New York Chapter

EPIP New York is an intergenerational home for emergent philanthropic practitioners to cultivate bold ideas, develop professional agency, and strengthen community.

We are committed to building a sector that is responsive to and reflective of the social, political, and economic context of our time: rooted in social justice and inspired by intersectional vision.

To get in touch with EPIP New York, email us at

Follow EPIP NY on Twitter @epipny

EPIP New York Chapter News


Posted on March 16, 2020
Dear EPIP-NY Members,
As most of our chapter, steering committee included, are under mandatory work-from-home policies, we wanted to share our plan for EPIP-NY events at this time.
The health and safety of our chapter is paramount to us as the steering committee, especially in New York City and its five boroughs where there is a high-risk COVID-19 exposure. As such, we are postponing all of our events to a later date. (Don't worry, we will be upholding the spirit and content of any postponed events!)
Read more 1 reaction Share

EPIP NY | Volunteer Opportunity

Posted on September 04, 2019

Volunteer Opportunity with Madison Square Boys & Girls Club 

The Madison Square Boys & Girls Club would like to partner with EPIP NY to bring programs to their teens. Madison Square Boys & Girls Club provides after-school and summer youth development programming to young people ages 6 to 18 in under-resourced neighborhoods of New York City.  

Read more 1 reaction Share

EPIP New York Says Goodbye To 2018!

Posted on December 14, 2018

EPIP New York Says Goodbye to 2018! 

For the third year in a row, the EPIP NY community dedicated the holiday party to giving back to the community. This year's gift recipient was The Bowery Mission. All party attendees were required to bring items that could be donated to the homeless community in New York City.


Read more Add your reaction Share

Apply to Join the EPIP NY Steering Committee

Posted on June 08, 2018

EPIP New York Steering Committee Applications Open! Learn more about the opportunity and apply. 

Thank you for your interest in joining the EPIP NY Steering Committee! EPIP is a membership-based organization where people of all identities can live full and prosperous lives, supported by a diverse, equitable, inclusive and effective philanthropic sector.

Updated deadline: August 10, 2018

Read more Add your reaction Share

EPIP-NY: Leading Authentically as a Woman in Philanthropy

Posted on July 26, 2016

 “I really connect my professional with my personal…I can never separate what I do from what I am.” - Wilma Montanez, Jessie Smith-Noyes Foundation 

Over 40 women (and one man) gathered at the Wallace Foundation bright and early to hear inspirational words and useful tips on how to navigate philanthropy as a woman. Liz Alsina, program associate at The Mellon Foundation, Jaclyn Le, program & research analyst at Wallace Foundation, Carolina Velasquez, Administrative Assistant at Wallace Foundation, and Kristina Whyte, Senior Accountant at Wallace Foundation, organized the highly attended event, the second one of its kind hosted by the EPIP New York Chapter. Learn more about the event and lessons from it here.

Read more Add your reaction Share

Ready to Lead? Join the EPIP-NY Steering Committee!

Posted on June 10, 2016

The New York Chapter is seeking new steering committee members! Applications are due Wednesday July 6, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Read more Add your reaction Share

EPIP NY is Recruiting for their Steering Committee

Posted on August 03, 2014

EPIP NY works to strengthen the next generation of grantmakers and advance the field of philanthropy in the NYC area. We provide local philanthropy professionals with opportunities for networking and professional development, connecting members with their peers and providing access to senior leaders for learning and development.

Read more Add your reaction Share

Crowdfunding for the Common Good: How Does it Drive Social Change?

Posted on March 30, 2014

By Rachael Young, Program Officer, Mertz Gilmore Foundation and Steering Committee Member, EPIP-NY

Crowdfunding platforms raised an estimated $5.1 billion worldwide in 2013, nearly twice the total for 2012. Although most of this booming investment is in private ventures, mission-driven crowdfunding platforms are also emerging on the leading edge of technology, philanthropy, and social entrepreneurship. 

Read more Add your reaction Share

Event Recap and Podcast - Tapping the Crowd to Solve Social Inequity

Posted on January 28, 2014

EPIP-NY Event: Tapping the Crowd to Solve Social Inequity

January 22nd

With generous support from the Surdna Foundation, our EPIP-NY chapter partnered with Housing Works Bookstore Cafe to host a fascinating panel discussion on crowdfunding for social change.  The distinguished panel explored a number of issues in the emerging field and left attendees with a deeper understanding of crowdfunding’s current impact, and its potential for the future.

Read more Add your reaction Share

When "I" Turned into "We": Changing Aspirations

Posted on October 10, 2013

This post was authored by Nichole Martini, who is the Co-Chair of EPIP-NY’s Steering Committee.

In the early fall of 2012, EPIP-NY went through its usual onboarding process of new Steering Committee members. I was elected co-chair of the chapter to help guide and direct our activities and work with EPIP National. This was my first time serving in a co-leadership model and I wasn’t sure how it would work. 

Read more Add your reaction Share

Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.