Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort descending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Black Excellence Collective 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For a Black LGBTQIA+ mutual aid relief fund for vulnerable community members, including older adults, people with disabilities, those who engage in sex work, people who are undocumented, and those who are housing insecure. 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
Educators For Excellence 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support a network of teachers with resources for community-building and advocacy, including a virtual Town Hall with key district stakeholders to elevate the voices of educators and the needs of vulnerable students related to the COVID-19 crisis. Boroughwide
Dream Deferred Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For food gift cards for women and LGBTQ people released from New York prisons and jails since March 2020 residing in Brooklyn, in partnership with Witness to Mass Incarceration Inc. 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
Precious Dreams Foundation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To deliver “comfort bags” of bedtime essentials to 400 children living in transitional housing in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
ARTs East New York 2020 $45,000 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
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
Girl Be Heard 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To respond to the emerging emotional and material needs of vulnerable girls and gender expansive youth. 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
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
North Brooklyn Coalition 2020 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize To address systemic racism, institutional injustice, and cultural barriers facing survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault by creating a community-based support network. Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint
Street Vendor Project 2020 $30,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For organizing among street vendors to promote legal rights, fight for policy change, and business development assistance. Boroughwide
Center for Nu Leadership 2020 $45,000 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
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
Kingsborough Community College 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support operational expenses of the KCC Urban Farm to be able to grow, harvest, and distribute organic produce for CUNY students and people facing food insecurity referred by Ancient Song Doula Services and We Keep Us Safe Abolitionist Network. Boroughwide
Translatinx Networks 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide PPP and financial assistance to members of underserved communities in Brooklyn and to implement a telehealth program to support their access to healthcare services with the use of a mobile device. Boroughwide
The Alex House Project 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To increase vaccine outreach, education, and support to at least 300 more young parents in central and southern Brooklyn with a focus on parents living in communities at high risk for spread of the virus. Boroughwide
Global Trauma Research 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For a safe space for Black and Latinx residents in Central Brooklyn to have access to social workers, who will provide health resources, referrals to COVID-19 testing sites, and help scheduling vaccine appointments. Boroughwide
Workers Justice Project 2021 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support worker-led education, organizing, leadership development, and grassroots economic alternatives to improve the social, economic, and political conditions of Latinx immigrant families in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
The Black Institute 2021 $70,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Community-led Social Change Grant To conduct research, provide educational opportunities that encourage political awareness and stir public debate, train new leadership, develop initiatives to build wealth and power for Black people and all people of color. The Black Institute will continue its environmental and housing justice work in Black communities across the borough. Boroughwide
Domestic Workers United 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide mini-grants "love offerings" to domestic workers who might not necessarily be eligible to receive or access government support. Boroughwide
Ali Forney Center 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To increase COVID-19 vaccine outreach, education, and navigation led by the organization’s Health Counselor both online and to individuals visiting the drop-in center. Boroughwide
Haitian American Community Coalition 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide remote care for clients and develop a team to provide COVID-19 testing referrals and health outreach. Boroughwide
Street Vendor Project 2021 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To provide political education and leadership training for vendors to mobilize campaigns for social justice and economic opportunity. Boroughwide
Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY) 2021 $70,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Community-led Social Change Grant To build power among low-income people impacted by HIV/AIDS, the drug war, mass incarceration, and homelessness and mobilize for legislative change through community organizing, leadership development, advocacy, direct services, and direct action. The organization will continue to build organizing around its housing and economic justice campaigns. Boroughwide
Ascendus 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide support to small business entrepreneurs of color in Brooklyn as they apply for PPP and NY Forward loan forgiveness in addition to continued lending for those excluded from traditional banking institutions. Boroughwide
Haitian Americans United for Progress, Inc. 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency cash assistance, support and counseling, and up-to-date COVID-19 health information to undocumented, low-wage workers. Boroughwide
Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To address the general lack of knowledge about the COVID-19 vaccine, and fear and misinformation about vaccine safety, in communities of color across the borough through outreach at neighborhood businesses and gathering spaces. Boroughwide
Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide COVID-19 vaccine education and outreach in partnership with community-based organizations in Coney Island. Coney Island
The New York Immigration Coalition 2021 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To advocate for New York’s immigrants and refugees and push for equitable legislation by partnering with national and regional advocates, nonprofits, and bipartisan elected officials. Boroughwide
Black Excellence Collective 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide PPP, nonperishable goods and mini cash grants to members of marginalized communities. Boroughwide
NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency cash grant assistance to members across Brooklyn and Queens communities. These emergency cash grants will be paid to cover mostly rent and utility costs. Boroughwide
Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Services 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To expand vaccination-related support services and free COVID testing to immigrant residents without insurance in East New York. East New York

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