History of Cities of Service
Cities of Service has experienced incredible growth in its first few years. This timeline shows you some of our most significant moments in building a coalition of cities and creating a movement around citizen engagement.
$4M in Leadership Grants Awarded
Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and The Rockefeller Foundation, 20 cities receive grants to develop and implement comprehensive service plans.
$2M Impact Volunteering Fund Awarded
Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Cities of Service awards nearly $2 million in two rounds to help 29 cities implement high-impact volunteer strategies.
Expansion to Independent Nonprofit
Launch of Cities of Service U.K.
In partnership with Nesta, Cities of Service launches in seven U.K. cities.
Cities of Service Coalition Grows to Represent 200 Cities
Beginning with 17 cities in 2009, the Cities of Service coalition breaks the 200 mark.
First Mayors Convening Held in New York City
For the first time, Cities of Service brings together 16 mayors from across the U.S. to discuss how government can better engage its citizens to solve public problems.