Neighborhood Resources

Our online Neighborhood Resources is a collection of our favorite how-to guides, grant opportunities, workshops, city services and more. New York City is home to a wealth of resources—gather the tools to better your community here!

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Free Lumber for Gardens

BIG!Blooms, a Build It Green!NYC program, donates used wood scaffolding to community and school gardens.

Type: General Resources

Grants for Young Gardeners

The National Gardening Association offers a variety of grant awards for school gardening groups throughout the year.

Type: Grants & Funding Opportunities

Funding for School Projects

Lowe’s Toolbox for Education awards grants of $2,000-$5,000 to school groups, particularly for landscaping, gardening or physical improvement projects.

Type: Grants & Funding Opportunities

Fund PlaySpaces for Kids

KaBOOM! offers communities occasional grant opportunities to begin or complete playspace projects.

Type: Grants & Funding Opportunities

Grants for School Gardens

Grow to Learn NYC provides grants from $500 to $2,000 to fund start-up and existing school gardens. Registered schools are also eligible to receive materials and expert assistance from GreenThumb.

Type: Grants & Funding Opportunities

Sports Equipment Grants

Good Sports provides sports equipment, apparel and footwear to youth organizations offering recreational programs. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and it is recommended that organizations apply at least eight weeks prior to the start of their season/program.

Type: Grants & Funding Opportunities

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