Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort descending Project Description Neighborhoods
GRIOT Circle 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant GRIOT Circle works to ensure that all LGBTQ+ elders of color experience a just and abundant quality of life through a variety of services within its adult daycare programs, monthly social and support groups, and outreach to homebound seniors—as well as through partnerships with other eldercare organizations to increase their competency of care around race, gender, sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS, and sexual health. Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Crown Heights, Brownsville, Boroughwide
Grow Brooklyn 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant Grow Brooklyn provides intensive outreach, compassionate counseling, and direct assistance aimed at keeping older adult homeowners in their homes in the face of financial exploitation, particularly in communities of color. Bushwick, Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Brownsville, Boroughwide
The Guardianship Project 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant The Guardianship Project works with older adults, caregivers, and systems to increase the availability of exemplary guardianship services, increase the use of alternatives to guardianship, and correct gaps in the guardianship system in order to enable self-determination and preserve dignity for older adults in the least restrictive setting possible. Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Crown Heights, Brownsville, Boroughwide, Citywide
Jews for Racial & Economic Justice 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant JFREJ’s Caring Majority Coalition organizes older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers, and home health workers to ensure that all Brooklynites have access to covered long-term care that prioritizes racial and gender justice as well as age justice, and invests in the home care workforce for quality, family sustaining jobs. Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Crown Heights, Boroughwide, Citywide
Release Aging People in Prison Campaign 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant RAPP organizes older adults both in prison and in the community to bring systemic change to the parole process, advocating for fair and timely parole and an end to death by incarceration, so that they can positively influence the Brooklyn communities they once harmed. Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Boroughwide, Citywide
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
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 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
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
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 Center for Anti-Violence Education 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For an online Upstander workshop that teaches participants how to address bias incidents particularly against Asian communities Boroughwide
Documented 2020 $8,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide Spanish-language reporting on the specific impacts of COVID-19 on immigrants—especially those who are undocumented—and to combat the spread of misinformation on WhatsApp. Boroughwide
Neighbors Together 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide for additional staff and costs related to transitioning its sit down community cafe to provide take out meals, as well as for advocacy outreach prioritizing the needs of homeless and low-income Brooklynites. Boroughwide
Equality for Flatbush 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For the #BrooklynShowsLove Mutual Aid Project in Flatbush to connect neighbors to emergency funds for hourly wage workers such as dollar van drivers, home health aides, and street vendors. Flatbush
Reaching Out Community Services 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To meet the increasing demand for its Digital Client Choice Food Pantry System, and to match low-income and newly displaced individuals and families with social services, benefits assistance, and emergency items. Boroughwide
Womankind 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide overtime and hazard pay for staff in its emergency residence for survivors of domestic violence as well as direct financial support for its clients. Boroughwide
Haitian-American Community Coalition 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For virtual care technologies to provide continuity of care and client services for older adults, HIV-positive clients, and formerly homeless individuals. Boroughwide, Crown Heights
Red Hook Initiative 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide increased translation services, adult and family counseling and screenings, and food distribution via Red Hook Farms. Red Hook
Riseboro Community Partnership 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide meal delivery to 800 seniors who previously received congregate meals in nine now-closed senior centers. 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
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
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
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
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
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
St John's Bread and Life 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide food distribution via a pick-up model with a higher volume of shelf stable products and increased sanitation practices. Boroughwide, Bedford Stuyvesant
The Ali Forney Center 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide on-site and remote basic necessities, including housing placements and referrals, to-go food, case management, primary and mental health care, vocational and educational programming, and sanitary supplies for runaway and homeless LGBTQ youth. Citywide
Yemeni American Merchants Association 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide COVID-19 related updates and resources to bodega owners, as well as to create and distribute Bodega Safety Kits with protective gear and bilingual health and safety information. Boroughwide
VOCAL-NY 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For vital hygiene and harm reduction services to people who are homeless and people who use drugs, as well as advocacy to reduce prison and jail populations, where people cannot protect themselves from the spread of disease. Boroughwide
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
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
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
Brooklyn Community Services 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To hire graduates of the Brownsville Community Culinary Center, who have lost their restaurant jobs, to feed vulnerable residents with restricted access to food, including older adults, immune-compromised persons, and persons with intellectual disabilities. Brownsville
Apex for Youth Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To create a series of initiatives to serve the social and emotional needs of Asian American youth who have been affected by the spread of COVID-19, with a focus on addressing racism and anti-Asian harassment. Boroughwide
Chinese-American Planning Council 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide education and advocacy to address anti-Asian harassment, as well as disease prevention measures and support, particularly for vulnerable elderly populations. Boroughwide

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