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Calling All Emerging Nonprofits and Community Leaders: Apply Today for Free Co-Working Space and a $5,000 Grant!

We are now accepting applications for our 18-month Incubator Project, which will award up to five emerging, innovative organizations at the early stages of development with free co-working space and a $5,000 grant for general operating costs.

The online application is open now through Friday, May 10, 2019 at 5PM.

The Incubator Project will support nonprofits, community groups, and community leaders working to advance equity and racial justice in one or more of the following focus areas: Arts and Culture, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Gender Justice, Housing Rights, Immigrant Rights, Reproductive Justice, and Worker Rights.

Award Details

Groups or individuals selected for the Incubator Project will receive:

  • A seed grant of $5,000 to be used over 18 months for legal fees, web development, meeting and travel costs, and other start-up costs;
  • Rent-free co-working space at Brooklyn Creative League starting June 1, 2019 for up to 3 staff members or volunteers as well as access to its community events, lunches, happy hours, workshops, and industry working groups;
  • Fiscal sponsorship support from Brooklyn Community Foundation;
  • Participation in peer support and learning community with fellow Incubator Project members;
  • Access to convenings and capacity-building workshops with other Brooklyn Community Foundation grantees;
  • Use of Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Crown Heights headquarters for meetings and events.


Priority for the Incubator Project will be given to nonprofits, community organizations, and leaders that serve Brooklyn’s communities; have a demonstrated commitment to racial justice and a community-driven approach; are led by directly affected communities and people of color; have been in operation for at least a year; have a stable and committed board of directors or advisory board; and have an operating budget of $250,000 or less.

The Incubator Project is a signature program of Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Brooklyn Accelerator, a hub of information, idea exchange, and gathering of philanthropic resources across the borough.

Launch the Online Application


Pictured: 2017-18 Incubator Project member Movement Netlab