The Brooklyn Accelerator Incubator Project at Brooklyn Community Foundation aims to support promising local leaders and organizations. Over an 18-month period, we help build the capacity of up to three small, innovative organizations dedicated to sparking change for a more fair and just Brooklyn.
AREAS OF FOCUS
The Incubator Project supports nonprofits, community groups, and community leaders working in one or more of the following areas of focus:
- Housing Rights
- Immigrant Rights
- Gender Equity
- Environmental Justice
- Criminal Justice
- Arts and Culture
- Co-working space for up to 2 staff members or volunteers per organization for an 18 month period;
- A stipend of up to $5,000 (to be used over 18 months) for legal fees, web development, meeting and travel costs, and other start-up costs;
- Use of a large conference room and kitchen as well as copy and fax machine, telephone and voicemail services, internet service;
- Access to topical workshops and skill-building opportunities.
The Incubator Project supports organizations that:
- Have a demonstrated track record working on the Incubator Project’s focus areas;
- Have a demonstrated commitment to racial justice and a community-driven approach;
- Are led by directly affected communities and people of color;
- Have been in operation for at least a year;
- May or not be registered as a 501(c)(3), but have:
- A stable and committed board of directors or advisory board;
- An operating budget of $250,000 or less;
- Are closely aligned with the Foundation’s five defining values: Courage, Respect, Honesty, Collaboration, and Creativity.
- Priority will be given, but not limited to, community organizations and leaders that are based in Crown Heights.