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Our next event: April 15th, 2021

$1,000 + NYC Mayoral Candidates + You!

Join us on April 15th for a live, virtual pitch event where 5 finalists for our $1,000 grant will pitch NYC Mayoral Candidates who will practice their Ranked Choice Voting skills to pick that month's winner.

As a bonus, you can help select the Audience Choice project for an additional grant.

Do you have an idea you'd like to pitch? Applications are open until midnight on March 31st. Submit your application!

Tickets are limited, so get your FREE tickets now!

Do you have questions about the event, or are you with a mayoral campaign and would like to participate? Email us at

Our application deadline is the last day of the month. We meet on the second Monday of each month to review the previous month's submissions. If your application is time-sensitive, please let us know in your applications.

New York is bubbling with creativity and we are looking to fund really cool projects that touch everything from tech to social to art to media to education. Do you have a great idea? Apply for an AwesomeNYC grant today!

Some tips for writing an awesome grant application:

  • Be brief - we have a ton of applications to review every month
  • Be fun - remember, you want your application to stand out from the pack
  • Be specific - we want to know how you're going to use the $1,000 - show us that you've thought this thing through

If your project was not selected in a given month, please feel free to reapply. We generally only review applications from the current month's pool. In addition, please feel free to get in touch with us if you'd like feedback on your application - we're happy to talk!

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