EIN 27-1207970

Cities of Service

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This nonprofit is terminated or no longer active
Cities of Service may be no longer active or terminated. Either the organization hasn't filed a Form 990 in many years and appears to no longer be active, or they marked in their most recent Form 990 that they have closed down.
Cities of Service is a nonprofit organization that helps mayors build stronger Cities by changing the way local government and citizens work together. We help coalition Cities tap into the knowledge, creativity, and Service of their citizens to solve critical public problems and create more vibrant Cities. Started in 2009 by new york city mayor michael r. bloomberg and incubated at his foundation, Cities of Service now operates independently to provide comprehensive support to our growing coalition of Cities.
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Program areas at Cities of Service

As city leaders mobilized to address the covid-19 pandemic, Cities of Service launched an incredible response to support our on-the-ground contacts in communities all across the country. This response included: working with our grantees to modify program plans, budgets, and metrics; hosting weekly video conference calls for the americorps vistas serving in city halls as part of our programs; hosting bi-weekly video conference calls for our city leads, alternating between more guided conversations and open forums for staff to bring their timely questions; and introducing a monthly webinar series, with a particular focus on helping Cities to engage and support vulnerable communities in their covid-19 response. This effort helped 320 staff from more than 170 Cities this volatile and challenging time.
In 2020, Cities of Service officially became part of centers for civic impact at johns hopkins university. We are excited to join the center for government excellence, the govex academy, and the center for applied public research in empowering the public sector through expertise, training, research, and collaboration - and look forward to bringing our citizen engagement expertise to the centers' work.
In 2020, Cities of Service administered three national grant programs. Through love your block, city leaders engage citizen volunteers to revitalize city neighborhoods, one block at a time. Experience matters draws upon the experience and expertise of adults aged 50+ to tackle public problems, ranging from financial insecurity to property code violations. Guiding opportunities engages residents to achieve positive economic and social outcomes with community-informed opportunity zone investments.in addition to providing funding, Cities of Service helps recruit and select americorps vista members to provide additional capacity for citizen engagement in participating Cities. Cities of Service also provides technical assistance throughout the grant term, including training in our proven citizen engagement model, project design assistance, program management support, opportunities to learn from experts and peers, and access to resources to replicate best practices from other Cities.

Who funds Cities of Service

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Rockefeller FoundationIn Support of the Guiding Opportunity (Go) Americorps Vista Program, An Effort To Help City Leaders in the U.s. Achieve Positive Economic and Social Outcomes Through Community-Informed Opportunity Zone Investments$360,000

Personnel at Cities of Service

Gail B. NayowithFormer Interim Executive Director / Secretary$0
Myung J LeeFormer Executive Director
Amy MillerDirector of Strategy and Special Projects$119,521
Nikola PavelicDirector of Engagement and Programs
Rose RodriguezDirector of Programs
...and 5 more key personnel

Financials for Cities of Service

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$810,173
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$810,173

Form 990s for Cities of Service

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-06-11990View PDF
2019-122022-02-09990View PDF
2018-122020-06-15990View PDF
2017-122019-02-15990View PDF
2016-122017-12-19990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
February 3, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
August 12, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 2, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
August 2, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $360,000 from Rockefeller Foundation
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ReligiousLobbyingPartially liquidatedTerminated
General information
Co Geller Advisors PO Box 1510
New York, NY 10150
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
New York County, NY
Website URL
(212) 583-6000
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
W20: Government and Public Administration
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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