Resource: Hurricane Relief Grants

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November 2012 | Monthly Events & Opportunities

We at Citizens Committee hope that you and your loved ones are safe and warm in the aftermath of the hurricane. Our thoughts remain with you.

After being closed for two weeks due to flooding and power outage, we are now up and running and back in the office.

  • Hurricane Relief Grants – NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Hurricane Relief Fund
  • Love Your Block? Show It!
  • Have a Great Idea for a Community Improvement Project?
  • Learn Skills to Improve Your Community
  • Cancelled: Navigating City Government
  • Upcoming Grant Deadlines
  • Community Events & Opportunities

Need Volunteers?

To list your community group’s event in next month’s e-blast, please email Dennis at dmarion@citizensnyc.org with a brief blurb (3-5 sentences) and link.

1. Hurricane Relief Grants

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, small volunteer-led groups responded quickly to meet the needs of local residents.

Does your neighborhood or school group need immediate emergency funding? Citizens Committee is awarding grants to volunteer-led groups providing relief to areas hit especially hard by Hurricane Sandy.

Grants of up to $5,000

Immediate notification upon application submission

Download the application. For more information, contact Saleen at 212-822-9566 or sshah@citizensnyc.org.

NO LONGER AVAILABLE – Citizens Committee exhausted its funding for our Hurricane Relief Grants, and are no longer accepting applications. If you are working on a long-term recovery or community improvement project, they encourage you to apply for their Community Grants (deadline: January 31).

2. Hurricane Relief Fund

We’ve launched a hurricane relief fund to support volunteer-led groups providing relief to areas hit especially hard by Hurricane Sandy. We aim to raise $100,000 by the end of the month to provide emergency grants to these groups.

The work ahead of the groups on the ground is immense. Once the most urgent needs of their communities are met, the press is gone, and the larger agencies have left, grassroots groups will be on the ground day after day, working tirelessly to rebuild and restore their neighborhoods.

Please donate today. We are so grateful for gifts of any size.

3. Love Your Block? Show It!

Join your neighbors in transforming our city, block by block. Citizens Committee for New York City and NYC Service invite your volunteer-led neighborhood group to apply for a Love Your Block award.

Groups will be awarded grants of $1,000 for projects to clean up, beautify, and improve their blocks. In addition to funding, groups will receive support of city services from the Department of Transportation, Department of Sanitation, and Parks and Recreation. Finally, Citizens Committee for New York City will also assist with local media coverage of your block event.

Download the application from our website. The application deadline is November 30, 2012.

Due to the hurricane, we are canceling our mid-November information sessions. Join us for an information session about the grant on November 27. RSVP to Sabine at sbernards@citizensnyc.org or 212-822-9578.

4. Have a Great Idea for a Community Improvement Project?

Through our Community Grants, Citizens Committee for New York City awards grants of $500 to $3,000 to resident-led groups to work on community and school improvement projects addressing issues that they identify as important to them.

From East Tremont in the Bronx to West Brighton on Staten Island, the groups we support are carrying out projects as varied as community gardening, theater and fine arts, nutrition awareness, composting, beautification, tenant organizing, youth education, physical fitness, public safety, and more!

Download the application from our website. The application deadline is January 31, 2013.

Due to the hurricane, we are canceling our November information sessions. Join us for information sessions to learn more about the grants in Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx on December 4, 5, 12, and 18. RSVP to Will at wflorentino@citizensnyc.org or 212-822-9568.

Questions? Contact Arif (212-822-9580 / aullah@citizensnyc.org) or Wilfredo (212-822-9568 / wflorentino@citizensnyc.org) for more information.

5. Learn Skills to Improve Your Community

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 | 11:00am-2:00pm | DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN

D.I.Y. Grassroots Fundraising

Support your group’s work with community fundraising efforts!

Workshops are for volunteer-led groups and individuals interested in working on community improvement projects. Lunch will be provided.

RSVP to Wilfredo at wflorentino@citizensnyc.org / 212-822-9580.

6. Cancelled: Navigating City Government

Due to the hurricane, we are canceling our Navigating City Government workshop, originally scheduled for this upcoming Saturday, November 17. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.

7. Upcoming Grant Deadlines

National Gardening Association Grants. Grants are now available for youth gardening programs! There are currently two open grants, with deadlines of December 3, and January 2, 2013. Apply today!

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation strategically donates orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations, at places such as community gardens, public schools, city/state parks and low-income neighborhoods. Orchard donations are available for recipients who pledge to care for their trees and utilize them for a charitable purpose. FTPF accepts applications on a rolling basis.

Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants. Grants of $500 grants are awarded for youth-led service projects that bring together young people, families, and other community members to address childhood hunger! Youth ages 5-25 are eligible to apply; projects will take place on or around Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28, 2013. Applications are due January 31, 2013.

Grants for Gardens. Annie’s is offering Grants for Gardens donations to schools and other educational programs that help put children in direct contact with growing real food. The awards can be used to buy gardening tools, seeds or other needed supplies. Applications are due December 15, 2012.

8. Community Events & Opportunities

FruiTrees New York. Trees New York is planting fruit trees in every borough at no cost! Request a fruit tree to be planted at your garden, school or other publicly accessible site.

9. Need Volunteers?

If you need volunteers to help your neighborhood clean up and rebuild from the damage of Hurricane Sandy, please contact Rebekah at rpark@citizensnyc.org. We will be connecting community groups with corporate volunteer teams through our Love Your City program, and will do our best to match your group with volunteers!

Citizens Committee for New York City works with a wide network of grassroots groups across the five boroughs. We support volunteer-led groups working in low-income neighborhoods and undertaking projects addressing issues that they identify as important to them.

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