Community Grants

Active Design Grants

Apply for a grant to promote physical activity and healthy living in your classroom!
February 12
Active Design Grants

Apply for a Community-Scale Composting Grant

Up to $750 to start or expand compost projects.
March 25
Start Composting

Neighborhood Leadership Institute

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

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

In 2016, it's on March 7th.
New Yorker for New York Gala

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


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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Butterfly Group NYC


Butterfly Project NYC is continuing to educate New Yorkers about pollinators and the essential roles they play in urban ecosystems.

Everything Else!

Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals


Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals is organizing homeowners directly impacted by the foreclosure crisis in New York City to fight against unfair housing practices and to educate other homeo

Arts & Culture

Artists Unite

Washington Heights

Artists Unite is collaborating with the MTA to launch a subway poster project in their neighborhood.

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

Feb 12 12:00

Active Design Grant Applications Due

Grant applications for Active Design grants due. 

Feb 20 11:00

Neighborhood Leadership Institute: Basics of Community Organizing

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

Feb 27 11:00

Neighborhood Leadership Institute: Group Structure

Build and maintain an effective neighborhood association or 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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