Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amountsort descending Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Asian American Writers’ Workshop 2018 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the Open City Fellowship program and magazine, focused on publishing stories about low-income Asian immigrant communities and incubating Asian American writers and activists Boroughwide
BUFU 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide stipends for communities’ artists, healers, and organizers who are leading programming on the CLOUD 9 rapid-response mutual aid platform. Boroughwide
AsylumConnect 2019 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the development of their resource catalog for LGBTQ individuals seeking asylum across Brooklyn and New York City Boroughwide
Breaking Ground 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support older adult residents of The Domenech development in Brownsville with on site services, PPE and sanitary supplies, meal delivery, daily living support, and other essentials. Brownsville
Churches United for Fair Housing, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For emergency cash assistance for undocumented congregants of three member churches, as well as ongoing work to provide affordable housing assistance, tenant and immigrant rights services, and resource referrals in Bushwick. Bushwick
Brooklyn Community Services 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To hire graduates of the Brownsville Community Culinary Center, who have lost their restaurant jobs, to feed vulnerable residents with restricted access to food, including older adults, immune-compromised persons, and persons with intellectual disabilities. Brownsville
Red Hook Art Project, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For on-site emergency food distribution and free virtual visual art and music instruction, academic assistance, and stress management for children and youth in Red Hook. Red Hook
El Puente 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency food and financial aid to undocumented and food insecure immigrant families in Southside Williamsburg and Bushwick. Williamsburg, Bushwick
Arab American Association of New York 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For advocacy and organizing in Brooklyn’s Muslims communities Bay Ridge, Sunset Park
Apex for Youth Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To create a series of initiatives to serve the social and emotional needs of Asian American youth who have been affected by the spread of COVID-19, with a focus on addressing racism and anti-Asian harassment. Boroughwide
AsylumConnect 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For a free technology platform to connect LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, students, and other marginalized LGBTQ+ people to verified LGBTQ+ affirming and immigrant friendly legal, medical, mental health, and social services. Boroughwide
Black Women's Blueprint 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For their Mobile Healing Unit to provide food, toiletries, and general support to survivors of domestic violence of African descent quarantined in the same household as their abusers, as well as to purchase HIPAA-compliant software and create a reliable mass-text system for information sharing. Boroughwide
Immigration Equality 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support LGBTQ+ asylum seekers in Brooklyn, including legal representation and resource referrals, and advocating for the release of immunocompromised persons with HIV in detention. Boroughwide
Sadie Nash Leadership Project 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide care packages of food and cleaning supplies, laptops, mental health support, and financial assistance to its youth of color members. Boroughwide
Drive Change 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For direct cash assistance to out-of-work restaurant and hospitality fellows, as well as to provide resources to transition its culinary training program for formerly incarcerated citizens to online remote learning. Boroughwide
Brookdale Hospital Medical Center 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide direct cash assistance to older adult patients for food and PPE, and to purchase tablets that will facilitate safe telehealth visits for older adults. Boroughwide, Brownsville, East Flatbush
DRUM - Desis Rising Up & Moving 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support South Asian and Indo-Caribbean working class undocumented immigrants in Kensington, including emergency food delivery, supplies, and building out a mutual aid network. Kensington
Chinese-American Planning Council 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide education and advocacy to address anti-Asian harassment, as well as disease prevention measures and support, particularly for vulnerable elderly populations. Boroughwide
S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide holistic support for girls & TGNC youth of color, including virtual programming and counseling, tutoring, family conflict intervention, agency referrals, and costs related to emergency food, bills, and rent. Boroughwide
Grow Brooklyn 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For remote Free Tax Prep Services for low income, communities of color to ensure maximum access to CARES Act stimulus payments. Boroughwide
Arab American Family Support Center 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For outreach, social services, and leadership development in Brooklyn’s Muslims communities, particularly for Yemeni residents Boroughwide

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