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

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In 2018, your support helped us award $2.1 million in grants and support to 523 projects in 130 neighborhoods.
Your dollars At work

Composting Grant Application Open

Apply by September 16th for $750 for your local compost program!
September 16
Composting Grant

Reduce, Reuse, and Repair Grant Available!

Have an idea to reduce waste by giving materials a new life? Apply for up to $2,000 to show your community how!
September 16
Reuse and Repair Grant


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. 

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Arts & Culture

Haitian-American Foundation for Education and Cultural Exchange


Haitian-American Foundation for Educational and Cultural Exchange is organizing a symposium celebrating Creole language and culture, as part of International Creole Day.

Arts & Culture

Black TV and Film Collective

Crown Heights

Black TV and Film Collective is empowering people to share their stories while examining ways that the current media environment values some stories over others.

Food & Health

Project Harmony


Project Harmony is educating youth on the basics of urban farming.

In 2018, Citizens Committee...

Awarded $2.1 million in grants and support. 

Worked in every borough & in 130 different neighborhoods.

Mobilized more than 10,460 NYC residents.

Supported 523 grassroots projects.

491 generous donors and partners made this possible.

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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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