Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort ascending Project Description Neighborhoods
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
Kings Against Violence Initiative 2020 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide continuous support to vulnerable youth in Central Brooklyn through a secure telehealth platform for one-on-one counseling, social worker participation in webinars, technology updates, and emergency transportation and food assistance. Boroughwide
TakeRoot Justice 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To promote workers’ rights—especially undocumented workers and domestic workers—through economic justice advocacy, remote legal support, and the development of toolkits and online workshops to expand the capacity of mutual aid organizations. Boroughwide
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For community outreach—including emergency food, PPE, wellness checks, webinars, employment offerings, training for employment, mental health referrals, and financial counseling—for and led by NYCHA residents in East New York and Bedford Stuyvesant. East New York, Bedford Stuyvesant
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
MHANY Management, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support its affordable housing residents through provision of food and disinfectant supplies, assembly and delivery of care packages, and converting a dozen units into “safe places” for self-isolation. Boroughwide
Ellery Court Senior HDFC 2019 $50,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support the health and welfare of older adults in Brooklyn Bushwick
Council of Peoples Organization (COPO) 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant COPO provides ongoing case management and supportive services to the Muslim, Arab, and South Asian community, with a specific focus on serving older adults through their halal senior center and a halal meals-on-wheels program, the first in New York City. Midwood, Kensington
St. Nicks Alliance 2019 $50,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support the health and welfare of older adults in Brooklyn Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bushwick, Bedford Stuyvesant
Spanish Speaking Elderly Council - RAICES 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant RAICES provides a continuum of linguistic and culturally-relevant services for older adults across five Brooklyn senior centers, an outpatient behavioral health clinic, a case assistance program, and an in-development tele-mental health services model for homebound seniors. Boroughwide
Flatbush Development Corporation 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant Flatbush Development Corporation’s Flatbush Tenant Coalition organizes older adults across 300 buildings in Central Brooklyn, with a focus on educating the community on housing laws and tenants’ rights, advocating for policy change, and expanding access to entitlements and benefits. Flatbush, Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
The Brownsville Project 2021 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support programs that engage, empower, and employ residents across the age spectrum on issues of housing, public space, community infrastructure, and economic development. Brownsville
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
Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership 2021 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To increase economic and physical accessibility of local businesses and green spaces as well as support age-friendly advocacy days, socialization and active events, and political education. Bedford Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Fort Greene
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
UHAB (Urban Homesteading Assistance, U-hab Inc.) 2021 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support intergenerational tenant organizing, provide administrative support and offer educational opportunities to allow long-term residents of color to age in place in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods. Brownsville, Crown Heights, East New York
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
United Chinese Association of Brooklyn 2021 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To provide cultural activities, food, crafts and games, English and naturalization classes, and social assistance for older east-Asian immigrants while combating anti-Asian violence and addressing community safety concerns. Southwest Brooklyn
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
The Osborne Association 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant The Osborne Association provides case management services for formerly incarcerated older adults and families of those currently imprisoned, advocates for sentencing and parole reforms, and trains older adults to use their experience in the justice system to become outspoken voices for change. Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Brownsville, Boroughwide
CABS Home Attendants Service 2019 $40,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support the health and welfare of older adults in Brooklyn Boroughwide
University Settlement Society of New York 2019 $50,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support the health and welfare of older adults in Brooklyn Clinton Hill, East Flatbush, East New York, Fort Greene, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Windsor Terrace
RiseBoro Community Partnership 2019 $50,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support the health and welfare of older adults in Brooklyn Boroughwide
Southside United H.D.F.C 2019 $50,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support the health and welfare of older adults in Brooklyn Williamsburg, Bushwick, Bedford Stuyvesant
Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project LDC 2019 $50,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support the health and welfare of older adults in Brooklyn Fort Greene, Clinton Hill
New York Immigration Coalition 2018 $40,000 Advocacy Census 2020 New York Counts 2020 is a broad-based, statewide coalition composed of racial, ethnic, immigrant, religious, health, education, labor, housing, social services, and business groups working in partnership with state and local government officials. The aim is to ensure that New Yorkers across the state—particularly marginalized communities in hard-to-count districts—can fully maximize their participation in the 2020 Census. Boroughwide
Center for Law and Social Justice 2018 $40,000 Advocacy Census 2020 The NYC Black Leadership Advisory Coalition for Census 2020 (NYC BLAC) is the current focus of the CLSJ’s larger Census Justice 2020 and Redistricting Project. NYC BLAC is a community organizing and education project that aims to engage leaders, activists, and organizations of NYC’s very diverse communities of African descent towards a complete count of their communities in the 2020 Census. Boroughwide, Crown Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Brownsville, East New York
Faith in New York 2017 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To mobilize local congregations in support of immigrant rights. Key strategies include the Faith Over Fear Emergency Response Network, which provides immediate legal aid, mobilizes supporters in the faith community, and builds awareness of mass deportation issues; monthly trainings for congregations that have offered their houses of worship as a safe sanctuary for immigrants in case of large-scale deportations; Know Your Rights workshops for immigrant communities; and a civic engagement strategy to mobilize support for an immigrant justice platform, including a municipal voting campaign, candidate forums, boot camps for congregations and faith leaders, and voter outreach. Boroughwide
Unlocal, Inc. 2017 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To meet the increased demand for community legal aid and school, workplace, and community-based educational workshops for undocumented immigrants in Brooklyn Boroughwide
New Sanctuary Coalition 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support immigrant-led efforts that mobilize interfaith congregations to defend families facing deportation, build awareness of unjust immigration policies, and serve as witnesses in immigration court and detention centers. NSC is developing a cohort of Sanctuary Congregations in Brooklyn and citywide to provide housing for individuals and families at risk of deportation while they pursue a stay of deportation or suspension of their case entirely. Funds also support leadership trainings, ongoing legal clinics, and a rapid response volunteer network of immigrants and allies. Boroughwide
Chinese Staff and Workers' Association 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support outreach and organizing work reaching 3,000 community members living and/or working in Brooklyn's Chinatowns, with a focus on service workers--including home attendants, restaurant and delivery workers. CSWA will partner with legal services and pro bono attorneys to assist workers in seeking legal recourse for stolen wages and involved workers in education and advocacy efforts to improve state policy on wage theft. Sunset Park, Bensonhurst
Safe Horizon 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For Safe Horizon’s Immigration Law Project (ILP) to expand services to immigrant victims of crime, abuse, domestic violence, trafficking, and torture in Brooklyn—particularly those with complex immigration matters, at risk of being removed from the United States. Funds will also increase training for frontline staff at community-based social service agencies so that they are informed on current immigration policies and practices. This includes staff at local hospitals, schools, shelters, and places of worship. Boroughwide

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