Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort descending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Green City Force 2022 $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
The Brave House 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Grant Program Invest in Youth To provide immigrant-friendly resources and services for survivors of gender-based violence, particularly young immigrant women and gender expansive youth. Boroughwide
JobsFirstNYC 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs to strengthen the capacity of workforce development institutions and create systems-level change through partnerships with employers and local government, with a goal of improving economic mobility and opportunities for young adults. Boroughwide
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 Alex House Project 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth To support young parents and families in Red Hook with programs that provide essential resources including basic supplies, childcare, and mental health counseling, and courses that use a peer-education model to develop leadership skills and healthy decision-making, nurturing parenting, and overall stability. Red Hook
Project Guardianship 2022 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To increase the availability of exemplary guardianship services, increase the use of alternatives to guardianship, and correct gaps in the guardianship system in order to enable self-determination and preserve dignity for older adults in the least restrictive setting possible Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Crown Heights, Brownsville, Boroughwide, Citywide
Green Guerillas 2022 $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
Student Dream 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support programs for college-bound students of color that provide them with the necessary financial literacy skills to close the racial and economic gap which benefits their white counterparts. Boroughwide
Pure Legacee, Inc. 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support young women and new mothers (16-21) in Brownsville who are directly impacted by the criminal justice and foster care systems and are facing homelessness, with comprehensive trauma-formed support that includes: peer mentorship, employment, housing, and transportation assistance; mental health and substance misuse support; access to a computer lab; and training on advocacy and community organizing. Brownsville
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
Tomorrow's Leaders NYC 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth To support mentorship and youth development programs in East New York that focus on helping over-age middle and high school students who have been held back in the public school system to overcome social, emotional, and academic challenges so they can graduate. East New York
The Osborne Association 2022 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant Case management services for formerly incarcerated older adults and families of those currently imprisoned, advocates for sentencing and parole reforms, and trains older adults to use their experience in the justice system to become outspoken voices for change. Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Brownsville, Boroughwide
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a Cultural Arts program that provides multi disciplinary instruction and intergenerational programming that celebrates the rich heritage of the African Diaspora. Boroughwide, Crown Heights, Flatbush
Safe Passage Project 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For free legal services and representation to meet the unmet needs of immigrant and undocumented children in partnership with community high schools. Boroughwide
You Gotta Believe! The Older Child Adoption & Permanency Movement 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs that connect youth in foster care to permanent and adoptive families using the power of credible messengers (adoptive parents and former foster youth), and a fellowship program that covers public speaking, art advocacy, and storytelling. Additional programs provide leadership development for justice-involved youth (14-25) to develop advocacy skills. 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
Mixteca 2023 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Mixteca Organization was established in 2000 in Sunset Park to address critical needs in health care, mental health, education, social and legal issues facing the growing Mexican and Latin American immigrant community in Brooklyn. In 2016, in response to the increasingly hostile, anti-immigrant political climate, Mixteca increased efforts to provide information, support, and build a grassroots advocacy group led by staff, volunteers, and Promotoras (community advocates). During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mixteca was among the first to respond and provide emergency relief to the Latinx and Indigenous immigrant community, providing a lifeline to the disproportionately impacted undocumented immigrant community who were largely excluded from federal and state aid. Sunset Park
STEM From Dance 2023 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize STEM From Dance was founded in Brooklyn in 2012 to empower girls of color with the know-how, experience, and confidence to dream big in STEM—all through the power of dance. STEM from Dance offers programs for girls of color ages 10-18: afterschool residencies in partnership with NYC Title I schools, and Girls Rise Up, an intensive three-week summer program. Through both programs, girls learn the fundamentals of dance and technology and use technology to create unique, engaging choreographed dances. Participants learn how to use circuits to create outfits that light up with their dancing, code drones to dance alongside them, code a brand-new song to dance to, and more. Boroughwide
Workers Justice Project 2023 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Workers Justice Project (WJP) is a New York City workers’ rights hub that has been spearheading new ways of labor organizing and empowering workers to gain a voice in the workplace since 2010. WJP is building a diverse membership base and developing the skills of worker leaders who understand the connection between the barriers they face and systemic racism, while providing Spanish-language services, training and organizing. WJP has created over 5,000 construction and house cleaning jobs in the past five years that have resulted in $4.9 million in salaries. Additional achievements include securing six landmark policies to “Deliver Justice'' for 65,000 app-based delivery workers in 2021, and distributing $2.5 million in cash relief to essential workers and excluded workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Williamsburg, Bushwick, Sunset Park
Brooklyn Community Pride Center 2023 $5,000 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support programming that empowers LGBTQIA+ youth to make positive choices around substance use via counseling, support groups, and participating in the Lighthouse Learning Collective, a group which engages LGBTQIA+ service providers and harm reduction organizations. Boroughwide
JMAC for Families 2023 $5,000 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support harm reduction efforts and advocacy for birthing people who use substances, including working on the Informed Consent BIll (4285A), which would require NY hospitals to obtain consent from pregnant and birthing patients before drug testing them and their babies. Boroughwide
The Hannah Legacy 2023 $5,000 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support holistic harm reduction programming including overdose education, counseling, referrals to treatment for infectious diseases and substance use disorders, distribution of opioid overdose reversal medications, and more. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) 2023 $25,000 Fishman Family Fund for Economic Opportunity To support workforce development programming that connects low- and moderate-income people with living wage employment opportunities in commercial driving, film and television production and post-production, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), Information and Communications Technology (ICT), woodworking, and tech industries. Boroughwide
NYC NOWC 2023 $25,000 Fishman Family Fund for Economic Opportunity For programming that supports New York City worker cooperatives and worker-owners — particualatly in historically marginalized communities — throughorganizing, advocacy, technical assistance, leadership development, training, and by providing direct grants. Boroughwide
Global Trauma Research Inc. 2023 $5,000 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To provide 24-hour crisis intervention and culturally and spiritually specific individual long-term trauma counseling to participants with histories of substance misuse. ​ Boroughwide
NYC Together 2023 $5,000 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To co-create and implement a harm reduction training guide with impacted population to use in programming. Boroughwide
Arab-American Family Support Center 2023 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) has provided culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed social services to low-income immigrants and refugees in New York City since 1994. AAFSC's services promote mental and physical well-being, prevent child abuse and work to end gender-based violence, provide the tools for learners of every age to succeed, and uplift the voices and needs of under-represented communities. Their programs include adult education, youth enrichment, mental health counseling, domestic violence support, health insurance enrollment and education, legal services, and more. In addition to offering direct services, the AAFSC Research Institute is a trusted source for information and publications on the voices and experiences of Arab, Middle Eastern, North African, Muslim, and South Asian (AMENAMSA) communities. Their staff speak over 30 languages, enabling them to serve populations that mainstream providers struggle to reach.  Boroughwide, Cobble Hill, Downtown
Kings Against Violence Initiative 2023 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI) was founded in 2009 by Dr. Robert Gore, an Emergency Room physician who felt compelled to address the rising incidence of violence among youth in Central Brooklyn. KAVI works to prevent and eliminate interpersonal violence from the lives of young people through social justice advocacy, peer leadership, and community mobilization in hospitals, schools, and community settings. Through community and school programs, they serve over 300 youth annually, and have helped hundreds of youth overcome a history of violence and behavioral issues to graduate from high school and attend college. Through their hospital program, they engage and support over 750 patients each year and have reduced hospital recidivism rates by over 75% percent by providing up to a year of follow-up support and care for youth patients admitted with assault-related injuries. Bedford Stuyvesant, East Flatbush, Crown Heights, Flatbush, Brownsville