Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amountsort descending Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Nurun Foundation 2019 $5,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support computer/ESL classes, civic engagement, and community outreach for Bangladeshi immigrant communities in Brooklyn Cypress Hills, East New York
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
Represented Foundation 2020 $7,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund 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 Grant To manufacture and distribute medical grade PPE to Brooklyn hospitals serving communities of color. Boroughwide
Fearless Femme 100 2020 $7,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grant To provide free mental health services to queer Black and Indigenous residents in Brooklyn. 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
People in Need 2020 $8,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund 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 Federation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grant For the Advocate, Educate, and Mitigate Against Hate Initiative to coordinate protections for the Asian community in Brooklyn. Sunset Park, Boroughwide
Sakhi for South Asian Women 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide social support to South Asian survivors of domestic abuse, as well as safe home delivery of food, direct emergency assistance, and one-time emergency purchases including emergency rent, bill payment. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Clergy Action Network 2015 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program The Brooklyn Clergy Action Network mobilizes faith leaders and the community to end gun violence in low and moderate-income communities in Brooklyn. Funds will be used to establish a mentorship program for 12 to 17-year-old males designed to reduce and prevent violence by training them in methods of communication as an alternative to violence. Crown Heights
Coney Island Lighthouse Mission 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grant For emergency food distribution and deliveries to low-income residents of Coney Island. Coney Island
The Ladies of Hope Ministries 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide stipends for food delivery for women recently released from Rikers Island and New York State prisons, as well as nutritious plant-based meal and care packages for 400 Woodhull and 2,500 Bellevue doctors and nurses. Boroughwide
Black Alliance for Just Immigration 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For organizing and legal clinics and language support of Black Muslim immigrants Boroughwide
Pakistani American Youth Organization Inc 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grant To provide emergency food and essential items to residents with low incomes of Flatbush and Midwood. Flatbush, Midwood
Equality for Flatbush 2018 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support multilingual organizing and advocacy work around anti-gentrification, police accountability, and ICE-FREE NYC East Flatbush, Flatbush, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Crown Heights, Park Slope, Bushwick, Bedford Stuyvesant, East New York, Sunset Park
NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives (NYC NOWC INC) 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide a Worker Cooperative Emergency Fund that will support workers in the most vulnerable industries and communities, and prioritize those not able to access government benefits. Boroughwide
Emma’s Torch 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants A social enterprise that provides hospitality workforce development program for refugees Boroughwide
Arts Business Collaborative 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For a partnership with For the Gworls to provide travel services for Black TGNC people to safely access medical care and financial support for co-pays, with priority for people with disabilities and those who are immunocompromised. Boroughwide
Make the Road New York 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support newly unemployed low-wage workers as well as warehouse and delivery workers facing exposure, mandatory overtime, and demands to not call out sick. Boroughwide, Bushwick
Black Excellence Collective 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grant For a Black LGBTQIA+ mutual aid relief fund for vulnerable community members, including older adults, people with disabilities, those who engage in sex work, people who are undocumented, and those who are housing insecure. Boroughwide
Shine Foundation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide survivors of domestic violence and their families living in emergency shelters with medicine, hygiene products, and diapers, as well as financial advice and support. Boroughwide
Dream Deferred Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grant For food gift cards for women and LGBTQ people released from New York prisons and jails since March 2020 residing in Brooklyn, in partnership with Witness to Mass Incarceration Inc. Boroughwide
UnLocal 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support undocumented workers through remote benefits screenings and informational webinars, as well as to provide technical assistance to restaurant groups to help their employees. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Defender Services 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For rapid legal defense for affected individuals Boroughwide
Precious Dreams Foundation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grant To deliver “comfort bags” of bedtime essentials to 400 children living in transitional housing in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
MHANY Management, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support its affordable housing residents through provision of food and disinfectant supplies, assembly and delivery of care packages, and converting a dozen units into “safe places” for self-isolation. Boroughwide
Haiti Cultural Exchange 2017 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program To support local Haitian artists who will facilitate arts activities and programming in Westbrook Memorial Garden to bring community concerns to light. Crown Heights
Girl Be Heard 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grant To respond to the emerging emotional and material needs of vulnerable girls and gender expansive youth. Boroughwide
TakeRoot Justice 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To promote workers’ rights—especially undocumented workers and domestic workers—through economic justice advocacy, remote legal support, and the development of toolkits and online workshops to expand the capacity of mutual aid organizations. Boroughwide
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For community outreach—including emergency food, PPE, wellness checks, webinars, employment offerings, training for employment, mental health referrals, and financial counseling—for and led by NYCHA residents in East New York and Bedford Stuyvesant. East New York, Bedford Stuyvesant
New Sanctuary Coalition 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For a new Zoom pro se clinic for undocumented immigrants as well as a campaign among faith leaders to pressure ICE to release all detainees immediately. Boroughwide
Brownsville Community Justice Center 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grant To provide emergency services and supplies to vulnerable youth and families Brownsville

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