Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amountsort descending Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
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
Domestic Workers United 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide mini-grants "love offerings" to domestic workers who might not necessarily be eligible to receive or access government support. Boroughwide
East New York Church of God of Prophecy 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For a soup kitchen and food pantry providing hot meals, food staples and fresh groceries to the residents of East New York, Spring Creek, Starrett City, and New Lots. East New York, Spring Creek, Starrett City, New Lots
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
Ali Forney Center 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To increase COVID-19 vaccine outreach, education, and navigation led by the organization’s Health Counselor both online and to individuals visiting the drop-in center. 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
Bangladeshi American Community Development & Youth Services Corp. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To increase capacity to meet the needs of Bangladeshi residents in the City Line neighborhood, including volunteer recruitment, materials translation and dissemination, distribution of halal food packages, and agency coordination. East New York, City Line
Release Aging People in Prison 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To advocate for the release of older adults in prison, who are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. Boroughwide
Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide COVID-19 vaccine education and outreach in partnership with community-based organizations in Coney Island. Coney Island
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
East New York Restoration LDC 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide PPE and resources for reopening to small businesses, non-traditional workers, low wage workers, and people who have recently been released from incarceration in East New York, including hiring local youth to assist with distribution and promotion of available resources. East New York
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
Ascendus 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide support to small business entrepreneurs of color in Brooklyn as they apply for PPP and NY Forward loan forgiveness in addition to continued lending for those excluded from traditional banking institutions. Boroughwide
Documented 2019 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the nonprofit news site solely devoted to covering New York City’s immigrants and the policies that affect their lives. Boroughwide
Safe Horizon 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For Safe Horizon’s Immigration Law Project (ILP) to expand services to immigrant victims of crime, abuse, domestic violence, trafficking, and torture in Brooklyn—particularly those with complex immigration matters, at risk of being removed from the United States. Funds will also increase training for frontline staff at community-based social service agencies so that they are informed on current immigration policies and practices. This includes staff at local hospitals, schools, shelters, and places of worship. 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
Haitian Americans United for Progress, Inc. 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency cash assistance, support and counseling, and up-to-date COVID-19 health information to undocumented, low-wage workers. Boroughwide
Food Issues Group 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For the Frontline Community Food Relief initiative that matches independent food businesses with grassroots organizations to provide emergency meal distribution to LGBTQIA+ youths, immigrant food workers, domestic workers, and people experiencing housing insecurity. 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
Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To address the general lack of knowledge about the COVID-19 vaccine, and fear and misinformation about vaccine safety, in communities of color across the borough through outreach at neighborhood businesses and gathering spaces. 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
Asian American Writers’ Workshop 2018 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the Open City Fellowship program and magazine, focused on publishing stories about low-income Asian immigrant communities and incubating Asian American writers and activists Boroughwide
Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To sustain the services of volunteer EMTs and paramedics responding to 911 calls in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Bedford Stuyvesant
The Gathering for Justice 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support people released from city and state carceral facilities with basic needs, and support for families of people who remain incarcerated. Boroughwide
Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI) 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide COVID-19 education on testing and vaccine services to increase access, acceptance, and uptake in Black communities across the borough. 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
Domestic Workers United 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide ongoing support for members through virtual town halls, technology to keep members connected, and emergency food assistance in partnership with Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees. Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush
Arab American Association of New York 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For advocacy and organizing in Brooklyn’s Muslims communities Bay Ridge, Sunset Park
Black Excellence Collective 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide PPP, nonperishable goods and mini cash grants to members of marginalized communities. Boroughwide
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
NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency cash grant assistance to members across Brooklyn and Queens communities. These emergency cash grants will be paid to cover mostly rent and utility costs. Boroughwide
The Campaign Against Hunger 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For a shift in operations that will enable customers to “shop” for free groceries online and do “curbside” pick-up with enhanced safety measures right at the pantry. Bedford Stuyvesant, Boroughwide
Galapagos Center for New Americans 2019 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the launch of the Welcoming Immigrant Families Program, a program designed to assist immigrant families who have recently been released from detention and are settling in New York City through a series of workshops and support circles Boroughwide
Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Services 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To expand vaccination-related support services and free COVID testing to immigrant residents without insurance in East New York. East New York

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