The NYC Green Fund is a pooled grant program intended to support an equitable and resilient network of parks and open spaces to benefit the well-being of all New Yorkers.
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The NYC Green Fund Grassroots Grant Program supports community groups and organizations providing open space programming and stewardship across NYC with annual operating budgets under $175,000. This grant program is intended to advance grassroots initiatives across public spaces in all five boroughs.
Applicants will be notified of decisions by the end of September. The application deadline was Monday, July 31, 2023 at 11:59 a.m. ET.
The NYC Green Fund Grasstops Grant Program supports programming and stewardship of open spaces across NYC by awarding grants to organizations with annual operating budgets between $175,000 to $2,500,000. This grant program is intended to provide catalytic funding to help stewardship organizations meet their goals.
The NYC Green Fund Innovation Grant Program supports systemic changes needed in the open space sector to create a more resilient and equitable open space network in NYC.
In May 2020, a collective of national, family, and community foundations launched the NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund to support stewardship organizations that care for New York City’s parks and open spaces. The Fund was created in response to the efforts of the Parks and Open Space Partners – NYC coalition to raise awareness of the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on open spaces. Throughout its three-year term, the Fund was a lifeline of financial support for open spaces and stewardship groups during a time of unprecedented use and need, ultimately impacting millions of New Yorkers who benefit from access to local green spaces.
Contribute to the well-being of your fellow New Yorkers by donating to the NYC Green Fund – a fund created to support organizations that help keep our parks and open spaces clean, green, and vibrant centers of community.
More than ever before, New Yorkers have come to rely on parks and open spaces, the most fundamentally democratic and accessible of public resources. Parks and open spaces are critical to New Yorkers’ health and well-being – offering respite, recreation, and connection to nature – and a crucial part of our city’s infrastructure and environmental resiliency.
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