies with fundraising services in order to establish individual giving programs and created community outreach marketing materials
The agencies in the program included Citywide Behavioral Network, It Takes a Village, and seven NYC Harm reduction agencies.
LAPA outposted a three-quarter time grant writer to manage their private foundation and corporate grants. The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban health seeks to save lives by improving the health and well-being of America’s most vulnerable populations through innovative health education, training and research programs, and collaborations with organizations that share our mission.
LAPA designed a low-threshold community outreach program for the purpose of increasing use of their specialty clinics by people who were out of care.
Bronx Community Health Network, Inc. (BCHN) is a not-for-profit organization and Federally Qualified Health Center that sponsors ten community and school-based health centers in the Bronx.
Our health centers are owned and operated by Montefiore Medical Center and Acacia Network/Promesa Systems, Inc., and funded primarily by the Bureau of Primary Health Care and the HIV/AIDS Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration.
LAPA conducted a strategic analysis of where their services could be most impactful on the ground, and then developed a business plan to engage those services.
LAPA spearhead their grant program, as well as designed and supported 90-minute “Parties with a Purpose”.
LAPA’s first client. We worked on fundraising for “Camp Viva”, sought and acquired grants and individual solicitations.
FPHNY works to improve the health of New Yorkers by addressing pressing public health needs, developing private-sector support to enhance health and health care, and helping to educate the public about important health issues. LAPA prepared a development plan for FPHNY and conducted major donor research.
G.A.I.T. manages a therapeutic riding center for adults and children with developmental delays and physical disabilities. Seeking to increase and diversify its revenue stream, G.A.I.T. turned to LAPA for a feasibility study of fundraising options and prospects.
Greenhope provides residential treatment and intensive outpatient services for formerly incarcerated women and women seeking an alternative to incarceration. LAPA developed and managed a successful grants program for Greenhope and also prepared a major strategic marketing initiative for the organization.
Harlem United helps people with HIV/AIDS who are also dealing with homelessness, mental illness, or substance abuse. We provide grant writing as well as technical assistance for the organization.
LAPA designed a community fundraising campaign, promoting marketing and brand awareness. LAPA also implemented the organizations first private foundation grants program, raising over $300,000 annually.
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LAPA created and implemented a campaign for an office relocation as well as sought and acquired grant funding.
Liam’s Room creates custom designed, home like inpatient pediatric hospital rooms – “Liam’s Rooms”, where seriously ill children and their families can experience more of the comforts of home. These specially designed inpatient rooms provide a more welcoming environment for the entire family. Sofas, recliners, refrigerator, homework space, in-room video games and movies help to create a home-like atmosphere that eases the inherent difficulties of a child’s prolonged hospital stay. LAPA fundraising managed the organizations’ annual fund, major gift, and private foundation portfolio.
LAPA was part of a team for Year VI applications to HRSA.
Miracle House offers subsidized short- and long-term housing and support for both patients and their caregivers who are visiting New York City to receive crucial medical attention for AIDS, cancer, and other critical conditions. LAPA is designing and implementing a non-traditional fundraising plan for Miracle House.
LAPA sought and acquired private grants.
New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID) is a not-for-profit organization on Staten Island that promotes the improvement of human relationships and the strengthening of communities as fundamental to achieving a civil society. We provide youth, community and professional development programs, as well as dispute resolution services that educate and inform the public about constructive problem-solving, effective communication and intercultural awareness. – See more at: https://www.lapafundraising.com/client-descriptions#sthash.3fDl8Gim.dpuf
LAPA performed a development audit on past programs, and led development activities such as grants and appeals.
LAPA conducted a three-year outcome evaluation for the NY Eligible Congressional Black Caucus programs funded by Ryan White CARE Act. The work was conducted with the Mayor’s Office on AIDS Policy Coordination for 17 agencies. Public Health Solutions managed the contract.
LAPA Fundraising prepared an extensive feasibility study for U.S. based private foundations who are value aligned with Sightsavers global mission.
Sightsavers works to combat blindness in developing countries, restoring sight through specialist treatment and eye care. Sightsavers supports people who are irreversibly blind by providing education, counseling and training. Sightsavers works with those living in some of the worlds poorest countries.
LAPA conducted a development audit, and from this created a detailed development plan; outposting staff to implement the plan over a 24 month period.
St. Christopher’s Inn, a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, is a temporary homeless shelter dedicated to the rehabilitation of men in crisis whom we call “Brothers Christopher.” Our mission is to offer a continuum of quality health care services that facilitate physical, emotional, and spiritual healing by providing Chemical Dependency Treatment, Primary Health Care, and Temporary housing. We strive to restore the personal dignity of each individual by utilizing a holistic approach in all our programs. No one is ever turned away because of race, religion, or economic status.
LAPA sought and acquired private grant funding.
LAPA ran a staff retreat and developed a plan for expansion through providing health clinics in local schools.
Village Care of New York (VCNY), founded in the late 1970s, owns and manages the Village Nursing Home in Greenwich Village, and provides day-care, home-care, and a separate nursing home for people with AIDS.
LAPA designed an individual donor program for VCNY, conducted a strategic assessment of potential foundation prospects and corporate sponsors, and consulted on campaign strategy.
The Westchester Department of Health works to control the spread of disease, enforce safety and sanitary codes, promote healthy choices, provide timely health information, and assist with medical services.
LAPA worked with the Westchester Department of Health to compile an AIDS Resource Directory for Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester Counties.
Through education, training, and technical assistance, the Auschwitz Institute for Peace & Reconciliation supports governments in developing or strengthening policies and practices for the prevention of genocide and other mass atrocities. LAPA Fundraising has conducted a comprehensive assessment of private foundation opportunities for the Institute and manages their private foundations’ portfolio from grant preparation through the award.
LAPA secured private grant funding.
Christ the King provides quality, Catholic, college preparatory education to urban young people with limited economic resources and educational options. Christ the King is Newark’s Christo Rey School. LAPA Fundraising manages the schools’ private foundation portfolio.
LAPA provided counsel to the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) to create their Leaders Council to support their newly established Forward Together Fund (FTF) which bolsters CAEL’s signature innovative initiatives and its research, development, policy development and advocacy efforts. The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) is a 34 year old national non-profit organization which creates and manages effective learning strategies for working adults through partnerships with employers, higher education, government, and labor. CAEL is recognized for its experience in designing and
implementing programs that address skill shortages, help workers improve their employability, and remove barriers to lifelong learning. CAEL is also committed to examining new strategies and public policies that make learning
opportunities more accessible to adults, particularly low wage workers.
LAPA sought and acquired grants, and created marketing materials as needed.
LAPA ran a faculty retreat day focused on leadership.
The PBS Education reporter, John Merrow, founded Learning Matters to use media to encourage public dialogue about education, youth, and families. Learning Matters produces The Merrow Report for the PBS NewsHour, a television series for PBS, and a radio series for NPR. LAPA worked with Learning Matters on an executive succession plan and a strategic planning campaign.
The NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) Foundation is affiliated with NACE International, a technical society of over 23,000 members worldwide with headquarters in Houston, Texas. LAPA has designed and implemented a fundraising strategy for NACE Foundation, and we also prepared a three-year development plan.
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Since its inception in 1816, the American Bible Society has translated, published, and distributed Bibles to people all over the world. LAPA worked with the Society to develop a business plan for The Positive Community, the only faith-based lifestyle magazine targeted to the African-American market in the New York/New Jersey region.
The Church of St. Luke in the Fields operates three long-running human service programs: 1) nutritional care and hot meals for people with HIV/AIDS, 2) remedial tutoring for low-income children, and 3) a safe, arts-oriented Saturday evening alternative for LGBTQ youth, ages 13-21, who are at risk of HIV, drug use, and prostitution.
LAPA raised more than $200,000 annually for these programs through grants and individual giving. Additionally, LAPA restructured and outsourced the Church’s database management.
LAPA conducted seminars on fundraising for their members.
Episcopal Charities of Southeast Florida administers a Basic Human Needs Fund, a Scholarship Fund for assisted living care, and a Disaster Relief Fund. LAPA provided government grant services to Episcopal Charities and prospect research of potential private foundation partners.
Established in 1900, NYTS is a nonprofit, non-denominational institution that provides quality, affordable theological training for urban ministry. LAPA completed a feasibility study for a major capital campaign for the facility.
LAPA performed a nationwide analysis of the church’s outreach ministries and subsequently a plan for improvement.
LAPA designed marketing materials, a website, and sought and acquired grant funding over a three-year period.
Walking with Purpose is a Catholic Bible study program that aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Walking with Purpose offers personal study and small group discussion that link everyday challenges and struggles with the solutions given through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church. LAPA Fundraising managed the organization’s annual fund, major gift, and private foundation portfolio.
The Filson Historical Society is Kentucky’s oldest privately supported Historical Society, founded in 1884. It has been collecting and preserving Kentucky and the Ohio Valley region’s significant stories for 128 years.
The mission of the Horticultural Society of New York (The Hort) is to sustain the vital connection between people and plants. Our social service and public programs educate and inspire, growing a broad community that values horticulture for the many benefits it brings to our environment, our neighborhoods, and our lives.
The InterSchool Orchestras of New York brings young instrumentalists together for inclusive, ensemble-based music making in a friendly environment. With six youth orchestras and two symphonic bands, virtually all young musicians will find the right place for themselves to create beautiful music with their peers. LAPA Fundraising manages the Orchestras private foundation portfolio.
LAPA crafted a marketing plan, and a request for support to current funders.
LAPA created an outreach plan to community foundations, submitting the applications and advising the client on expansion strategies. PPR’s mission is to produce and broadcast cultural, informative and educational programs with an emphasis on the local community. Additionally, PPR provides numerous educational opportunities sanctioned and mandated by The NYS Department of Education. PPR’s studio welcomes the community to its studio center for communication and broadcasting a minimum of twenty hours per week.
The Shore Line Trolley Museum is a showcase for the golden age of trolleys in the U.S. and Canada, and also runs the oldest continuously operating suburban trolley line in the United States. LAPA is conducting a $2 million capital campaign for the museum.