Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amountsort descending Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Domestic Workers United 2015 $5,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Incubator Project DWU is an organization of Caribbean, Latina and African caregivers and housekeepers—concentrated in Crown Heights and Flatbush—that organizes to end exploitation and oppression for all workers whose labor is based primarily in homes and is not protected by most labor laws in New York City. DWU has adopted a model that centers on the development of strong, low-income immigrant women of color leaders who have the drive, training, and sensitivity to lead a movement for social change. Crown Heights, Flatbush
The Precedential Group 2015 $5,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Incubator Project The Precedential Group, founded by Marlon Peterson in 2014, is an organization working to establish “Child Safe Zones” to reduce gun violence in Brooklyn neighborhoods by engaging young people, local police, schools, and residents. Marlon Peterson has led, advised, and supported several criminal justice reform organizations including Fortune Society, Crown Heights Mediation Center, and New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. Marlon recently received the Soros Fellowship Award from Open Society Foundation. For more information: marlonpeterson.com Crown Heights, Brownsville, East New York
Equality Labs 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grant To provide South Asian specific public health materials on Coronavirus in 10 languages, digital security for South Asian-serving CBOs, and a blueprint for how to set up Mutual Aid networks. Boroughwide
Represented Foundation 2020 $7,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grant For an intensive leadership development program for Black and Latinx social entrepreneurs working on community-generated solutions to the COVID-19 crisis, launching in June 2020. Boroughwide
Apna Brooklyn Community Center, Inc. 2020 $7,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide benefits assistance to Muslim immigrant low-wage workers in Brighton Beach and Coney Island. Brighton Beach, Coney Island
Afrolatin@ Project, Inc 2020 $7,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grant To manufacture and distribute medical grade PPE to Brooklyn hospitals serving communities of color. Boroughwide
Haiti Cultural Exchange 2020 $7,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide virtual platforms for artists and support to culture workers of Haitian descent. Boroughwide
Fearless Femme 100 2020 $7,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grant To provide free mental health services to queer Black and Indigenous residents in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
Documented 2020 $8,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund 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. Boroughwide
People in Need 2020 $8,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grant For a mutual aid network led by and serving low-income, immigrant families in Kensington, including a food pantry operating out of a restaurant on Coney Island Avenue. Kensington
Release Aging People in Prison 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grant To advocate for the release of older adults in prison, who are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. Boroughwide
Groundswell Community Mural Project 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support the Emergency Artivist Fund, which will provide immediate financial assistance to the teaching artists community experiencing extreme financial instability. Boroughwide
East New York Restoration LDC 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grant To provide PPE and resources for reopening to small businesses, non-traditional workers, low wage workers, and people who have recently been released from incarceration in East New York, including hiring local youth to assist with distribution and promotion of available resources. East New York
GRIOT Circle 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide financial relief to 100 vulnerable LGBTQ older adults, as well as funds to cover car service rides to doctor visits, grocery stores, and food banks, and staff delivery of meals and supplies to home-bound members. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Defender Services 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For rapid legal defense for affected individuals Boroughwide
Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide emergency grants to nail salon worker-members in need of urgent cash assistance, as well as to hire a nail salon member leader to enhance outreach to Brooklyn workers. Boroughwide
Haiti Cultural Exchange 2017 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program To support local Haitian artists who will facilitate arts activities and programming in Westbrook Memorial Garden to bring community concerns to light. Crown Heights
Documented 2019 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the nonprofit news site solely devoted to covering New York City’s immigrants and the policies that affect their lives. Boroughwide
HousingPlus 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide comprehensive support for women and children transitioning out of homelessness living in the organization’s transitional buildings in Central Brooklyn. Boroughwide
New York Cares, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To expand its Brooklyn programs focusing on volunteer-led emergency food distribution and wellness checks for low-income, isolated seniors and individuals with disabilities. Boroughwide
Gender Equality Law Center 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund 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. Boroughwide
The Gathering for Justice 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grant To support people released from city and state carceral facilities with basic needs, and support for families of people who remain incarcerated. Boroughwide
Muslim Community Network 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To establish a hotline for vulnerable families and individuals to connect them with food and other resources, as well as stipends and materials for community members who can sew masks for essential workers. Boroughwide
Domestic Workers United 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grant To provide ongoing support for members through virtual town halls, technology to keep members connected, and emergency food assistance in partnership with Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees. Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush
DRUM, Desis Rising up and Moving 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For advocacy, organizing, and the “Hate Free Zone” initiative launched in Kensington, Brooklyn Boroughwide, Kensington
Mexican Coalition 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide culturally appropriate food distribution and preventative health support for non-English and non-Spanish speaking indigenous people of K’iche’ (Guatemala and southern Mexico) in Borough Park, Bensonhurst, and Sunset Park. Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Sunset Park
The Campaign Against Hunger 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund 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. Bedford Stuyvesant, Boroughwide
Galapagos Center for New Americans 2019 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the launch of the Welcoming Immigrant Families Program, a program designed to assist immigrant families who have recently been released from detention and are settling in New York City through a series of workshops and support circles Boroughwide
Brandworkers 2018 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the transformative power and leadership of Brooklyn’s immigrant local food production industry workers. Boroughwide
Mixteca 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund 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. Sunset Park
Trinity Human Services Corporation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grant For emergency food for low-income communities of color in Northern Brooklyn. Williamsburg, Greenpoint
Neighbors Together 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide for additional staff and costs related to transitioning its sit down community cafe to provide take out meals, as well as for advocacy outreach prioritizing the needs of homeless and low-income Brooklynites. Boroughwide
Global Kids 2015 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Global Kids’ mission is to educate and inspire underserved youth to become successful students, global citizens, and community leaders. Funds will be used for the Human Rights Activist Project in three Crown Heights public schools to empower youth to advocate for community and global issues through interactive workshops on community organizing, social action, digital and social media, policy, and root causes. Crown Heights
Children of the City 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grant To provide holistic support and essential items to children and their families with low incomes residing in Sunset Park Sunset Park
Heights and Hills, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support food and household items for over 2,000 older adult clients, and expansion of the volunteer force including 300 new background checks. Boroughwide

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