The mission of the Grants Committee is to bring the beauty of the natural world into the lives of children and adults in all five boroughs of New York City and to sponsor educational programs that help citizens:

  • develop appreciation and knowledge of nature
  • learn gardening skills
  • support the preservation and improvement of the city’s environment.

Funds are distributed (in modest amounts) to a variety of non-profit groups chosen by the committee from the year’s pool of grant applications.  The committee’s goals include:

  • preserving and/or upgrading community gardens and public spaces, both old and new
  • supporting viable start-up projects that offer interactive learning opportunities
  • educating community members in developing gardening skills and supplying them with plants   and garden-related materials.

(CGC grant money is not to be used for salaries.)

2017 Grants Awarded:

  Academy for Career & Living Skills, Bronx 
     Native Pollinator and Sensory Garden
  Breaking Ground
     Gardening Supplies for Horticultural Society Workshops
  East Side Community School Parent Association
     Garden as Lab, a School and Community Garden
  Friends of Carroll Park, Brooklyn
    Gardening Supplies for Kids Vegetable Garden with PS 58
  Green Guerillas
     Youth Gardening Project
  Grow NYC
     Governors Island Teaching Garden
  Harlem Grown
     Supplies for 127th Street Educational Farming Program
  La Perla Community Garden
     Replacement of a Shed and Water Tank
  Lantern Community Services, Brooklyn
     Hunterfly Trace Vegetable Garden
  Merchant’s House Museum
     Victorian Garden Elements
  Mount Vernon Hotel Museum
     Kitchen Garden
  PS 16 John Driscoll School, Staten Island
     Plants for the School Garden
  PS 126/MAT
     Hydroponic Garden
  PS 235 “Butterfly Garden,” Brooklyn
    Expansion of the Gardening Program
  Queens Botanical Garden, Queens
     Parking Garden and Meadow Walk
  Snug Harbor, Staten Island
     Expansion of the Sub-Tropical Border
  Stuyvesant Cove Park, Manhattan
     Plants and gardening supplies
  Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy, Bronx
     Urban Ecology Teen Interns



A monarch butterfly ready to be tagged at PC 235's butterfly garden

A monarch butterfly ready to be tagged
at PC 235’s butterfly garden


Guidelines for CGC Grant Applications

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