Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amountsort ascending Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
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
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
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
Pakistani American Youth Organization 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide food to communities in need across Brooklyn. The organization will also implement a food delivery service to cater for those who might not be able to access their mobile units. 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
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
The Healing Center 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide support services and emergency food boxes to immigrant survivors of family violence in Sunset Park and Bay Ridge. Sunset Park, Bay Ridge
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
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
GenSpace 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To create the Community Health Ambassadors Program, which will serve as both an educational and youth development tool for residents of Sunset Park to understand more about the vaccine and the science that is used to create vaccines, while empowering them to make informed decisions about their health. Sunset Park
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
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
Mixteca 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide financial relief to indigenous immigrant families in Sunset Park, prioritizing those who have recently lost their jobs as housekeepers, nannies, and restaurant workers. Sunset Park
Translatinx Networks 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide PPP and financial assistance to members of underserved communities in Brooklyn and to implement a telehealth program to support their access to healthcare services with the use of a mobile device. 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
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
The Alex House Project 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To increase vaccine outreach, education, and support to at least 300 more young parents in central and southern Brooklyn with a focus on parents living in communities at high risk for spread of the virus. Boroughwide
Arab American Family Support Center 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For outreach, social services, and leadership development in Brooklyn’s Muslims communities, particularly for Yemeni residents 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
Global Trauma Research 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For a safe space for Black and Latinx residents in Central Brooklyn to have access to social workers, who will provide health resources, referrals to COVID-19 testing sites, and help scheduling vaccine appointments. Boroughwide
UNITE HERE Local 100 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support unemployed hospitality workers, including a worker assistance hotline in 6 languages, and financial assistance for food, prescription drugs, and transportation. Boroughwide
Fifth Avenue Committee 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide benefits and entitlements access and support as well as emergency financial assistance to low-income people of color in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
Unlocal 2020 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support legal representation and community legal education in school, workplace, and community settings for undocumented immigrants in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
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
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
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide groceries, sanitary supplies, medication, and cash assistance to LGBTQIA+ and GNC immigrants. Boroughwide
Global Trauma Research 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For multilingual telehealth therapy and psychiatry support groups for immigrants, refugees, and others without access to health insurance, as well as assistance for therapists of color and linguistic healers to increase their service to Brooklyn’s communities of color during the COVID-19 pandemic. Boroughwide
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide financial support to community artists. 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
The Brooklyn Hospital Foundation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To purchase reusable face masks, hand sanitizer, and antibacterial soaps to dispense to community members beyond the hospital’s walls for a Community Day event. Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Downtown

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