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Chelsea and Hudson Yards Innovation Grants

Grants to New York City Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools, and
Individuals for Projects for Youth and Underserved Residents

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Citizens Committee for New York City and West Side Community Fund (WSCF)

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Grants to New York City nonprofits, agencies, teachers, faith-based organizations, schools, and health clinics for projects for youth or underserved populations. Projects must serve the populations of Hudson Yards and Chelsea. Funding is intended for a wide variety of projects serving the community.

Two priority areas are:

1) Youth

Including but not limited to: school enrichment programs, early childhood initiatives, after-school programs, teen recreation and workforce development, health care (mental, addiction, pre-natal, infant), arts and culture programs, safety projects

2) Underserved Populations

Includes seniors, homeless, people with disabilities, and those with special needs served by food pantries and soup kitchens, job training and placement, healthcare and LGBT programs

There are three grant levels:

1) Micro Grants - to fund smaller innovation projects carried out by neighborhood groups, including block and tenants’ associations, civic groups, and schools or teachers for their classes.

2) Mid-level Grants - to fund new initiatives with greater reach and impact, including collaboration among several organizations.

3) Large Grants - to fund larger scale programs, including new initiatives, expanding innovative projects, or collaboration among several organizations (such as schools or religious institutions).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184766

Estimated Size of Grant:

There are three grant levels:

1) Micro Grants (up to $2,500)

2) Mid-level Grants (up to $5,000)

3) Large Grants ($5,000+)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Chelsea and Hudson Yards area to be served is between 14th and 38th streets, see map in application guidelines for exact boundaries. Eligible organizations and projects are either located in Chelsea or Hudson Yards or located elsewhere but provide services to residents of the area.

Eligible applicants include neighborhood organizations, block and tenant associations, non-profits, city agencies, schools, health clinics, NYCHA projects, police community programs, religious institutions, homeless facilities, etc. Individuals who deliver services, such as teachers, are also eligible to apply.

Grants cannot support religious or partisan activities, nor programs that promote any form of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due December 3, 2018.

Applicants will be notified of grant decisions in mid-February 2019.

Contact Information:

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

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Applications may also be submitted via mail or fax to:
Citizens Committee for New York City
77 Water St., # 202
New York, NY 10005

Fax: 212-989-0983

For more information, contact:
or 212-822-9580

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City: Chelsea or Hudson Yards;   New York