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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Free Lumber for Gardens

BIG!Blooms, a Build It Green!NYC program, donates used wood scaffolding to community and school gardens.

Type: General Resources

Training & Support for Parks Groups

Partnerships for Parks' Partnerships Academy is a training program that supports community-based park groups and individual volunteers to achieve success.

Type: Workshops & Trainings

Tree Guard Build Workshop

BrooklynShade is committed to increasing New York City's tree canopy and improving the health and longevity of existing city trees through community outreach, education, and service.

Type: Workshops & Trainings

Funding for Community Groups Working in Parks

Partnerships for Parks’ Capacity Fund makes grants of $250-$5,000 to community groups working in New York City parks to strengthen groups’ outreach, membership, and program-planning capacity. Deadlines: February 1, June 1, October 1.

Type: Grants & Funding Opportunities

Grants for Young Gardeners

The National Gardening Association offers a variety of grant awards for school gardening groups throughout the year.

Type: Grants & Funding Opportunities

Funding for School Projects

Lowe’s Toolbox for Education awards grants of $2,000-$5,000 to school groups, particularly for landscaping, gardening or physical improvement projects.

Type: Grants & Funding Opportunities

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