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 Awesome Projects

The Awesome Foundation awards $1,000 grants every month. The money is pooled together from self-organizing “micro-trustees,” and the Foundation provides these grants with no strings attached and claims no ownership over the projects it supports.

Type: Grants & Funding Opportunities

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

Free Materials Exchange

NYCWasteMatch facilitates the exchange of used and surplus goods and equipment from organizations that no longer need them to other entities that do.

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

NYPD Community Councils

Precinct Community Councils are monthly forums between neighborhood residents and police officers from the precinct.

Type: City Services

Street Activity Permit Office

The Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office issues permits for street fairs, festivals, block parties, green markets, commercial/promotional and other events on the City's streets and sidewalks.

Type: City Services

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