Neighborhood Grants

Through our Neighborhood Grants program, Citizens Committee for New York City awards grants of up to $3,000 for community and school improvement projects carried out by resident-led groups to address issues they identify as important to them.

From West Farms in the Bronx to East Elmhurst in Queens, the groups we support work on projects as varied as community gardening, visual and performing arts, nutrition awareness, composting, beautification, tenant and immigrant organizing, public school recycling drives, physical fitness, public safety, and more!

We also offer larger "Catalyst" grants of $6,000 to $10,000. These grants are for groups aiming to expand their impact and grow into a staffed organization over the next few years. Only a handful of Catalyst grants will be awarded. The application deadline is January 20, 2020. Click here to review the application and eligibility requirements. Click here for the budget guidelines. For questions, please contact Arif at aullah@citizensnyc.org  or  212.822.9580. Fill out the online application here.

Please note that our office is closed for Martin Luther King Day on January 20, the day of the application deadline. If you have any questions, please contact us by Friday, January 17. If you run into any technical problems with the online application, don't worry. We can help when we return to the office on January 21. Please take a screenshot of the technical error before the deadline time and date. Thank you.

Attend a grant info session to learn more about our Neighborhood Grants of up to $3,000:

  • Tue., Oct. 8, 6pm // Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn
  • Tue., Oct. 29, 6:30pm // Queens Central Library, Queens
  • Mon., Nov. 4, 6:30pm // Brooklyn Central Library, Brooklyn
  • Tue., Nov. 26, 6:30pm // Jamaica, Queens
  • Wed., Dec. 4, 6:30pm // Flushing, Queens
  • Thu., Dec. 12, 12pm // Webinar
  • Tue., Jan. 7, 6pm // Webinar
  • Tue., Jan. 14, 6pm // East New York, Brooklyn


To RSVP and for exact locations, please contact Paola:
porozco@citizensnyc.org  or  212-822-9598

 

The information below relates only to our Neighborhood Grant program.

Application Instructions 

STEP 2

STEP 3

Fill out our online application form - our preferred way of receiving the application.

Review the full application with your group as a PDF document. Note that this is not a fillable form and is only meant for review. We prefer that you submit the application via our online form linked above. However, if you are not able to do that, please contact us to request a fillable PDF or Word document.

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STEP 4

Attend a grant info session
Tue., Oct. 8, 6pm // Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn
Tue., Oct. 29, 6:30pm // Queens Central Library, Queens
Mon., Nov. 4, 6:30pm // Brooklyn Central Library, Brooklyn
Tue., Nov. 26, 6:30pm // Jamaica, Queens
Wed., Dec. 4, 6:30pm // Flushing, Queens
Thu., Dec. 12, 12pm // Webinar
Tue., Jan. 7, 6pm // Webinar
Mon., Jan. 13, 6pm // Webinar
Tue., Jan. 14, 6pm // East New York, Brooklyn

We are also conducting many grant info sessions with elected representatives. Please contact us for dates/times.

To RSVP and for exact locations, please contact Paola:
porozco@citizensnyc.org or 212-822-9598

Fill out our online application form - our preferred way of receiving the application.

If you are not able to do that, please contact us to request a fillable PDF or Word document.