Brooklyn Community Foundation Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Footsteps 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Youth Empowerment Program to help ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn youth access resources to assist them in their journeys beyond their communities, develop leadership skills, and connect with one another. Crown Heights, Borough Park, Kensington, Flatbush
FUREE/Fifth Avenue Committee 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the overhaul and relaunch of FUREE-ous Youth!, a leadership and advocacy program for youth living in NYCHA Developments in Gowanus. Boroughwide
Girls for Gender Equity 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating Support for to advance advocacy strategies led by young people with a focus on young cis and trans women of color, gender fluid, and LGBTQI youth in the quest for justice and equity within the racial justice movement. Boroughwide
Global Kids 2015 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Global Kids’ mission is to educate and inspire underserved youth to become successful students, global citizens, and community leaders. Funds will be used for the Human Rights Activist Project in three Crown Heights public schools to empower youth to advocate for community and global issues through interactive workshops on community organizing, social action, digital and social media, policy, and root causes. Crown Heights
Good Shepherd Services 2015 $100,000 Invest in Youth Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project Good Shepherd Services (GSS) will provide restorative justice practices and coordination at the School for Democracy and Leadership in East Flatbush. GSS is a leading New York City youth and family development agency with over 85 programs serving more than 30,000 children, youth, and families in under-resourced communities. East Flatbush
Green City Force 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the implementation of two major "green jobs" workforce initiatives in Brooklyn: a partnership with the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice to recruit and train young adults from NYCHA Developments with the highest crime rates and the build-out of two urban farms on NYCHA developments in Brooklyn. Crown Heights, Borough Park, Kensington, Flatbush, Williamsburg
Groundswell Community Mural Project 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for the organization's unique mission to bring together youth, artists, and community partners' through a collective impact model that uses public art as a tool for social change. Boroughwide
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to advance programs through which Central Brooklyn youth deepen their cultural identity, build assets, save money for college, develop artistic, personal and leadership skills, and advocate for solutions to pressing social justice issues. Flatbush, East Flatbush, Bedford Stuyvesant, Canarsie, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Brownsville
JustLeadership USA 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Campaign to #CloseRikers, a comprehensive multiyear effort to close Rikers Island, which includes the immediate removal of all 16 and 17-year-olds. Boroughwide
Make the Road New York 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to advance organizing to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, foster restorative justice in schools, implement and expand community schools, and bring about reforms for greater police accountability and transparency. Bushwick
Mixteca 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to help the Mexican and Latin-American immigrant organization expand to balance critical service provision with immigrant advocacy work, community building and organizing, and skills-building programs. Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Coney Island, Bensonhurst, Park Slope, Red Hook
New York Peace Institute 2015 $100,000 Invest in Youth Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project New York Peace Institute will provide restorative justice practices and coordination at the Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies in Coney Island. New York Peace Institute is one of the nation’s largest community mediation services, with expertise in special education mediation. They have previously partnered with the Department of Probation, the New York City Department of Education, NYPD and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s offices. Coney Island
NYC Coalition for Educational Justice 2015 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program NYC Coalition for Educational Justice is a parent-led movement that seeks to affect policy change and create a more equitable educational system. Funds will support local parent engagement around the Department of Education's Community Schools Initiative, which will bring over a million dollars in new resources to three Crown Heights schools. Crown Heights
Partnership with Children 2015 $100,000 Invest in Youth Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project Partnership with Children will provide restorative justice practices and coordination at Ebbets Field Middle School in Crown Heights. Partnership with Children provides critical social and emotional support for the hardest-to-reach students and engages families in the school community so they can succeed in school, society and life. They have social workers in 32 public schools in all five boroughs and manage all community resources and support services in 12 community schools. Crown Heights
Polish American Community Services 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Immigration Options for Victims of Domestic Violence, which aims to increase awareness of resources for victims of domestic violence and to provide free legal services for immigrants in Greenpoint. Greenpoint
Progress Playbook 2015 $5,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Progress Playbook designs customized learning experiences for entrepreneurs so that they can accomplish their business goals. A $5,000 grant will provide 10 Crown Heights youth with a three-month entrepreneur training program, through which each will develop a comprehensive business plan. Three plans selected by community members will receive financial and technical assistance to launch or expand their business within Crown Heights. Crown Heights
Red Hook Initiative 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Red Hook Youth Leaders Program, a 4-year program that provides job readiness and leadership training, part-time employment, academic support, and services to assist young people toward high school graduation, college, and/or meaningful employment. Red Hook
Sadie Nash Leadership Project 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Brooklyn Summer Institute and partnership classes in schools to strengthen, empower, and equip low-income young women from Central Brooklyn and Coney Island to be agents of change in their own lives and their communities. Bedford Stuyvesant, Coney Island, Crown Heights, East New York
Simone Leigh 2015 $5,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Resident Simone Leigh is receiving a $5,000 grant to support an innovative series of drumming classes and workshops for black women and girls in Crown Heights, which seeks to build bridges across cultures and communities and provide a nurturing environment where participants can relax, learn new skills, exercise, and connect in a non-competitive way. Crown Heights
Sweet River Consulting 2015 $100,000 Invest in Youth Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project Sweet River Consulting will provide restorative justice practices and coordination at Science Skills Center High School in Downtown Brooklyn. The founders of Sweet River Consulting have over 10 years’ experience implementing school-wide restorative justice policies and programs, and providing youth programming and leadership development. Sweet River Consulting is supported by the Center for Nu Leadership, a criminal justice advocacy organization in Central Brooklyn. Downtown
Teachers Unite 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Youth-led Transformative Justice initiative to organize alternatives to suspension in up to five public schools in under-resourced and over-policed Brooklyn communities. Brownsville, East New York, Bushwick, Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, East Williamsburg, Sunset Park
The Laundromat Project 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the People's POWER Lab, a new youth-focused out-of-school initiative that engages young people of color in Central Brooklyn in creative expression, community activism, and leadership development training. Bedford Stuyvesant
The Precedential Group 2015 $5,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Incubator Project The Precedential Group, founded by Marlon Peterson in 2014, is an organization working to establish “Child Safe Zones” to reduce gun violence in Brooklyn neighborhoods by engaging young people, local police, schools, and residents. Marlon Peterson has led, advised, and supported several criminal justice reform organizations including Fortune Society, Crown Heights Mediation Center, and New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. Marlon recently received the Soros Fellowship Award from Open Society Foundation. For more information: marlonpeterson.com Crown Heights, Brownsville, East New York
The Youth Farm 2015 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program The Youth Farm is a one-acre farm on the Wingate Campus that grows approximately 15,000 pounds of fresh, culturally relevant crops for the Crown Heights community each year. Funds will support a year-round youth program, an advanced organic farming training program for adults, and a paid summer youth employment program. Crown Heights
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Youth Justice Troupes Program, which comprises four Brooklyn-based theatre troupes and engages court-involved youth as actors and playwrights in a comprehensive theatre-for-social justice program. Boroughwide
Turning Point Brooklyn 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for the development and empowerment of youth and immigrant families in Sunset Park through classroom instruction, case management services, and extracurricular activities focused on building advocacy and leadership skills and mentoring relationships, as well as its shelter for young women. Sunset Park
UHAB 2015 $15,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program UHAB organizes tenants to fight poor living conditions in buildings neglected or abandoned by landlords; in 2013, three UHAB-organized tenant associations formed the Crown Heights Tenants Union. A $15,000 grant will support their focus on ending bad living conditions, illegal displacement, and loss of rent-regulated housing in Crown Heights by bolstering tenant and neighborhood power. Crown Heights
United Chinese Association of Brooklyn 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Youth Leadership Team, which develops leadership, civic engagement, and advocacy among underserved Asian immigrant students in Gravesend, Bensonhurt, Sunset Park and Bath Beach. Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Sunset Park
United Community Centers 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to advance youth internship programs, a pipeline of leadership opportunities for participants as they age out of programs, a new youth advisory board, and youth engagement in the City's development plan for East New York. East New York
University Settlement Society of New York 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Connect*Flow*Inspire, a program offering low-income youth from Fort Greene/Clinton Hill a safe space to discover a positive sense of self and community and to develop leadership skills to inspire others to collaborate toward community change. Fort Greene, Clinton Hill
UPROSE 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for community organizing, community-building, public education, and leadership development programs for youth that advance sustainability and resiliency in Sunset Park. Sunset Park, Gowanus
Urban Youth Collaborative 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Brooklyn Transformative Justice Network to advance youth justice alternatives that disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline as well as opportunities for healthy development and the wellbeing of both youth and the community at large. Boroughwide
Vernon Avenue Project/Reconnect 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating Support for the neighborhood-based entrepreneurship program in Central Brooklyn which creates jobs that serve as the engagement point for court-involved young men. Boroughwide, Bedford Stuyvesant
Weeksville Heritage Center 2015 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Weeksville Heritage Center is an historic site museum and community cultural center that preserves the legacy of the original Weeksville community founded in 1838 – one of the first and most prolific free African American communities in the United States. Funds will support a performance project featuring new oral histories and collaborations with local performing artists and teens to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1991 Crown Heights Riots. Weeksville will also host a community dinner for residents of its immediate vicinity. Crown Heights
Young Movement 2015 $5,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Young Movement provides research, advocacy, and partnerships on socio-economic issues like financial literacy and employment alternatives for young adults. Funds will support the Weeksville Entrepreneurship Project to train 10 young adults from the Weeksville section of Crown Heights in tools to find and create sustainable solutions to employment, financial, and health disparities in Weeksville. Crown Heights

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