Community Grants

Apply for a Community-Scale Composting Grant

Up to $750 to start or expand compost projects.
March 23
Start Composting

Neighborhood Leadership Institute

Join us for our series of free community organizing workshops!
Join us for a workshop

The New Yorker for New York Gala only comes along once a year

In 2018, it's on March 12th.
New Yorker for New York Gala

Borrow Equipment

We lend cameras, tents, sound equipment, and more for free!
Check out our lending library

See your donation in action

In 2017, your support helped us award $1.9 million in grants and support to 487 projects in 192 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

DonateDonate today to help bring new projects to life.

Arts & Culture

Literary Freedom Project


Literary Freedom Project is hosting its Mosaic Literary Conference to provide informative programs to residents that strengthen reading and literacy in the community.

Youth & Schools

Seeds of Fortune


Seeds of Fortune is hosting pre-collegiate trainings for young women of color on financial aid for higher education, internship preparation, and financial literacy.

Arts & Culture



STooPS is involving residents and local artists in its fifth annual community building event.

In 2017, Citizens Committee...

Awarded $1.9 million in grants and support. 

Worked in every borough & in 192 different neighborhoods.

Mobilized more than 4,106 NYC residents.

Supported 450 grassroots projects.

432 generous donors and partners made this possible.

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.

View the map