Greenpoint and Newtown Creek

Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund

Greenpoint and Newtown Creek | Credit: Mitch Waxman

The Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund is designed to provide environmental improvements and address environmental areas of concern such as water quality, groundwater, open space, reduction of toxic pollution, and air quality in the Greenpoint, Brooklyn community.


The Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) is a $19.5 million grant program created by the New York State Attorney General’s Office and Department of Environmental Conservation (the State). Funding for the GCEF was obtained by the State in a settlement with ExxonMobil over oil and related environmental contamination at its Greenpoint, Brooklyn facility and in the surrounding community.

Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund partners

The goal of GCEF is to secure significant environmental improvements in Greenpoint, and more specifically:

  • To support projects that address the Greenpoint community’s environmental priorities, such as improving water quality, groundwater, open space, toxic pollution, and air quality.
  • To engage and partner with the Greenpoint community in a transparent and objective grantmaking process, ensuring the community has a direct, continuing role in guiding GCEF’s development and implementation. 

GCEF is administered for the State through a partnership between the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Greenpoint-based North Brooklyn Development Corporation. 
How do I get more information about GCEF?
This site is designed to provide in-depth applicant information. For more information about GCEF and how to get involved in "greening" Greenpoint:

Application Information

GCEF 2018 Applicant Webinar Recording View Now
2018 RFP View Now
GCEF 2018 Applicant Tip Sheet View Now
2018 Full Proposal Narrative Template View Now
GCEF Detailed Budget Instructions View Now
GCEF 2018 Applicant Webinar Slides View Now
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