NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund for Grassroots Groups

City Parks Foundation

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Anticipated deadline: Jun 19, 2021 8:59pm PDT

Grant amount: Up to US $1,500

Fields of work: Parks & Public Spaces Greening & Beautification Environmental Stewardship

Applicant type: Indigenous Group, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in New York: Bronx County, Kings County, New York County, Queens County, Richmond County

Location of residency: Counties in New York: Bronx County, Kings County, New York County, Queens County, Richmond County

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Overview:

NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund for Grassroots Groups

The NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund will provide support to nonprofits and community groups that provide essential maintenance, stewardship, public programming, and management of parks and open spaces across the five boroughs of New York City. Organizations of all sizes are eligible for the Fund, with consideration given to budget and staff size, population and community served, amount of parkland maintained, and ability to serve as a resource to other organizations.

Types of support

  • To support stewardship related service projects and supplies.
  • To provide emergency-related needs (e.g., Personal Protective Equipment, enhanced sanitation measures, remote volunteer training, etc.).

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Community groups and organizations with budgets typically in the $10,000/ year range are eligible to apply through the Grassroots Groups Application. Groups do not need to be a 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Examples of eligible applicants include:
    • Parks groups.
    • Community garden groups.
    • Organizations stewarding open spaces (including public plazas, water bodies, etc.).

Preferences:

  • This grant is open to anyone citywide, however priority will be given to community groups and organizations who have been actively involved/or investing in these spaces. 

Ineligibility:

  • Electioneering,
  • Lobbying.
  • Litigation.
  • Capital expenses.

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