Community Grants

Have an idea to improve your neighborhood?

Get up to $3,000 and bring it to life.
January 21
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Chelsea and Hudson Yards Innovation Grant

Apply for rojects involving youth, seniors, and residents in Chelsea or Hudson Yards!
December 10
Chelsea and Hudson Yards Innovation Grant

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Our community map shows you where grantees are working in your neighborhood - find out what's going on and get involved!
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In 2017, your support helped us award $1.9 million in grants and support to 487 projects in 192 neighborhoods.
Your dollars At work

Oral History Stories Project

Check out our stories project and listen to community leaders share thoughts about their work, their neighborhood, and how to build community.
Oral History Stories Project


Our mission is simple: to help New Yorkers—especially those in low-income areas—come together and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. 

Recently Funded Projects

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Arts & Culture

Haitian-American Foundation for Educational and Cultural Exchange


H.A.F.E.C.E is organizing a two-day symposium celebrating Creole language and culture through dialogue, exhibition, workshops, and panel discussions around Haiti and the Haitian diaspora.

Youth & Schools

Boogie Down Books

South Bronx
Mott Haven

Boogie Down Books is hosting a neighborhood pop-up bookstore and the group is distributing free books to children, teenagers, and adults and conducting book club meetings on selected texts.

Arts & Culture

Art and Resistance Through Education


A.R.T.E implemented a year-long, educational, and arts-based project in which youth cohort engaged around juvenile justice and the system of mass incarceration through arts-based workshops.

In 2017, Citizens Committee...

Awarded $1.9 million in grants and support. 

Worked in every borough & in 192 different neighborhoods.

Mobilized more than 4,106 NYC residents.

Supported 450 grassroots projects.

432 generous donors and partners made this possible.

Community Map

What's happening on your block? Take a Citizens Committee tour through New York City using our Community Map. Zoom in on your neighborhood to find out what's happening in your community.

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