Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort ascending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Brooklyn Free School 2016 Invest in Youth Youth Voice Awards Award recipient The Brooklyn Free School Team for "Let's Talk About It! Housing Justice," a project aimed at educating and creating a documentary on housing justice and gentrification. It will engage youth by arranging visits to town hall meetings, reading articles and watching interviews addressing housing, gentrification and justice, as well as opportunities to engage with the Mayor’s office and participate in local shelter events. As part of the project, the youth team will create a documentary and facilitate a workshop for youth on housing rights. Fort Greene, Clinton Hill
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC 2016 $25,000 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
Churches United For Fair Housing 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Youth development programming focused on housing-related issues and other challenges impacting low-income communities of color Bushwick
Osborne Association 2016 $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
Ancient Song Doula Services 2016 Invest in Youth Youth Voice Awards Awarded to Sevonna Marie Brown with Ancient Song Doula Services for "Reproductive Renaissance," which uses grassroots political philosophy to foster a restorative space for women of color to come together and seek refuge in reproductive justice and education. Black girls and women of color have a history of using their personal spaces—the living room, grandma’s bedroom, the kitchen, the beauty salon, the front porch—as spaces for women-centered empowerment and healing. Bedford Stuyvesant
Truthworker Theater Company 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
FUREE 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Leadership and advocacy program for NYCHA youth. Gowanus, Red Hook
Common Justice 2016 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
Eco:StationNY 2016 Invest in Youth Youth Voice Awards Award recipient Iyeshima Harris with Eco:StationNY for "Farm to Cafeteria," a student-led outreach project focusing on healthy eating and self-empowerment that engages students at a place and time they are thinking about food: the lunchroom. The project will use school lunch and culturally relevant food to teach youth how to healthfully and affordably prepare meals they love. Through cooking demos, students will learn how they can combine fresh produce with goods from their supermarket, instilling in them the knowledge, access, and creativity to needed to transcend and redefine what food means in a low-income neighborhood. Bushwick
Alex House 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Pregnancy and parenting groups for teens and other young, low-income, first time mothers and fathers in Red Hook. Red Hook
Global Action Project 2016 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
Lineage Project 2016 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
Center for NuLeadership 2016 Invest in Youth Youth Voice Awards Award recipient Yamil Torres with the Center for NuLeadership for “Bridging the Healing Gap,” which will facilitate gatherings that provide space and educate youth who are affiliated with gangs and/or are street involved about how, why, and where gangs originated, explain political and racial history, and principles of what gangs were founded on. The second half of the project will focus on changing the way the larger community views the youth by opening up dialogue with an intergenerational event. Bedford Stuyvesant
Black Women's Blueprint 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program After-school programming that aims to increase exposure to local and international human rights and social justice issues. Boroughwide
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
Off the Page, Inc 2016 Invest in Youth Youth Voice Awards Award recipient Shaqur Williams with Off the Page, Inc for "All American Boys," a show adapted from the book by the same name that addresses different points of view between a black teenager and a white teenager in a community and the way police officers approach them. The project brings black and white actors together to work on this production and to talk about the problem facing the black community and how to work together to address it. Park Slope
Girl Be Heard 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Multidisciplinary arts opportunities designed to engage young women in social justice education and develop their leadership skills. Boroughwide
Resilience Advocacy Project 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Provide leadership development programs, legal education, and peer-to-peer trainings for youth of color, particularly those living in ACS care or detention, focused on advocating for community change. Boroughwide
Teachers Unite 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
Arts & Democracy 2016 Invest in Youth Youth Voice Awards Award recipient Hasiba Haq with Arts & Democracy for "Sari Project," which aims to connect young Bangladeshis with women in the community in an intergenerational exchange of stories using the idea of Saris, a traditional outfit for Bangladeshi women, to explore their immigration stories and their histories. The project will help young immigrants and second-generation youth connect with elders in their society, and help carve an identity for them in a diverse borough. Kensington
Girls for Gender Equity 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Advocacy strategies led by LGBTQ youth of color focused on issues including gender based violence, sexism, and racism. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund 2016 $35,000 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
Urban Youth Collaborative 2016 $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
NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color 2016 $20,000 Girls of Color Fund Girls of Color Fund Grant A collaboration of 16 foundations that awarded $2.1 million to 28 nonprofit organizations working to cultivate the leadership of young women of color as change agents to advance cultural and systemic shifts. The grantees provide services, leadership development and advocacy in the areas of health, economic and workforce development, community support and opportunity, education, and anti-violence/criminal justice. Boroughwide
Green City Force 2016 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
Make the Road New York 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to advance organizing to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, foster restorative justice in schools, implement and expand community schools, and bring about reforms for greater police accountability and transparency. Bushwick
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to advance programs through which Central Brooklyn youth deepen their cultural identity, build assets, save money for college, develop artistic, personal and leadership skills, and advocate for solutions to pressing social justice issues. Flatbush, East Flatbush, Bedford Stuyvesant, Canarsie, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Brownsville
Brooklyn Defender Services 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Brooklyn Adolescent Representation Team Project, which provides comprehensive legal representation to court-involved youth with focus on school discipline and reentry, special education placements, alternative pathways to graduation, alternatives to incarceration, and counseling. Boroughwide
Simone Leigh 2015 $5,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Resident Simone Leigh is receiving a $5,000 grant to support an innovative series of drumming classes and workshops for black women and girls in Crown Heights, which seeks to build bridges across cultures and communities and provide a nurturing environment where participants can relax, learn new skills, exercise, and connect in a non-competitive way. Crown Heights
Black Women's Blueprint 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Telling Your Truth: Teaching Youth Transformative Justice, a partnership with student organizers on campuses in Crown Heights to pilot disciplinary alternatives. Crown Heights
Red Hook Initiative 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Red Hook Youth Leaders Program, a 4-year program that provides job readiness and leadership training, part-time employment, academic support, and services to assist young people toward high school graduation, college, and/or meaningful employment. Red Hook
Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Brooklyn Youth Justice Programs in Downtown Brooklyn, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Coney Island, which help young people avoid contact with the criminal justice system, detention, incarceration, and recidivism by providing education and employment services, behavioral health treatment, community service projects, and links to other community-based providers. Bedford Stuyvesant, Coney Island
UHAB 2015 $15,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program UHAB organizes tenants to fight poor living conditions in buildings neglected or abandoned by landlords; in 2013, three UHAB-organized tenant associations formed the Crown Heights Tenants Union. A $15,000 grant will support their focus on ending bad living conditions, illegal displacement, and loss of rent-regulated housing in Crown Heights by bolstering tenant and neighborhood power. Crown Heights
Arab American Association of New York 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Racial Justice Youth Fellowship, an Arab and Muslim youth leadership bootcamp that provides resources and tools to address advocacy issues including immigration, police accountability, and racial justice. Boroughwide

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