Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amountsort ascending Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Precious Dreams Foundation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To deliver “comfort bags” of bedtime essentials to 400 children living in transitional housing in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
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
NYC Coalition for Educational Justice 2015 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program NYC Coalition for Educational Justice is a parent-led movement that seeks to affect policy change and create a more equitable educational system. Funds will support local parent engagement around the Department of Education's Community Schools Initiative, which will bring over a million dollars in new resources to three Crown Heights schools. Crown Heights
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
Girl Be Heard 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To respond to the emerging emotional and material needs of vulnerable girls and gender expansive youth. 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
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For ally-building and trainings to create connections between anti-Islamophobia and anti-Semitism organizing 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
Kingsborough Community College 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support operational expenses of the KCC Urban Farm to be able to grow, harvest, and distribute organic produce for CUNY students and people facing food insecurity referred by Ancient Song Doula Services and We Keep Us Safe Abolitionist Network. Boroughwide
People in Need 2020 $8,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For a mutual aid network led by and serving low-income, immigrant families in Kensington, including a food pantry operating out of a restaurant on Coney Island Avenue. Kensington
Documented 2020 $8,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide Spanish-language reporting on the specific impacts of COVID-19 on immigrants—especially those who are undocumented—and to combat the spread of misinformation on WhatsApp. Boroughwide
American Council of Minority Women 2021 $8,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency food and PPE distribution to immigrant and low-income families in Flatbush and Midwood. Flatbush, Midwood
Hope For Desperate Hearts 2021 $8,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To supply members of the African Diaspora community with access to hot food cooked by culturally relevant restaurants in their neighborhoods to meet the needs of those who cannot prepare a meal where they live. A portion of this grant will also help them with covering transportation costs for some of their program participants to accesses these food resources. Boroughwide
Haiti Cultural Exchange 2020 $7,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide virtual platforms for artists and support to culture workers of Haitian descent. Boroughwide
Fearless Femme 100 2020 $7,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide free mental health services to queer Black and Indigenous residents in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
Represented Foundation 2020 $7,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For an intensive leadership development program for Black and Latinx social entrepreneurs working on community-generated solutions to the COVID-19 crisis, launching in June 2020. Boroughwide
Apna Brooklyn Community Center, Inc. 2020 $7,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide benefits assistance to Muslim immigrant low-wage workers in Brighton Beach and Coney Island. Brighton Beach, Coney Island
Afrolatin@ Project, Inc 2020 $7,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To manufacture and distribute medical grade PPE to Brooklyn hospitals serving communities of color. Boroughwide
Friends of Marcy Houses 2020 $6,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For food delivery for vulnerable residents, and to engage youth in documenting firsthand accounts of life at Marcy Houses during the COVID-19 pandemic to expose the impacts of systemic racism. Bedford Stuyvesant
Brooklyn Center for Quality Life 2020 $6,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support food pantry and food delivery programs, community PPE distribution, and virtual health, nutrition, and wellness class for residents in East Flatbush and Flatbush East Flatbush, Flatbush
Progress Playbook 2015 $5,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Progress Playbook designs customized learning experiences for entrepreneurs so that they can accomplish their business goals. A $5,000 grant will provide 10 Crown Heights youth with a three-month entrepreneur training program, through which each will develop a comprehensive business plan. Three plans selected by community members will receive financial and technical assistance to launch or expand their business within Crown Heights. Crown Heights
Service Workers' Coalition 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide weekly grocery deliveries or reimbursements to unemployed food service workers unable to access benefits. Boroughwide
Simone Leigh 2015 $5,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Resident Simone Leigh is receiving a $5,000 grant to support an innovative series of drumming classes and workshops for black women and girls in Crown Heights, which seeks to build bridges across cultures and communities and provide a nurturing environment where participants can relax, learn new skills, exercise, and connect in a non-competitive way. Crown Heights
Prospect Lefferts Gardens Heritage Council Inc. 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide free care packages of food and household essentials to vulnerable people of color in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, delivered by local youth. Prospect Lefferts Gardens
American Council of Minority Women, Inc 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For emergency food and PPE distribution to immigrant and low-income families in Flatbush and Midwood. Flatbush, Midwood
Hope For Desperate Hearts INC 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide hot meals to African students and low-wage workers who rent rooms and do not have access to kitchen facilities needed to cook or refrigerate food in partnership with local African restaurants. Boroughwide
Young Movement 2015 $5,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Young Movement provides research, advocacy, and partnerships on socio-economic issues like financial literacy and employment alternatives for young adults. Funds will support the Weeksville Entrepreneurship Project to train 10 young adults from the Weeksville section of Crown Heights in tools to find and create sustainable solutions to employment, financial, and health disparities in Weeksville. Crown Heights
Equality Labs 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide South Asian specific public health materials on Coronavirus in 10 languages, digital security for South Asian-serving CBOs, and a blueprint for how to set up Mutual Aid networks. Boroughwide
Be More 2015 $5,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Incubator Project Be More aims to raise awareness about race-based disparities, train change agents with tools to reduce unconscious bias to eliminate racial inequities, and foster leadership to enable multiracial social change movements. In the coming year, Be More will launch its second #Vision2040 social media video campaign, organize community gatherings to heal from racism, and prototype a training to reduce unconscious bias using evidence-based techniques. Boroughwide
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
Expecting Relief 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support perishable food distribution and household essentials to 150-200 Black and Latinx Brooklyn residents. Bushwick
Domestic Workers United 2015 $5,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Incubator Project DWU is an organization of Caribbean, Latina and African caregivers and housekeepers—concentrated in Crown Heights and Flatbush—that organizes to end exploitation and oppression for all workers whose labor is based primarily in homes and is not protected by most labor laws in New York City. DWU has adopted a model that centers on the development of strong, low-income immigrant women of color leaders who have the drive, training, and sensitivity to lead a movement for social change. Crown Heights, Flatbush
Milagros Day Worldwide 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For bilingual virtual support groups, summits and workshops, and referrals to shelters, food delivery, and crisis intervention for survivors of domestic violence. Boroughwide
The Precedential Group 2015 $5,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Incubator Project The Precedential Group, founded by Marlon Peterson in 2014, is an organization working to establish “Child Safe Zones” to reduce gun violence in Brooklyn neighborhoods by engaging young people, local police, schools, and residents. Marlon Peterson has led, advised, and supported several criminal justice reform organizations including Fortune Society, Crown Heights Mediation Center, and New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. Marlon recently received the Soros Fellowship Award from Open Society Foundation. For more information: marlonpeterson.com Crown Heights, Brownsville, East New York

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