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Chelsea & Hudson Yards Innovation Grants are made possible by the new West Side Community Fund, created by 19 businesses and firms, to support initiatives by organizations, agencies, and projects that deliver improved or expanded services to residents in Chelsea or Hudson Yards, especially in two priority areas:

 

1. Youth
Including but not limited to: school enrichment programs, early childhood initiatives, after-school programs, teen recreation and workforce development, health care (mental, addiction, pre-natal, infant), arts and culture programs, safety projects

 

2. Underserved Populations
Includes seniors, homeless, people with disabilities, and those with special needs served by food pantries and soup kitchens, job training and placement, healthcare and LGBT programs

 

 

Chelsea & Hudson Yard Innovation Grants are funded through the generous support of 19 businesses and firms which have created the West Side Community Fund:

BlackRock

Boies Schiller Flexner

The Boston Consulting Group

Coach Foundation

Cooley LLP

Engineers Gate

Google

IAC

Jamestown

KKR

Pfizer Inc

Related/Oxford Hudson Yards

RXR

SAP

Silver Lake

Taconic Investment Partners

Third Point LLC

Warner Media LLC

Wells Fargo

Neighborhoods served: The Chelsea and Hudson Yards area to be served is between 14th and 38th streets, see map for exact boundaries. Eligible organizations and projects are either located in Chelsea or Hudson Yards or located elsewhere but provide services to residents of the area.


Map


Eligible Applicants:

Eligible applicants include neighborhood organizations, block and tenant associations, non-profits, city agencies, schools, health clinics, NYCHA projects, police community programs, religious institutions, homeless facilities, etc. Individuals who deliver services, such as teachers, are also eligible to apply.

 

Non-Eligible Projects:

Grants cannot support religious or partisan activities, nor programs that promote any form of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.

 

There are three levels of Chelsea & Hudson Yards Innovation Grants:

 

1) Micro Grants (up to $2,500) - to fund smaller innovation projects carried out by neighborhood groups, including block and tenants’ associations, civic groups, and schools or teachers for their classes.

 

2) Mid-level Grants (up to $5,000) - to fund new initiatives with greater reach and impact, that could include collaboration among several organizations.

 

3) Large Grants ($5,000+) - to fund larger scale programs, including new initiatives, expanding innovative projects, or  collaboration among several organizations (such as schools or religious institutions).



FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

Website: www.citizensnyc.org/grants/wscf   

Email: grants@citizensnyc.org   ||   Phone: 212-822-9580

APPLICATION: CHELSEA & HUDSON YARDS INNOVATION GRANTS


Submitting an application is easy: Describe an innovative project to improve and expand services to Chelsea or Hudson Yards residents. Estimate how much it will realistically cost, set goals, and create a one year timeline.

 

We look for projects that: serve and benefit residents in need or the underserved; are clear and thoughtful; address important community concerns; offer new and innovative approaches; strengthen local organizations; encourage collaboration among existing agencies.

 

Applications are due December 3 and can be submitted on-line (preferred), e-mailed, mailed, or faxed. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions in mid-February 2019. Groups awarded will be invited to attend an orientation meeting  to discuss project guidelines and to pick up the grant check.


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SECTION 1: GENERAL INFORMATION

Section 1: Group Information




Contact Information
Please list two contact names for your group, including phone numbers and emails. (Both contact persons should be able to discuss the application, as we may call for more information. If awarded a grant, we will consider the person listed first as your group's main contact person).
Contact 1

Contact 2

This person must be different from Contact 1.

SECTION 2: TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR GROUP

Group Details
Online Presence
If your group is on the web, please list the links:

Organizational Budget
Please list all funders of $10,000 and over in the last fiscal year.
Source of Funding Amount
Enter only numbers, commas, or decimals. Do not enter '$' symbol.
Enter only numbers, commas, or decimals. Do not enter '$' symbol.
Enter only numbers, commas, or decimals. Do not enter '$' symbol.
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SECTION 3: TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROJECT

Project Details

Please note that from this point forward, all the questions relate to the one specific project for which you are submitting this application, and not to your group as a whole. 






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SECTION 4: WORK PLAN & TIMELINE

Work Plan & Timeline

Provide a summary work plan of major tasks and timeline. If the project involves a single event on a particular date, list the key steps leading up to the event. Remember that the grant will be made in late February.
Task Responsible Persons Target Date Estimated Hours

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SECTION 5: PROJECT BUDGET & REQUESTED GRANT AMOUNT

Project Budget

CONGRATULATIONS, YOU’VE COMPLETED THE APPLICATION!


Please note that in addition to grants, your group is eligible for project planning assistance and skills-building workshops from Citizens Committee for New York City.  We can work with core members of your group to design strategies around a particular project or campaign as well as to develop mission statements, work plans, and effective ways to engage new members.

 

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