Community Grants

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Get up to $3,000 and bring it to life.
DEADLINE:
January 23
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Neighborhood Leadership Institute

Join us for our series of free community organizing workshops!
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Community Map

Our community map shows you where grantees are working in your neighborhood - find out what's going on and get involved!
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In 2015, your support helped us award $1.6 million in grants and support to 367 projects in 118 neighborhoods.
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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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Arts & Culture

Napela

Stapleton
/
Staten Island

Napela is organizing a community-driven summer program for young immigrants living in the neighborhood to learn traditional dances, drumming, stories, and songs.

Environment

Chenchita's Community Garden

East Harlem
/
Manhattan

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

Arts & Culture

Citizens Against Recidivism

Jamaica
/
Queens

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

Jan 23 12:00
am
Jan 28 11:00
am

Neighborhood Leadership Institute: Basics of Community Organizing

Bring neighbors together to work on issues that matter to you.

Jan 30 6:00
pm

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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