Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort ascending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
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
Catholic Charities Archdiocese New York 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 Defender Services 2018 $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
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
Osborne Association 2018 $35,000 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
Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger 2018 $20,000 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
Churches United For Fair Housing 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For youth development programming focused on housing-related issues and other challenges impacting low-income communities of color. Bushwick
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
KIND 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
CASES 2018 $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
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
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a youth organizing group that seeks to address racial and educational injustice through a campaign to implement restorative justice practices at a local high school campus. Cypress Hills
Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For an apprentice program through which teens work under the guidance of skilled professionals and receive mentorship from top horticulturalists and environmental educators. Boroughwide
FUREE 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership and advocacy program for NYCHA youth. Gowanus, Red Hook
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
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
Center for NuLeadership 2018 $25,000 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
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
Teachers Unite 2018 $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
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
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
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
Common Justice 2018 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a victim-service and alternative-to-incarceration program based on restorative justice principles that works with young people who commit violent felonies and those they harm. 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
Urban Youth Collaborative 2018 $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
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
Center for Family Life 2017 $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
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
Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees 2017 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants Support for community organizing and advocacy in response to the termination of TPS, affecting 60,000 Haitians nationwide Boroughwide
Truthworker Theater Company 2017 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a theater program that uses first person narratives to bring the stories of young people impacted by incarceration to the forefront and drive awareness of the need for policy reform Boroughwide
Center for Anti-Violence Education 2017 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For comprehensive anti-violence, empowerment, and leadership programming for young people, including the expansion of services for LGBTQ homeless youth and service providers Boroughwide
Brownsville Community Justice Center 2017 $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
Safe Passage Project 2017 $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
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
Churches United for Fair Housing 2017 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants Continued legal, organizing, and social supports for undocumented immigrants including Know Your Rights workshops, legal services, and sanctuary planning Boroughwide, Bushwick

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