2017 Public Purpose Grant Application Guide
Thank you for visiting our Public Purpose Grant information page. Letters of Intent are now available for qualified applicants.
Public Purpose funds ﬁrst became available after the construction of Manhattan Park in 1989 when New York State allowed the fund to be established in lieu of the developers paying sales tax on construction materials. The RIOC Board of Directors approves the allocation of these funds yearly based upon the recommendation of the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA). Not-for-proﬁt community organizations are welcome to apply for a Public Purpose Grant by following the application process below.
Public Purpose Funds should be allocated to beneﬁt Roosevelt Island residents, enhancing their quality of life through education, artistic and cultural enrichment, improved health or a better environment.
Applying for a Grant
Prior to submitting a request for funding, we recommend that you click the links below to thoroughly review the Public Purpose Grant Procedures and information on funding limitations, organization qualiﬁcations and the overall review process. If you determine that your organization ﬁts within these guidelines, you may apply for a grant by submitting an online inquiry.
Please send any questions to PublicPurpose@rioc.ny.gov