Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amountsort descending Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Friends of Island Academy 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support the immediate needs of its young people during the crisis, including 45 Brooklyn-based youth currently in custody at Rikers Island’s Horizon Juvenile Center. Boroughwide
The Brave House 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To supply back to school packages to families within the Brave House network. Boroughwide
Elite Learners, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To purchase and deliver emergency food for youth and their families in Brownsville and East Flatbush. Brownsville, East Flatbush
Girls for Gender Equity 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide stipends to its youth members, including funds for food, phone and internet, support for remote learning and other emerging challenges, and convening over 100 youth service providers weekly to coordinate resources and strategies. Boroughwide
GatherFor 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To improve access to healthcare and support services focused on covid-19 and the vaccine. Outreach efforts will focus on people living in the shelter system; those who are victims of domestic violence. Boroughwide
Jewish Community Council of Canarsie, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For the distribution of personal care packages, nutrient-dense foods, and fresh produce, as well as case management and outreach to families throughout Starrett City and a Southern portion of East New York. Starrett City, East New York
Volunteers of Legal Services (VOLS) 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To maintain critical legal services for Brooklyn clients and to launch emergency response efforts, including securing economic relief for unemployed workers and small businesses. Boroughwide
Emma’s Torch 2019 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the 12-week, paid culinary training and apprenticeship program for refugees and asylees Boroughwide
Asian American Writers’ Workshop 2018 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the Open City Fellowship program and magazine, focused on publishing stories about low-income Asian immigrant communities and incubating Asian American writers and activists 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
Food Issues Group 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For the Frontline Community Food Relief initiative that matches independent food businesses with grassroots organizations to provide emergency meal distribution to LGBTQIA+ youths, immigrant food workers, domestic workers, and people experiencing housing insecurity. 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
Pakistani American Youth Organization 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide food to communities in need across Brooklyn. The organization will also implement a food delivery service to cater for those who might not be able to access their mobile units. Boroughwide
Bangladeshi American Community Development & Youth Services Corp. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To increase capacity to meet the needs of Bangladeshi residents in the City Line neighborhood, including volunteer recruitment, materials translation and dissemination, distribution of halal food packages, and agency coordination. East New York, City Line
Release Aging People in Prison 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To advocate for the release of older adults in prison, who are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. Boroughwide
Arab American Family Support Center 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For outreach, social services, and leadership development in Brooklyn’s Muslims communities, particularly for Yemeni residents 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
The Healing Center 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide support services and emergency food boxes to immigrant survivors of family violence in Sunset Park and Bay Ridge. Sunset Park, Bay Ridge
East New York Restoration LDC 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response 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
GenSpace 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To create the Community Health Ambassadors Program, which will serve as both an educational and youth development tool for residents of Sunset Park to understand more about the vaccine and the science that is used to create vaccines, while empowering them to make informed decisions about their health. Sunset Park
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
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
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
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
Brooklyn Clergy Action Network 2015 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program The Brooklyn Clergy Action Network mobilizes faith leaders and the community to end gun violence in low and moderate-income communities in Brooklyn. Funds will be used to establish a mentorship program for 12 to 17-year-old males designed to reduce and prevent violence by training them in methods of communication as an alternative to violence. Crown Heights
Translatinx Networks 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide PPP and financial assistance to members of underserved communities in Brooklyn and to implement a telehealth program to support their access to healthcare services with the use of a mobile device. Boroughwide
Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To sustain the services of volunteer EMTs and paramedics responding to 911 calls in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Bedford Stuyvesant
The Gathering for Justice 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support people released from city and state carceral facilities with basic needs, and support for families of people who remain incarcerated. Boroughwide
Black Alliance for Just Immigration 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For organizing and legal clinics and language support of Black Muslim immigrants 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
The Alex House Project 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To increase vaccine outreach, education, and support to at least 300 more young parents in central and southern Brooklyn with a focus on parents living in communities at high risk for spread of the virus. Boroughwide

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