This week, we’re thrilled to announce that the Foundation is one of just 13 in the country to receive a 2012 National Innovation Fund grant. The $150,000 award from the Convergence Partnership supports our work to build a network of healthy food and healthy living strategies in public housing communities in Brooklyn, specifically in Red Hook, Fort Greene, and Brownsville.
While the Brownsville story most often heard over the past few months has been about tragic gun violence—particularly among youth—the other side of the story, less frequently told, is of a community fighting back and seeking change. And we’re on their side.
This week we’re hearing a lot about heroes returning home to Brooklyn—Barbra Streisand will perform her first-ever concert in the borough a week before Jimmy Kimmel hosts a week of late night talk at BAM Harvey in October. But some of our heroes never left Brooklyn, dedicating their personal and professional lives to doing good right here. Like Greg Jackson.
Habitat for Humanity Joins City Partners to Celebrate the Opening of New Affordable Condominiums in Brooklyn
NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua, NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) Commissioner and CEO Darryl C. Towns, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz join Habitat for Humanity New York City, Amalgamated Bank and partners to announce the opening of St. John’s Residences Condominiums.
A grant to support a home based, early literacy program from families in the Parent Child Home program. Baby and Me is a structured reading and play group for children 0-3.
Operating support to facilitate this soup kitchen's comprehensive programs addressing hunger and poverty amidst a devastating economy, and to truly empower its members and guests.
General operating support to "super pantry's" annual distribution of 1.1 million meals and provision of social services to 5,800 individuals / families. This organization serves a total of 17,000 unduplicated families annually.
Renewal grant to support the Brownsville Partnership; a place-based homelessness prevention and community redevelopment initiative targeting 450 families in the NYCHA 4 developments. Past funding has supported initial outreach and training for residents.