Resorts World Gives

Established in 2011, Resorts World Gives is our corporate philanthropic program, encompassing all charitable giving by Resorts World New York City, Resorts World Catskills, Resorts World Bimini and Resorts World Hudson Valley.

The mission of Resorts World Gives is to invest in the economic and social progress of the communities our properties operate in. To date, we have donated $3 million to more than 200 local organizations and match 100% of employee donations.

Through Resorts World Gives, our philanthropy is focused around five key pillars, addressing a breadth of issues and needs. We support innovative organizations with clear goals and proven results.

Program for Community Support

Our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts operate through the Resorts World Gives (RWG) program. RWG supports organizations, projects, and programs that create opportunities for economic and social progress. Contributions seek to support established, innovative, and efficient non-profit organizations with clearly articulated goals that have proven to be successful at improving the neighborhoods of Queens, Monticello, Newburgh, and their surrounding areas.

Application Requirements

Thank you for your interest in Resorts World Gives! To apply for funding, your organization must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a registered 501c3 or 501c6, or be fiscally sponsored by a 501c3 or 501c6
  • During the application process, you will be asked to upload your determination letter.
  • Provides services within one or more of Resorts World Gives’ key pillars:
    • Community & Economic Development
    • Health & Wellness
    • Environment
    • Civic & Public Affairs
    • Arts & Culture
  • Provides services within one or more of the regions where RWNYC, RWC, RWHV operate.
  • Does not discriminate, either in employment or its delivery of services, on any basis prohibited by law or Resorts Worlds’ Equal Employment Opportunity policies.

Application Materials
When applying for funding via our online portal, be prepared with the following materials:

  • Project description / Needs statement
  • Project budget
  • Project timeline
  • Letter of Support (Required)
    • This may come from a partner organization, another donor, a congressional representative, or an impacted individual. The letter should serve as a testimonial to your organization’s prior work
  • Explanation of how Resorts World Gives partnership would be marketed

Additional documents (Optional)

  • Presentation materials (PDF, PPT)
  • Income statement
  • Balance sheet
  • List of board members

There are no deadlines for funding applications. We will review applications as they are received and will be considered for the following quarter from which they were received. All funding requests must be submitted via the online portal to be considered.

What is maximum amount I can apply for?
Applicants can apply for up to $50,000 annually. All requests must include a description of how the funds will be spent, and requests must not exceed 30% of the organization’s operating budget.

Please note that applications requesting monetary support exceeding $10,000 may require additional time for review and evaluation.

When is the application deadline?
Organizations may submit applications from January 1st through October 31st. No applications will be reviewed between November 1st and December 31st

Do the funds cover renovations or large equipment purchases?
Resorts World funds may only be used towards event sponsorship, program grants, or fundraising support.

Can the request for funding cover several projects in one application?
Each application should request funding for one specific project. Please submit a separate application for additional requests. Organizations are limited to two applications per calendar year or a cumulative dollar amount of $50,000.

My organization does not yet have its non-profit designation documentation. Can we still apply for funding?
RW Gives will only fund organizations who are recognized as a not-for-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service. You will be required to upload proof with your application.

How long will it take for me to find out if my request was granted?
Requests should be submitted no later than 90 days prior to your event date. There is no guarantee that funds can be released sooner.

I sit on a board of an organization that is based out-of-state, but I live in NYC, can I still apply for funding?
Requests for funding will only be considered for organizations located within one of the regions where Resorts World New York properties operate.

Are there reporting requirements for funding?
Yes, all recipients will need to submit a post-event synopsis detailing how the funds were spent, and the impact of the additional funds to the success of the event.

My organization received funding last year. Are we allowed to request support again this year?
Applicants are not limited to a maximum number of submissions. All applications are reviewed and considered on an individual basis.

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