Community Fund Grants

Filter the grants using the options below:

Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort descending Project Description Neighborhoods
GRIOT Circle 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant GRIOT Circle works to ensure that all LGBTQ+ elders of color experience a just and abundant quality of life through a variety of services within its adult daycare programs, monthly social and support groups, and outreach to homebound seniors—as well as through partnerships with other eldercare organizations to increase their competency of care around race, gender, sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS, and sexual health. Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Crown Heights, Brownsville, Boroughwide
Grow Brooklyn 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant Grow Brooklyn provides intensive outreach, compassionate counseling, and direct assistance aimed at keeping older adult homeowners in their homes in the face of financial exploitation, particularly in communities of color. Bushwick, Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Brownsville, Boroughwide
The Guardianship Project 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant The Guardianship Project works with older adults, caregivers, and systems 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
Jews for Racial & Economic Justice 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant JFREJ’s Caring Majority Coalition organizes older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers, and home health workers to ensure that all Brooklynites have access to covered long-term care that prioritizes racial and gender justice as well as age justice, and invests in the home care workforce for quality, family sustaining jobs. Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Crown Heights, Boroughwide, Citywide
Release Aging People in Prison Campaign 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant RAPP organizes older adults both in prison and in the community to bring systemic change to the parole process, advocating for fair and timely parole and an end to death by incarceration, so that they can positively influence the Brooklyn communities they once harmed. Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Boroughwide, Citywide
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
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
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
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
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
Siren - Protectors of the Rainforest, Inc. 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide food relief and online movement classes for the residents of Rehab Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Bedford Stuyvesant
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
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
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
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
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
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide financial support to community artists. Boroughwide
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
Neighbors Together 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide for additional staff and costs related to transitioning its sit down community cafe to provide take out meals, as well as for advocacy outreach prioritizing the needs of homeless and low-income Brooklynites. Boroughwide
Heights and Hills, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support food and household items for over 2,000 older adult clients, and expansion of the volunteer force including 300 new background checks. Boroughwide
Fifth Avenue Committee 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide benefits and entitlements access and support as well as emergency financial assistance to low-income people of color in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide groceries, sanitary supplies, medication, and cash assistance to LGBTQIA+ and GNC immigrants. Boroughwide
The Center for Anti-Violence Education 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For an online Upstander workshop that teaches participants how to address bias incidents particularly against Asian communities Boroughwide
Wyckoff House Museum 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support fresh produce delivery from its on-site farm to partner food programs in the East Flatbush and Canarsie. East Flatbush, Canarsie
Reaching Out Community Services 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To meet the increasing demand for its Digital Client Choice Food Pantry System, and to match low-income and newly displaced individuals and families with social services, benefits assistance, and emergency items. Boroughwide
Womankind 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide overtime and hazard pay for staff in its emergency residence for survivors of domestic violence as well as direct financial support for its clients. Boroughwide
IntegrateNYC 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For a multilingual youth hotline to connect NYC high school students to resources related to housing, food, healthcare, educational access, and community. Boroughwide
Laundry Workers Center 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide immediate relief for essential laundromat workers from virus exposure and employer exploitation, including advocating for mandatory paid sick days, up-to-date health and workers’ rights information, and direct financial aid. Boroughwide
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund 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
Equality for Flatbush 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For the #BrooklynShowsLove Mutual Aid Project in Flatbush to connect neighbors to emergency funds for hourly wage workers such as dollar van drivers, home health aides, and street vendors. Flatbush
Red Hook Initiative 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide increased translation services, adult and family counseling and screenings, and food distribution via Red Hook Farms. Red Hook
Riseboro Community Partnership 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide meal delivery to 800 seniors who previously received congregate meals in nine now-closed senior centers. Boroughwide
Jack Arts, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To purchase, store, and distribute supplies and food to vulnerable residents of public housing in Brooklyn in partnership with We Keep Us Safe Abolitionist Network, a BIPOC-led mutual aid group. Boroughwide

Pages