Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amountsort descending Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
The Guardianship Project 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support remote safety and wellness checks, as well as emergency food deliveries, for legal guardianship clients who are primarily older adults and individuals with disabilities. Boroughwide
exalt 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide increased stipends to court-involved youth and alumni of its diversion programs in order to help alleviate economic hardship due to COVID-19. Boroughwide
John Jay College Foundation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For emergency grants for undocumented and immigrant John Jay College students living Brooklyn, who are ineligible for government support. Boroughwide
New Sanctuary Coalition 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support immigrant-led efforts that mobilize interfaith congregations to defend families facing deportation, build awareness of unjust immigration policies, and serve as witnesses in immigration court and detention centers. NSC is developing a cohort of Sanctuary Congregations in Brooklyn and citywide to provide housing for individuals and families at risk of deportation while they pursue a stay of deportation or suspension of their case entirely. Funds also support leadership trainings, ongoing legal clinics, and a rapid response volunteer network of immigrants and allies. Boroughwide
Accion East Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide support to 115 entrepreneurs in Brooklyn and launch an emergency relief fund for small businesses. Boroughwide
Repair the World 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To convert its Crown Heights community storefront into an appointment-only food and supplies donation drop-off/pick-up point, and an appointment-only blood drive space. Boroughwide
Neighborhood Housing Services of Brooklyn 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To help prevent foreclosures among African-American homeowners, who are facing significant loss of income due to the pandemic. Boroughwide
University Settlement Society of New York 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide food and financial support for highly vulnerable older adults and low-income communities. Boroughwide
The Black Institute, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For a COVID-19 small business response program that provides one-on-one counseling for MWBE and immigrant members and advocates for an equitable economic recovery program at the city and state levels. Boroughwide
Brownsville Community Culinary Center 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To expand the organization’s capacity to serve as a hub for the preparation and distribution of healthy, culturally appropriate foods and meals to Brownsville residents. Brownsville
After Hours Project 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide up to date guidance, cleaning and hygiene supplies, and food to vulnerable clients, including older adults and people with compromised immune systems who are homeless, living with AIDS or HIV, have a serious mental illness, or are active substance users. Boroughwide
Chai4ever 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency food, supplies and financial aid to families of school aged children, with a parent living with a serious illness, isolated from their families due to increased risk of COVID-19. Boroughwide
Translatina Network 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide emergency food access, supermarket gift cards, and essential health and hygiene items to its Latinx and other transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) members. 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
Betances Health Center 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To offset projected revenue losses and retain staff at its Central Brooklyn health center, and purchase telehealth equipment so that it can continue to provide a full-scope of primary care services throughout the crisis. Boroughwide
Laundry Workers Center 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the Laundromat Campaign, a multifaceted, immigrant women-led campaign that provides training and resources so that laundromat workers can advocate for equitable, safe, and dignified workplaces through workplace organizing and city-wide legislation. Funds will focus on Brooklyn’s Latinx immigrant workers in retail, laundromat, and food service industries. Boroughwide, Flatbush, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Sunset Park, Borough Park
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support advocacy and immigration legal services Boroughwide
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project 2017 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants Organizing and Advocacy support, and legal assistance and representation for queer immigrant detainees ($15,000) Boroughwide
Black Alliance for Just Immigration 2019 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support community organizing, legal clinics and language access for Black Muslim immigrants Flatbush, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Bedford Stuyvesant
Enlace 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support leadership development and organizing work of the New York Worker Center Federation Boroughwide
DRUM 2019 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support advocacy, organizing, community-defense and the “Hate Free Zone” initiative launched in Kensington, Brooklyn Kensington
Arab-American Family Support Center 2019 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support and sustain their free Legal Services Program, which prioritizes family reunification and has provided assistance to families—especially Yemeni families—affected by the travel ban. Boroughwide, Bay Ridge
Muslim Community Network 2019 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support community outreach/education efforts, and self-defense workshops in response to rising Islamophobia Boroughwide
Brooklyn Movement Center 2015 $15,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program The Brooklyn Movement Center, a Black-led organizing nonprofit, trains and mobilizes Central Brooklynites to lead local and city-wide policy campaigns to end abusive policing. Funds will be used for police accountability organizing and legislative advocacy in Crown Heights that mobilizes local stakeholders, creates alternative community safety approaches, and conducts know-your-rights and leadership trainings. Crown Heights
Adhikaar 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants To support community legal clinics and advocacy efforts for Nepali immigrants with Temporary Protected Status Boroughwide
Center for Family Life 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For the Sanctuary Families Project, which supports Sunset Park immigrant parents at risk of deportation and mobilizes local Brooklyn community member allies to create long-term guardianship and child care plans for immigrant children living in Brooklyn. Sunset Park
Sakhi for South Asian Women 2019 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support community outreach efforts for planned expansion of services for Bangladeshi women in Kensington, Brooklyn Kensington
RIF Asylum Support 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To expand legal and social services for asylum seekers through workshops, community meetings, a monthly support group, and one-on-one individualized support. Boroughwide
Brandworkers 2019 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the transformative power and leadership of Brooklyn’s immigrant local food production industry workers. Boroughwide
Families for Freedom 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To provide outreach and political education to communities most at risk of detention and deportation, especially long-term resident green card holders with nonviolent criminal convictions. Boroughwide
Center for Family Life 2019 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For the Sanctuary Families Project, which supports Sunset Park immigrant parents at risk of deportation and mobilizes local Brooklyn community member allies to create long-term guardianship and child care plans for immigrant children living in Brooklyn. Sunset Park
Faith in New York 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support Prophetic Leadership School that will train local leaders for grassroots campaigns to change policies around mass deportation and mass incarceration. Boroughwide
UHAB 2015 $15,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program UHAB organizes tenants to fight poor living conditions in buildings neglected or abandoned by landlords; in 2013, three UHAB-organized tenant associations formed the Crown Heights Tenants Union. A $15,000 grant will support their focus on ending bad living conditions, illegal displacement, and loss of rent-regulated housing in Crown Heights by bolstering tenant and neighborhood power. Crown Heights
Families for Freedom 2019 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For work to fight against laws that have made misdemeanors "aggravated felonies" and introduced mandatory detention and deportation Boroughwide
Unlocal, Inc. 2017 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To meet the increased demand for community legal aid and school, workplace, and community-based educational workshops for undocumented immigrants in Brooklyn Boroughwide

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