Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Adhikaar 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants To support community legal clinics and advocacy efforts for Nepali immigrants with Temporary Protected Status Boroughwide
Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Services 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To create a network of service providers for more than 8,000 Bangladeshi clients a year to address domestic violence, mental health, and other health services in addition to housing, legal, and education support services. East New York, City Line
Cave Canem 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in 1996 to remedy the under-representation and isolation of black poets, Cave Canem has grown from a gathering of 26 poets to become an influential movement and artistic incubator based in Brooklyn with a high-achieving international fellowship of over 425, and a local workshop community of over 900 poets. Boroughwide
Center for Law and Social Justice 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in Brooklyn in 1985 as a community service unit of Medgar Evers College to serve as an institutional response to pervasive racial injustices, the Center for Law and Social Justice continues pushing for meaningful policy changes to stem the institutionalization of police brutality and systemic racism across New York City. In addition to promoting alternative community policing solutions, it is a leading advocate for the protection and integrity of voting rights and for racial equity in public education. Boroughwide, Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Brownsville
Chinese Staff and Workers' Association 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support outreach and organizing work reaching 3,000 community members living and/or working in Brooklyn's Chinatowns, with a focus on service workers--including home attendants, restaurant and delivery workers. CSWA will partner with legal services and pro bono attorneys to assist workers in seeking legal recourse for stolen wages and involved workers in education and advocacy efforts to improve state policy on wage theft. Sunset Park, Bensonhurst
Chinese-American Planning Council 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For the "Advancing Our CommUNITY" strategy in Brooklyn to connect the organization's long-term social services work to new social change strategies, including civic engagement (Know Your Rights, Voter Registration, Census 2020) , policy/advocacy (increased advocacy around legislative priorities), and community mobilization (training for staff on immigrant rights, economic and racial justice, policy advocacy, and community organizing)/ Boroughwide, Sunset Park, Bensonhurst
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support advocacy and immigration legal services Boroughwide
Enlace 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support leadership development and organizing work of the New York Worker Center Federation Boroughwide
Enlace 2018 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants Support for the National Freedom Cities Convening which aims to strengthen relationships between leaders spanning issues from fighting mass incarceration to supporting immigrant families and building Black youth leadership; map the changing political landscape; and create a strategic plan to mobilize thousands of people in New York and across the country in the Freedom Cities movement. The Freedom Cities movement was created in January 2017 by immigrants and communities of color to make entire cities, towns, and communities safe for immigrants, Black people, Muslims, workers and all oppressed communities. Boroughwide
Equality for Flatbush 2018 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support multilingual organizing and advocacy work around anti-gentrification, police accountability, and ICE-FREE NYC East Flatbush, Flatbush, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Crown Heights, Park Slope, Bushwick, Bedford Stuyvesant, East New York, Sunset Park
exalt 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Since its founding in 2006 in Brooklyn, exalt has worked with over 1200 youth ages 15-19 who have been involved in the criminal justice system. exalt equips youth with tools and experiences to avoid further criminal justice system involvement through structured classes for tangible skill development, individualized support to navigate the education and justice systems, placement in paid internships, and an alumni network of resources. Boroughwide
Families for Freedom 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To provide outreach and political education to communities most at risk of detention and deportation, especially long-term resident green card holders with nonviolent criminal convictions. Boroughwide
Griot Circle 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in 1996 by a group of LGBTQ elders of color living in Brooklyn to address the systemic racial, social, and economic injustices that LGBTQ elders of color experience, GRIOT Circle now offers culturally-sensitive, innovative programming to over 400 members throughout the year, Boroughwide
Laundry Workers Center 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the Laundromat Campaign, a multifaceted, immigrant women-led campaign that provides training and resources so that laundromat workers can advocate for equitable, safe, and dignified workplaces through workplace organizing and city-wide legislation. Funds will focus on Brooklyn’s Latinx immigrant workers in retail, laundromat, and food service industries. Boroughwide, Flatbush, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Sunset Park, Borough Park
Red Hook Initiative 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in 2002 as a program of a local hospital in response to the severity of health and social issues in Red Hook, RHI has become a neighborhood stronghold and nationally recognized model for youth and community development, providing safe and enriching opportunities for young people ages 11- 24 primarily living in the Red Hook Houses—New York City’s largest NYCHA housing development. Red Hook
RIF Asylum Support 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To expand legal and social services for asylum seekers through workshops, community meetings, a monthly support group, and one-on-one individualized support. Boroughwide
The Legal Aid Society 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support immigrant clients within the Immigration Law Unit’s various projects including the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project, Immigration Representation Project, Immigrant Youth Project, and the affirmative benefits project Boroughwide
596 Acres 2017 $20,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program To support stewardship, preservation, and transformation of two neighborhood lots into community gardens. Crown Heights
Active Citizen Project 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a youth leadership initiative centered at the organization’s community farm that aims to help young people improve the conditions that determine their quality of life and ability to thrive Brownsville, East New York, Crown Heights
Alex House Project 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide pregnancy and parenting groups for teens and other young, low-income, first time mothers and fathers in Red Hook Red Hook
Arab American Association of New York 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For advocacy and organizing in Brooklyn’s Muslims communities Bay Ridge, Sunset Park
Arab American Association of New York: 2017 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership fellowship for Arab and Muslim youth that provides resources and tools to address advocacy issues including immigration, police accountability, and racial justice Boroughwide
Arab American Family Support Center 2017 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants To support “Stomp Out the Muslim Ban!”, an art protest and dance rally at Brooklyn Borough Hall, presented by young women activists using traditional Arabic dance as a tool to protest anti-Muslim bigotry Boroughwide, Downtown
Arab American Family Support Center 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For outreach, social services, and leadership development in Brooklyn’s Muslims communities, particularly for Yemeni residents Boroughwide
Arab-American Family Support Center 2017 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs that strengthen Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian immigrant youth’s academic achievement, creative expression and healthy behaviors Boroughwide
ARTs East New York 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Public Art Apprenticeship Program and Young Artist Institute for young people interested in the arts as a tool for social change East New York
Atlas: DIY 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For the community-based "cooperative model" that provides free legal, educational, and social services for undocumented youth and their allies Sunset Park
Atlas:DIY 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants Support for eligible youth applying for DACA renewals before October 5, 2017 deadline Boroughwide, Sunset Park
Atlas:DIY 2017 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support increased organizational capacity to meet the legal, social service, and advocacy needs of New York City’s young immigrants Sunset Park, Boroughwide
Audre Lorde Project 2017 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize An inter-generational organizing center for LGBT people of color that promotes community wellness and progressive social and economic justice in New York City. Founded in Brooklyn in 1996, ALP works with over 8,000 members on issues including creating safety models against police brutality and hate crimes, as well as training small businesses, community organizations, and neighborhood leaders on de-escalation and safety strategies. Boroughwide
Audre Lorde Project 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support youth-led programs and advocacy for LGBTQIA people of color that build leadership and organizing skills, reduce surveillance policing, and promote safer communities Boroughwide
Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Services 2017 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants From April–June 2017, BACDYS will offer 4 free "Know Your Rights" workshops for East New York's Bangladeshi community, designed to empower immigrants and address fears by providing accurate legal education in Bengali. East New York, City Line
Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger 2017 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Green Teens sustainable farming paid apprenticeship program for Brooklyn youth aged 15-24 Bedford Stuyvesant
Bethany United Methodist Church 2017 $20,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program To support services, workshops, and cultural programming that engage residents around issues in the community. Crown Heights
Black Alliance for Just Immigration 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For organizing and legal clinics and language support of Black Muslim immigrants Boroughwide

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