Citizens Committee for NYC’s work is based on the simple belief that New Yorkers understand the needs of their community better than any outsider. CCNYC helps ordinary people like you to implement their own vision for their neighborhoods and schools. While the projects that they support confront diverse issues, they all address concerns that matter to local residents!
In 2012 alone, CCNYC is awarding nearly $600,000 in micro-grants and providing hundreds of hours of skills-building workshops and project planning assistance to more than 300 neighborhood groups. They are mobilizing more than 6,300 New Yorkers who are dedicating upwards of 75,000 hours to improving their own communities
In partnerships with hundreds of grassroots groups and thousands of civic minded New Yorkers throughout the city, CCNYC:
• Transform vacant lots into vibrant community gardens
• Make fresh produce available to New York City’s neediest families
• Create arts and cultural programs
• Establishe recycling and composting programs in neighborhoods and schools
• Beautify city blocks
• Advocate for tenants rights
• Watch out for each other’s safety
• And much more!
Through Community Grants, Citizens Committee awards micro-grants of $500 to $3,000 to resident-led groups to work on community and school improvement projects throughout the city. CCNYC prioritizes groups based in low income neighborhoods and Title I public schools. Our next application deadline is January 31, 2013.
Recent awards have enabled neighbors to come together to make healthy food available in their communities, transform empty lots into community gardens, organize tenants to advocate for better housing conditions, and start school recycling drives.
Apply for a 2013 Community Grant
Step 1: Review our grant guidelines to see if your group’s project and our grants are a good match.
Step 2: Review a sample application for guidance on how to complete the application. Though the example addresses food, health, and environmental issues, CCNYC consider projects addressing any issues that are important to your community.
Step 4. Attend an information session to learn more about the grant application process. You are not required to attend an information session to apply for our grant.
Step 5. Submit your application by January 31, 2013. Applications can be submitted by email, mail or fax.
Please visit www.citizensnyc.org for more informaion.