Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort ascending Project Description Neighborhoods
Exalt 2016 $40,000 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
United Community Centers 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to advance youth internship programs, a pipeline of leadership opportunities for participants as they age out of programs, a new youth advisory board, and youth engagement in the City's development plan for East New York. East New York
CAMBA 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support Brownsville In, Violence Out, a community-based youth development and gun-violence reduction program. Brownsville
Footsteps 2018 $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
H.O.L.L.A - How Our Lives Link Altogether 2017 $20,000 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
El Puente 2016 $35,000 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
STEM from Dance 2020 $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
Girls for Gender Equity 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To advance advocacy strategies led by LGBTQ youth of color focused on issues including gender based violence, sexism, and racism. Boroughwide
Friends of Island Academy 2017 $30,000 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
JustLeadershipUSA 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To empower court-involved youth to drive policy reforms, including #buildCOMMUNITIES Campaign to reinvest money divested from the NYC justice system through closure of Rikers back into communities to support proven community-based solutions and services. Boroughwide
Global Action Project 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For an intersectional youth organizing and activism program that uses media and storytelling to help young people, specifically immigrant and LGBTQ youth, advocate for themselves and their communities. Boroughwide
Participatory Budgeting Project 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a pilot project to expand engagement and participatory budgeting in high-need Brooklyn public high schools in Central Brooklyn. Boroughwide, Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights
Turning Point Brooklyn 2017 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For social, educational, medical, and economic support services to low income, immigrant residents focused on building advocacy and leadership skills and establishing strong mentoring relationships Sunset Park
Brooklyn Defender Services 2016 $50,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Comprehensive free legal representation to court-involved youth with a focus on school discipline and reentry, special education placements, alternative pathways to graduation, alternatives to incarceration, and counseling. Boroughwide
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Creative, educational, and vocational development of Black and Caribbean youth in Central Brooklyn. Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Flatbush
United Community Centers 2019 $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
Bangladeshi American Community Development & Youth Services 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for the East New York-based organization that engages Bangladeshi youth in social and educational activities including language training, employment readiness, computer training, sports and culture. East New York
Good Call NYC 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the launch of a technology-enabled hotline in Brooklyn to provide immediate legal support in case of arrest, and to hire Brooklyn youth who have benefited from the program as organizers. Boroughwide
Kings Against Violence Initiative 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Hospital-based violence interruption program and in-school and community-based discussion groups and workshops. East New York, Brownsville, Flatbush
Osborne Association 2019 $45,000 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
Added Value 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for the urban farming and youth empowerment program in Red Hook, which hires a cohort of teens to run the farm, farmers market, and community food events as they develop leadership on food justice issues. Red Hook
Arab-American Family Support Center 2018 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs that strengthen Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian immigrant youth’s academic achievement, creative expression and healthy behaviors. Boroughwide
Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger 2017 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Green Teens sustainable farming paid apprenticeship program for Brooklyn youth aged 15-24 Bedford Stuyvesant
Reconnect 2016 $30,000 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
University Settlement Society of New York 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Connect*Flow*Inspire, a program offering low-income youth from Fort Greene/Clinton Hill a safe space to discover a positive sense of self and community and to develop leadership skills to inspire others to collaborate toward community change. Fort Greene, Clinton Hill
The Campaign Against Hunger 2020 $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
Red Hook Initiative 2018 $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
United Community Centers 2018 $40,000 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
KAVI - Kings Against Violence Initiative 2017 $35,000 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, Flatbush, Brownsville
Make the Road New York 2016 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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 2020 $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
Sadie Nash Leadership Project 2018 $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. Boroughwide
Lineage Project 2017 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For mindfulness and yoga programs for incarcerated and highly-vulnerable young people, including those in living in secure and non-secure detention facilities, as well as a Brooklyn-based program for young people on probation Boroughwide
Lineage Project 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For mindfulness and yoga programs for incarcerated and highly-vulnerable young people, including those in living in secure and non-secure detention facilities, as well as a Brooklyn-based program for young people on probation. Boroughwide
Global Kids 2019 $45,000 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

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