Compost Grants

This grant is now closed!

Grants of up to $750 are awarded to community groups working on neighborhood composting programs. Groups eligible for funding include community associations, community gardens, friends of park groups, housing development groups, nonprofits, schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, and private businesses. Grants can be used to purchase materials to start or expand upon a composting program.

For more information, contact Katie at or call 212.822.9567.

Reduce, Reuse and Repair Grants

Apply Now! Accepting applications from May 2-September 16, 2019

The Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (MSWAB), Citizens Committee for NYC, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer invite community groups and individuals to apply for a grant to design and implement innovative projects that will help achieve New York City’s waste prevention, reuse and repair goals.

These projects should help the City of New York eventually reuse 100% of all waste that can be reused, repaired, refurbished, or salvaged for spare parts, and pioneer models that can be replicated in other parts of the City.

Since 2017, 33 grants for $50,576 have been awarded to reduce, reuse and repair projects in New York City.

2018 Winners

  • AnaCheza

  • Building 13 Association

  • Coney Island Houses Tenant Association

  • Pulse Garden Farragut Houses Garden

  • Grow Brooklyn Green

  • Guardian Team of Pachamama

  • Harlem Transformation Project

  • Labyrinth Arts Collective

  • Mill Basin Library

  • P.S. 368K

  • Q Gardens

  • Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board

  • Remade in Brooklyn

  • Staten Island Makerspace

  • The W.O.W. Project

  • WE ACT for Environmental Justice

  • Wear Together NYC

2017 Winners

  • Caldwell Enrichment Program

  • Fixers Collective

  • GOOD+ Foundation

  • HarborLAB

  • Los Herederos

  • Marcus Garvey Park Alliance

  • Mott Hall II Community School

  • Fix Up Repair (Apprentice Program)

  • Fix Up Repair (Citywide)

  • Remade in Brooklyn

  • RPGA Studio

  • Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus

  • Smiling Hogshead Ranch

  • Staten Island Arts

  • Sue Rock Originals Everyone

  • Time’s Up!

MSWAB is fiscally sponsored by the Open Space Institute, Inc., as part of their Citizen Action Program.  OSI is a nonprofit public charity exempt from federal income tax under Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Contributions should be made payable to "Open Space Institute, Inc./Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board" and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.