Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort descending Project Description Neighborhoods
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
The Brownsville Partnership 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Neighbors Together 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide for additional staff and costs related to transitioning its sit down community cafe to provide take out meals, as well as for advocacy outreach prioritizing the needs of homeless and low-income Brooklynites. Boroughwide
Heights and Hills, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support food and household items for over 2,000 older adult clients, and expansion of the volunteer force including 300 new background checks. Boroughwide
Fifth Avenue Committee 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide benefits and entitlements access and support as well as emergency financial assistance to low-income people of color in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide groceries, sanitary supplies, medication, and cash assistance to LGBTQIA+ and GNC immigrants. Boroughwide
The Center for Anti-Violence Education 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For an online Upstander workshop that teaches participants how to address bias incidents particularly against Asian communities Boroughwide
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide financial support to community artists. Boroughwide
Documented 2020 $8,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide Spanish-language reporting on the specific impacts of COVID-19 on immigrants—especially those who are undocumented—and to combat the spread of misinformation on WhatsApp. Boroughwide
Reaching Out Community Services 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To meet the increasing demand for its Digital Client Choice Food Pantry System, and to match low-income and newly displaced individuals and families with social services, benefits assistance, and emergency items. Boroughwide
Womankind 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide overtime and hazard pay for staff in its emergency residence for survivors of domestic violence as well as direct financial support for its clients. Boroughwide
IntegrateNYC 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For a multilingual youth hotline to connect NYC high school students to resources related to housing, food, healthcare, educational access, and community. Boroughwide
Laundry Workers Center 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide immediate relief for essential laundromat workers from virus exposure and employer exploitation, including advocating for mandatory paid sick days, up-to-date health and workers’ rights information, and direct financial aid. Boroughwide
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For organizing, community healing, and mental health services for LGBTQ+ Asian American, South Asian, and Southeast Asian coalition leaders in Brooklyn, with a focus on responding to hate violence, harassment, and micro-aggressions against Asian Americans. Boroughwide
Equality for Flatbush 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For the #BrooklynShowsLove Mutual Aid Project in Flatbush to connect neighbors to emergency funds for hourly wage workers such as dollar van drivers, home health aides, and street vendors. Flatbush
Wyckoff House Museum 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support fresh produce delivery from its on-site farm to partner food programs in the East Flatbush and Canarsie. East Flatbush, Canarsie
Red Hook Initiative 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide increased translation services, adult and family counseling and screenings, and food distribution via Red Hook Farms. Red Hook
Riseboro Community Partnership 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide meal delivery to 800 seniors who previously received congregate meals in nine now-closed senior centers. Boroughwide
Jack Arts, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To purchase, store, and distribute supplies and food to vulnerable residents of public housing in Brooklyn in partnership with We Keep Us Safe Abolitionist Network, a BIPOC-led mutual aid group. Boroughwide
New York Communities Organizing Fund 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide food and supply drops in working class communities of color, host web-based seminars, and help residents navigate financial assistance programs. Boroughwide
SupChina 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support reporting on the growing tide of anti-Asian and anti-Chinese sentiment and to raise legal funds for Chinese-American scientists unjustly accused of being spies. Boroughwide
Haitian-American Community Coalition 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For virtual care technologies to provide continuity of care and client services for older adults, HIV-positive clients, and formerly homeless individuals. Boroughwide, Crown Heights
Sakhi for South Asian Women 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide social support to South Asian survivors of domestic abuse, as well as safe home delivery of food, direct emergency assistance, and one-time emergency purchases including emergency rent, bill payment. Boroughwide

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