Public documents are available for the following types of fundraising activities:

 

Fundraising for City Agencies

Pursuant to Board Rules § 1-14, City agencies must report to the Board annually by February 28 the name of any individual who or firm that made one or more donations totaling $5,000 or more to the agency during the previous calendar year, the total amount of these donations, and whether the donation was cash or in-kind. The first reports of fundraising activities for calendar year 2019, due on February 28, 2020, are available here.

Board Rules § 1-14 codified and superseded Advisory Opinion No. 2003-4, which established standards and reporting requirements for a City agency’s fundraising efforts. Reports submitted to the Board pursuant to Advisory Opinion No. 2003-4 between 2003 and 2018 are available here.

 

Fundraising by City Agencies for Private Not-for-Profits

Pursuant to Board Rules § 1-14, City agencies must report to the Board annually by February 28 the name of any not-for-profit organization for which agency employees solicited donations during the previous calendar year. The first reports of fundraising activities for calendar year 2019, due on February 28, 2020, are available here.

Board Rules § 1-14 codified and superseded Advisory Opinion No. 2008-6, which established standards and reporting requirements for a City agency’s fundraising efforts on behalf of private not-for-profits. Reports submitted to the Board pursuant to Advisory Opinion No. 2008-6 between 2008 and 2018 are available here.

 

Fundraising by Not-for-Profits Affiliated with Elected Officials

Pursuant to Chapter 9 of Title 3 of the New York City Administrative Code, a not-for-profit organization affiliated with an elected official must report to the Board annually by August 1 information about the organization and donations received (donor names, amounts, and dates of donations).

Chapter 9 distinguishes between two types of affiliated organizations. Some affiliated organizations are subject to more stringent reporting requirements and restrictions on what donations may be accepted. These “restricted organizations,” which spend at least 10% of their expenditures on communications featuring the name, voice, or likeness of the affiliated elected official, must report information about any donation from the household of a person listed in the City’s Doing Business Database, as well as any other donation of $1,000 or more. A restricted organization may only accept a donation from an individual and may not accept a donation exceeding $400 from the household of a person listed in the City’s Doing Business Database. All other affiliated organizations are “unrestricted” and may accept any donation. They must, however, report information about any donation of $5,000 or more.

All reported donations are available for searching on the Board’s Donation Search Page.

A list of affiliated organizations that have registered with the Board pursuant to Chapter 9 is available here.