Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

Grants as of Monday, March 30, 2020. Grants from the fund are being awarded on a rolling basis. We will continue to update this page on a weekly basis. All grants provide general operating support.

  • After Hours Project: $10,000 to provide up to date guidance, cleaning and hygiene supplies, and food to vulnerable clients, including older adults and people with compromised immune systems who are homeless, living with AIDS or HIV, have a serious mental illness, or are active substance users.

  • Brooklyn Community Services: $10,000 to hire graduates of the Brownsville Community Culinary Center, who have lost their restaurant jobs, to feed vulnerable residents with restricted access to food, including older adults, immune-compromised persons, and persons with intellectual disabilities.

  • The Campaign Against Hunger: $10,000 for a shift in operations that will enable customers to “shop” for free groceries online and do “curbside” pick-up with enhanced safety measures right at the pantry.

  • The Center for Anti-Violence Education: $5,000 for an online Upstander workshop that teaches participants how to address bias incidents particularly against Asian communities.

  • Chinese-American Planning Council: $10,000 to provide education and advocacy to address anti-Asian harassment, as well as disease prevention measures and support, particularly for vulnerable elderly populations.

  • Council of Peoples Organization: $10,000 to provide meals to homebound older adults and a weekly food distribution, wellness calls to our senior center participants, and benefits assistance to low-wage workers.

  • Cypress Hills Child Care Corporation: $10,000 to provide very low income families with immediate financial assistance in the form of gift cards to local supermarkets and MetroCards.

  • Day One New York: $10,000 to provide virtual supportive services and emergency services to Brooklyn-based survivors of domestic violence and dating abuse, as well as online resources, training, and tools to students and teachers to address spiking rates of tech-based abuse and harm within households.

  • Diaspora Community Services: $10,000 to provide food and food vouchers to vulnerable clients including older adults, young mothers, and LGBTQIA youth.

  • Documented: $8,500 to provide Spanish-language reporting on the specific impacts of COVID-19 on immigrants—especially those who are undocumented—and to combat the spread of misinformation on WhatsApp.

  • Equality for Flatbush: $10,000 for the #BrooklynShowsLove Mutual Aid Project in Flatbush to connect neighbors to emergency funds for hourly wage workers such as dollar van drivers, home health aides, and street vendors.

  • Gender Equity Law Center: $10,000 to provide rapid response legal services to low-wage workers impacted by the Coronavirus—many of whom are women of color and/or undocumented immigrants.

  • Haitian-American Community Coalition: $10,000 for virtual care technologies to provide continuity of care and client services for older adults, HIV-positive clients, and formerly homeless individuals.

  • Make the Road New York: $10,000 to support newly unemployed low-wage workers as well as warehouse and delivery workers facing exposure, mandatory overtime, and demands to not call out sick.

  • Mixteca: $10,000 to provide financial relief to indigenous immigrant families in Sunset Park, prioritizing those who have recently lost their jobs as housekeepers, nannies, and restaurant workers.

  • New Sanctuary Coalition: $10,000 for a new Zoom pro se clinic for undocumented immigrants as well as a campaign among faith leaders to pressure ICE to release all detainees immediately.

  • Reaching Out Community Services: $10,000 to meet the increasing demand for its Digital Client Choice Food Pantry System, and to match low-income and newly displaced individuals and families with social services, benefits assistance, and emergency items.

  • Red Hook Initiative: $10,000 to provide increased translation services, adult and family counseling and screenings, and food distribution via Red Hook Farms.

  • St. John's Bread and Life: $10,000 to provide food distribution via a pick-up model with a higher volume of shelf stable products and increased sanitation practices.

  • Sakhi for South Asian WomenTo provide social support to South Asian survivors of domestic abuse, as well as safe home delivery of food, direct emergency assistance, and one-time emergency purchases including emergency rent, bill payment.

  • Shine Foundation: $10,000 to provide survivors of domestic violence and their families living in emergency shelters with medicine, hygiene products, and diapers, as well as financial advice and support.

  • The Ali Forney Center: $10,000 to provide on-site and remote basic necessities, including housing placements and referrals, to-go food, case management, primary and mental health care, vocational and educational programming, and sanitary supplies for runaway and homeless LGBTQ youth.

  • The Guardianship Project: $10,000 to support remote safety and wellness checks, as well as emergency food deliveries, for legal guardianship clients who are primarily older adults and individuals with disabilities.

  • Translatina Networks: $10,000 to provide emergency food access, supermarket gift cards, and essential health and hygiene items to its Latinx and other transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) members.

  • VOCAL-NY: $10,000 for vital hygiene and harm reduction services to people who are homeless and people who use drugs, as well as advocacy to reduce prison and jail populations, where people cannot protect themselves from the spread of disease.