Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort ascending Project Description Neighborhoods
MHANY Management, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support its affordable housing residents through provision of food and disinfectant supplies, assembly and delivery of care packages, and converting a dozen units into “safe places” for self-isolation. Boroughwide
TakeRoot Justice 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To promote workers’ rights—especially undocumented workers and domestic workers—through economic justice advocacy, remote legal support, and the development of toolkits and online workshops to expand the capacity of mutual aid organizations. Boroughwide
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For community outreach—including emergency food, PPE, wellness checks, webinars, employment offerings, training for employment, mental health referrals, and financial counseling—for and led by NYCHA residents in East New York and Bedford Stuyvesant. East New York, Bedford Stuyvesant
New Sanctuary Coalition 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For a new Zoom pro se clinic for undocumented immigrants as well as a campaign among faith leaders to pressure ICE to release all detainees immediately. Boroughwide
Shine Foundation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide survivors of domestic violence and their families living in emergency shelters with medicine, hygiene products, and diapers, as well as financial advice and support. Boroughwide
UnLocal 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support undocumented workers through remote benefits screenings and informational webinars, as well as to provide technical assistance to restaurant groups to help their employees. Boroughwide
New York Immigration Coalition 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To carry out an emergency-needs assessment of immigrant-serving organizations as well as emergency relief for 200 member organizations to cover costs related to deep cleaning, remote work needs, and technical assistance. Boroughwide
Brownsville Community Development Corporation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support COVID-19 testing and health education outreach for low-income people of color at the organization’s Brownsville location. Brownsville
Black Trans Media 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide Black TGNC people and low-income communities of color in Brooklyn with supplies, cooked meals, groceries, and support as well as digital spaces for organizing and documenting communities' response to the pandemic. Boroughwide
St John's Bread and Life 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide food distribution via a pick-up model with a higher volume of shelf stable products and increased sanitation practices. Boroughwide, Bedford Stuyvesant
The Ali Forney Center 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide on-site and remote basic necessities, including housing placements and referrals, to-go food, case management, primary and mental health care, vocational and educational programming, and sanitary supplies for runaway and homeless LGBTQ youth. Citywide
Yemeni American Merchants Association 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide COVID-19 related updates and resources to bodega owners, as well as to create and distribute Bodega Safety Kits with protective gear and bilingual health and safety information. Boroughwide
OMnp Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For the BK Reader news site to provide daily information dissemination to communities of color in Central Brooklyn, a social distancing social media campaign, and documenting the crisis for the historical record. Boroughwide
Caribbean Women's Health Association, Inc 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide immediate financial support for vulnerable pregnant or postpartum clients in Flatbush, East Flatbush, Brownsville, or East New York. Flatbush, East Flatbush, Brownsville, East New York
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide cash assistance and post-release support for immigration clients and their families. Boroughwide
VOCAL-NY 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For vital hygiene and harm reduction services to people who are homeless and people who use drugs, as well as advocacy to reduce prison and jail populations, where people cannot protect themselves from the spread of disease. Boroughwide
The Guardianship Project 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support remote safety and wellness checks, as well as emergency food deliveries, for legal guardianship clients who are primarily older adults and individuals with disabilities. Boroughwide
John Jay College Foundation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For emergency grants for undocumented and immigrant John Jay College students living Brooklyn, who are ineligible for government support. Boroughwide
Accion East Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide support to 115 entrepreneurs in Brooklyn and launch an emergency relief fund for small businesses. Boroughwide
Repair the World 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To convert its Crown Heights community storefront into an appointment-only food and supplies donation drop-off/pick-up point, and an appointment-only blood drive space. Boroughwide
University Settlement Society of New York 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide food and financial support for highly vulnerable older adults and low-income communities. Boroughwide
Brownsville Community Culinary Center 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To expand the organization’s capacity to serve as a hub for the preparation and distribution of healthy, culturally appropriate foods and meals to Brownsville residents. Brownsville
After Hours Project 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide up to date guidance, cleaning and hygiene supplies, and food to vulnerable clients, including older adults and people with compromised immune systems who are homeless, living with AIDS or HIV, have a serious mental illness, or are active substance users. Boroughwide
Translatina Network 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide emergency food access, supermarket gift cards, and essential health and hygiene items to its Latinx and other transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) members. Boroughwide
Betances Health Center 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To offset projected revenue losses and retain staff at its Central Brooklyn health center, and purchase telehealth equipment so that it can continue to provide a full-scope of primary care services throughout the crisis. Boroughwide
Sadie Nash Leadership Project 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide care packages of food and cleaning supplies, laptops, mental health support, and financial assistance to its youth of color members. Boroughwide
BUFU 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide stipends for communities’ artists, healers, and organizers who are leading programming on the CLOUD 9 rapid-response mutual aid platform. Boroughwide
Churches United for Fair Housing, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For emergency cash assistance for undocumented congregants of three member churches, as well as ongoing work to provide affordable housing assistance, tenant and immigrant rights services, and resource referrals in Bushwick. Bushwick
Brooklyn Community Services 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To hire graduates of the Brownsville Community Culinary Center, who have lost their restaurant jobs, to feed vulnerable residents with restricted access to food, including older adults, immune-compromised persons, and persons with intellectual disabilities. Brownsville
Apex for Youth Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To create a series of initiatives to serve the social and emotional needs of Asian American youth who have been affected by the spread of COVID-19, with a focus on addressing racism and anti-Asian harassment. Boroughwide
Black Women's Blueprint 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For their Mobile Healing Unit to provide food, toiletries, and general support to survivors of domestic violence of African descent quarantined in the same household as their abusers, as well as to purchase HIPAA-compliant software and create a reliable mass-text system for information sharing. Boroughwide
Safe Horizon 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To promote the health and safety of survivors of domestic violence and its essential frontline staff through increased cleaning, wages, and technology to provide video conference counseling and legal services. Boroughwide
Drive Change 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For direct cash assistance to out-of-work restaurant and hospitality fellows, as well as to provide resources to transition its culinary training program for formerly incarcerated citizens to online remote learning. Boroughwide
DRUM - Desis Rising Up & Moving 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support South Asian and Indo-Caribbean working class undocumented immigrants in Kensington, including emergency food delivery, supplies, and building out a mutual aid network. Kensington
Chinese-American Planning Council 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide education and advocacy to address anti-Asian harassment, as well as disease prevention measures and support, particularly for vulnerable elderly populations. Boroughwide

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