Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort ascending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Audre Lorde Project 2018 $35,000 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
The Legal Aid Society 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support immigrant clients within the Immigration Law Unit’s various projects including the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project, Immigration Representation Project, Immigrant Youth Project, and the affirmative benefits project Boroughwide
Young New Yorkers 2018 $20,000 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
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
El Puente 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To organize communities of color to fight gentrification through youth-led community campaigns and initiatives focused on environmental justice, climate change, community safety, and racial/cultural equity in education, the arts, and wellness. Williamsburg
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For the creative, educational, and vocational development of Black and Caribbean youth in Central Brooklyn. Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Flatbush
Brooklyn Community Pride Center 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Pride Path Program to connect underemployed Brooklyn LGBTQ+ young adults, ages 18-24, to paid professional development, internships, and employment opportunities. Boroughwide
Adhikaar 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants To support community legal clinics and advocacy efforts for Nepali immigrants with Temporary Protected Status Boroughwide
Drive Change 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide training and first job experience for formerly incarcerated and court-involved young people through a nonprofit food truck. Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick
Center for Family Life 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For the Sanctuary Families Project, which supports Sunset Park immigrant parents at risk of deportation and mobilizes local Brooklyn community member allies to create long-term guardianship and child care plans for immigrant children living in Brooklyn. Sunset Park
Make the Road New York 2018 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For immigrant youth-led organizing programs focused on the school-to-prison pipeline, community schools, and greater police accountability and transparency. Bushwick
New York State Youth Leadership Council 2018 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support undocumented immigration you-led organization around access to higher education and healthcare, protection from deportation, and the right to work. Boroughwide, Sunset Park, Prospect Heights
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC 2018 $25,000 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
CAMBA 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support Brownsville In, Violence Out, a community-based youth development and gun-violence reduction program. Brownsville
Enlace 2018 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants Support for the National Freedom Cities Convening which aims to strengthen relationships between leaders spanning issues from fighting mass incarceration to supporting immigrant families and building Black youth leadership; map the changing political landscape; and create a strategic plan to mobilize thousands of people in New York and across the country in the Freedom Cities movement. The Freedom Cities movement was created in January 2017 by immigrants and communities of color to make entire cities, towns, and communities safe for immigrants, Black people, Muslims, workers and all oppressed communities. Boroughwide
RIF Asylum Support 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To expand legal and social services for asylum seekers through workshops, community meetings, a monthly support group, and one-on-one individualized support. Boroughwide
exalt 2018 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To counteract the school-to-prison pipeline by elevating expectations of personal success for court-involved youth through job skills courses, individualized support, paid internships, and alumni network. Boroughwide
Churches United for Fair Housing 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support legal services, trainings, and coordinated advocacy efforts for immigrant communities in partnership with CUFFH’s network of membership churches. Bushwick, Boroughwide
Truthworker Theater Company 2018 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a theater program that uses first person narratives to bring the stories of young people impacted by incarceration to the forefront and drive awareness of the need for policy reform. Boroughwide
Center for Anti-Violence Education 2018 $40,000 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
Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Services 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To create a network of service providers for more than 8,000 Bangladeshi clients a year to address domestic violence, mental health, and other health services in addition to housing, legal, and education support services. East New York, City Line
Families for Freedom 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To provide outreach and political education to communities most at risk of detention and deportation, especially long-term resident green card holders with nonviolent criminal convictions. Boroughwide
ReConnect 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To connect youth to employment, entrepreneurship training, and access to college credit to help navigate systemic challenges that make it hard to find sustainable employment. Bedford Stuyvesant
Faith in New York 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support Prophetic Leadership School that will train local leaders for grassroots campaigns to change policies around mass deportation and mass incarceration. Boroughwide
viBe Theater Experience 2018 $30,000 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
Neighbors in Action 2018 $30,000 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
Cave Canem 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in 1996 to remedy the under-representation and isolation of black poets, Cave Canem has grown from a gathering of 26 poets to become an influential movement and artistic incubator based in Brooklyn with a high-achieving international fellowship of over 425, and a local workshop community of over 900 poets. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To prevent unnecessary pretrial detention based on poverty by paying bail for indigent Brooklyn youth and adults accused of misdemeanors, and providing and facilitating access to social and legal services for clients. Boroughwide
Yemeni American Merchants Association 2018 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants To support a board and staff strategic planning retreat for short-term and long-term activities in light of the Muslim Ban Boroughwide, Bay Ridge
JustLeadershipUSA 2018 $30,000 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
Safe Horizon 2018 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support expansion of services to immigrant victims of gender-based violence as well as increased training for frontline staff at social service agencies who are first responders to immigrants in need. Boroughwide
Active Citizen Project 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For Project EATS, a youth leadership initiative centered at the organization’s community farm that aims to help young people improve the conditions that determine their quality of life and ability to thrive. Brownsville, East New York, Crown Heights
H.O.L.L.A (How Our Lives Link Altogether) 2018 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a social justice education, leadership, and organizing program for low income youth of color focused on trauma recovery and healing. Boroughwide
Center for Law and Social Justice 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in Brooklyn in 1985 as a community service unit of Medgar Evers College to serve as an institutional response to pervasive racial injustices, the Center for Law and Social Justice continues pushing for meaningful policy changes to stem the institutionalization of police brutality and systemic racism across New York City. In addition to promoting alternative community policing solutions, it is a leading advocate for the protection and integrity of voting rights and for racial equity in public education. Boroughwide, Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Brownsville
Brooklyn Defender Services 2018 $50,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For comprehensive free legal representation to court-involved youth with a focus on school discipline and reentry, special education placements, alternative pathways to graduation, alternatives to incarceration, and counseling. Boroughwide

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