Rockaway Community Grant Program

Grants to New York City Area Nonprofits for
Environmental and Community Benefit Projects

GrantWatch ID#: 179708
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation



Request a Grant Writer

Grants of up to $15,000 to New York City area nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for projects and services that will benefit local communities. Funding is intended for the focus areas of education, youth and senior programs, environment, economic development, and emergency services.

Grants are intended to directly benefit the surrounding communities in which the proposed Rockaway Lateral would be constructed and operated.

Other eligible project areas include:

- Enhancement of open spaces and park land for recreational enjoyment
- Assistance in the enrichment of wildlife habitat
- Promotion of environmental education
- Purchases of property for preservation of wetlands and wildlife habitat
- Purchases of property to access public lands, water resources, scenic and wildlife views, and for enhancement or development of active recreational areas
- Continued relief efforts to rebuild and recover from Hurricane Sandy

Grant recipients will be selected based on community benefits. Projects must have a proven capability of completion and success.

Applicants may request up to $15,000 per funding cycle.

Project must be started within 12 months of receiving funding.

Applicants must provide proof of 501c3 status.

The mission of the Williams Rockaway Community Grant Program is to assist in the development of projects that directly benefit the surrounding communities in which the proposed Rockaway Lateral would be constructed and operated.

Grants cannot be awarded to labor, fraternal, or political causes; additionally, grants cannot be awarded to churches or religious organizations that require service recipients to participate in religious activities and/or receive religious instruction or paraphernalia in order to receive service.

Projects with a matching element will be given priority.

Grant awards will be announced in the spring and fall of each year.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Begin the application by taking an online eligibility quiz:

If eligible you will be directed to the onine application.

Any questions should be directed to

See the full text of this grant

USA: New York City;   New York

Live Chat with a Grant Specialist

Our team of researchers and grant specialists review hundreds of funding resources daily to make sure provides members with the most up-to-date grants.

We have grants for:


Need help?

Hi, I would love to guide you through the site.
Please feel free to call or write.

Customer Sales & Support (561) 249-4129