Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amountsort descending Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
The Laundromat Project 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the People's POWER Lab, a new youth-focused out-of-school initiative that engages young people of color in Central Brooklyn in creative expression, community activism, and leadership development training. Bedford Stuyvesant
Center for Family Life 2017 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For the Sanctuary Families Project at Center for Family Life (CFL), which supports immigrant parents at risk of deportation and mobilizes community allies to create long-term child care plans for children remaining in the United States. CFL will work with up to 100 immigrant families in Sunset Park and will recruit, train and certify a cohort of neighborhood-based kinship and foster parents who will be prepared to serve as sanctuary families for children. Funding will also support a partnership with the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) to develop and distribute 1,000 “Visual Guardianship Guides” that illustrate guardianship choices for immigrant families. Sunset Park
Young New Yorkers 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide court-mandated arts diversion programs for youth that engage them in social justice issues through the creation of large-scale public art projects. Boroughwide
Faith in New York 2017 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To mobilize local congregations in support of immigrant rights. Key strategies include the Faith Over Fear Emergency Response Network, which provides immediate legal aid, mobilizes supporters in the faith community, and builds awareness of mass deportation issues; monthly trainings for congregations that have offered their houses of worship as a safe sanctuary for immigrants in case of large-scale deportations; Know Your Rights workshops for immigrant communities; and a civic engagement strategy to mobilize support for an immigrant justice platform, including a municipal voting campaign, candidate forums, boot camps for congregations and faith leaders, and voter outreach. Boroughwide
University Settlement Society of New York 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program A program offering low-income youth a safe space to discover a positive sense of self and community and develop leadership skills to inspire others to collaborate toward community change. Fort Greene, Clinton Hill
Turning Point Brooklyn 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for the development and empowerment of youth and immigrant families in Sunset Park through classroom instruction, case management services, and extracurricular activities focused on building advocacy and leadership skills and mentoring relationships, as well as its shelter for young women. Sunset Park
Dance Theatre Etcetera 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
Active Citizen Project 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For 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
Arab American Association of New York 2019 $25,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants Immigrant Rights Fund To support immigration legal services for the Arab American community that has been deeply impacted by ongoing changes, including the removal of re-designation for Temporary Protective Status for Syrian and Yemeni arrivals post-2017 Bay Ridge, Boroughwide
Footsteps 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support formerly ultra-Orthodox Jewish youth transitioning into mainstream society with resources, leadership development, and peer connections. Crown Heights, Borough Park, Kensington, Flatbush, Williamsburg
Crown Heights Community Mediation Center 2017 $25,000 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
New York Immigration Coalition 2017 $25,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For city-wide collaboration and the “This is Our New York” 6-point response plan, including outreach and education, legal services, combating hate crimes, advocacy and organizing, capacity building, and media campaigns Boroughwide
IntegrateNYC 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the leadership and capacity of students working to end segregation in New York City public schools. Boroughwide
Footsteps 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support formerly ultra-Orthodox Jewish youth transitioning into mainstream society with resources, leadership development, and peer connections. Crown Heights, Borough Park, Kensington, Flatbush, Williamsburg
Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Garden Apprentice Program, a youth development program through which teen apprentices work under the guidance of skilled professionals and receive mentorship from top horticulturalists and environmental educators. Boroughwide
New York Immigration Coalition 2018 $25,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants In September 2018, the Department of Homeland Security announced a newly proposed regulation to dramatically expand the list of public benefits that the government would treat as “negative factors” in visa and green card applications. Funding will support advocacy and organizing across New York City’s immigrant populations to challenge the proposed public charge changes. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For an apprentice program through which teens work under the guidance of skilled professionals and receive mentorship from top horticulturalists and environmental educators Boroughwide
Reel Works 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Documentary filmmaking and media production programs for youth, including school-based program with four middle and high schools in Brownsville. Boroughwide, Brownsville
Brooklyn Children's Museum 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Teen Crew, a free, year-round afterschool program for high school students led by museum educators designed to support academic, cultural, and professional development in Crown Heights. Crown Heights
Make the Road New York 2018 $25,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants In September 2018, the Department of Homeland Security announced a newly proposed regulation to dramatically expand the list of public benefits that the government would treat as “negative factors” in visa and green card applications. Funding will support advocacy and organizing across New York City’s immigrant populations to challenge the proposed public charge changes. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Defender Services 2019 $25,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support rapid response legal efforts and their role in suing ICE to improve legal representation for those in custody. Boroughwide
ARTs East New York 2018 $25,000 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
Youth Advocacy Corps 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support YAC’s core youth advocacy programs: the Youth Advocacy Summer Institute and Mental Health Awareness Project. Boroughwide, East New York
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To engage court-involved youth as actors and playwrights in a comprehensive theatre-for-social justice program that uses real life stories of the youth actors. Boroughwide
FUREE 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Leadership and advocacy program for NYCHA youth. Gowanus, Red Hook
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Youth Pathway Out of Poverty, which will provide Central Brooklyn youth with access to employer-demanded skills, career credentials, job placement, and long-term career development support. Bedford Stuyvesant
Hook Arts Media 2018 $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
FUREE 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership and advocacy program for NYCHA youth Red Hook, Gowanus
BRIC Arts Media 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the enrollment of court-involved youth in the Project Re-Direct media apprenticeship program, a pilot alternative-to-incarceration initiative between BRIC and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. Boroughwide
Dance Theatre Etcetera 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for arts and media leadership programs based in Red Hook, for low-income young people of color, with a focus on overage/under-credited students and disconnected youth. Red Hook
Alex House 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Pregnancy and parenting groups for teens and other young, low-income, first time mothers and fathers in Red Hook. Red Hook
Footsteps 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support formerly ultra-Orthodox Jewish youth transitioning into mainstream society with resources, leadership development, and peer connections Crown Heights, Borough Park, Kensington, Flatbush, Williamsburg
JustLeadership USA 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Campaign to #CloseRikers, a comprehensive multiyear effort to close Rikers Island, which includes the immediate removal of all 16 and 17-year-olds. Boroughwide
Resilience Advocacy Project 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Provide leadership development programs, legal education, and peer-to-peer trainings for youth of color, particularly those living in ACS care or detention, focused on advocating for community change. Boroughwide
Footsteps 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Youth Empowerment Program to help ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn youth access resources to assist them in their journeys beyond their communities, develop leadership skills, and connect with one another. Crown Heights, Borough Park, Kensington, Flatbush

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