North River Fund


The North River Environmental Benefit Program (NREBP) was created as part of an agreement between New York State and New York City to provide environmental benefits to the community in and around the North River Waste Water Treatment Plant, bounded by Manhattan Community Board 9. Funding is being administered through the Hudson River Foundation (HRF), through its New York City Environmental Fund (NYCEF).

North River Fund Proposals

The North River Environmental Benefit Projects Fund (North River Fund) requests proposals for projects such as air quality monitoring assessments; risk assessments; green space development and stewardship projects; pollution abatement and storm water capture; water quality projects; means to mitigate spills from chemical bulk storage and petroleum bulk storage; and other projects to protect, preserve, improve or restore the environment, facilitate the publicís enjoyment of natural resources, or enhance the publicís awareness, knowledge, and understanding of ecological principles, natural resources and other environmental issues in the area bounded by Community Board 9 in New York City. In accordance with the agreement between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and New York City establishing the Fund, priority will be given to projects in areas closest to the North River Waste Water Treatment Plant.

For more information, please call 212-483-7667.

North River Fund Grants To Date
Organization Grant Amount Project Title and Description
Boys & Girls Club of Harlem $25,000 Environmental Education and Stewardship Project: to conduct educational activities for 250 young people across West Harlem.
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol $25,000 Gaia Food Empowerment Project: to increase availability and awareness of local, healthy food.
Deep Dish Network $25,000 Green Screens: film documentation and presentation of public green spaces in West Harlem.
Designed Environment for Experiential Learning $30,000 Development and protection of green spaces: to encourage community stewardship, and develop environmental education.
EnviHarlem $25,000 Hamilton Heights Street Tree/Tree Guard: community health and beautification project.
The Fortune Society $25,000 West Harlem Community Education Pathways to Success - Urban Environmental Literacy Project: to conduct field-ecology based community courses
Harlem Seeds $25,000 Healthy In My Neighborhood: vegetable gardening education projects designed to teach students about healthy eating
The Horticultural Society of New York $86,000 Project WHISTLE: West Harlem Initiative for Stormwater Technology, Learning, and the Environment
North River Community Environmental Review Board $75,000 North River Wastewater Treatment Plant: Monitoring, Research, and Community Education.
Public School 153 $25,000 Young Urban Ecologist Project: programs to enhance science curriculum through experiential learning
Riverside Park Conservancy $25,000 Hudson River Shoreline Erosion Control: to stabilize washed out shoreline along Riverside Park.
Riverside Park Conservancy $35,000 Riverside Teen Volunteer Corps: to continue the park's teen volunteer landscaping program.
SoHarlem: Creative Outlet $15,000 Environmental Stewardship in the Manhattanville Factory District: to involve local youth to create a plan for the use of a vacant lot.
Trees New York $25,000 Trees Please! West Harlem: Tree Stewardship Project: to create a team of stewards for neighborhood trees.
Trees New York $25,000 Trees Please! West Harlem: Tree Planting Project: to plant at least 30 trees in the Community Board 9 district.
West Harlem Environmental Action (WEACT) $75,000 To update and translate into Spanish the curriculum of WEACT's "Environmental Health and Justice Leadership Training" community program.