Today, for our fourth installment in our Summer in a Safe City campaign (#NYCSafeSummer), we want to introduce another one of our grantees, Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC).
Similar to how the Reisenbach Foundation operates, CCNYC offers grants to smaller grassroots organizations that seek to help improve the quality of life in their respective neighborhoods–particularly those of low-income origins. Whether its to help a group of New Yorkers paint an inspiring and beautiful mural to improve the aesthetics of their community space, creating farmers markets to offer better access to fresh, organic vegetables and fruits, or maybe creating creating a space for composting–CCNYC is there to help provide the funds for these projects. CCNYC raises money from the help of corporate and individual donors through effective fundraising projects and then redistributes the money amongst various grassroots projects.
CCNYC’s “John A. Reisenbach Safe Neighborhood Awards” are a series of microgrants dedicated to supporting programs that serve to improve local safety in their communities. These grants offer funds to helping citizens do various safe improvement projects, such as: cleaning up graffiti, converting local vacant lots into safer community spaces, or creating interactive youth forums to discuss topics surrounding various forms of criminal activities facing their community or general criminal acts.