Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Recess 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a youth-led alternative to incarceration program that uses contemporary art to give voices to young people. Using visual storytelling, youth cohorts dismantle the narrative of the “criminal” in their community, creating long term solutions to catalyze generational wealth within their communities. Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Bushwick, Canarsie, Flatbush, Coney Island
Red Hook Community Justice Center 2022 $100,000 Spark Prize Spark Prize Launched in 2000, the Red Hook Community Justice Center works to strengthen Red Hook and surrounding areas by reducing crime and the use of incarceration, improving public trust in justice, and collaborating with the community to solve local problems. At the Justice Center, a single judge hears cases that ordinarily would go to three different courts: civil, family, and criminal. Whenever possible, cases are resolved through a restorative, problem-solving approach that seeks to repair harm and address the underlying issues that bring individuals into the justice system. The Justice Center also serves as a hub for an array of unconventional programs that are available to litigants as a means of resolving their cases, as well as to the community at large. Red Hook
Red Hook Initiative 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support an initiative that promotes social and economic justice in Red Hook while cultivating local leadership and strengthening the future of youth development through academic support, leadership training, part-time employment, college guidance, emotional health support, opportunities, and services that prepare youths for a self-sufficient, civically-active adulthood. Red Hook
Release Aging People in Prison Campaign 2022 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To organize 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
Sadie Nash Leadership Project 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support programs that engage youth of color and their experiences to discuss race, identity, power, and privilege, and to build community, critical consciousness, and college and career readiness. Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Flatbush, East New York, Canarsie, Brownsville
Safe Passage Project 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For free legal services and representation to meet the unmet needs of immigrant and undocumented children in partnership with community high schools. Boroughwide
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
Sauti Yetu 2022 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To support the building of a new Brooklyn center offering direct services, public education, and advocacy to provide low-income immigrant women and girls access to life skills and leadership opportunities. Boroughwide
Spanish Speaking Elderly Council - RAICES 2022 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To provide a continuum of linguistic and culturally-relevant services for older adults across five Brooklyn senior centers, an outpatient behavioral health clinic, a case assistance program, and an in-development tele-mental health services model for homebound seniors. Boroughwide
STEM from Dance 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth To support a cohesive learning experience in which dance is used to introduce girls of color to computer science. Boroughwide
STEM From Dance 2022 $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
Street Vendor Project 2022 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To provide political education and leadership training for vendors to mobilize campaigns for social justice and economic opportunity. Boroughwide
Student Dream 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support programs for college-bound students of color that provide them with the necessary financial literacy skills to close the racial and economic gap which benefits their white counterparts. Boroughwide
Surveillance Technology Oversight Project 2022 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To support ending discriminatory surveillance on immigrants, Muslim Americans, the LGBTQ+ community, and BIPOC individuals through advocacy and litigating for privacy. Boroughwide
Teens Take Charge 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth For student-led advocacy to advance racial equity in public schools, with programming that includes researching and building campaigns around issues that impact the wider student population, and conducting skill-building and political education workshops that are led by senior student organizers in partnership with program alumni. Boroughwide
The Alex House Project 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth To support young parents and families in Red Hook with programs that provide essential resources including basic supplies, childcare, and mental health counseling, and courses that use a peer-education model to develop leadership skills and healthy decision-making, nurturing parenting, and overall stability. Red Hook
The Brave House 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Grant Program Invest in Youth To provide immigrant-friendly resources and services for survivors of gender-based violence, particularly young immigrant women and gender expansive youth. Boroughwide
The Brownsville Partnership 2022 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support programs that engage, empower, and employ residents across the age spectrum on issues of housing, public space, community infrastructure, and economic development. Brownsville
The Family Center 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support programs that provide comprehensive, culturally sensitive, and family-focused behavioral health treatment and recovery services for adults, children, and families with significant levels of trauma, chronic disease, extreme poverty, and barriers to care, as well as free childcare for parents and caregivers who are living with addiction, substance use challenges, and recovery while they are receiving treatment and health services. Boroughwide
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
The Osborne Association 2022 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant 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
The Wyckoff House & Association, Inc 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Grant Program Invest in Youth To support innovative educational and farm-based programs that build cultural and agricultural connections within the community through the teaching of Brooklyn’s rich history as a leader in urban farming, with an emphasis on: community, the immigrant experience, supporting family, and understanding the health benefits of sustainable food. East Flatbush, Canarsie
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC 2022 $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
Tomorrow's Leaders NYC 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth To support mentorship and youth development programs in East New York that focus on helping over-age middle and high school students who have been held back in the public school system to overcome social, emotional, and academic challenges so they can graduate. East New York
United Chinese Association of Brooklyn 2022 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To provide cultural activities, food, crafts and games, English and naturalization classes, and social assistance for older east-Asian immigrants while combating anti-Asian violence and addressing community safety concerns. Sunset Park, Bensonhurst
United Community Centers 2022 $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
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
Urban Homesteading Assistance Board 2022 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support intergenerational tenant organizing, provide administrative support and offer educational opportunities to allow long-term residents of color to age in place in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods. Brownsville, Crown Heights, East New York
Urban Youth Collaborative 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a coalition focused on the advancement of school discipline reform through legislation aimed at reducing racial disparities and significantly limiting the use of suspensions. Boroughwide
viBe Theater Experience 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth To support programming that engages girls and young women of color to write, create, publish, direct, and perform personal collaborative theater and music.` Boroughwide
VOCAL-NY 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support the growth of outreach and testing programs for people who use drugs, increased operating hours for syringe services programs, expansion of service delivery teams by transitioning part-time peer outreach workers and Hepatitis C care coordinators to full-time salaried positions, and hiring additional peer outreach workers. Boroughwide
Weeksville Heritage Center 2022 $100,000 Spark Prize 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
Workers Justice Project 2022 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To support worker-led education, organizing, leadership development, and grassroots economic alternatives to improve the social, economic, and political conditions of Latinx immigrant families in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
You Gotta Believe! The Older Child Adoption & Permanency Movement 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs that connect youth in foster care to permanent and adoptive families using the power of credible messengers (adoptive parents and former foster youth), and a fellowship program that covers public speaking, art advocacy, and storytelling. Additional programs provide leadership development for justice-involved youth (14-25) to develop advocacy skills. Boroughwide
Youth Advocacy Corps 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Grant Program Invest in Youth To support YAC’s core youth advocacy programs: the Youth Advocacy Summer Institute and Mental Health Awareness Project. Boroughwide, East New York

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