Citizens Committee for New York City's mission is simple: to help New Yorkers —especially those in low-income areas— come together and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Our 2018 Neighborhood Grants are available for groups of volunteers who've identified an issue or need in their community and are looking for support to set a solution in motion. We need your help to spread the word as loudly as possible! Some quick facts about our grants:
Examples of projects we support include: community
gardening, visual and performing arts, nutrition awareness, composting,
beautification, tenant and immigrant organizing, physical fitness, public
safety, and more!
You do not have to be
an established non-profit organization or have 501c3 status to be eligible for a
grant. We consider applications from any group of neighbors working to improve
grants are not for
individuals, for-profit businesses, agencies with paid staff, and religious,
fraternal, or partisan organizations, or groups with an annual budget of greater than $40,000. HOWEVER, Public schools are
exempt from the “unstaffed” criterion!
2017, our Neighborhood Grants supported nearly 300 projects in primarily low-income
neighborhoods across the city.