Public Purpose Grants 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 Grants 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.
Additional Information about can be found in the Public Purpose Grant Procedures
Applying for a Grant
All prospective applicants must submit a Letter of Intent. The Letter of Intent Form (“LOI”) is due on April 01, 2019. Qualifying applicants will then be invited to submit a grant application. Please click on this link “Letter of Intent” to access the LOI.
You can find the 19-20 Grant Application and relevant appendixes by clicking on the links below
2018 Presentation Schedule
Check out the 2018 Presentation Schedule (PDF).
Status of Fiscal Year 2015 to 2016 Public Purpose Funds
View the status of the FY 15/16 Public Purpose Grants (PDF).
Status of Fiscal Year 2016 to 2017 Public Purpose Funds
View the status of the FY 16/17 Public Purpose Grants (PDF).
Status of Fiscal Year 2017 to 2018 Public Purpose Funds
View the status of the FY 17/18 Public Purpose Grants (PDF).