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.
This application has closed, and recipients have been notified of decisions. Please check back in 2024.
The NYC Green Fund Treetops Grant Program provides funding for mid-size organizations that program, steward, and advocate for parks and open spaces across NYC’s five boroughs, and supports a range of projects, including open space stewardship, environmental action, organizational development, health and wellness, youth engagement, and live arts and culture.
This application has closed, and recipients will be notified of decisions in December 2023 / January 2024.
The NYC Green Fund: Pathways 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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Today, City Parks Foundation and Partnerships for Parks announced the selection of 68 grant recipients through the NYC Green Fund’s Grassroots grants program. These 68 NYC-based community groups will receive grants of up to $30,000 to support open space stewardship, environmental action, organizational development, health and wellness, youth engagement, and live arts and culture programs in parks, gardens, and open spaces. Read the full announcement here.