Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort descending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
The New York Immigration Coalition 2022 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To advocate for New York’s immigrants and refugees and push for equitable legislation by partnering with national and regional advocates, nonprofits, and bipartisan elected officials. Boroughwide
First Tech Fund, Inc 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth For programs to close the digital divide for low-income high schoolers by providing access to technology, career and college guidance, and engaging youth as part of an advisory board. Students receive free laptops and internet access, targeted advising and networking, and mentorship from industry-specific professionals. Boroughwide
Flatbush Development Corporation 2022 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant Flatbush Tenant Coalition organizes older adults across 300 buildings in Central Brooklyn, with a focus on educating the community on housing laws and tenants’ rights, advocating for policy change, and expanding access to entitlements and benefits. Flatbush, Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Flex Dance Program 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a Flex Dance and creative mentorship program aimed at reducing the likelihood of recidivism and re-entry for young people in secure detention centers. Boroughwide
UPROSE 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For community organizing, public education, and leadership programs for youth that advance environmental sustainability and resiliency. Sunset Park, South Slope, Gowanus
YVote/Next Gen Politics 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For youth-led civic engagement programming including organizing and creating policy proposals around economic mobility, food justice, housing security, civic opportunities, and mental health; peer-led workshops for schools and community groups; regular teen summits and cohort-based institutes; and training to become peer facilitators. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Community Housing and Services 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support housing for 1,000+ people who experience homelessness annually, including transitional and permanent housing, as well as substance misuse counselors and skilled clinicians for all new housing developments. Boroughwide
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project 2022 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To provide support, direct services, and community for LGBTQIA+ individuals currently in, recently released from, or at risk of entering immigration detention. Boroughwide
GrowHouse NYC 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth To support arts and activism programming that connects young Black creatives and activists to older artists for support and mentorship, including a gap year program for Black high school graduates to learn about equitable design, power, organizing, and history through workshops, travel, and a community design school. Bedford Stuyvesant
GRIOT Circle 2022 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To ensure that all LGBTQ+ elders of color experience a just and abundant quality of life through a variety of services within its adult daycare programs, monthly social and support groups, and outreach to homebound seniors—as well as through partnerships with other eldercare organizations to increase their competency of care around race, gender, sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS, and sexual health. Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Crown Heights, Brownsville, Boroughwide
Footsteps 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support formerly ultra-Orthodox Jewish youth transitioning into mainstream society with resources, leadership development, and peer connections. Crown Heights, Borough Park, Kensington, Flatbush, Williamsburg
Youth Justice Network 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Grant Program Invest in Youth To support the establishment of a Youth ReEntry Network hub office in Downtown Brooklyn to provide educational, social service, and workforce development supports for young people transitioning out of incarceration. Youth Justice Network was formerly known as “Friends of Island Academy.” Boroughwide
Center for Community Alternatives 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programming that connects justice-involved youth in Brownsville to community-based support services, paid training, internships, and jobs, and develops their leadership through a youth council that focuses on community issues and opportunities, including running a community garden. Brownsville
Community Counseling & Mediation 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support a wide range of social services, counseling, physical and mental healthcare, education, and supportive housing services for individuals and families in extremely low-income areas of Brooklyn. Services include treatment, early intervention, wrap-around services, and recovery support services for people living with substance misuse disorders and/or co-occurring mental health disorders. Boroughwide, Downtown, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Bushwick, Crown Heights, Brownsville
Sakhi for South Asian Women 2022 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To support culturally-relevant and linguistically-accessible services for South Asian survivors of gender-based violence, including case management, economic empowerment, mental health services, food justice grants, transitional and emergency housing, and housing placement. Boroughwide
Health and Education Alternatives for Teens (HEAT) Program 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth To support developmentally and culturally competent wraparound services for LGBTQ+ youth of color, centering clients in all decisions about their treatment and care plans, with services spanning STI and HIV prevention and treatment (including PEP and PreP), hormone therapy for trans and gender non-conforming youth, and mental healthcare. Boroughwide
Access Justice Brooklyn 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To expand legal programming for older adults and assign a staff attorney to guide older clients through estate planning, guardianship, homeowner assistance and foreclosure prevention, advanced life planning, asset assistance, and more. Boroughwide
Asian American Federation 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support a range of direct services and policy campaigns focused on Asian American older adults, including the creation of a culturally competent, multilingual mental health directory and leading the only advocacy coalition in NY State focused on AAPI older adults. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Community Pride Center 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To engage older adults through community forums and focus groups, training and resources, policy advocacy, support groups, legal services, mental health counseling, and HIV testing and prevention services. Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights North, Crown Heights
CABS Health Network 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support older adults, especially BIPOC, Latinx, and immigrant residents, providing homecare services and training home health aides, expanding access to food and vaccines, raising awareness on scams and abuse, providing education on nutrition and mobility, collaborating with local doctors to track service success and client health outcomes, and more. Boroughwide
Heights and Hills 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To hire more bilingual staff and expand their caregiver support programming, access to referral and respite services, home visit volunteer program, and older adult center services that holistically promote aging in place and social support to prevent isolation. Boroughwide
Arab-American Family Support Center 2023 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) has provided culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed social services to low-income immigrants and refugees in New York City since 1994. AAFSC's services promote mental and physical well-being, prevent child abuse and work to end gender-based violence, provide the tools for learners of every age to succeed, and uplift the voices and needs of under-represented communities. Their programs include adult education, youth enrichment, mental health counseling, domestic violence support, health insurance enrollment and education, legal services, and more. In addition to offering direct services, the AAFSC Research Institute is a trusted source for information and publications on the voices and experiences of Arab, Middle Eastern, North African, Muslim, and South Asian (AMENAMSA) communities. Their staff speak over 30 languages, enabling them to serve populations that mainstream providers struggle to reach.  Boroughwide, Cobble Hill, Downtown
The YWCA of Brooklyn 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To expand aging in place programming for older adults living in YWCA housing, supporting independent living skills, medical needs, and end-of-life preparation for residents, many of whom are women of color that have experienced gender-based violence, racism, homelessness, and poverty. Boroughwide
Kings Against Violence Initiative 2023 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI) was founded in 2009 by Dr. Robert Gore, an Emergency Room physician who felt compelled to address the rising incidence of violence among youth in Central Brooklyn. KAVI works to prevent and eliminate interpersonal violence from the lives of young people through social justice advocacy, peer leadership, and community mobilization in hospitals, schools, and community settings. Through community and school programs, they serve over 300 youth annually, and have helped hundreds of youth overcome a history of violence and behavioral issues to graduate from high school and attend college. Through their hospital program, they engage and support over 750 patients each year and have reduced hospital recidivism rates by over 75% percent by providing up to a year of follow-up support and care for youth patients admitted with assault-related injuries. Bedford Stuyvesant, East Flatbush, Crown Heights, Flatbush, Brownsville
Bloom Again Brooklyn 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support programming that provides older Brooklynites with upcycled flowers on a weekly basis, which requires purchasing and securing refrigerators for flower arrangements, hiring drivers, and buying permanent transportation vehicles. Boroughwide
Mixteca 2023 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Mixteca Organization was established in 2000 in Sunset Park to address critical needs in health care, mental health, education, social and legal issues facing the growing Mexican and Latin American immigrant community in Brooklyn. In 2016, in response to the increasingly hostile, anti-immigrant political climate, Mixteca increased efforts to provide information, support, and build a grassroots advocacy group led by staff, volunteers, and Promotoras (community advocates). During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mixteca was among the first to respond and provide emergency relief to the Latinx and Indigenous immigrant community, providing a lifeline to the disproportionately impacted undocumented immigrant community who were largely excluded from federal and state aid. Sunset Park
Breaking Ground 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To expand their Aging Services Department that serves clients over the age of 50 who have experienced homelessness, providing wraparound services that include case management, securing housing and entitlements, assessing benefits (Medicaid and SNAP), assisting with applications, and more. Boroughwide
STEM From Dance 2023 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize STEM From Dance was founded in Brooklyn in 2012 to empower girls of color with the know-how, experience, and confidence to dream big in STEM—all through the power of dance. STEM from Dance offers programs for girls of color ages 10-18: afterschool residencies in partnership with NYC Title I schools, and Girls Rise Up, an intensive three-week summer program. Through both programs, girls learn the fundamentals of dance and technology and use technology to create unique, engaging choreographed dances. Participants learn how to use circuits to create outfits that light up with their dancing, code drones to dance alongside them, code a brand-new song to dance to, and more. Boroughwide
Bridge Street Development Corporation 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To engage traditionally underserved low-income and immigrant older adults at the Quincy Senior Residences, pairing affordable housing with comprehensive services for general and mental healthcare, decreased isolation, early intervention, financial literacy, estate planning, stigma-reducing education, tenant advocacy, and more. Bedford Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Crown Heights North, Crown Heights South, Fort Greene
Workers Justice Project 2023 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Workers Justice Project (WJP) is a New York City workers’ rights hub that has been spearheading new ways of labor organizing and empowering workers to gain a voice in the workplace since 2010. WJP is building a diverse membership base and developing the skills of worker leaders who understand the connection between the barriers they face and systemic racism, while providing Spanish-language services, training and organizing. WJP has created over 5,000 construction and house cleaning jobs in the past five years that have resulted in $4.9 million in salaries. Additional achievements include securing six landmark policies to “Deliver Justice'' for 65,000 app-based delivery workers in 2021, and distributing $2.5 million in cash relief to essential workers and excluded workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Williamsburg, Bushwick, Sunset Park
CaringKind 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To expand support and research for dementia-related care, promote early Alzheimer’s and dementia screenings for older adults (especially Black and Latinx older adults who face a higher dementia risk than their white counterparts), and expand internal services and programs such as their evidence-based peer Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Program. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Community Pride Center 2023 $5,000 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support programming that empowers LGBTQIA+ youth to make positive choices around substance use via counseling, support groups, and participating in the Lighthouse Learning Collective, a group which engages LGBTQIA+ service providers and harm reduction organizations. Boroughwide
Council of Peoples Organization 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant Engaging Muslim, Arab, and South Asian older adults with a culturally competent food pantry and Meals on Wheels program (including Halal options) that support isolated community members, immigration legal services, health insurance and benefits screening and enrollments, civics classes, domestic violence prevention, an older adult center, and more. Midwood
JMAC for Families 2023 $5,000 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support harm reduction efforts and advocacy for birthing people who use substances, including working on the Informed Consent BIll (4285A), which would require NY hospitals to obtain consent from pregnant and birthing patients before drug testing them and their babies. Boroughwide
Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant Advocating for incarcerated older adults — some of whom are the oldest and sickest people incarcerated in New York State — to have a more meaningful parole review process and the opportunity to be considered for parole release, campaigning for the proposed Elder Parole and Fair and Timely Parole Bills. Boroughwide