Press Mentions

Press Mentions

Format: 2017-11-19
Format: 2017-11-19

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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The "Love Your Block" initiative, which is in its ninth year, helps provide an opportunity for resident-led volunteer neighborhood groups to transform and improve their communities through local action with the help of city services. The award is presented by Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Service and Citizens Committee for New York City. "When we come together to beautify our neighborhoods, we build a fairer and more just city that is stronger than it was yesterday," de Blasio said.
Liberian Cultural Association wins 'Love Your Block' award
Kristin F. Dalton
Staten Island Advance
December 17, 2016

Citizens Committee for NYC is one of the nation’s oldest micro-funding organizations, fundraising from foundations, corporations, and individual donors to support local, resident-led projects. They’re the same group that funds the [Annual] “Love Your Block” [Grant Campaign] — New York’s only public-private “adopt-a-block” grant program.

Win $3,000 For Your Dream Project In The Neighborhood
Carly Miller
BKLYNER
December 13, 2016

New Yorkers from Stapleton in Staten Island to West Farms in The Bronx, from Far Rockaway in Queens to Washington Heights in Manhattan and everywhere in between should come together with their neighbors and apply for a grant to improve their neighborhoods," said Citizens Committee CEO Peter H. Kostmayer. "Whether the neighborhood needs more greenery, access to fresh foods, after-school projects for kids, or any other improvement to quality of life, I encourage all community-based and neighborhood groups, including block and civic associations, schools, BIDs, gardening groups, merchant associations, and houses of worship to apply for a grant.

Grants available offer community groups upwards of $500
Susan Lunny Keag
Staten Island Advance
October 30, 2016

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