Community Grants

Neighborhood Grants

Our 2017 application is closed. Thank you to all the groups that applied.

Have an idea to improve your neighborhood? We want to hear about it, whether it’s community gardening, after-school yoga, or beekeeping. Citizens Committee awards up to $3,000 to resident-led groups for a variety of community building projects in low-income neighborhoods.

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Manhattan Composting Grant

Composting Grant

Our 2017 application is closed. Thank you to all the groups that applied!

Apply for a grant to start or expand a community-scale compost operation.

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Love Your Block

Love Your Block

Applications for 2017 are now closed; congratulations to our 2017 grantees!

From planting trees to clearing vacant lots to installing new traffic signals, Love Your Block awards $1000 to New Yorkers committed to beautifying their neighborhoods. Offered in partnership with the City of New York. 

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Active Design Awards

Our 2017 application is now closed.

Promote physical activity and healthy living among children from pre-k through high school. Citizens Committee, in collaboration with the NYC Department of Health and support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is awarding grants from $2,500 to $4,000 to support active design projects in early childhood centers and public schools, primarily in low-income areas.

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People's Climate March Grant

This grant cycle has passed.

Citizens Committee awarded grants of up to $500 to support grassroots organizing around climate change and the participation of neighborhood groups in the historic People's Climate March on September 21, 2014.

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#ConserveH20 Contest

The deadline to enter has passed.

To promote innovation around water usage and conservation, Citizens Committee partnered with HSBC in 2014 to launch this contest.

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