Community Project Grants

Community Project Grants to Prevent and Address Bias and Hate

The NYC Mayor’s Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes (OPHC) and the NYC Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) are pleased to announce the availability of Community Project Grants to encourage individuals, groups, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and other entities located in New York City to implement creative projects that promote community respect, prevent hate violence, and seek to address hate crimes, bias-motivated incidents, and discrimination through pathways outside of law enforcement and the criminal legal system. Applicants can propose projects including, but not limited to, community workshops, educational videos, events, conferences, and social media campaigns. Be creative! Community Project Grants will be administered by OPHC through discretionary funding.

OPHC and CCHR are partnering to inspire and support approaches that cultivate positive relationships among New Yorkers; increase community-led responses to hate crimes and bias-motivated incidents; improve reporting of incidents; build community cohesion; and develop educational programs that increase cultural competence, awareness, and respect for all.


  • Hate Crimes: any offense that is motivated in whole or substantial part by a belief or perception of a person, a group or a place identified with a particular protected characteristic, including "race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, religious practice, age, disability, or sexual orientation.”
  • Bias incidents: Identity-based verbal or discriminatory harassment that does not rise to the level of a hate crime and does not involve a physical attack, a threat of attack, or property damage.
  • Discrimination: To act based on a preference or prejudice; Occurs when you are treated differently because of any of your protected categories in a way that causes an adverse impact to you. (

Grants up to $10,000.

Application Process

Applications are currently CLOSED and being reviewed by the Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes (OPHC) and NYC Commission on Human Rights (CCHR).

Because of the volume of inquiries, the selection committee is unable to respond to individual messages concerning your submissions. You will hear back around mid-to-late February regarding the status of your application and whether it has been approved. Please monitor your email for any communications regarding its status.

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