Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amountsort descending Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Extreme Kids & Crew 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For continuous support and supplies for families of children with developmental disabilities, who are facing greater challenges without the resources and structure schools provide. Boroughwide
New York Communities Organizing Fund 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide food and supply drops in working class communities of color, host web-based seminars, and help residents navigate financial assistance programs. 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 Women's Blueprint 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To outfit a mobile support center that provides access to mental and other social support services to women and children with a focus on those harmed domestic violence. Boroughwide
Brownsville Think Tank Matters 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide people returning from incarceration with PPE, gift cards, food packages, transportation, and restorative justice circles with fellow community members and police officers in partnership with Incredible Credible Messengers. 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
Asian American Federation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response 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
UNITE HERE Local 100 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support unemployed hospitality workers, with financial assistance and food. Boroughwide
Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide education on COVID-19 preventative practices and purchase PPE, sanitary supplies, and food for seniors, people with health issues, and low income residents of the Orthodox community in Flatbush. Flatbush, Midwood
Coney Island Lighthouse Mission 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response 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
The Black Institute 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For outreach efforts in Black communities via in-person and social media campaigns to increase confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine. Boroughwide
Pakistani American Youth Organization Inc 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency food and essential items to residents with low incomes of Flatbush and Midwood. Flatbush, Midwood
Mexican Coalition 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To increase staff outreach to help undocumented Latinx and indigenous residents get accurate information around COVID-19 testing and vaccination. Boroughwide
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
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
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
Coney Island Lighthouse Mission 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For emergency food distribution and deliveries to low-income residents of Coney Island. Coney Island
Kingsborough Community College 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support operational expenses of the KCC Urban Farm to be able to grow, harvest, and distribute organic produce for CUNY students and people facing food insecurity referred by Ancient Song Doula Services and We Keep Us Safe Abolitionist Network. Boroughwide
Black Excellence Collective 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response 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
Worker's Justice Project 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support and protect food delivery workers and domestic workers, including providing direct cash assistance and personal protective equipment. Boroughwide
Educators For Excellence 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support a network of teachers with resources for community-building and advocacy, including a virtual Town Hall with key district stakeholders to elevate the voices of educators and the needs of vulnerable students related to the COVID-19 crisis. Boroughwide
Dream Deferred Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response 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 Center for Quality Life 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To train volunteers to serve as community liaisons to assist with outreach and education efforts as well as provide support services to make accessing vaccination appointments seamless. 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
Precious Dreams Foundation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response 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
Neighbors In Action 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To disseminate information about COVID-19 prevention, detection, and vaccination to help community members in Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant access credible and accurate information. Crown Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant
Girl Be Heard 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response 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

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