Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amountsort ascending Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Made in Brownsville 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a community-based creative agency and community design center that provides a gateway for young people to learn marketable skills in STEAM, access higher education, achieve economic mobility, and become civic leaders. Brownsville
Flex Dance Program 2019 $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
Release Aging People in Prison Campaign 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant RAPP organizes older adults both in prison and in the community to bring systemic change to the parole process, advocating for fair and timely parole and an end to death by incarceration, so that they can positively influence the Brooklyn communities they once harmed. Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Boroughwide, Citywide
The Campaign Against Hunger 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Green Teens sustainable farming paid apprenticeship program for Brooklyn youth ages 15-24. Bedford Stuyvesant
Neighbors in Action 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets and Justice Community Plus, two of the Center’s holistic, anti-violence and work readiness youth development programs. Crown Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant
Friends of Island Academy 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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. Boroughwide
The Osborne Association 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant The Osborne Association provides case management services for formerly incarcerated older adults and families of those currently imprisoned, advocates for sentencing and parole reforms, and trains older adults to use their experience in the justice system to become outspoken voices for change. Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Brownsville, Boroughwide
Center for Anti-Violence Education 2019 $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
Sanctuary for Families 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a peer support group and workforce development for Ultra-Orthodox young women who have been rejected by their families due to histories of abuse, addiction, sex trafficking, and other forms of gendered violence. Citywide
Good Call NYC 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the launch of a technology-enabled hotline in Brooklyn to provide immediate legal support in case of arrest, and to hire Brooklyn youth who have benefited from the program as organizers. Boroughwide
Churches United For Fair Housing 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For youth development programming focused on housing-related issues and other challenges impacting low-income communities of color. Bushwick
STEM from Dance 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a cohesive learning experience in which dance is used to introduce girls of color to computer science. Boroughwide
JustLeadershipUSA 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To empower court-involved youth to drive policy reforms, including the campaign to #CloseRikers, a comprehensive multiyear effort to close Rikers Island Detention Facility. Boroughwide
Footsteps 2019 $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
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To engage court-involved youth as actors and playwrights in a comprehensive theatre-for-social justice program that uses real life stories of the youth actors. Boroughwide
Common Justice 2018 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a victim-service and alternative-to-incarceration program based on restorative justice principles that works with young people who commit violent felonies and those they harm. Boroughwide
Lineage Project 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For mindfulness and yoga programs for incarcerated and highly-vulnerable young people, including those in living in secure and non-secure detention facilities, as well as a Brooklyn-based program for young people on probation. Boroughwide
FUREE 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership and advocacy program for NYCHA youth. Gowanus, Red Hook
United Community Centers 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the operation and management of one of the city’s largest youth-led farms as well as a sexual health-focused peer education program. East New York
Osborne Association 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support programs for children of incarcerated parents as well as a council that engages young people impacted by incarceration to develop campaigns around issues affecting their lives and communities. Boroughwide
Global Action Project 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For an intersectional youth organizing and activism program that uses media and storytelling to help young people, specifically immigrant and LGBTQ youth, advocate for themselves and their communities. Boroughwide
UPROSE 2019 $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
S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support youth leadership and development programs for systems-involved girls and young women in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
Global Kids 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For after-school programming that aims to increase exposure to local and international human rights and social justice issues. Boroughwide
viBe Theater Experience 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support programming that engages girls and young women of color to write, create, publish, direct, and perform personal collaborative theater and music. Boroughwide
Young New Yorkers 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide court-mandated arts diversion programs for youth that engage them in social justice issues through the creation of large-scale public art projects. Boroughwide
Girl Be Heard 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For multidisciplinary arts opportunities designed to engage young women in social justice education and develop their leadership skills. Boroughwide
Youth Advocacy Corps 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support YAC’s core youth advocacy programs: the Youth Advocacy Summer Institute and Mental Health Awareness Project. Boroughwide, East New York
Youth Represent 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support direct legal representation and workshops for system-involved youth who face employment discrimination, school suspension, summonses, and other criminal and civil legal issues. Boroughwide
Alex House Project 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide pregnancy and parenting groups for teens and other young, low-income, first time mothers and fathers in Red Hook. Red Hook
Common Justice 2017 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a victim-service and alternative-to-incarceration program based on restorative justice principles that works with young people who commit violent felonies and those they harm Boroughwide
Girls for Gender Equity 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To advance advocacy strategies led by LGBTQIA youth of color focused on issues including gender based violence, sexism, and racism. Boroughwide
BRIC Arts Media 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the enrollment of court-involved youth in the Project Re-Direct media apprenticeship program, a pilot alternative-to-incarceration initiative with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. Boroughwide
Arab American Association of New York 2019 $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
Council of Peoples Organization (COPO) 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant COPO provides ongoing case management and supportive services to the Muslim, Arab, and South Asian community, with a specific focus on serving older adults through their halal senior center and a halal meals-on-wheels program, the first in New York City. Midwood, Kensington

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