Community Grants

DIY Workshop: Rainwater Harvesting

Learn how to build a basic rainwater collection system for your community garden!
September 26
Learn a New skill

Neighborhood Leadership Institute

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

Community Map

Our community map shows you where grantees are working in your neighborhood - find out what's going on and get involved!
What's happening in your Neighborhood?

Autumn in the Park

Take a gondola ride, listen to live jazz, and sip cocktails at the scenic Loeb Boathouse.
Autumn in the Park

See your donation in action

In 2014, your support helped us award $1.6 million in grants and support 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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500 Men Making a Difference


500 Men Making a Difference is establishing a new garden in Von King Park, using it to engage more community residents in the upkeep of the park.

Arts & Culture



caribBEING is holding a series of Afro-Caribbean cultural events in central Brooklyn between July and September.

Youth & Schools

Creative Cookie

Red Hook

Creative Cookie is offering a free summer "eco style camp" to expose girls to the world of eco-friendly fashion and sewing.

In 2014, Citizens Committee...

Awarded $1.6 million in grants and support. 

Worked in every borough & in 108 different neighborhoods.

Mobilized more than 7,320 NYC residents.

Supported 366 grassroots projects.

349 generous donors and partners made this possible.

Upcoming Events

Sep 24 6:00

Autumn in the Park

Please join us at the 40th Anniversary Autumn in the Park for an evening of light fare and drinks

Sep 26 11:00

Workshops: Basics of Community Organizing

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

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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