Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort descending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Brooklyn Defender Services 2017 $50,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For 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
Teachers Unite 2017 $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
Urban Youth Collaborative 2017 $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
OCA-NY Asian Pacific American Advocates 2017 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants In June 2017, OCA will host "Where Can Immigrants Living in Fear and Uncertainty Get Help?” a forum that brings together elected officials, government agencies, law professional, and community organizations to assist Asian immigrant communities in Brooklyn with legal advice and immigration fraud alert. The forum will be held at the Chinese Promise Baptist Church in Sunset Park. Sunset Park
Brandworkers 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the transformative power and leadership of Brooklyn’s immigrant food production industry workers Boroughwide
Groundswell 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For school year and summer programs that engage youth from underserved communities in public mural making as a means of social change while developing their leadership and creative skills Boroughwide
Audre Lorde Project 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support youth-led programs and advocacy for LGBTQIA people of color that build leadership and organizing skills, reduce surveillance policing, and promote safer communities Boroughwide
CASES 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs that divert youth from the criminal justice system by providing education and employment services, behavioral health treatment, service projects, and links to other providers Bedford Stuyvesant, Coney Island
Brownsville Community Justice Center 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To 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
Red Hook Initiative 2018 $100,000 Spark Prize 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
Center for Family Life 2018 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a community school model that engages youth, families and educators to mobilize resources and develop programs for high school success and college access and retention. Sunset Park
The Door 2018 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants To provide legal and support services for Central American families impacted by the Federal government's border separation policy Boroughwide
Green City Force 2018 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a service and training program that aims to create ladders to careers in the green economy for NYCHA youth, focused on development of two urban farms. Red Hook, Brownsville
UPROSE 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For community organizing, public education, and leadership programs for youth that advance environmental sustainability and resiliency. Sunset Park, South Slope, Gowanus
FUREE 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership and advocacy program for NYCHA youth. Gowanus, Red Hook
Center for Community Alternatives 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support counseling, life skills courses, and after-school arts-based activities for youth living in secure and non-secure detention facilities. Boroughwide
Safe Passage Project 2018 $50,000 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
Central American Legal Assistance 2018 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants To provide legal and support services for Central American families impacted by the Federal government's border separation policy Boroughwide
Brooklyn Community Services 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a project that engages young people, primarily immigrant youth, in activities to help them develop job skills, improve their academic performance, and become community leaders. Coney Island
Alex House Project 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide pregnancy and parenting groups for teens and other young, low-income, first time mothers and fathers in Red Hook. Red Hook
Global Action Project 2018 $40,000 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
Friends of Island Academy 2018 $40,000 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
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
Arab American Association of New York 2018 $40,000 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
Safe Passage Project 2018 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants To provide legal and support services for Central American families impacted by the Federal government's border separation policy Boroughwide
Brownsville Community Culinary Center 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the culinary training and apprenticeship program for young people, ages 18-34, from Brownsville. Brownsville
Black Women's Blueprint 2018 $35,000 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
Global Kids 2018 $35,000 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
IntegrateNYC 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the leadership and capacity of students working to end segregation in New York City public schools. Boroughwide
Lineage Project 2018 $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
Chinese-American Planning Council 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For the "Advancing Our CommUNITY" strategy in Brooklyn to connect the organization's long-term social services work to new social change strategies, including civic engagement (Know Your Rights, Voter Registration, Census 2020) , policy/advocacy (increased advocacy around legislative priorities), and community mobilization (training for staff on immigrant rights, economic and racial justice, policy advocacy, and community organizing)/ Boroughwide, Sunset Park, Bensonhurst
Black Alliance for Just Immigration 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To develop the leadership and empowerment of the borough's Black immigrant youth and families in order to end racism, criminalization, and economic disenfranchisement. Boroughwide
Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project 2018 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants To support a convening of the Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project's NYC Chapter in Fall 2018, aimed at promoting leadership development, capacity building, and organizing to address the ways in which community members are targeted by the criminal justice and immigration enforcement systems Boroughwide
The Campaign Against Hunger 2018 $100,000 Spark Prize Spark Prize Founded in 1998 in Bedford Stuyvesant, today (TCAH) aims to empower its neighbors across Brooklyn to lead healthier, more productive and self-sufficient lives by increasing their access to nutritious food and related resources. The organization’s food pantry provides 3 million meals annually while acting as a hub for benefits access and food justice programming—including a wellness club for seniors, an intergenerational healthy dining initiative for families, and a free summer kids program. Its youth-led urban farms serve as outdoor community classrooms and infuse the community with nutrient-rich, sustainably grown produce and fresh eggs. Bedford Stuyvesant
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

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