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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Orchard Donations

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation donates orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations at places such as community gardens, public schools, parks, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, international hunger relief sites, and animal sanctuaries.

Type: Grants & Funding Opportunities

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

Rats in NYC

The Rat Information Portal provides information on preventing and managing rats in NYC.

Type: City Services

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

NYPD Community Councils

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

Type: City Services

Free Compost or Mulch for Street Trees

NYC Compost offers small quantities of compost or mulch to improve the soil in NYC street tree beds.

Type: City Services

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