Neighborhood Resources

Our online Neighborhood Resources is a collection of our favorite how-to guides, grant opportunities, workshops, city services and more. New York City is home to a wealth of resources—gather the tools to better your community here!

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Grants for Social Change

The Pollination Project gives $1,000 per day, 365 days a year, to an individual change-maker with a well thought out social change project. Funding categories include: environmental sustainability, justice, community health and wellness, and social change-oriented arts and culture.

Type: Grants & Funding Opportunities

Grants for School Environmental Projects

The Captain Planet Foundation supports hands-on environmental projects for schools. The objective is to encourage innovative programs that empower youth to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their communities.

Type: Grants & Funding Opportunities

Recycling for Schools

NYCWasteLess provides information on what and how to recycle in NYC schools.

Type: City Services

NYCHA Gardening

The New York City Housing Authority's Garden & Greening Program provides free seeds, bulbs, compost, technical assistance and more to registered NYCHA gardens. Gardens must submit an application to the management office every year to qualify.

Type: City Services

Golden Apple Awards for Schools

Golden Apple Awards for Schools awards schools that demonstrate model school recycling programs and are in compliance with NYC recycling regulations.

Type: City Services

Improve Recycling in Your Apartment Building

The Apartment Building Recycling Initiative conducts trainings, site visits, recycling materials and personalized recommendations on how to improve apartment building recycling.

Type: City Services