Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort ascending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) 2022 $100,000 Spark Prize Spark Prize Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) was founded in 2001 by Arab immigrant and Arab American leaders in Bay Ridge to advocate for the community in the wake of the September 11th attacks. Today, AAANY serves Brooklyn’s Arab immigrant, refugee, and Muslim communities, helping over 6,000 beneficiaries annually through its women’s empowerment and adult literacy programs, immigration legal assistance, mental health and domestic violence support services, and youth programming. During the COVID-19 pandemic, AAANY has transitioned to virtual programming and has transformed its office into a direct relief hub, distributing 22,000+ food boxes and $450,000 in direct cash for clients in crisis, creating a laptop lending program, and working with community partners to provide relief to domestic violence survivors. Boroughwide
Black Women's Blueprint 2022 $100,000 Spark Prize Spark Prize Black Women's Blueprint was founded in Brooklyn in 2008, and is a lifeline for survivors of gender-based violence, and provides birth education and maternal health support. The organization’s Sexual Abuse to Maternal Mortality Pipeline report and institute has pioneered a campaign to desilo these movements and affirm the link between trauma healing and maternal health. Each year, it engages doulas, midwives, birth-workers, and sexual assault advocates to reach 5,000 survivors at 50 different locations through its Sistas Van mobile health unit, and trains 800 clinicians and medical personnel. In addition, it is building a Reconciliation Center in Upstate New York to offer Brooklyn women space to heal and give birth safely. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) 2022 $100,000 Spark Prize Spark Prize Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) is a Black-led, membership-based organization of primarily low-to-moderate income Central Brooklyn residents founded in 2011. BMC builds power and self-determination in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights’ Black communities by nurturing local leadership, waging campaigns, and winning concrete improvements in people’s lives. Through intersectional organizing, BMC addresses a range of issues that define a whole community, including police accountability and community safety, food sovereignty, environmental justice, anti-gentrification media production, electoral justice, and tenant organizing. Boroughwide
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
Groundswell Community Mural Project 2022 $100,000 Spark Prize Spark Prize Groundswell Community Mural Project was founded in 1996 to bring together artists, youth, and community organizations to use art as a tool for social change. Its projects beautify neighborhoods, engage youth in societal and personal transformation, and give expression to ideas and perspectives that are underrepresented in the public dialogue. Each year, Groundswell engages over 450 youth, led by trained teaching artists, and in partnership with community partner organizations and city agencies, in the presentation of afterschool, summer, school-based, and community commissioned programs. In addition, Groundswell hosts free, often youth-led, events and programs for the general public. 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
After Hours Project 2022 $70,000 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support an array of health and social services including: behavioral health education; sexual health and wellness; HIV/AIDs Linkage to Care; harm reduction; housing, food, and family wellness; community outreach; advocacy and referral services, and more. Clients primarily have little or no contact with traditional service providers, and include persons who inject drugs, sex workers, and people who are homeless. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Bushwick, Crown Heights North, Crown Heights South, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, East New York, East Williamsburg, Flatbush
Ali Forney Center 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support services provided to 2,000+ LGBTQIA+ youth at a 24/7 drop-in center, and 17 emergency and transitional housing sites, as well as to hire a substance misuse treatment counselor to work at 14 housing sites, including 9 in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Community Housing and Services 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support housing for 1,000+ people who experience homelessness annually, including transitional and permanent housing, as well as substance misuse counselors and skilled clinicians for all new housing developments. Boroughwide
Community Counseling & Mediation 2022 $72,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support a wide range of social services, counseling, physical and mental healthcare, education, and supportive housing services for individuals and families in extremely low-income areas of Brooklyn. Services include treatment, early intervention, wrap-around services, and recovery support services for people living with substance misuse disorders and/or co-occurring mental health disorders. Boroughwide, Downtown, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Bushwick, Crown Heights, Brownsville
Global Trauma Research 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support the “Stay Well” program, which provides 24-hour crisis intervention/hospital prevention and culturally/spiritually specific long-term trauma counseling to participants with a history of substance misuse, as well as a multilingual substance misuse and abuse community education campaign with 300 community partners. Boroughwide
Housing Plus 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support justice-involved women in an alternative-to-detention program that provides community-based housing and comprehensive services to help them overcome poverty, homelessness, and the effects of incarceration, and build stable lives. The program also seeks to reunite and reconnect parents and caregivers with children in foster care, and to prevent separation in as many families as possible. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Canarsie, Crown Heights, East New York, Flatbush
Lantern Community Services 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To provide comprehensive harm reduction services to improve the overall quality of life for clients, including at two supportive housing sites in Brooklyn that serve formerly unhoused residents living with chronic illnesses such as HIV/AIDS and/or diagnosed mental health conditions. Staff also provide Naloxone training and kits and overdose prevention education to residents. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville
New York Therapeutic Communities - Stay’n Out 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support substance misuse treatment for adults in the criminal legal system through licensed community-based residential and outpatient programs that use a therapeutic community model, as well as to add more peer recovery advocates to connect persons using substances with needed services East New York, Brownsville, Boroughwide
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
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
Youth Represent 2021 $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. +Partially funded by ELMA Music Foundation Boroughwide
United Community Centers 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For a long-term vaccine education program in East New York conducted in both English and Spanish. East New York
Sakhi for South Asian Women 2021 $40,000 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
Green City Force 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support an environmental initiative that advances the city’s climate and equity goals, and connects high school graduates to employment opportunities and sectoral apprenticeships. Boroughwide
Isabahlia Ladies of Elegance Foundation 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide freshly grown produce and accurate health information to residents of Brownsville. Brownsville
Center for Anti-Violence Education 2021 $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
Chinese-American Planning Council 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide education and advocacy to address anti-Asian harassment, as well as disease prevention measures and support, particularly for vulnerable elderly populations.​ Boroughwide
Dignity in Schools Campaign 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a citywide coalition of students, parents, advocates, educators and lawyers calling for positive, school-wide approaches to discipline that improve the school environment, reduce conflict, and increase learning. Boroughwide
Children of Promise, NYC 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To create a comprehensive vaccination awareness and access program for Black families with a parent in incarceration in Central Brooklyn. Boroughwide
The Brownsville Partnership 2021 $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
Caribbean Women’s Health Association 2021 $40,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To provide immigration legal support, classes to expectant and new mothers, doulas to low-income women, as well as access to a food pantry and HIV/AIDS prevention education, testing, and counseling. Boroughwide
Green Guerillas 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a youth-driven training program that creates a pathway to employment and leadership within the food justice movement through skill-building workshops, and engagement with community gardeners and urban farms and leaders in the food justice movement. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville, East New York, Crown Heights, Flatbush
Siren - Protectors of the Rainforest, Inc. 2021 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide food relief for the residents of Rehab Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Bedford Stuyvesant
Footsteps 2021 $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
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For organizing, community healing, and mental health services for LGBTQ+ Asian American, South Asian, and Southeast Asian coalition leaders in Brooklyn, with a focus on responding to hate violence, harassment, and micro-aggressions against Asian Americans. Boroughwide
Drive Change 2021 $45,000 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
East New York Restoration Development Corporation 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To set up information tables at local train stations to share accurate information about the virus and the vaccine with a focus on reaching essential workers outside of the health field. East New York, Boroughwide
Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership 2021 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To increase economic and physical accessibility of local businesses and green spaces as well as support age-friendly advocacy days, socialization and active events, and political education. Bedford Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Fort Greene
Sauti Yetu 2021 $40,000 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

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