Initiative of New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer designed to help New Yorkers find and compare affordable checking accounts. Visit www.takeittothebank.nyc to find a report on checking accounts, utilize the “Find a Bank” tool to compare different checking accounts’ services, fees and features, and view an “affordability ranking” of different account options. Find banks that accept IDNYC, offer second chance accounts, and have low opening deposit requirements.
Available by appointment. Please contact CWNY at 718-793-0672 or email@example.com.
Works to provide low and moderate income women (aged 18 to 65) with basic financial information aimed at helping them take financial control over their lives and to increase awareness of the structural barriers that prevent women’s adequate participation in the nation’s retirement systems.
176 Grand Street, Suite 300,New York, NY, 10013 | 212.680.5100
NYC Financial Justice Hotline – 212.925.4929
The Hotline does NOT provide information on Bankruptcy, Debt Consolidation and Credit Counseling, Small Claims Court. Tuesday 12PM- 3PM Wednesday, 12PM – 2PM Thursday, 2PM – 4PM Spanish Speaking Hotline open Thursdays from 2-4pm.
Legal Services Foreclosure Prevention Hotline – 917.661.4500
The Legal Services Hotline operates Monday-Friday 10 am – 4 pm, and officers are available in many different languages.
Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. – 718.624.3894
Bankruptcy specific: For Brooklyn residents only-income eligibility. Offers referrals to pro bono bankruptcy attorneys. There is also a Consumer Debt Program offered, called CLARO, which meets on Thursday nights from 6pm to 8pm in Room 404 in Kings County Civil Court, 141 Livingston Street. Clients meet with an attorney who can advise and assist them, but no direct representation is offered.
General Help– Walk in help is also available Tues-Thurs, from 10am-4pm at the VLP office at 123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights. The VLP has programs in family law, uncontested divorces, consumer debt, and a Senior Legal Education and Assistance Program for the elderly (advance medical directives, wills, etc.)
City Bar Justice Center Legal Hotline – 212-626-7383
Offers a legal advice hotline, as well as a referral service for low-income residents. Specializes in matrimonial and family law, housing law, domestic violence, bankruptcy, and debt collection and benefits. The Legal Hotline is available to low-income New Yorkers. Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at 212-626-7383.
Bankruptcy Assistance Project Legal Services for New York – 646.442.3630
Pro-bono legal advice and representation for qualifying low-income New Yorkers, also has bankruptcy assistance clinic.
Provides general legal services for a wide range of legal problems, pro-bono to qualifying low-income people.
Upper Manhattan | 212.348.7449
Lower Manhattan | 646.442.3100
Bankruptcy specific: Runs Bankruptcy Assistance Project Legal Services for New York, a Pro-bono bankruptcy assistance for qualifying low-income New Yorkers. Call, 646.442.3630
Scholarships- Funding for Schools, Grants, Awards, etc.
American Association of University Women – 800.326.2289
Offers many scholarship sources.
Women’s Sports Foundation – 800.227.3988 | 516.542.4700
Dedicated to increasing opportunities for girls and women in sports and fitness through education, advocacy, recognition and grants. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Foundation Center – 212.620.4230
A library filled with information about grants and scholarships. Open Tues – Fri 11a-5pm / 32 Old Slip 24th Floor New York, NY 10005
Women’s Venture Fund – 212.563.0499
Microloans for women entrepreneurs.
Scholarships for LGBTQ YOUTH
The Point Foundation – 866.33.POINT | 866.337.6468
1357 Broadway, Suite 401, New York, NY 10018
Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
The League Foundation offers three awards for LGBT high school seniors annually:
The Laurel Hester Memorial Scholarship (1 award annually)
The Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship (1 award annually)
The LEAGUE Foundation Scholarship (up to 5 awards annually)
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