Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort descending Project Description Neighborhoods
JustLeadershipUSA 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To empower court-involved youth to drive policy reforms, including the campaign to #CloseRikers, a comprehensive multiyear effort to close Rikers Island Detention Facility. Boroughwide
Groundswell Community Mural Project 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For school year and summer programs that engage youth from underserved communities in public mural making as a means of social change while developing their leadership and creative skills. Boroughwide
First Tech Fund, Inc 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs to close the digital divide for low-income high schoolers by providing access to technology, career and college guidance, and engaging youth as part of an advisory board. Students receive free laptops and internet access, targeted advising and networking, and mentorship from industry-specific professionals. Boroughwide
Footsteps 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support formerly ultra-Orthodox Jewish youth transitioning into mainstream society with resources, leadership development, and peer connections Crown Heights, Borough Park, Kensington, Flatbush, Williamsburg
Global Kids 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program After-school programming that aims to increase exposure to local and international human rights and social justice issues. Boroughwide
EcoStation:NY 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for the Bushwick-based urban farming and food justice organization which provides educational and mentorship programs for high school students at the Bushwick Educational Campus. Bushwick
Center for Community Alternatives 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support counseling, life skills courses, and after-school arts-based activities for youth living in secure and non-secure detention facilities. Boroughwide
Girl Be Heard 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For multidisciplinary arts opportunities designed to engage young women in social justice education and develop their leadership skills Boroughwide
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program A youth organizing group that seeks to address racial and educational injustice through a campaign to implement restorative justice practices at a local high school campus. Cypress Hills
JustLeadership USA 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Campaign to #CloseRikers, a comprehensive multiyear effort to close Rikers Island, which includes the immediate removal of all 16 and 17-year-olds. Boroughwide
El Puente 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To organize communities of color to fight gentrification through youth-led community campaigns and initiatives focused on environmental justice, climate change, community safety, and racial/cultural equity in education, the arts, and wellness. Williamsburg
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For the creative, educational, and vocational development of Black and Caribbean youth in Central Brooklyn. Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Flatbush
Global Kids 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For after-school programming that aims to increase exposure to local and international human rights and social justice issues Boroughwide
Recess Activities 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a youth-led alternative to incarceration program that uses contemporary art to give voices to young people. Using visual storytelling, youth cohorts dismantle the narrative of the “criminal” in their community, creating long term solutions to catalyze generational wealth within their communities. Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Bushwick, Canarsie, Flatbush, Coney Island
The Campaign Against Hunger 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Green Teens sustainable farming paid apprenticeship program for Brooklyn youth ages 15-24. Bedford Stuyvesant
Brooklyn Community Pride Center 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Pride Path Program to connect underemployed Brooklyn LGBTQ+ young adults, ages 18-24, to paid professional development, internships, and employment opportunities. Boroughwide
ReConnect 2017 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To connect youth to employment, entrepreneurship training, and access to college credit to help navigate systemic challenges that make it hard to find sustainable employment Bedford Stuyvesant
Educational Video Center 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support culturally-responsive documentary film and media arts programs for historically excluded youth who are disengaged with their education by teaching them documentary filmmaking to develop their artistic, critical literacy, and leadership skills. Boroughwide
IntegrateNYC 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the leadership and capacity of students working to end segregation in New York City public schools. Boroughwide
Neighbors in Action 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets and Justice Community Plus, two of the Center’s holistic, anti-violence and work readiness youth development programs. Crown Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To prevent unnecessary pretrial detention based on poverty by paying bail for indigent Brooklyn youth and adults accused of misdemeanors, and providing and facilitating access to social and legal services for clients. Boroughwide
The Ali Forney Center 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Youth Advocacy Internship Program for homeless LGBTQIA youth of color. Citywide
Make the Road New York 2017 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For immigrant youth-led organizing programs focused on the school-to-prison pipeline, community schools, and greater police accountability and transparency Bushwick
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To engage court-involved youth as actors and playwrights in a comprehensive theatre-for-social justice program that uses real life stories of the youth actors. Boroughwide
United Community Centers 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the operation and management of one of the city’s largest youth-led farms as well as a sexual health-focused peer education program. East New York
S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support youth leadership and development programs for systems-involved girls and young women in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
Girl Be Heard 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Multidisciplinary arts opportunities designed to engage young women in social justice education and develop their leadership skills. Boroughwide
Friends of Island Academy 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the establishment of a Youth ReEntry Network hub office in Downtown Brooklyn to provide educational, social service, and workforce development supports for young people transitioning out of incarceration. Boroughwide
Center for Family Life 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for this innovative partnership with Sunset Park High School which engages largely immigrant youth, their families and educators in creating and implementing supports for academic success and college access and retention. Sunset Park
Osborne Association 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support programs for children of incarcerated parents as well as a council that engages young people impacted by incarceration to develop campaigns around issues affecting their lives and communities. Boroughwide
H.O.L.L.A (How Our Lives Link Altogether) 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a social justice education, leadership, and organizing program for low income youth of color focused on trauma recovery and healing. Boroughwide
Health and Education Alternatives for Teens (HEAT) Program 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support developmentally and culturally competent wraparound services for LGBTQ+ youth of color, centering clients in all decisions about their treatment and care plans, with services spanning STI and HIV prevention and treatment (including PEP and PreP), hormone therapy for trans and gender non-conforming youth, and mental healthcare. Boroughwide
Red Hook Initiative 2017 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide job readiness and leadership training, part-time employment, academic support, and services to assist young people toward graduation, college, and career Red Hook
Resilience Advocacy Project 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Provide leadership development programs, legal education, and peer-to-peer trainings for youth of color, particularly those living in ACS care or detention, focused on advocating for community change. Boroughwide
Footsteps 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Youth Empowerment Program to help ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn youth access resources to assist them in their journeys beyond their communities, develop leadership skills, and connect with one another. Crown Heights, Borough Park, Kensington, Flatbush

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