Neighborhood Grants

Through our Neighborhood Grants, Citizens Committee awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to resident-led groups to work on community and school improvement projects throughout the city. We prioritize groups based in low income neighborhoods and Title I public schools. 

Recent awards have enabled neighbors to come together to make healthy food available in their communities, transform empty lots into community gardens, organize tenants to advocate for better housing conditions, and start school recycling drives.

Application Instructions 

STEP 1

Review our grant guidelines to see if your group's project and our grants are a good match. 

STEP 2

Review our sample application for guidance on how to complete the application. You can also refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for more information, or read the document below to learn about what items our grants do and do not fund.

STEP 3

Download an application or apply online. 

Applications are no longer available for the 2014 grant. 

PDF APPLICATION: Save a copy of the application to your computer. Open the document, fill in your answers, save it as a PDF, and send it back to us. Please note that if you fill in the form in your Internet browser, it will not allow you to save your answers. 

WORD APPLICATION: Save a copy of the application to your computer. Open the document, fill in your answers, save it as a Word Document, and send it back to us.

ONLINE APPLICATION: Click on the link above to access the online application and fill in your answers; it will be sent to us when you complete the form. Please note that the online form does not automatically save your work, so we recommend that you save your work frequently to avoid losing information. The 'save progress' link can be found at the top of the page. 

You may also print out either version of the application and hand-write your answers.

If you run into trouble with any of the application formats, send us an email or give us a call. 

STEP 4

Attend an information session to learn more about the grant application process and get your questions answered. You are not required to attend an information session to apply for our grant. 

RSVP required. Contact Wilfredo for details: wflorentino@citizensnyc.org or 212-822-9568. 
 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013 
6:30-8:30 | Bronx 
 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
6:30-8:30 | Queens
 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 
6:00-8:00 | Upper Manhattan 
 
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013 
6:30-8:30 | Brooklyn
 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013 
6:30-8:30 | Webinar
 
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 
6:30-8:30 | Lower Manhattan
 
TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014 
6:30-8:30 | Bronx
 
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
6:30-8:30 | Webinar
 
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
6:30-8:30 | Lower Manhattan

STEP 5

The application deadline for 2014 has passed. The grant application for 2015 will be available in fall 2014.

MAIL:

Citizens Committee for New York City 

77 Water Street, Suite 202

New York, NY 10005

EMAIL: grants@citizensnyc.org

FAX: 212-989-0983