Grants                                                                         Jobs (Please check to be sure the                                                                                                               following positions remain open)

MillionTreesNYC is launching the 2015 Mini-Grants program to empower committed community groups to organize and strengthen street tree stewardship efforts in their neighborhoods. Since 2012, MillionTreesNYC has offered grants to support self-initiated volunteer-based street tree care work. Five mini-grants will be reserved for registered GreenThumb community garden projects. Application deadline is April 21, 2015. Before you apply, please read the important guidelines. More information here…

The Abbey Duncan Brownfield Scholarship Program will provide financial support to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in the brownfield industry in New York City.  Brownfields are properties where redevelopment is complicated by the presence or potential presence of environmental contamination.  Awards will be up to $2000 and will be disbursed directly to the college at which the student is enrolled.  Deadline is March 9, 2015.

WATB2 logoWATB Leading by Giving 2015 non-profit grants will range from $1,000-$1,500 to Bronx-based projects addressing community development, planning, and organizing OR health and wellness.  The deadline is April 1, 2015.  For more information and link to the application, click here.

Nominate Sodexo Hero

Do you know a Sodexo employee fighting hunger?  Nominate them by March 6 tor a $5,000 Hero Of Everyday Life Award.  

Sodexo Foundation’s Heroes of Everyday Life awards honor employees who have invested their time, talent and service spirit to help some of the 49 million who are at risk of hunger in the United States.
Sodexo is committed to making a significant impact in the fight against hunger, and we want to recognize and reward our employees for their dedication, creativity, leadership and contributions to their local communities.

2015 Community-Scale Composting Grant to start, expand and grow composting programs. Small grants ranging from $100-$750 will be awarded.  Completed applications must be submitted by March 27, 2015.  Read more…

USDA-LogoThe Farmers Market Promotion Program
The FMPP was created through a recent amendment of the Farmer-to-Consumer Direct Marketing Act of 1976. The grants authorized by the FMPP, are targeted to help improve and expand domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities.

 Love Your Block Grant2015 Love Your Block Grants from Citizens Committee: through Neighborhood Grants. Citizens Committee awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to resident-led groups to work on community and school improvement projects throughout  the city. They prioritize groups based in low income  neighborhoods and Title I public schools. They support  projects that address issues that communities identify as  important to them – anything from community gardens to  tenant organizing. Applications due January 26, 2015.    ***Our 2015 application is closed. Thank you to all the groups that applied – stay tuned for grant decisions in April!
 Visit the website for full details and future applications.


Whether your school garden is in the planning stage, is being built, or is already up and growing, it’s important to register with Grow to Learn NYC, the Citywide School Gardens Initiative. That’s because by registering you can also apply for a Grow to Learn NYC MiniGrant, and become eligible to receive materials and expert assistance from GreenThumb.

When you register, your school and garden will also be connected to all the other gardens in the city, possibly featured in our Success Stories section and become a part of the growing School Garden Community.Follow this link to our registration page. By filling out one, easy on-line form, you’ll do three important things:

1) Register with Grow to Learn NYC.
2) Apply for a Grow to Learn NYC Mini-Grant.
3) Become eligible for GreenThumb materials and assistance.

When Patagonia started down the “Sustainable Road” in 1988, they couldn’t stop. Believing that business—and human—success in the next 100 years will have to come from working with nature rather than using it up, they created $20 Million & Change, an internal fund to help like-minded responsible start-up companies bring about positive benefit to the environment  This company believes that giving back at least 1% of their annual sales to environmental activism is not charity, it is part of the cost of doing business.

If you don’t already shop at Patagonia, you may want to after this fascinating read:  Environmental & Social Initiatives 2014.

2015 Community-Scale Composting Grant to start, expand and grow composting programs. Small grants ranging from $100-$750 will be awarded.  Completed applications must be submitted by March 27, 2015.  Read more…

greencartsGreen Carts are mobile food carts that offer fresh produce in New York City neighborhoods with limited access to healthy foods. A Green Cart only sells fresh fruits and vegetables.

WHEDco works with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to nurture entrepreneurship by assisting residents in opening Green Cart businesses.


If you love composting, the Lower East Side Ecology Center has a position open for a NYC Organics Collection Outreach Associate to help us enroll the virtues of compost to New Yorkers far and wide, and help keep food waste where it belongs: in the compost pile, not the landfill!

Summer 2015 Green Jobs for Youth
Get Green, Get Active, Get Smart, Get PAID
Green Jobs for Youth (GJ4Y) is a year round paid internship in which new summer participants attend  college lectures given by Lehman College’s esteemed Biology Department, returning participants attend GIS Certificate trainings provided by NYC Parks staff, and  both work outdoors with horticulturists and forest restoration staff from Van Cortlandt Park while completing labs and going on great field trips! In the fall interns are part of the leadership training sries where they lead several groups of volunteers in forest restoration. Application here...Eligibility Form here...

From the Bronx Health Reach website:  “We are currently looking to hire an Evaluation and Policy Analysis Coordinator, Nutrition & Physical Activity Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, and Communications Associate. Please contact Emma Rodgers at or (212) 633-0800 x1249 for more information.”

For volunteer and internship opportunities, please contact Kelly Moltzen at or (212) 633-0800 x1328

POTS looks for staff members who are committed to helping people move from crisis to stability and ultimately, self-sufficiency and to providing services with professionalism, compassion and respect. POTS is an equal opportunity employer with a competitive benefits and salary package.

Please visit Idealist for current openings and follow the application instructions on the posting. No phone or fax inquiries will receive a response.

GrowNYC has a few new jobs for which we’re looking to hire: an Executive Assistant, two development positions, a freelance web designer, a business planning specialist, and part-time compost coordinators.  Details here...    If you are interested in working for a * Greenmarket farmer or producer, either at their market stand or as an intern on the farm, please see the job listing here…  *Note – Greenmarket  farmers and producers operate independent businesses. Individuals hired by Greenmarket producers are not employees of  GrowNYC or Greenmarket.

Food Bank For New York City has the following open  positions:
For more employment opportunities, please check here…

Direct Marketing Manager
Nutrition and Health Services Associate
Warehouse Supervisor

City Harvest has current open positions

The New York Botanical Garden has a job opening for an Organics Recovery Coordinator, a grant-funded position with an estimated time of one year.

Alice Ferguson Foundation, an environmental educational organization on the Potomac River, focused on connection people with a natural world, has positions available now.



If you are interested in working for the environment, the greenguru network has a job board.

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