Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amountsort descending Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Young New Yorkers 2019 $45,000 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
Safe Passage Project 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For free legal services and representation to meet the unmet needs of immigrant and undocumented children in partnership with community high schools. Boroughwide
Common Justice 2017 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a victim-service and alternative-to-incarceration program based on restorative justice principles that works with young people who commit violent felonies and those they harm Boroughwide
Black Women's Blueprint 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a partnership with student organizers to pilot campus-based transformative justice practices that hold harm-doers accountable and support sexual violence survivors in their healing and development. Crown Heights
Girl Be Heard 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For multidisciplinary arts opportunities designed to engage young women in social justice education and develop their leadership skills. Boroughwide
Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI) 2020 $45,000 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
The New York Immigration Coalition 2021 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To advocate for New York’s immigrants and refugees and push for equitable legislation by partnering with national and regional advocates, nonprofits, and bipartisan elected officials. Boroughwide
Youth Advocacy Corps 2019 $45,000 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
Flex Dance Program 2020 $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
Youth Represent 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support direct legal representation and workshops for system-involved youth who face employment discrimination, school suspension, summonses, and other criminal and civil legal issues. Boroughwide
Alex House Project 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide pregnancy and parenting groups for teens and other young, low-income, first time mothers and fathers in Red Hook. Red Hook
Brownsville Community Culinary Center 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the culinary training and apprenticeship program for young people, ages 18-34, from Brownsville. Brownsville
Girls for Gender Equity 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To advance advocacy strategies led by LGBTQIA youth of color focused on issues including gender based violence, sexism, and racism. Boroughwide
Made in Brownsville 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a community-based creative agency and community design center that provides a gateway for young people to learn marketable skills in STEAM, access higher education, achieve economic mobility, and become civic leaders. Brownsville
Surveillance Technology Oversight Project 2021 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support ending discriminatory surveillance on immigrants, Muslim Americans, the LGBTQ+ community, and BIPOC individuals through advocacy and litigating for privacy. Boroughwide
BRIC Arts Media 2019 $45,000 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 with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. Boroughwide
Friends of Island Academy 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the establishment of a Youth ReEntry Network hub office in Downtown Brooklyn to provide educational, social service, and workforce development supports for young people transitioning out of incarceration. Boroughwide
Arab American Association of New York 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership fellowship for Arab and Muslim youth that provides resources and tools to address advocacy issues including immigration, police accountability, and racial justice. Boroughwide, Bay Ridge
Council of Peoples Organization (COPO) 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant COPO provides ongoing case management and supportive services to the Muslim, Arab, and South Asian community, with a specific focus on serving older adults through their halal senior center and a halal meals-on-wheels program, the first in New York City. Midwood, Kensington
The Ali Forney Center 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Youth Advocacy Internship Program for homeless LGBTQIA youth of color. Citywide
Building Beats 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support DJ and music programs that teach entrepreneurial, leadership, and life skills to young people of color. Boroughwide
Green City Force 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a service and training program that aims to create ladders to careers in the green economy for NYCHA youth, focused on development of two urban farms. Red Hook, Brownsville
Neighbors in Action 2020 $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
Freedom to Thrive 2021 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support a network of national and local immigrant rights groups organizing to end punishment-based criminal and immigration systems. Boroughwide
Brownsville Community Justice Center 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide off-ramps for young people who come into contact with the justice system, including educational, occupational, social, and health services designed to expand their leadership and increase community members' sense of public safety. Brownsville
Good Call NYC 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the launch of a technology-enabled hotline in Brooklyn to provide immediate legal support in case of arrest, and to hire Brooklyn youth who have benefited from the program as organizers. Boroughwide
Arab-American Family Support Center 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs that strengthen Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian immigrant youth’s academic achievement, creative expression and healthy behaviors. Boroughwide
Spanish Speaking Elderly Council - RAICES 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant RAICES provides a continuum of linguistic and culturally-relevant services for older adults across five Brooklyn senior centers, an outpatient behavioral health clinic, a case assistance program, and an in-development tele-mental health services model for homebound seniors. Boroughwide
ARTs East New York 2019 $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
CAMBA 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support Brownsville In, Violence Out, a community-based youth development and gun-violence reduction program. Brownsville
Groundswell Community Mural Project 2019 $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
Sanctuary for Families 2020 $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
Documented 2021 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To expand its collaborative, culturally-relevant investigative news model to the Chinese and Caribbean communities in NYC. Boroughwide
Center for Community Alternatives 2019 $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
JustLeadershipUSA 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To empower court-involved youth to drive policy reforms, including #buildCOMMUNITIES Campaign to reinvest money divested from the NYC justice system through closure of Rikers back into communities to support proven community-based solutions and services. Boroughwide

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