Community Grants

Active Design Awards

Apply for funding to promote physical activity and healthy living in your classroom!
December 12
Active Design Awards

Have an idea to improve your neighborhood?

Get up to $3,000 and bring it to life.
January 23
Don't miss our grant deadline

Community Map

Our community map shows you where grantees are working in your neighborhood - find out what's going on and get involved!
What's happening in your Neighborhood?

See your donation in action

In 2015, your support helped us award $1.6 million in grants and support to 367 projects in 118 neighborhoods.
Your dollars At work


Our mission is simple: to help New Yorkers—especially those in low-income areas—come together and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. 

Recently Funded Projects

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Food & Health

Academy of Medical and Public Health Services

Sunset Park

Academy of Medical and Public Health Services is coordinating a Health Empowerment Celebration to increase awareness among a largely immigrant community about the free health services available to


Chenchita's Community Garden

East Harlem

Chenchitas Community Garden is improving their compost system in order to take in more food scraps from their community.

Arts & Culture

Citizens Against Recidivism


Citizens Against Recidivism is providing free after-school arts programming for youth at risk of delinquency and criminal justice involvement.

In 2015, Citizens Committee...

Awarded $1.6 million in grants and support. 

Worked in every borough & in 118 different neighborhoods.

Mobilized more than 7,340 NYC residents.

Supported 367 grassroots projects.

343 generous donors and partners made this possible.

Upcoming Events

Dec 08 6:00

To Be or Not To Be a 501(c)3?

This workshop will help you determine if establishing a formal nonprofit is the right decision for your all-volunteer community group. 

Community Map

What's happening on your block? Take a Citizens Committee tour through New York City using our Community Map. Zoom in on your neighborhood to find out what's happening in your community.

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