Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort ascending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Dream Deferred Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For food gift cards for women and LGBTQ people released from New York prisons and jails since March 2020 residing in Brooklyn, in partnership with Witness to Mass Incarceration Inc. 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
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
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
North Brooklyn Coalition 2020 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize To address systemic racism, institutional injustice, and cultural barriers facing survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault by creating a community-based support network. Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint
Street Vendor Project 2020 $30,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For organizing among street vendors to promote legal rights, fight for policy change, and business development assistance. 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
New York State Youth Leadership Council 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support efforts to provide direct cash assistance to undocumented New Yorkers, with a priority for women, Black immigrants, single parents, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community Boroughwide
Brownsville Community Justice Center 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency services and supplies to vulnerable youth and families Brownsville
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
Equity Advocates 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support the leadership of the New York COVID-19 Food Coalition, a group of 30+ food system stakeholders advocating on behalf of food insecure residents, food businesses, and anti-hunger nonprofits. Boroughwide
Haitian Americans United for Progress, Inc 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency cash assistance, support and counseling, and up-to-date COVID-19 health information to undocumented, low-wage workers who have been laid off or furloughed and cannot access government benefits. Boroughwide, Crown Heights, Flatbush
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
Senior Citizens League of Flatbush 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide meal delivery to older adults in Midwood, Flatbush, Bay Ridge, Marine Park and Sheepshead Bay. Midwood, Flatbush, Bay Ridge, Marine Park, Sheepshead Bay
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
Turkish Cultural Center 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide immigrants and refugees in Southern Brooklyn with free meal service, translation services, benefits screening, and remote programming to promote wellbeing, as well as meals for medical workers at Brooklyn Hospital Center. Sheepshead Bay
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
Sadie Nash Leadership Project 2020 $100,000 Spark Prize Spark Prize To equip, strengthens, and supports young women and gender-expansive youth of color to be agents of change in their lives and in the world. Citywide
#SavetheFrontline 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To distribute free, washable face covers at local community centers, public housing developments, health clinics, religious institutions, food banks, and homeless shelters in high risk Brooklyn neighborhoods. Boroughwide
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
New Yorkers For Children 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide aged-out foster care youth who are neither employed or enrolled in school with emergency grants for rent, utility bills, medical expenses, groceries, cleaning supplies; technology for remote work and learning, baby essentials, and other needs. Boroughwide
Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide bail fund and post-release support, including legal advocacy and community connections. 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
exalt 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide increased stipends to court-involved youth and alumni of its diversion programs in order to help alleviate economic hardship due to COVID-19. 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
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
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
Homecrest Community Services 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency meal delivery to Asian seniors in Southern Brooklyn, prepared by a local Chinese restaurant. Homecrest, Bensonhurst, Sunset Park, Coney Island
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
Council of Peoples Organization (COPO) 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant COPO provides ongoing case management and supportive services to the Muslim, Arab, and South Asian community, with a specific focus on serving older adults through their halal senior center and a halal meals-on-wheels program, the first in New York City. Midwood, Kensington

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