Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort ascending Project Description Neighborhoods
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
CABS Home Attendants Service, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide supplies to protect frontline home care workers and enable the continuous provision of care to over 830 vulnerable Brooklyn residents. Boroughwide
Center for Family Life in Sunset Park 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide emergency cash assistance to 39 low-wage, undocumented worker-owners of CFL-supported cooperative small businesses in the cleaning industry to address the economic impact of lost wages. Boroughwide
Spanish Speaking Elderly Council: RAICES 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide continuous support to older adult immigrants through new remote services, teleconferences, wellness calls, and food delivery support. Boroughwide
Pure Legacee Inc 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support vulnerable young women of color directly impacted by the criminal justice system and who are aging out of foster care, by providing emergency financial support and virtual support services. Boroughwide
Endangered Language Alliance 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support up to 50 Indigenous and Native American families in Borough Park, Sunset Park, Bensonhurst, and Bushwick with culturally appropriate food deliveries, cleaning supplies, funds to pay rent or utility bills, and a remote textiles workshop. Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Bushwick
Council of Peoples Organization 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide meals to homebound older adults and a weekly food distribution, wellness calls to our senior center participants, and benefits assistance to low-wage workers. Midwood, Kensington
WeCopwatch 2020 $3,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To create an online guide with strategies on how to document the police when stopped, or as a bystander, in a manner that can keep one safe from COVID-19, outlining citizens’ rights during the current “shelter in place” order. Boroughwide
Community Food Advocates 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For advocacy to ensure that the Department of Education's food distribution program is scaled effectively, helping to identify problem areas and making key recommendations to meet families needs. Boroughwide
St. Nicks Alliance Corp. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support a full-time delivery driver to bring food from local pantries to residents of two NYCHA developments with high concentrations of older adults. Boroughwide
Tomorrow's Leaders NYC 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide virtual support for over-age middle and high-school students in East New York, monthly financial assistance to students and their family, and laptops for academic and creative interactive learning. Boroughwide
Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To build a mutual aid group for Haitian refugees and undocumented communities, to provide emergency food, health care information, and cash assistance, as well continuous provision of interpreters for remote legal support. Boroughwide
Cypress Hills Child Care Corporation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide very low income families with immediate financial assistance in the form of gift cards to local supermarkets and MetroCards. Cypress Hills
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Made in Brownsville 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide cash assistance for program alumni and creatives in East Brooklyn, particularly those in shelters and other vulnerable populations. Boroughwide
Diaspora Community Services 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide food and food vouchers to vulnerable clients including older adults, young mothers, and LGBTQIA youth. 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
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
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

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