Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amountsort descending Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
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
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
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
Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine 2015 $5,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine is a collaborative public art project that explores art-making as a community-building tool. Funds will be used to create and distribute an accessible guide to tenants’ rights to assist long-time residents being pushed out of their homes. Crown Heights
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
DRUM, Desis Rising up and Moving 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For advocacy, organizing, and the “Hate Free Zone” initiative launched in Kensington, Brooklyn Boroughwide, Kensington
LiveOn NY 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support advocacy efforts to bridge crisis-level issues between nonprofit services providers and government officials on behalf of older New Yorkers in need. Boroughwide
City Limits, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support reporting coverage on the health, economic, social, and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the hardest hit neighborhoods in New York City. Citywide
Community Options New York Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support in-home and resident-based care for persons with disabilities, including enhanced measures to reduce the spread of disease, training for essential workers, staff reimbursements, and the purchase of cleaning supplies. Boroughwide
The Alex House Project 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide virtual programming and support for vulnerable expecting young mothers and young parents. Boroughwide
Brandworkers 2018 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the transformative power and leadership of Brooklyn’s immigrant local food production industry workers. Boroughwide
Hebrew Educational Society of Brooklyn 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide emergency food, grab and go meals, and personal protective equipment for vulnerable residents in Canarsie and the Flatlands. Canarsie, Flatlands
Brooklyn Community Pride Center 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For COVID-19 Care Packages that food, sanitary products, and household essentials delivered to transgender and gender non-conforming people of color. Boroughwide
Jeremiah Program Brooklyn 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide Brownsville families headed by single mothers food, cleaning, and infant supplies, as well as virtual family programming and technology to support school and work from home. Brownsville
Day One New York 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide virtual supportive services and emergency services to Brooklyn-based survivors of domestic violence and dating abuse, as well as online resources, training, and tools to students and teachers to address spiking rates of tech-based abuse and harm within households. Boroughwide
Worker's Justice Project 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support and protect day laborers and domestic workers, including providing direct cash assistance and personal protective equipment. Boroughwide
Refoundry 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For the Mask Makers Project, which provides people who are formerly incarcerated with the tools and supplies to sew washable and adjustable fabric masks for people incarcerated at Rikers Island. Boroughwide
Make the Road New York 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For advocacy and organizing across immigrant populations and support for multi-step “Our Plan to Resist Trump” initiative Boroughwide, Bushwick
Friends of Island Academy 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support the immediate needs of its young people during the crisis, including 45 Brooklyn-based youth currently in custody at Rikers Island’s Horizon Juvenile Center. Boroughwide
Elite Learners, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To purchase and deliver emergency food for youth and their families in Brownsville and East Flatbush. Brownsville, East Flatbush
Girls for Gender Equity 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide stipends to its youth members, including funds for food, phone and internet, support for remote learning and other emerging challenges, and convening over 100 youth service providers weekly to coordinate resources and strategies. Boroughwide
Jewish Community Council of Canarsie, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For the distribution of personal care packages, nutrient-dense foods, and fresh produce, as well as case management and outreach to families throughout Starrett City and a Southern portion of East New York. Starrett City, East New York
Volunteers of Legal Services (VOLS) 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To maintain critical legal services for Brooklyn clients and to launch emergency response efforts, including securing economic relief for unemployed workers and small businesses. Boroughwide
Emma’s Torch 2019 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the 12-week, paid culinary training and apprenticeship program for refugees and asylees Boroughwide
Kings Bay Y 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide services and support to vulnerable populations in southern Brooklyn, including emergency food delivery for older adults and remote wellness checks for members. Boroughwide
East New York Church of God of Prophecy 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For a soup kitchen and food pantry providing hot meals, food staples and fresh groceries to the residents of East New York, Spring Creek, Starrett City, and New Lots. East New York, Spring Creek, Starrett City, New Lots

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