Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort descending Project Description Neighborhoods
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To prevent unnecessary pretrial detention based on poverty by paying bail for indigent Brooklyn youth and adults accused of misdemeanors, and providing and facilitating access to social and legal services for clients Boroughwide
El Puente 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To organize communities of color to fight gentrification through youth-led community campaigns and initiatives focused on environmental justice, climate change, community safety, and racial/cultural equity in education, the arts, and wellness. Williamsburg
H.O.L.L.A (How Our Lives Link Altogether) 2018 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a social justice education, leadership, and organizing program for low income youth of color focused on trauma recovery and healing. Boroughwide
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation 2017 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a youth organizing group that seeks to address racial and educational injustice through a campaign to implement restorative justice practices at a local high school campus Cypress Hills
Bridge Street Development Corporation 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program A civic engagement and internship program for youth interested in public service, service learning, leadership development, and activism. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene
The Campaign Against Hunger 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Green Teens sustainable farming paid apprenticeship program for Brooklyn youth ages 15-24. Bedford Stuyvesant
Active Citizen Project 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program A youth leadership initiative centered at the organization’s community farm that aims to help young people improve the conditions that determine their quality of life and ability to thrive. Brownsville, East New York, Crown Heights
Neighbors in Action 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets and Justice Community Plus, two of the Center’s holistic, anti-violence and work readiness youth development programs. Crown Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant
Black Women's Blueprint 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Telling Your Truth: Teaching Youth Transformative Justice, a partnership with student organizers on campuses in Crown Heights to pilot disciplinary alternatives. Crown Heights
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To prevent unnecessary pretrial detention based on poverty by paying bail for indigent Brooklyn youth and adults accused of misdemeanors, and providing and facilitating access to social and legal services for clients. Boroughwide
The Ali Forney Center 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Youth Advocacy Internship Program for homeless LGBTQIA youth of color. Citywide
Brooklyn Children’s Museum 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Teen Arts and Advocacy Council program for Brooklyn teens interested in the intersections of arts, advocacy, and civic engagement Crown Heights, Boroughwide
CASES 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Programs that divert youth from the criminal justice system by providing education and employment services, behavioral health treatment, service projects, and links to other providers. Bedford Stuyvesant, Coney Island
Flex Dance Program 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a Flex Dance and creative mentorship program aimed at reducing the likelihood of recidivism and re-entry for young people in secure detention centers. Boroughwide
Red Hook Initiative 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Red Hook Youth Leaders Program, a 4-year program that provides job readiness and leadership training, part-time employment, academic support, and services to assist young people toward high school graduation, college, and/or meaningful employment. Red Hook
JustLeadershipUSA 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To empower court-involved youth to drive policy reforms, including the campaign to #CloseRikers, a comprehensive multiyear effort to close Rikers Island Detention Facility. Boroughwide
Groundswell Community Mural Project 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For school year and summer programs that engage youth from underserved communities in public mural making as a means of social change while developing their leadership and creative skills. Boroughwide
YWCA Brooklyn 2017 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the YW LEAD youth development and college access, and social justice education program for low-income and immigrant young women of color Boroughwide
Atlas: DIY 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Community-based "cooperative model" that provides free legal, educational, and social services for undocumented youth and their allies. Sunset Park
Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Brooklyn Youth Justice Programs in Downtown Brooklyn, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Coney Island, which help young people avoid contact with the criminal justice system, detention, incarceration, and recidivism by providing education and employment services, behavioral health treatment, community service projects, and links to other community-based providers. Bedford Stuyvesant, Coney Island
Center for Community Alternatives 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support counseling, life skills courses, and after-school arts-based activities for youth living in secure and non-secure detention facilities. Boroughwide
Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger 2018 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Green Teens sustainable farming paid apprenticeship program for Brooklyn youth ages 15-24. Bedford Stuyvesant
Brooklyn Defender Services 2017 $50,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For comprehensive free legal representation to court-involved youth with a focus on school discipline and reentry, special education placements, alternative pathways to graduation, alternatives to incarceration, and counseling Boroughwide
Make the Road New York 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For immigrant youth-led organizing programs focused on the school-to-prison pipeline, community schools, and greater police accountability and transparency. Bushwick
Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI) 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For the hospital-based violence interruption program and in-school and community-based discussion groups and workshops. East New York, Brownsville, Flatbush
Teachers Unite 2017 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For members' work with students and teachers to lead the shift from punitive to transformative justice in NYC public schools Brownsville, East New York, Bushwick, Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, East Williamsburg, Sunset Park
Brooklyn Community Services 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program A project that engages young people, primarily immigrant youth, in activities to help them develop job skills, improve their academic performance, and become community leaders. Coney Island
Center for Anti-Violence Education 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For comprehensive anti-violence, empowerment, and leadership programming for young people, including the expansion of services for LGBTQ homeless youth and service providers. Boroughwide
Arab American Association of New York 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Racial Justice Youth Fellowship, an Arab and Muslim youth leadership bootcamp that provides resources and tools to address advocacy issues including immigration, police accountability, and racial justice. Boroughwide
Added Value 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Urban farming and youth empowerment program, which hires a cohort of teens to run the farm, farmers market, and community food events as they develop leadership on food justice issues. Red Hook
Sanctuary for Families 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a peer support group and workforce development for Ultra-Orthodox young women who have been rejected by their families due to histories of abuse, addiction, sex trafficking, and other forms of gendered violence. Citywide
Bridge Street Development Corporation 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Motivated Youth Believing in All Self Empowerment, a civic engagement and internship program for Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville and Fort Greene/Clinton Hill youth interested in public service, leadership development, and community activism. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville
Brooklyn Defender Services 2018 $50,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For comprehensive free legal representation to court-involved youth with a focus on school discipline and reentry, special education placements, alternative pathways to graduation, alternatives to incarceration, and counseling. Boroughwide
ARTs East New York 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Public Art Apprenticeship Program and Young Artist Institute for young people interested in the arts as a tool for social change. East New York
• Dance Theatre Etcetera 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For in-school, after-school, and summer-based multi-disciplinary arts programs serving low-income youth of color, with a focus on overage, under-credited students and disconnected youth Red Hook

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