Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort descending Project Description Neighborhoods
Drive Change 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide training and first job experience for formerly incarcerated and court-involved young people through a nonprofit food truck. Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick
Sadie Nash Leadership Project 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a Brooklyn-based summer leadership institute that engages young women in political education and empowerment programs to equip them to be agents for social change Bedford Stuyvesant, Coney Island, Crown Heights, East New York
Urban Youth Collaborative 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To organize youth of color who have been the victims of school-based over-policing to advance youth justice alternatives and promote wellbeing of both youth and their communities. Boroughwide
Green City Force 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the implementation of two major "green jobs" workforce initiatives in Brooklyn: a partnership with the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice to recruit and train young adults from NYCHA Developments with the highest crime rates and the build-out of two urban farms on NYCHA developments in Brooklyn. Crown Heights, Borough Park, Kensington, Flatbush, Williamsburg
New York State Youth Leadership Council 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support undocumented immigration youth-led organization around access to higher education and healthcare, protection from deportation, and the right to work. Boroughwide, Sunset Park, Prospect Heights
Truthworker Theater Company 2018 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a theater program that uses first person narratives to bring the stories of young people impacted by incarceration to the forefront and drive awareness of the need for policy reform. Boroughwide
BRIC Arts Media 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the enrollment of court-involved youth in the Project Re-Direct media apprenticeship program, a pilot alternative-to-incarceration initiative between BRIC and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office Boroughwide
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a Cultural Arts program that provides multi disciplinary instruction and intergenerational programming that celebrates the rich heritage of the African Diaspora. Boroughwide
Footsteps 2019 $45,000 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
Neighbors in Action 2018 $30,000 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
Osborne Association 2017 $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
STEM from Dance 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a cohesive learning experience in which dance is used to introduce girls of color to computer science. Boroughwide
Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program An entrepreneurship and mentoring program that connects NYCHA youth with their first jobs at small businesses along Myrtle Avenue. Fort Greene, Clinton Hill
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC 2019 $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
Center for NuLeadership 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs that divert neighborhood youth from arrest proceedings by developing pre-arrest diversion options for law-officers. Bedford Stuyvesant
Black Women's Blueprint 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a partnership with student organizers to pilot campus-based transformative justice practices that hold harm-doers accountable and support sexual violence survivors in their healing and development. Crown Heights
Arab American Association of New York 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership fellowship for Arab and Muslim youth that provides resources and tools to address advocacy issues including immigration, police accountability, and racial justice. Boroughwide, Bay Ridge
Sadie Nash Leadership Project 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Brooklyn-based summer leadership institute that engages young women in political education and empowerment programs to equip them to be agents for social change. Bedford Stuyvesant, Coney Island, Crown Heights, East New York
JustLeadershipUSA 2019 $45,000 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
Make the Road New York 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to advance organizing to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, foster restorative justice in schools, implement and expand community schools, and bring about reforms for greater police accountability and transparency. Bushwick
Teachers Unite 2018 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For members' work with students and teachers to lead the shift from punitive to transformative justice in NYC public schools. Brownsville, East New York, Bushwick, Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, East Williamsburg, Sunset Park
Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI) 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For the hospital-based violence interruption program and in-school and community-based discussion groups and workshops. East New York, Brownsville, Flatbush
ARTs East New York 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Public Art Apprenticeship Program and Young Artist Institute for young people interested in the arts as a tool for social change East New York
Brownsville Community Justice Center 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Provide off-ramps for young people who come into contact with the justice system, including educational, occupational, social, and health services designed to expand their leadership and increase community members' sense of public safety. Brownsville
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to advance programs through which Central Brooklyn youth deepen their cultural identity, build assets, save money for college, develop artistic, personal and leadership skills, and advocate for solutions to pressing social justice issues. Flatbush, East Flatbush, Bedford Stuyvesant, Canarsie, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Brownsville
exalt 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To counteract the school-to-prison pipeline by elevating expectations of personal success for court-involved youth through job skills courses, individualized support, paid internships, and alumni network. Boroughwide
Sanctuary for Families 2017 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the establishment of the Mishkan Project, a peer support group and work development program for Ultra-Orthodox young women who have been rejected by their families due to histories of abuse, addiction, sex trafficking, and other forms of gendered violence Citywide
Arab-American Family Support Center 2016 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Programs that strengthen Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian immigrant youth’s academic achievement, creative expression and healthy behaviors. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Defender Services 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Brooklyn Adolescent Representation Team Project, which provides comprehensive legal representation to court-involved youth with focus on school discipline and reentry, special education placements, alternative pathways to graduation, alternatives to incarceration, and counseling. Boroughwide
Safe Passage Project 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For free legal services and representation to meet the unmet needs of immigrant and undocumented children in partnership with community high schools. Boroughwide
viBe Theater Experience 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support programming that engages girls and young women of color to write, create, publish, direct, and perform personal collaborative theater and music. Boroughwide
Active Citizen Project 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For Project EATS, a youth leadership initiative centered at the organization’s community farm that aims to help young people improve the conditions that determine their quality of life and ability to thrive. Brownsville, East New York, Crown Heights
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund 2017 $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
ImmSchools 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a program that advocates for the interest of the immigrant community by creating internships for students that do not qualify for city programs, including undocumented students. Boroughwide
FUREE 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership and advocacy program for NYCHA youth. Gowanus, Red Hook

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