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Investing in Brooklyn’s Next Generation

Earlier this week, we announced our $2.5 million investment in programs designed to lift up and support Brooklyn’s most vulnerable youth.

Of the 67 organizations funded through this year's Invest in Youth grant program, we are proud to welcome 13 new grantees to the cohort.

These nonprofit programs embody the bold ideas and creative approaches that Brooklyn is known for—aimed at sparking change in our communities and improving the lives of young people across our borough. 

We're excited to share highlights of the work we're now supporting thanks to the generosity of donors like you:

Arts for Social Change

  • ARTs East New York's Public Art Apprenticeship Program and Young Artist Institute for East New York youth interested in the arts as a tool for social change

  • BRIC Arts Media's Project Re-Direct media apprenticeship program, a pilot alternative-to-incarceration initiative for court-involved youth with the Brooklyn District Attorney

  • Brooklyn Children’s Museum's Teen Arts and Advocacy Council for Brooklyn teens interested in the intersections of arts, advocacy, and civic engagement

Leveraging Criminal Justice Reform Victories

  • Correctional Association of New York's monitoring of the newly passed “Raise the Age” law implementation, removing 16 and 17-year-olds off of Rikers Island

  • Friends of Island Academy's educational, social service, and workforce development programs at the new Youth ReEntry Network hub in Downtown Brooklyn for youth transitioning out of incarceration

Interrupting Violence, Strengthening Communities 

  • CAMBA's Brownsville In, Violence Out, a community-based youth development and gun-violence reduction program

  • Crown Heights Community Mediation Center's holistic, anti-violence, and work readiness youth development programs: Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets and Justice Community Plus  

Young Women's and LGTBQ Leadership

  • YWCA Brooklyn's YW LEAD, a youth development and social justice education program for low-income and immigrant young women of color

  • The Ali Forney Center's Youth Advocacy Internship Program for homeless LGBTQIA youth of color

Learn more about our support for Youth Advocacy Corps, Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, Fostering Change for ChildrenSanctuary for Families and all of our 2017-18 Invest in Youth grantees here.


Your support is vital to Brooklyn’s future

If you increase your annual gift, or are a new donor to the Foundation, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar by two of our generous board members. 

100% of your contribution will support vital youth-serving nonprofits in Brooklyn


Invest in Youth
These nonprofit programs embody the bold ideas and creative approaches that Brooklyn is known for—aimed at sparking change in our communities and improving the lives of young people across our borough.