Community Grants

Active Design Awards

Apply for funding to promote physical activity and healthy living in your classroom!
DEADLINE:
December 12
Active Design Awards

Have an idea to improve your neighborhood?

Get up to $3,000 and bring it to life.
DEADLINE:
January 23
Don't miss our grant deadline

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?

See your donation in action

In 2015, your support helped us award $1.6 million in grants and support to 367 projects in 118 neighborhoods.
Your dollars At work

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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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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.

Food & Health

Academy of Medical and Public Health Services

Sunset Park
/
Brooklyn

Academy of Medical and Public Health Services is coordinating a Health Empowerment Celebration to increase awareness among a largely immigrant community about the free health services available to

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

Dec 08 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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