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Sustainable New York City

Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied 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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We prefer to make general support grants and do not limit the number of renewal grants. We believe this helps organizations increase and sustain their effectiveness.

We seek out organizations led by people of color and/or working in low income communities. We support efforts to develop the leadership skills of, and foster the participation by, low income people and people of color.

We encourage requests that address multiple priorities, as well as those that bring together organizations and activists from diverse movements. With first time grants, we try to bring diverse voices and approaches, and young people into the movements for social change.

Sustainable New York City

The foundation supports grassroots organizations and movements working to change environmental, social, economic and political conditions to bring about a more just, equitable and sustainable world. Grants for New York City will go towards programs that:

  • Organize and advocate for public policies that promote sustainable practices and protect the city's environment and the health of its residents.
  • Develop broad and effective coalitions and networks to integrate and advance social, economic and ecological justice.
  • Demand accountability from public agencies and officials and increased responsiveness to environmental concerns.

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


  • The foundation makes grants to tax-exempt organizations with 501(c)(3) classifications from the Internal Revenue Service for work within the United States.
  • Grants under the New York City funding priority are made for citywide activities and to organizations working in any of NYC's five boroughs.
  • The foundation does not limit the number of renewal grants.


  • The foundation:
    • will not consider requests for endowments, capital construction, general fundraising, deficit financing or loans or grants to individuals
    • does not make grants for scholarships or fellowship
    • does not make grants for research or give support to conferences, seminars, media events, or workshops unless they are an integral part of a broader program
    • does not generally make grants for college and university based programs
    • does not provide support for the production and development of television and media programming

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