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Your support brings great, local ideas to life.

When you donate to Citizens Committee, you know your gift is helping New Yorkers strengthen their communities. And your donation – big or small – goes a long way.

With a little bit of startup cash and a lot of elbow grease, the groups we support make a big impact in their neighborhoods and schools. Whether it’s a women-led urban farm in the South Bronx or a mile-long mural designed by students in East New York, you are helping everyday residents in the poorest neighborhoods make their vision a reality.


From teaching after-school art classes and building little libraries in public parks, to transforming empty lots into community gardens and painting murals over graffiti covered walls – Members help make New York City a more vibrant place to live, work, and play.

Founders Circle

When Citizens Committee was founded by Newsweek Editor-in-Chief Oz Elliott and U.S. Senator Jacob Javits in 1975, they began decades of reinventing New York City neighborhoods through resident-led initiative and engagement. 

In addition to all membership benefits, Founders Circle members receive special benefits and recognition to acknowledge their leadership.

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Other ways to donate


Citizens Committee
for New York City
Attn: Lori Lichtman

77 Water Street, Suite 202
New York, NY 10005


Call Lori Lichtman at
(212) 822-9592

and be sure to have your Credit Card information ready.

Employer matching

Many companies have matching gift programs that will multiply the value and impact of your gift.

Check with your company’s human resources department.

Donate stock

Contact your broker to request for an electronic transfer of your stock to Citizens Committee for New York City.

Transfer instructions

Transfer Instructions

Your broker will need the following information:

Name of Bank:
Chase Investment Service Corp.

300 South Riverside Plaza
Suite IL1-0291, 11th Floor
Chicago, Ill. 60670-0291

Eli Aronov

Phone number:

dtc routing number:

Account number:

Account name:
Citizens Committee for NYC

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Hear from a few of our GRANTEES

We're eternally grateful to Citizens Committee for making our dreams for a greener Queens into a reality by gifting SustyQ with our first grant for The Critical Moss. Through these funds, we have been able to clean and green our neighborhood, install moss graffiti designs, and create guerrilla gardens as healing spaces which inspire interaction and action. The conversations and new friendships are blossoming like wildflowers!

Anandi Premlall

South Ozone Park, Queens

For over four years, Citizen Committee has supported and guided our community building projects and grassroots advocacy in the Vernon & Throop and Tranquility Farm Gardens in Central Brooklyn. Without the help and support of Citizens Committee, grassroots advocacy groups like ours in New York City would not have been able to grow our respective organizations in fostering the ideals of sustainable practices and good citizenry.

Ena McPherson

Tranquility Farm
Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

The Manhattanville Resident Green Committee received its first grant through Citizens Committee. With this grant we planted 5 community gardens in the development to beautify it and make it a more welcoming place to live and visit. Thanks to Citizens Committee, we will be able to plant more gardens and continue with this beautification project.

Ashley Paniagua

Manhattanville Resident Green Committee
Harlem, Manhattan

Working with Citizens Committee has been such a wonderful experience for Feed Your Mind Music. With our grant award, we set up three workshops within the Bushwick, Park Slope and Flatbush sections of Brooklyn. The grant was instrumental in the purchase of music books and instruments for children in under- served communities. CCNYC is also a great resource for grassroots community based organizations like Feed Your Mind Music, providing no cost workshops, valuable information, professional advice and an excellent line of communication and follow up.

Matt Jamison

Executive Director, Feed Your Mind Music.
Bushwick, Brooklyn