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Format: 2017-11-17
Format: 2017-11-17

Funding neighborhood projects that are making small but important changes and bringing people together to improve their communities is the focus of the Citizens Committee for New York City.

Small Projects Get a Big Boost
Wall Street Journal
April 26, 2011

The organization recently announced that it is giving about $330,000 to 177 community groups as part of its annual New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods Awards. Grants range between $500 and $4,500 and have been given primarily to support neighborhood beautification, education, and gardening and urban agriculture projects. 

Creative Composters Earn Prizes Across Manhattan
DNAinfo
March 22, 2011

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and neighborhood-empowerment organization, Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC), teamed up to fund creative composting proposals. Stringer pledged $750 grants for half of the winners, and CCNYC matched his investment

Grants Reward Composting Creativity
Epoch Times
March 21, 2011

“When times are like this, people think, ‘I’m part of something larger, a community, a neighborhood,’” said Saleen Shah, program director of Citizens Committee’s Love Your Block Grant Awards Partnership. “They can apply for this grant and revitalize their block.”

Help Arrives for Civic Groups Trying to Clean Up After the Storm
QueensLedger
October 05, 2010

The annual awards of New Yorkers for New York were presented at Gotham Hall. The event, attended by 460 guests, raised nearly $1 million.

Snow Angels
Bill Cunningham
The New York Times
February 28, 2010

“The idea is simple citizenship,” Peter H. Kostmayer, president of Citizens Committee for New York City, told Mayor Alemanno through a translator. “Providing people with the capacity to design neighborhood projects of their own.”

From the Spanish Steps to Spanish Harlem
New York Times
July 22, 2009

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“Neighborhood-level compositing brings communities together around sustainable practices, and spur innovations that can be replicated across the city,” Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer said in a statement. “This grant program is just one piece of the puzzle,” Citizens Committee for New York City CEO Peter Kostmayer added in a statement. “Still it clearly demonstrates that New Yorkers can take control of the nutrient cycle locally and sustain it over time.

East Harlem Garden Uses Coffee from Local Cafes for Composting Project
Dartunorro Clark
DNAinfo
June 06, 2017

The College Avenue Block Association received a $1,000 "Love Your Block" grant to revitalize a lot in Mott Haven. The group is just one of 25 organizations that received grants from the Citizens Committee for New York City, which helps low-income neighborhoods enhance and improve public spaces.

Bronx Block Association Gets Grant to Clean Up Empty Lot in Mott Haven
Spectrum News | NY1
May 21, 2017

CEO Peter H. Kostmayer of Citizens Committee for New York City said: “Whatever may be happening in Washington DC, the neighborhoods of the nation’s largest city are committed to reducing the impact of climate change, increasing recycling and composting, and doing it from the bottom up. Citizens Committee for New York City has teamed up with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to fund small community based groups doing all manner of environmental projects in neighborhoods across all five boroughs. In the absence of strong national policy to deal with climate change, New Yorkers are stepping up to do it themselves.

Volunteer Groups From Harlem To Hollis Receive “OneNYC Initiative” Neighborhood Grants
Harlem World
April 27, 2017

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