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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Low-Cost Event Spaces for Nonprofits and Community Groups

This list, compiled by the Gay Center, is also based on resources gathered by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York. Smaller, more intimate workshop spaces costing as little as $12/hour are listed in addition to larger, more expensive performance spaces.

Type: General Resources

How to Volunteer as a Senior

This guide from the National Council for Aging Care showcases the many opportunities for - and benefits of - volunteering as a senior. As pillars of the community, volunteerism by Seniors can spur others to get out and help as well!

Type: General Resources

How To Start a Block Association

How do I start a block association? Learn about the steps you can take to build an effective and resilient block association.

Type: General Resources

To Be or Not To Be a 501c3?

See more details about the differences between incorporating, becoming a non profit, getting an EIN, and more.

Type: General Resources

To Be or Not To Be a 501c3?

Should we become a 501c3? Learn about all the options available to your group. 

Type: General Resources

NYC.Community.Lawyer

NYC.Community​.Lawyer works to get affordable legal help into the hands of the people who need it, regardless of income. They can help individuals and groups with legal issues around organizing, incorporation, and other legal needs.

Type: General Resources

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