How It Works

The voluntary program matches small contributions from NYC residents allowing candidates who participate to receive up to $2,000 in public funds per eligible contributor.

What’s New in the Campaign Finance Program

There are exciting changes to New York City’s landmark Campaign Finance Program for candidates running in city elections beginning in 2019.


Find out why NYC’s matching funds program is one of the strongest in the country. Why should candidates participate? What does the public get from its investment?

Impact of Public Funds

The Program gives a greater voice to New York City residents and allows a broader spectrum of candidates to run for office, giving voters more choices at the polls.

Campaign Finance Resources

What do contributors need to know? Still curious about the matching funds program? Find more detailed information about public financing in New York City.