News from Brooklyn Community Foundation
Youth Voice Awards: Applications due February 17th
In partnership with nonprofits and supervising adults, Brooklyn youth can apply now through Wednesday, February 17th for small grants that respond to challenges in their neighborhoods or schools.
Learn More: Nonprofits are invited to participate in a Call-In Q&A on February 3rd at noon and interested youth can attend an Open House on February 15th from 12-3PM. For more information or to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Call for 2016 Impact Awards Nominations
Nominations for the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy's 2016 Impact Awards are due by Friday, January 22nd. Submit up to 10 foundations to be recognized for exemplary grantmaking, leadership in funding social change strategies, and commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Brooklyn Community Foundation received NCRP's 2015 Impact Award in the category of grantmaking public charity.
Opportunities & Funding
Atlas:DIY is offering a space in its office for a small or new nonprofit seeking incubation for a 4 to 6 month period beginning February 1, 2016. The low-cost space in Sunset Park includes weekly incubating sessions with ED Lauren Burke, meeting/presentation space, and more. Email Lauren.Burke@atlasdiy.org for more information.
Slate Property Group seeks artists and organizations living in North Brooklyn to apply for up to $10,000 to support projects or cultural events in their communities, including Park Slope, Gowanus, Crown Heights and more. Apply by January 24, 2016.
U.S. Soccer Foundation will award grants of up to $50,000 for its Safe Places to Play program. The funds will build or enhance soccer fields in urban neighborhoods. Letters of inquiry are due January 29, 2016.
New York Foundation for the Arts is accepting applications for its 2016 Artists' Fellowships. The program is intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, regardless of the level of his or her artistic development. Apply by January 28, 2016.
MTA Arts & Design seeks submissions from artists to create public pieces for four subway stations on the Culver Line (F). Apply by February 10, 2016.
The Pelican Foundation for Creative Education provides grants to middle and high school teachers for innovative projects that can bring valuable enrichment opportunities to students.
The Municipal Art Society of New York provides free community engagement coaching and workshops for nonprofit organizations in partnership with the NYC Department of Small Business Services. To request this program and view guidelines, apply here.
Green City Force is recruiting service-minded agricultural enthusiasts for its 10-month Winter 2016 Urban Farm Corps. Eligible participants will receive a bi-weekly stipend, monthly Metrocard, professional culinary training, job placement assistance and an education award through AmeriCorp. For more information, email Jennifer@greencityforce.org.
The NYC Department of Finance and the NYC Tax Commission are hosting "Notice of Property Value Workshop" on February 10, 2016 from 6- 8PM at the Brooklyn Borough Hall Court Room at 209 Joralemon Street. Property owners can ask questions about their property's value and learn how to value units within their buildings.
Brooklyn FoodWorks simplifies food entrepreneurship by combining access to a 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art commercial kitchen facility with a comprehensive business development program for culinary entrepreneurs in Bed-Stuy’s dynamic Pfizer building. Contact Ilyssa or visit TheBrooklynFoodWorks.com to learn more.
The Anti-Racist Alliance invites you to participate in the monthly Nonprofit Executive Undoing Racism series, which provides support and guidance for leaders to grapple with promoting anti-racism within organizations and the sector at large. The next meeting is February 1, 2016 from 12-2PM at JBFS, 135 West 50th Street, 6th fl. Social Justice Trainer Nayantara Sen will facilitate. RSVP to email@example.com.
Development & Communications
Hip Hop Teaching Artist - Art Start
Director, Records Management/Archivist - Brooklyn Navy Yard
Program Assistant - Brooklyn Navy Yard
Community Gardens Organizer - East New York Farms
Youth Farm Manager - East New York Farms
Pink Houses Farm Manager - East New York Farms
Cop Watch Alliance Coordinator - Peoples' Justice
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