The New York City Environmental Fund is currently not accepting proposals.
The New York City Environmental Fund was established in 1994 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Hudson River Foundation to foster active community stewardship of waterways, shorelines, parklands and open spaces in and around New York City.
Since 1997, the Fund has granted more than $9 million to around 300 organizations from every borough of New York City and parts of Westchester County. Annually, the fund receives an average of 100 proposals and supports more than half of the organizations that apply. The Fund’s geographic reach into New York City communities spans the socio-economic spectrum and places special emphasis on neighborhoods at a distance from the city’s larger flagship parks and on small groups of people who can make a difference. The Fund’s underlying environmental justice concerns have led it to nurture Friends Groups and support broader alliances working to revitalize neglected natural areas.