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Commercial Revitalization Grants

Avenue NYC Commercial Revitalization Grants fund community-based development organizations (CBDOs) to carry out programs targeting commercial districts in low- and moderate-income communities.

In City Fiscal Year 2020, the program will include:

  • Grants of up to $100,000 per year over three years; maximum possible award = $300,000
  • Dedicated funding for a full-time program manager
  • Assistance for grantees to complete a Commercial District Needs Assessment (CDNA)
  • In-depth group trainings and capacity building support

The program will help grantees to assess neighborhood needs and implement impactful, data-driven projects.

Read the Avenue NYC Commercial Revitalization Program Guidelines for more information.

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.

How to Apply

Applications for CFY 2020 Avenue NYC Commercial Revitalization Grants are now closed.


City Fiscal Year 2020 Grantees

Neighborhood Served: Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Mission Statement: The Bay Ridge 5th Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) is a nonprofit organization of property owners, businesses, residents, and government officials worring to improve 5th Avenue's quality of life and promote its economic and cultural vitality.

Organization Website: bayridgebid.com

Neighborhood Served: East Village, Manhattan

Mission Statement: The Partnership's mission is to enhance the unique and diverse character of the Lower East Side by improving overall quality of life and supporting the continued growth and vitality of the local economy.

Organization Website: les.nyc

Neighborhood Served: Richmond Hill, Queens

Mission Statement: QEDC's mission is to create and retain jobs through programming that grows our neighborhoods, assists small businesses and promotes tourism and business development.

Organization Website: queensny.org

Neighborhood Served: Sunnyside, Queens

Mission Statement: The mission of Sunnyside Shines is to invigorate and enrich the economic life of the neighborhood by creating a safe, welcoming and dynamic commercial district in Sunnyside, Queens.

Organization Website: sunnysideshines.org

City Fiscal Year 2019 Grantees

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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


Organizational Development Grants

Avenue NYC Organizational Development Grants are specifically intended to fund nonprofit organizations to provide services and technical assistance to enhance the project and fiscal management, program execution, legal compliance, 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.

Who Can Apply

  • Nonprofit organizations that support CBOs working in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods within the five boroughs of New York City;
  • Incorporated as a nonprofit in New York State;
  • Registered in the System for Award Management (SAM);
  • Compliant with annual State and Federal filing requirements; including New York State Charities Bureau Filings.

Applications for CFY 2020 Avenue NYC Organizational Development Grants are now closed.

Read the Avenue NYC Organizational Development Program Guidelines.