Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.

Stories of Participatory Budgeting in Action

Meet Ashley: lover of cats, urban farms, and PBP.

By Lila Barrett | December 6, 2016

PBP’s work to transform democracy is only made possible by the commitment and generosity of our donors. Our donors sustain our work and our spirits – they are fantastic, unique, and passionate people, and it’s about time that you met them! This month, the spotlight is on one of our youngest and most awesome supporters,…

Age is just a number: young people leading the change #GivingTuesday

By Harvir Kaur | November 29, 2016

“Every year I engage in PB I learn more about the process and am more interested in community organizing.” Naomi Estevez, 16 years old “Through PB, it feels like my voice is being heard as a person of color and a teen.” Darnell Maxwell, 17 years old This is participatory budgeting (PB) in action. PB…

Vanessa Acheampong-Tieku

By PBPadmin | September 8, 2016

A member of the New York City Youth Council (NYCYC), Vanessa Acheampong-Tieku hails from District 16 and is thankful for the opportunities to work with a variety of people and see different perspectives during her time with the program. The NYCYC is a partnership between the New York City Council and Coro New York Leadership…

How Participatory Budgeting Works

PB involves an annual cycle of meeting and voting, integrated into the broader decision-making process.




Millions of dollars dedicated to community-driven projects.


People impacting change in their communities.


Local project ideas completed using public funds.

Our Resource Center

PBP creates and shares toolkits, guides, templates and best practice materials to support your participatory budgeting process work.