The application deadline is 12pm noon on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified of status by early September.
Projects must be completed within one year of funding receipt, with an interim check-in at six months and required reporting at project completion.
Priority will be given to organizations with demonstrated experience working in NYC open spaces and annual operating budgets of less than $15,000 per year. Groups do not need to be a 501(c)(3) organization. Organizations that received emergency funding from the NYC Green Fund in summer 2020 that still have open grants are eligible to apply, but 2020 funds must be spent and the final report received prior to receiving the next grant. 501(c)3 status is not required; applicants may utilize a fiscal sponsor.
Examples of eligible applicants include:
Funding decisions will be based on:
City Parks Foundation (CPF) manages the day-to-day administration of the NYC Green Fund, which is governed by a steering committee of funders. Grants will be made from City Parks Foundation and all reporting information will be submitted to CPF.
Collaborative Funding Opportunity with the NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund – Philanthropy New York (Nov. 18, 2020)
The SNF Continues Its Pandemic Relief Efforts with New Grants Totaling over $10.8M – The National Herald (Sept. 29, 2020)
New Yorkers Step in to Keep City Parks From Turning Into ‘Junkyards’ – Curbed (Sept. 17, 2020)
NYC Green Relief and Recovery Fund Announces Support for Parks and Open Spaces – Arch Daily (June 18, 2020)
COVID-19 update – Brooklyn Daily Eagle (June 18, 2020)
Park advocates call for full funding during coronavirus pandemic – AM New York (May 14, 2020)
Gowanus Green Spaces Vital During Coronavirus: Conservancy – Patch (May 14, 2020)
Relief Fund Launched for NYC Parks – Arch Paper (May 14, 2020)
NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund Announces $347,500 in support for 128 Grassroots Volunteer Groups and 4 Nonprofits in Caring for Parks and Open Spaces in NYC in Second Round of Funding; Three New Funders Have Signed on to Support the Growing Fund, Total Estimated Need is $40 Million (August 5, 2020)
NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund Announces Support for 62 Nonprofits Caring for Parks and Open Spaces in NYC in First Round of Funding; Six New Funders Have Signed on to Support the Growing Fund, Total Estimated Need is $40 Million (June 17, 2020)