Community Grants

Have an idea to improve your neighborhood?

Get up to $3,000 and bring it to life.
January 26
Don't miss our grant deadline

Grant Application Information Session

Sign up for a free workshop to learn about the process and get your questions answered.
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See your donation in action

In 2013, your support helped us award $911,180 to 482 projects in 162 neighborhoods.
Your dollars At work

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

In 2015, it's on February 23th.
New Yorker for New York Gala


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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Q Gardens


Q Gardens is converting the abandoned, trash?strewn lot on the outside of the Q train at Church Avenue into a neighborhood driven community garden.

Food & Health

Sunset Park CSA

Sunset Park

The Sunset Park CSA is building community and increasing their sustainability by conducting outreach and engaging low income community members who have limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables

Arts & Culture

Dr. Antonia Pantoja Mural Project Committee

East Harlem

The Dr. Antonia Pantoja Mural Project is creating a mural in the neighborhood to honor an education activist.

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

Jan 12 6:00

Neighborhood Grants Information Session

Webinar. RSVP for details. 

Jan 15 6:00

Neighborhood Grants Information Session

Join us for an information session to learn about our Neighborhood Grant.

Jan 24 11:00

Basics of Community Organizing

Bring neighbors together 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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