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Citizens Committee for New York City, Inc.

Our mission is to bring New Yorkers together and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.

aka Citizens Committee   |   New York, NY   |  http://www.citizensnyc.org

Mission

To help New Yorkers – especially those in low-income areas – come together and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.

Ruling year info

1975

Board Chair

Chris Ruggeri

Main address

30 East 125th Street #189

New York, NY 10035 USA

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Formerly known as

Citizens for NYC. Inc.

EIN

51-0171818

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (C12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In the 1970s, when New York City was facing massive cutbacks and citywide poverty, U.S. Senator Jacob Javits and Newsweek Editor-in-Chief Osborn Elliott decided to give New Yorkers a tangible way to improve their neighborhoods and build community.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Neighborhood Business Grants

We support small businesses who are “doing well by doing good” in their neighborhood by making annual grant awards of up to $5,000. These awards can provide funding to support the wide range of initiatives your business undertakes to positively impact your community, especially those that are custom-tailored to meet the local needs you see.

We believe that small businesses are the backbone of our local communities. NYC businesses are more than just a place of commerce: they are often a gathering place where neighbors come to enjoy a sense of community. Small businesses preserve and sustain local culture, serving as anchors and meeting places where community members make connections, share values, strengthen culture, and support local leaders. As a small business leader, when you get involved in your local community, you both create enormous goodwill and set up your business for greater success.

Population(s) Served

CitizensNYC awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to community-building projects carried out by resident-led groups to improve neighborhood life, strengthen local leadership, and scale community partnerships. Grassroots leaders know and have what it takes to roll up their sleeves and make changes to boost civic engagement, neighborhood wealth, and community health.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Grants Received by Borough in 2023: 18% Bronx 27% Brooklyn 29% Manhattan 21% Queens 6% Staten Island

Number of organizations applying for grants

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Who leads these initiatives? 66% are volunteer-led organizations, 78% identify as people of color, 68% identify as women or non-binary

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Increase the quality and quantity of volunteer-driven neighborhood and school improvement activities across New York City.
Reach new and existing volunteer groups to make them aware of our programs.
Forge strategic public-private partnerships with the City of New York.
Increase media visibility.
Broaden its donor base.
Help New Yorkers effectively mobilize community resources to improve quality of life, especially in lower-income neighborhoods.

Neighborhood and school micro-grant programs for volunteer groups.
Capacity-building workshops and environmental workshops for individuals and volunteer groups.
A citywide outreach plan with targeted neighborhood outreach in lower-income neighborhoods.
A communications/social media plan that includes e-blasts to networks of volunteers, civic leaders, nonprofits, city agencies, supporters, and donors.
Establishing relationships with reporters and media outlets.
A development plan that includes a program dedicated to corporate volunteerism.
An alliance with the Mayor's NYC Service "Civic Corps" program and City University of New York's "CUNY Corps" program.
An annual gala event and a summer fundraiser.
A fundraising effort led by NYC-based professionals.

Strong Leadership - An effective New York City-philic board, whose members are passionate about the city and preserving and improving its neighborhoods.
Technical Support - A knowledgable and friendly program staff.
Neighborhood Trust – Essential, time-tested programs and workshops that generate trust in lower–income neighborhoods.
Citywide Relevance – A communications plans that keeps New Yorkers, nonprofits, CBOs, city agencies, and corporations constantly informed.

In 2018, we provided 523 projects with $2.1 million in grants and services, and our staff facilitated 30 workshops to over 500 social entrepreneurs. Since 1975, we have promoted the spirit of volunteerism, local engagement and social justice that drives our work. Visit us online at citizensnyc.org.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Citizens Committee for New York City, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Chris Ruggeri

Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

Janet L. Burak, Esq.

Victoria Chu Pao

Susan R. Cullman

Henry P. Davison, II

Principal, Bessemer Trust Co.

Jenelle DeCoteau, Esq.

Managing Director and General Counsel, Ziff Capital Partners LLC

Paul H. Deutch

Executive Vice President, Omni Agent Solutions

Peter Duchin

President, Peter Duchin Music, Inc.

Frances FitzGerald

Author and Journalist

W. Robert Friedman, Jr.

Managing Director, Dresner Partners

Cynthia Hochman

Sharon King Hoge

Media Consultant

Thomas C. Israel

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ingleside Investors

Lucas Joynt

Managing Director, Searchlight Capital

Joel Press

President, Press Management

Jay Stark

Managing Partner, Deal Lake Capital

Steven J. Williams

Partner, Paul | Weiss

Eric Wu

Senior Managing Director, Blackstone

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/14/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data