Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
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
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 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
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
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
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
Black Alliance for Just Immigration 2017 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants To fund the organization of a political education session highlighting issues affecting Black immigrant workers—including economic inequality, unemployment, racial discrimination, and the impact of harsh immigration enforcement practices—as well as mobilizing a Black contingent for May Day 2017 that lifts up unique issues facing Black immigrant workers . Boroughwide
Brooklyn Defender Services 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For rapid legal defense for affected individuals Boroughwide
Center for Family Life 2017 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For the Sanctuary Families Project at Center for Family Life (CFL), which supports immigrant parents at risk of deportation and mobilizes community allies to create long-term child care plans for children remaining in the United States. CFL will work with up to 100 immigrant families in Sunset Park and will recruit, train and certify a cohort of neighborhood-based kinship and foster parents who will be prepared to serve as sanctuary families for children. Funding will also support a partnership with the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) to develop and distribute 1,000 “Visual Guardianship Guides” that illustrate guardianship choices for immigrant families. Sunset Park
Common Justice 2017 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize A restorative justice program of the Vera Institute of Justice that works with responsible parties and those harmed by violent crime in Brooklyn. Founded in 2008, Common Justice is the first and only alternative to incarceration program for violent crimes in the adult courts in the United States. It works with 16 to 24-year-olds to address the criminal justice system’s over-reliance on incarceration, to halt cycles of violence, and to meet the needs of victims of crime. To date, fewer than 8% of its participants have been terminated from the program for committing a new crime. Boroughwide
DRUM, Desis Rising up and Moving 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For advocacy, organizing, and the “Hate Free Zone” initiative launched in Kensington, Brooklyn Boroughwide, Kensington
Faith in New York 2017 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To mobilize local congregations in support of immigrant rights. Key strategies include the Faith Over Fear Emergency Response Network, which provides immediate legal aid, mobilizes supporters in the faith community, and builds awareness of mass deportation issues; monthly trainings for congregations that have offered their houses of worship as a safe sanctuary for immigrants in case of large-scale deportations; Know Your Rights workshops for immigrant communities; and a civic engagement strategy to mobilize support for an immigrant justice platform, including a municipal voting campaign, candidate forums, boot camps for congregations and faith leaders, and voter outreach. Boroughwide
Haiti Cultural Exchange 2017 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program To support local Haitian artists who will facilitate arts activities and programming in Westbrook Memorial Garden to bring community concerns to light. Crown Heights
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For ally-building and trainings to create connections between anti-Islamophobia and anti-Semitism organizing Boroughwide
Make the Road New York 2017 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize An immigrant-led organization that develops grassroots leadership to mobilize Latino and working class communities. It provides legal services, education, and employment access to achieve policy change. MRNY is dedicated to building community power and racial equity in Bushwick, where it was founded in 1997. It now has over 20,000 members and 200 staff working across New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Boroughwide
Make the Road New York 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For advocacy and organizing across immigrant populations and support for multi-step “Our Plan to Resist Trump” initiative Boroughwide, Bushwick
MoCADA 2017 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize A “museum without walls” that serves the African Diasporan community through art exhibitions, education, and community programs to promote African diasporan art, racial equity, and social justice in Brooklyn. Founded in 1999, this year it is expanding from 2,000 sq. ft. to a new 20,000 sq. ft. headquarters in Fort Greene. Boroughwide
Neighbors Together 2017 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize A dynamic soup kitchen, social service provider, and community center committed to ending hunger and poverty in Ocean Hill, Brownsville, and Bedford Stuyvesant since 1982. It provides empowerment and community action programming to organize community members to advocate for policy change, in addition to serving 80,000 meals annually out of its community café. Ocean Hill, Brownsville, Bedford Stuyvesant
New Sanctuary Coalition 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support immigrant-led efforts that mobilize interfaith congregations to defend families facing deportation, build awareness of unjust immigration policies, and serve as witnesses in immigration court and detention centers. NSC is developing a cohort of Sanctuary Congregations in Brooklyn and citywide to provide housing for individuals and families at risk of deportation while they pursue a stay of deportation or suspension of their case entirely. Funds also support leadership trainings, ongoing legal clinics, and a rapid response volunteer network of immigrants and allies. Boroughwide
New York Communities for Change 2017 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants In May 2017, NYCC will launch a member-led community defense network in Flatbush to protect its Latinx, Caribbean, and Middle Eastern immigrant members and neighbors from deportations, police brutality, and mass incarceration—all of which disproportionately affect Brooklyn’s immigrant, especially Black immigrant, populations. Flatbush
New York Communities for Change 2017 $30,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program For supporting the inclusion of community voices to inform the development plan of the city-owned Bedford-Union Armory. Crown Heights
New York Immigration Coalition 2017 $25,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For city-wide collaboration and the “This is Our New York” 6-point response plan, including outreach and education, legal services, combating hate crimes, advocacy and organizing, capacity building, and media campaigns Boroughwide
OCA-NY Asian Pacific American Advocates 2017 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants In June 2017, OCA will host "Where Can Immigrants Living in Fear and Uncertainty Get Help?” a forum that brings together elected officials, government agencies, law professional, and community organizations to assist Asian immigrant communities in Brooklyn with legal advice and immigration fraud alert. The forum will be held at the Chinese Promise Baptist Church in Sunset Park. Sunset Park
Repair the World NYC 2017 $20,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program To support increased accessibility, programming and community partnerships that bring new and long-term residents together to meet community needs at its storefront space on Nostrand Avenue. Crown Heights
Safe Horizon 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For Safe Horizon’s Immigration Law Project (ILP) to expand services to immigrant victims of crime, abuse, domestic violence, trafficking, and torture in Brooklyn—particularly those with complex immigration matters, at risk of being removed from the United States. Funds will also increase training for frontline staff at community-based social service agencies so that they are informed on current immigration policies and practices. This includes staff at local hospitals, schools, shelters, and places of worship. Boroughwide
The New American Leaders Project 2017 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants On June 9, 2017, NALP will host “Ready to Rise,” a training for 120 first- and second-generation immigrants in New York City that will demystify the political process and embolden immigrant women to run for public office. Boroughwide
Active Citizen Project 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
Added Value 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Urban farming and youth empowerment program, which hires a cohort of teens to run the farm, farmers market, and community food events as they develop leadership on food justice issues. Red Hook
Alex House 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Pregnancy and parenting groups for teens and other young, low-income, first time mothers and fathers in Red Hook. Red Hook
Ancient Song Doula Services 2016 Invest in Youth Youth Voice Awards Awarded to Sevonna Marie Brown with Ancient Song Doula Services for "Reproductive Renaissance," which uses grassroots political philosophy to foster a restorative space for women of color to come together and seek refuge in reproductive justice and education. Black girls and women of color have a history of using their personal spaces—the living room, grandma’s bedroom, the kitchen, the beauty salon, the front porch—as spaces for women-centered empowerment and healing. Bedford Stuyvesant
Arab American Association of New York 2016 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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 Association of New Yotk 2016 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Emergency Grants Support for neighborhood-based, immigrant-led organizations working on the frontlines to address legal, safety, and civil rights issues. Boroughwide, Bay Ridge
Arab-American Family Support Center 2016 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Programs that strengthen Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian immigrant youth’s academic achievement, creative expression and healthy behaviors. Boroughwide
Arts & Democracy 2016 Invest in Youth Youth Voice Awards Award recipient Hasiba Haq with Arts & Democracy for "Sari Project," which aims to connect young Bangladeshis with women in the community in an intergenerational exchange of stories using the idea of Saris, a traditional outfit for Bangladeshi women, to explore their immigration stories and their histories. The project will help young immigrants and second-generation youth connect with elders in their society, and help carve an identity for them in a diverse borough. Kensington

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