Through the Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund’s Community-led Social Change grants, we are investing $2.5 million through 2026 to achieve long-term systems change. These seven organizations are receiving $70,000 a year, for five years, to advocate and organize across a spectrum of issues in order to dismantle and reimagine policies and systems that have prevented Black, Indigenous and other communities of color from thriving both prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
These five-year grants represent the Foundation’s longest-ever funding commitment for a single cohort of organizations.
Grant recipients were selected by members of the Foundation's Community Advisory Councils
who reviewed applications, conducted site visits, and collectively determined which organizations would receive funding.