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April 26
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In 2013, your support helped us award $911,180 to 482 projects in 162 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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Food & Health

Clinton Hill CSA

Clinton Hill

The Clinton Hill CSA is improving access to nutritious food in the community.


East New York Farms!

East New York

East New York Farms is launching a youth compost challenge to educate their youth farmers about compost and give them an opportunity to begin collecting and composting their own food scraps from ho

Physical Fitness

Biking Public Project

Jackson Heights

The Biking Public Project aims to expand local bike advocacy discussions by reaching out to groups that are underrepresented in the biking community, including women, people of color, and delivery

In 2013, Citizens Committee...

Distributed $911,180.

Worked in every borough & OVER 162 different neighborhoods.

Mobilized more than 9,640 NYC residents.

Supported 482 grassroots projects.

327 generous donors and partners made this possible.

Upcoming Events

Apr 26 10:00

DIY Workshop: Build a Rainwater Harvesting System

Join us for a hands-on workshop that will lead you through building a basic rainwater harvesting

May 29 6:00

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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