Avenue NYC

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Who Can Apply

  • Nonprofit community-based organizations (BIDs, local development corporations, merchants associations, and other organizations) operating in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods within the five boroughs of New York City;
  • Nonprofit organizations incorporated in New York State;
  • Organizations compliant with annual State and Federal filing requirements.

What Avenue NYC Funds

Avenue NYC Organizational Development - Applications Closed

Organizational Development grants fund nonprofit organizations to provide services and technical assistance to enhance the project and fiscal management, program execution, leadership and strategic capabilities of community-based organizations (CBOs) implementing commercial revitalization activities benefitting low- to moderate-income communities across the five boroughs.

Grantees will be awarded up to $100,000 per year for a period of one to three years for a maximum possible award of $300,000. Proposals should identify capacity building services and knowledge transfer in the following areas:

  • Fundraising
  • Nonprofit Financial Management
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Governance & Compliance
  • Project Management
  • Community Engagement
  • Program Evaluation and Impact Measurement
  • Commercial District Needs Assessment
  • Merchant Organizing
  • Business Attraction and Retention
  • Facade improvement
  • Placemaking
  • District Marketing
  • Program and Service Design
  • Public Space Management
  • How to Apply

    Applications have closed. Check back for updates on when applications open for next year's program.

    Avenue NYC - Grants for CBOs

    Avenue NYC grants strengthen CBOs to carry out commercial revitalization programs in low- to moderate-income communities. CFY19 grants will help CBOs assess and understand neighborhood needs and develop sustainable programs and services for the communities they serve.

    Applications for Avenue NYC grants for CBOs CFY19 are now closed. Please see below for a list of grantees.

    City Fiscal Year 2019 Grantees

    We are proud to fund the following community-based organizations in City Fiscal Year 2019.

    Neighborhood Served: Jackson Heights, Queens

    Mission Statement: Chhaya CDC was founded in 2000 to advocate for the housing needs of New York City's South Asian community. Our mission is to work with New Yorkers of South Asian origin to advocate for and build economically stable, sustainable, and thriving communities. 

    Organization Website: http://chhayacdc.org

    Neighborhood Served: Washington Heights, Manhattan

    Mission Statement: The Community League of the Heights (CLOTH) is a multi-service, community development organization dedicated to supporting and empowering the economically disadvantaged residents of Washington Heights. CLOTH’s holistic approach to community development provides a comprehensive framework of social and neighborhood services to stabilize and strengthen family life. 

    Organization Website: https://www.cloth159.org

    Neighborhood Served: Flatbush, Brooklyn

    Mission Statement: Flatbush Development Corporation (FDC) is dedicated to meeting the needs of a diverse Brooklyn community. FDC identifies and responds to these needs by creating programs, campaigns, and partnerships through economic development, housing, youth, immigration and other initiatives that promote enhanced quality of life, equity, safety, and preservation of our community. 

    Organization Website: http://www.fdconline.org

    Neighborhood Served: Hunts Point, Bronx

    Mission Statement: The Hunts Point Development Corporation was founded in 1988 and for over three decades served as a vital support to the Hunts Point Industrial Zone. Renamed The Greater Hunts Point Economic Development Corporation in 2017, the organization’s mission is to improve the quality of life for businesses and residents in Hunts Point, Longwood, Port Morris and adjacent South Bronx neighborhoods through advocacy, technical assistance and training. 

    Organization Website: https://ghpedc.org

    Neighborhood Served: Harlem, Manhattan

    Mission Statement: HP2P is a social enterprise representing 200+ entrepreneurs committed to cultural preservation, small business and economic development in Central Harlem – NYC’s premiere cultural, dining, shopping, lifestyle and nightlife hub north of 110th Street. Formed in September 2009, HP2P’s membership is comprised of businesses located within the geographic area of Central Park North to 144th street and Morningside Park to Marcus Garvey Park. 

    Organization Website: http://harlemparktopark.org

    Neighborhood Served: Jamaica, Queens

    Mission Statement: Founded in 1979, the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District seeks to make the Jamaica Center business district a thriving business hub and an enjoyable destination to shop, work, live, and visit. 

    Organization Website: http://jamaica.nyc

    Neighborhood Served: Norwood, Bronx

    Mission Statement: Mosholu Preservation Corporation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in the State of New York on December 2, 1981. The purposes of MPC are exclusively charitable and for the support of Montefiore Medical Center through the acquisition and rehabilitation of apartment buildings to promote housing opportunities for persons of low and moderate income in the area of the Medical Center, to provide technical, administrative, and other support and assistance to persons, groups, and organizations that have among their purposes combating community deterioration and the production of local news. 

    Organization Website: http://mpcbronx.org

    Neighborhood Served: Brownsville, Brooklyn

    Mission Statement: The Pitkin Avenue Business Improvement District is comprised of 16 blocks between Howard Avenue and Mother Gaston Blvd extending along Rockaway Avenue between Glenmore and Belmont Avenues. The BID delivers services to our many merchants and owners and has a meaningful impact on our community through quality of life initiatives. 

    Organization Website: http://pitkinavenue.nyc

    Neighborhood Served: Rockaway, Queens

    Mission Statement: Rockaway Business Alliance will initiate efficient community programming in addition to providing business resources and tools to operate and grow with community-oriented mechanisms, while offering an empowering collective to share input on community and business needs, supporting one another through collaboration. 

    Organization Website: https://www.rockawaybusinessalliance.org


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