Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort descending Project Description Neighborhoods
Make the Road New York 2017 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize An immigrant-led organization that develops grassroots leadership to mobilize Latino and working class communities. It provides legal services, education, and employment access to achieve policy change. MRNY is dedicated to building community power and racial equity in Bushwick, where it was founded in 1997. It now has over 20,000 members and 200 staff working across New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Boroughwide
MoCADA 2017 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize A “museum without walls” that serves the African Diasporan community through art exhibitions, education, and community programs to promote African diasporan art, racial equity, and social justice in Brooklyn. Founded in 1999, this year it is expanding from 2,000 sq. ft. to a new 20,000 sq. ft. headquarters in Fort Greene. Boroughwide
Neighbors Together 2017 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize A dynamic soup kitchen, social service provider, and community center committed to ending hunger and poverty in Ocean Hill, Brownsville, and Bedford Stuyvesant since 1982. It provides empowerment and community action programming to organize community members to advocate for policy change, in addition to serving 80,000 meals annually out of its community café. Ocean Hill, Brownsville, Bedford Stuyvesant
Cave Canem 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in 1996 to remedy the under-representation and isolation of black poets, Cave Canem has grown from a gathering of 26 poets to become an influential movement and artistic incubator based in Brooklyn with a high-achieving international fellowship of over 425, and a local workshop community of over 900 poets. Boroughwide
Center for Law and Social Justice 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in Brooklyn in 1985 as a community service unit of Medgar Evers College to serve as an institutional response to pervasive racial injustices, the Center for Law and Social Justice continues pushing for meaningful policy changes to stem the institutionalization of police brutality and systemic racism across New York City. In addition to promoting alternative community policing solutions, it is a leading advocate for the protection and integrity of voting rights and for racial equity in public education. Boroughwide, Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Brownsville
exalt 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Since its founding in 2006 in Brooklyn, exalt has worked with over 1200 youth ages 15-19 who have been involved in the criminal justice system. exalt equips youth with tools and experiences to avoid further criminal justice system involvement through structured classes for tangible skill development, individualized support to navigate the education and justice systems, placement in paid internships, and an alumni network of resources. Boroughwide
Griot Circle 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in 1996 by a group of LGBTQ elders of color living in Brooklyn to address the systemic racial, social, and economic injustices that LGBTQ elders of color experience, GRIOT Circle now offers culturally-sensitive, innovative programming to over 400 members throughout the year, Boroughwide
Red Hook Initiative 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in 2002 as a program of a local hospital in response to the severity of health and social issues in Red Hook, RHI has become a neighborhood stronghold and nationally recognized model for youth and community development, providing safe and enriching opportunities for young people ages 11- 24 primarily living in the Red Hook Houses—New York City’s largest NYCHA housing development. Red Hook
Audre Lorde Project 2017 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize An inter-generational organizing center for LGBT people of color that promotes community wellness and progressive social and economic justice in New York City. Founded in Brooklyn in 1996, ALP works with over 8,000 members on issues including creating safety models against police brutality and hate crimes, as well as training small businesses, community organizations, and neighborhood leaders on de-escalation and safety strategies. Boroughwide
New York Peace Institute 2015 $100,000 Invest in Youth Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project New York Peace Institute will provide restorative justice practices and coordination at the Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies in Coney Island. New York Peace Institute is one of the nation’s largest community mediation services, with expertise in special education mediation. They have previously partnered with the Department of Probation, the New York City Department of Education, NYPD and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s offices. Coney Island
Good Shepherd Services 2015 $100,000 Invest in Youth Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project Good Shepherd Services (GSS) will provide restorative justice practices and coordination at the School for Democracy and Leadership in East Flatbush. GSS is a leading New York City youth and family development agency with over 85 programs serving more than 30,000 children, youth, and families in under-resourced communities. East Flatbush
Partnership with Children 2015 $100,000 Invest in Youth Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project Partnership with Children will provide restorative justice practices and coordination at Ebbets Field Middle School in Crown Heights. Partnership with Children provides critical social and emotional support for the hardest-to-reach students and engages families in the school community so they can succeed in school, society and life. They have social workers in 32 public schools in all five boroughs and manage all community resources and support services in 12 community schools. Crown Heights
Sweet River Consulting 2015 $100,000 Invest in Youth Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project Sweet River Consulting will provide restorative justice practices and coordination at Science Skills Center High School in Downtown Brooklyn. The founders of Sweet River Consulting have over 10 years’ experience implementing school-wide restorative justice policies and programs, and providing youth programming and leadership development. Sweet River Consulting is supported by the Center for Nu Leadership, a criminal justice advocacy organization in Central Brooklyn. Downtown
Eco:StationNY 2016 Invest in Youth Youth Voice Awards Award recipient Iyeshima Harris with Eco:StationNY for "Farm to Cafeteria," a student-led outreach project focusing on healthy eating and self-empowerment that engages students at a place and time they are thinking about food: the lunchroom. The project will use school lunch and culturally relevant food to teach youth how to healthfully and affordably prepare meals they love. Through cooking demos, students will learn how they can combine fresh produce with goods from their supermarket, instilling in them the knowledge, access, and creativity to needed to transcend and redefine what food means in a low-income neighborhood. Bushwick
Center for NuLeadership 2016 Invest in Youth Youth Voice Awards Award recipient Yamil Torres with the Center for NuLeadership for “Bridging the Healing Gap,” which will facilitate gatherings that provide space and educate youth who are affiliated with gangs and/or are street involved about how, why, and where gangs originated, explain political and racial history, and principles of what gangs were founded on. The second half of the project will focus on changing the way the larger community views the youth by opening up dialogue with an intergenerational event. Bedford Stuyvesant
Off the Page, Inc 2016 Invest in Youth Youth Voice Awards Award recipient Shaqur Williams with Off the Page, Inc for "All American Boys," a show adapted from the book by the same name that addresses different points of view between a black teenager and a white teenager in a community and the way police officers approach them. The project brings black and white actors together to work on this production and to talk about the problem facing the black community and how to work together to address it. Park Slope
Arts & Democracy 2016 Invest in Youth Youth Voice Awards Award recipient Hasiba Haq with Arts & Democracy for "Sari Project," which aims to connect young Bangladeshis with women in the community in an intergenerational exchange of stories using the idea of Saris, a traditional outfit for Bangladeshi women, to explore their immigration stories and their histories. The project will help young immigrants and second-generation youth connect with elders in their society, and help carve an identity for them in a diverse borough. Kensington
Brooklyn Free School 2016 Invest in Youth Youth Voice Awards Award recipient The Brooklyn Free School Team for "Let's Talk About It! Housing Justice," a project aimed at educating and creating a documentary on housing justice and gentrification. It will engage youth by arranging visits to town hall meetings, reading articles and watching interviews addressing housing, gentrification and justice, as well as opportunities to engage with the Mayor’s office and participate in local shelter events. As part of the project, the youth team will create a documentary and facilitate a workshop for youth on housing rights. Fort Greene, Clinton Hill
Ancient Song Doula Services 2016 Invest in Youth Youth Voice Awards Awarded to Sevonna Marie Brown with Ancient Song Doula Services for "Reproductive Renaissance," which uses grassroots political philosophy to foster a restorative space for women of color to come together and seek refuge in reproductive justice and education. Black girls and women of color have a history of using their personal spaces—the living room, grandma’s bedroom, the kitchen, the beauty salon, the front porch—as spaces for women-centered empowerment and healing. Bedford Stuyvesant
Arab American Association of New York 2019 $25,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants Immigrant Rights Fund To support immigration legal services for the Arab American community that has been deeply impacted by ongoing changes, including the removal of re-designation for Temporary Protective Status for Syrian and Yemeni arrivals post-2017 Bay Ridge, Boroughwide
NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color 2016 $20,000 Girls of Color Fund Girls of Color Fund Grant A collaboration of 16 foundations that awarded $2.1 million to 28 nonprofit organizations working to cultivate the leadership of young women of color as change agents to advance cultural and systemic shifts. The grantees provide services, leadership development and advocacy in the areas of health, economic and workforce development, community support and opportunity, education, and anti-violence/criminal justice. Boroughwide
Bangladeshi American Community Development & Youth Services 2016 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Emergency Grants Support for neighborhood-based, immigrant-led organizations working on the frontlines to address legal, safety, and civil rights issues. East New York, City Line
Council of Peoples Organization 2016 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Emergency Grants Support for neighborhood-based, immigrant-led organizations working on the frontlines to address legal, safety, and civil rights issues. Flatbush, Midwood
Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project 2016 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Emergency Grants Support for neighborhood-based, immigrant-led organizations working on the frontlines to address legal, safety, and civil rights issues. East Flatbush, Canarsie, Crown Heights
Mixteca 2016 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Emergency Grants Support for neighborhood-based, immigrant-led organizations working on the frontlines to address legal, safety, and civil rights issues. Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Coney Island, Bensonhurst, Park Slope, Red Hook
Arab American Association of New York 2016 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Emergency Grants Support for neighborhood-based, immigrant-led organizations working on the frontlines to address legal, safety, and civil rights issues. Boroughwide, Bay Ridge
Center for Anti-Violence Education 2016 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Emergency Grants Support for neighborhood-based, immigrant-led organizations working on the frontlines to address legal, safety, and civil rights issues. Boroughwide
United Chinese Association of Brooklyn 2016 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Emergency Grants Support for neighborhood-based, immigrant-led organizations working on the frontlines to address legal, safety, and civil rights issues. Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Sunset Park
Brooklyn Defender Services 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For rapid legal defense for affected individuals Boroughwide
DRUM, Desis Rising up and Moving 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For advocacy, organizing, and the “Hate Free Zone” initiative launched in Kensington, Brooklyn Boroughwide, Kensington
Make the Road New York 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For advocacy and organizing across immigrant populations and support for multi-step “Our Plan to Resist Trump” initiative Boroughwide, Bushwick
Adhikaar 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants To support community legal clinics and advocacy efforts for Nepali immigrants with Temporary Protected Status Boroughwide
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For ally-building and trainings to create connections between anti-Islamophobia and anti-Semitism organizing Boroughwide
Make the Road New York 2017 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants To support DACA legal action through the Batalla Vidal et al v. Baran class-action lawsuit, cover the costs of DACA renewal applications, as well as citywide town halls and "Know Your Rights" workshops Boroughwide
New York Immigration Coalition 2017 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For a three-tier response to DACA: policy and advocacy, community engagement and service coordination, including federal and state legislative advocacy, processing DACA renewals, and expanding mental health services for DACA recipients Boroughwide

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