Profile: GrowNYC, a 44-year-old environmental nonprofit, improves New York City's quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations. Programs: Greenmarket, Office of Recycling Outreach and Education, Open Space Greening, Environmental Education and Grow to Learn NYC: Citywide School Gardens Initiative.


For Profit/Non Profit Status: Not-for-Profit (501c3)

Charity Evaluation Status: Guidestar, Better Business Bureau, Charity Navigator (Silver rating in 2014)

Textile Recovery Methods (reuse/recycling): Both (partner with for-profit and non-profit recyclers to provide textile collection points at farmers markets throughout NYC)

Accepted Items: Clean and dry clothing, paired shoes, linens, handbags, belts, and other reusable textiles. No fabric rolls or scraps of any size, rugs, carpeting, pillows, comforters, or luggage

Sorting Policy: None

Advertising: Collections are promoted through paid advertising, printed materials, on-site outreach, website, internet event postings and press releases.

Number of Collection Bins: None (36 permanent farmers market locations included in database)