Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) 2022 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) was founded in 2001 by Arab immigrant and Arab American leaders in Bay Ridge to advocate for the community in the wake of the September 11th attacks. Today, AAANY serves Brooklyn’s Arab immigrant, refugee, and Muslim communities, helping over 6,000 beneficiaries annually through its women’s empowerment and adult literacy programs, immigration legal assistance, mental health and domestic violence support services, and youth programming. During the COVID-19 pandemic, AAANY has transitioned to virtual programming and has transformed its office into a direct relief hub, distributing 22,000+ food boxes and $450,000 in direct cash for clients in crisis, creating a laptop lending program, and working with community partners to provide relief to domestic violence survivors. Boroughwide
Black Women's Blueprint 2022 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Black Women's Blueprint was founded in Brooklyn in 2008, and is a lifeline for survivors of gender-based violence, and provides birth education and maternal health support. The organization’s Sexual Abuse to Maternal Mortality Pipeline report and institute has pioneered a campaign to desilo these movements and affirm the link between trauma healing and maternal health. Each year, it engages doulas, midwives, birth-workers, and sexual assault advocates to reach 5,000 survivors at 50 different locations through its Sistas Van mobile health unit, and trains 800 clinicians and medical personnel. In addition, it is building a Reconciliation Center in Upstate New York to offer Brooklyn women space to heal and give birth safely. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) 2022 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) is a Black-led, membership-based organization of primarily low-to-moderate income Central Brooklyn residents founded in 2011. BMC builds power and self-determination in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights’ Black communities by nurturing local leadership, waging campaigns, and winning concrete improvements in people’s lives. Through intersectional organizing, BMC addresses a range of issues that define a whole community, including police accountability and community safety, food sovereignty, environmental justice, anti-gentrification media production, electoral justice, and tenant organizing. Boroughwide
Groundswell Community Mural Project 2022 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Groundswell Community Mural Project was founded in 1996 to bring together artists, youth, and community organizations to use art as a tool for social change. Its projects beautify neighborhoods, engage youth in societal and personal transformation, and give expression to ideas and perspectives that are underrepresented in the public dialogue. Each year, Groundswell engages over 450 youth, led by trained teaching artists, and in partnership with community partner organizations and city agencies, in the presentation of afterschool, summer, school-based, and community commissioned programs. In addition, Groundswell hosts free, often youth-led, events and programs for the general public. Boroughwide
Weeksville Heritage Center 2022 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Weeksville Heritage Center upholds the legacy of one of the largest free Black communities in pre-Civil War America, using historic preservation, education, the arts, and a social justice lens to keep this unique chapter of American history relevant and resonant for contemporary audiences, particularly Black residents in Central Brooklyn. The Weeksville Heritage Center is the steward of the historic Hunterfly Road Houses, and serves as an education space, community hub, and presenter of free or low-cost recreational and artistic programming—all with a nexus to the Weeksville legacy of self-determination. Having emerged from a crippling financial crisis in 2019, Weeksville reestablished a record of fiscal accountability under a new strategic plan, and was included in New York City’s esteemed Cultural Institutions Group in 2020. Boroughwide
Ali Forney Center 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To increase COVID-19 vaccine outreach, education, and navigation led by the organization’s Health Counselor both online and to individuals visiting the drop-in center. Boroughwide
America on Tech 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the East New York/Brownsville Summer Tech Camp, and the Youth Design Center, a gateway for young people to learn marketable hard skills in STEAM, access post-secondary education, achieve mobility, and engage in place-based community revitalization. East New York, Brownsville
American Council of Minority Women 2021 $8,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency food and PPE distribution to immigrant and low-income families in Flatbush and Midwood. Flatbush, Midwood
Apex for Youth 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To create a series of initiatives to serve the social and emotional needs of Asian American youth who have been affected by the spread of COVID-19, with a focus on addressing racism and anti-Asian harassment. Boroughwide
Arab American Association of New York 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership fellowship for Arab and Muslim youth that provides resources and tools to address advocacy issues including immigration, police accountability, and racial justice. Boroughwide, Bay Ridge
Arab-American Family Support Center 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs that strengthen Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian immigrant youth’s academic achievement, creative expression and healthy behaviors. Boroughwide
Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To address the general lack of knowledge about the COVID-19 vaccine, and fear and misinformation about vaccine safety, in communities of color across the borough through outreach at neighborhood businesses and gathering spaces. Boroughwide
Ascendus 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide support to small business entrepreneurs of color in Brooklyn as they apply for PPP and NY Forward loan forgiveness in addition to continued lending for those excluded from traditional banking institutions. Boroughwide
Asian American Federation 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For the Advocate, Educate, and Mitigate Against Hate Initiative to coordinate protections for the Asian community in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
Audre Lorde Project 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support youth-led programs and advocacy for LGBTQIA people of color that build leadership and organizing skills, reduce surveillance policing, and promote safer communities. Boroughwide
Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Services 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To expand vaccination-related support services and free COVID testing to immigrant residents without insurance in East New York. East New York
Black Excellence Collective 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide PPP, nonperishable goods and mini cash grants to members of marginalized communities. Boroughwide
Black Women's Blueprint 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To outfit a mobile support center that provides access to mental and other social support services to women and children with a focus on those harmed domestic violence. Boroughwide
Black Women's Blueprint 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a partnership with student organizers to pilot campus-based transformative justice practices that hold harm-doers accountable and support sexual violence survivors in their healing and development. Crown Heights
Brooklyn Center for Quality Life 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To train volunteers to serve as community liaisons to assist with outreach and education efforts as well as provide support services to make accessing vaccination appointments seamless. Boroughwide
Brooklyn College Community Partnership 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support an after school program that provides mentorship, access to Brooklyn College's resources, and dedicated, year-round academic and interdisciplinary support to under-resourced students across Brooklyn schools. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Movement Center 2021 $70,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Community-led Social Change Grant To support movement-building among Black communities in Central Brooklyn and affect policy targeting civic education and engagement, economic opportunity, and housing justice as part of The Black Freedom Project agenda. Boroughwide
Brownsville Community Culinary Center 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the culinary training and apprenticeship program for young people, ages 18-34, from Brownsville. Brownsville
Brownsville Community Culinary Center 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To create a public health information campaign to address legitimate concerns over the vaccination roll-out and the history of medical racism, to engage residents with dignity, to work to dispel fears around the vaccination, and work to increase the number of vaccinations made available and received in the Black community. Brownsville, Boroughwide
Brownsville Community Justice Center 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide off-ramps for young people who come into contact with the justice system, including educational, occupational, social, and health services designed to expand their leadership and increase community members' sense of public safety. Brownsville
Building Beats 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support DJ and music programs that teach entrepreneurial, leadership, and life skills to young people of color. Boroughwide
Business Center for New Americans 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support immigrant and refugee small and micro business owners with client services, webinars, assistance in accessing relief programs, emergency loans, and cash grants. Boroughwide
Caribbean Women's Health Association 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide financial support and baby supplies for vulnerable pregnant or postpartum clients in Central and East Brooklyn. Boroughwide
Caribbean Women’s Health Association 2021 $40,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To provide immigration legal support, classes to expectant and new mothers, doulas to low-income women, as well as access to a food pantry and HIV/AIDS prevention education, testing, and counseling. Boroughwide
Carroll Gardens Association 2021 $40,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To support tenants and immigrant domestic workers in their advocacy for permanent affordable housing, cooperative economics, and domestic worker rights. Bay Ridge, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bensonhurst, Brownsville, Bushwick, Canarsie, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, East New York, Flatbush, Prospect Heights, Red Hook, Sunset Park
Center for Anti-Violence Education 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For comprehensive anti-violence, empowerment, and leadership programming for young people, including the expansion of services for LGBTQ homeless youth and service providers. Boroughwide
Center for Law and Social Justice 2021 $70,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Community-led Social Change Grant For increasing civic engagement and voter participation of Black communities in Central Brooklyn through community education campaigns, facilitating research, and building organizing capacity. Boroughwide
Center for Nu Leadership on Human Justice and Healing 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To build a network of medical, clinical, mental health, and spiritual leaders who can serve as credible health information messengers to address the distrust, anger, and frustration prevalent in Bedford Stuyvesant. Bedford Stuyvesant
Center for NuLeadership 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs that divert neighborhood youth from arrest proceedings by developing pre-arrest diversion options for law-officers. Bedford Stuyvesant
Center for Urban Pedagogy 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a program for high school students that centers on engaging young people to understand policies and structures that affect their neighborhood, promoting civic engagement and supporting their capacity as community leaders. Boroughwide

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