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Up to $750 to start or expand compost projects.
March 27
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Neighborhood Leadership Institute

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In 2014, your support helped us award $662,445 to 366 projects in 108 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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Smiling Hogshead Ranch

Long Island City

The Smiling Hogshead Ranch is cleaning up a vacant lot which has been used as a dumping ground and is covered in trash.

Food & Health

South Shore CSA


South Shore Community Supported Agriculture is reaching out to new, low-income members to join their food basket program.

Arts & Culture

Project Attica


Project Attica is holding a series of workshops for high school students to learn about the connection between art and social issues.

In 2014, Citizens Committee...

Distributed $662,445.

Worked in every borough & OVER 108 different neighborhoods.

Mobilized more than 7,320 NYC residents.

Supported 366 grassroots projects.

349 generous donors and partners made this possible.

Upcoming Events

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Navigating City Government

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Grassroots Fundraising

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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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