Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort descending Project Description Neighborhoods
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
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
The Ali Forney Center 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide on-site and remote basic necessities, including housing placements and referrals, to-go food, case management, primary and mental health care, vocational and educational programming, and sanitary supplies for runaway and homeless LGBTQ youth. Citywide
Yemeni American Merchants Association 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide COVID-19 related updates and resources to bodega owners, as well as to create and distribute Bodega Safety Kits with protective gear and bilingual health and safety information. Boroughwide
New York Immigration Coalition 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To carry out an emergency-needs assessment of immigrant-serving organizations as well as emergency relief for 200 member organizations to cover costs related to deep cleaning, remote work needs, and technical assistance. Boroughwide
Brownsville Community Development Corporation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support COVID-19 testing and health education outreach for low-income people of color at the organization’s Brownsville location. Brownsville
Black Trans Media 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide Black TGNC people and low-income communities of color in Brooklyn with supplies, cooked meals, groceries, and support as well as digital spaces for organizing and documenting communities' response to the pandemic. Boroughwide
St John's Bread and Life 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide food distribution via a pick-up model with a higher volume of shelf stable products and increased sanitation practices. Boroughwide, Bedford Stuyvesant
Grameen America 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To offer a loan continuation program to members in Brooklyn communities who have been impacted by the pandemic and need assistance in maintaining their loans and credit to sustain their businesses. Boroughwide
New Yorkers For Children 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide aged-out foster care youth who are neither employed or enrolled in school with emergency grants for rent, utility bills, medical expenses, groceries, cleaning supplies; technology for remote work and learning, baby essentials, and other needs. Boroughwide
Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide bail fund and post-release support, including legal advocacy and community connections. Boroughwide
Asian American Federation 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For the Advocate, Educate, and Mitigate Against Hate Initiative to coordinate protections for the Asian community in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
exalt 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide increased stipends to court-involved youth and alumni of its diversion programs in order to help alleviate economic hardship due to COVID-19. Boroughwide
Center for Nu Leadership on Human Justice and Healing 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To build a network of medical, clinical, mental health, and spiritual leaders who can serve as credible health information messengers to address the distrust, anger, and frustration prevalent in Bedford Stuyvesant. Bedford Stuyvesant
Service Workers' Coalition 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide weekly grocery deliveries or reimbursements to unemployed food service workers unable to access benefits. Boroughwide
Project EATS 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To address vaccine hesitancy and increase vaccine access in Brownsville and East New York through ongoing COVID-19 response programs, including outreach and education sessions at food pantries. Brownsville, East New York
Homecrest Community Services 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency meal delivery to Asian seniors in Southern Brooklyn, prepared by a local Chinese restaurant. Homecrest, Bensonhurst, Sunset Park, Coney Island
Academy of Medical & Public Health Services 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide free mental health counseling services to immigrants in Sunset Park to meet the high demand by COVID-19. Sunset Park
Isabahlia Ladies of Elegance Foundation 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide freshly grown produce and accurate health information to residents of Brownsville. Brownsville
Prospect Lefferts Gardens Heritage Council Inc. 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide free care packages of food and household essentials to vulnerable people of color in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, delivered by local youth. Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Chai4ever 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency food, supplies and financial aid to families of school aged children, with a parent living with a serious illness, isolated from their families due to increased risk of COVID-19. Boroughwide
Chinese-American Planning Council 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide education and advocacy to address anti-Asian harassment, as well as disease prevention measures and support, particularly for vulnerable elderly populations.​ Boroughwide
American Council of Minority Women, Inc 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For emergency food and PPE distribution to immigrant and low-income families in Flatbush and Midwood. Flatbush, Midwood
Children of Promise, NYC 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To create a comprehensive vaccination awareness and access program for Black families with a parent in incarceration in Central Brooklyn. Boroughwide
Hope For Desperate Hearts INC 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide hot meals to African students and low-wage workers who rent rooms and do not have access to kitchen facilities needed to cook or refrigerate food in partnership with local African restaurants. Boroughwide
United Community Centers 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For a long-term vaccine education program in East New York conducted in both English and Spanish. East New York
Neighborhood Housing Services of Brooklyn 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To help prevent foreclosures among African-American homeowners, who are facing significant loss of income due to the pandemic. Boroughwide
The Black Institute, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For a COVID-19 small business response program that provides one-on-one counseling for MWBE and immigrant members and advocates for an equitable economic recovery program at the city and state levels. Boroughwide
Siren - Protectors of the Rainforest, Inc. 2021 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide food relief for the residents of Rehab Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Bedford Stuyvesant
Red Hook Art Project, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For on-site emergency food distribution and free virtual visual art and music instruction, academic assistance, and stress management for children and youth in Red Hook. Red Hook
El Puente 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency food and financial aid to undocumented and food insecure immigrant families in Southside Williamsburg and Bushwick. Williamsburg, Bushwick
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant 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
Expecting Relief 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support perishable food distribution and household essentials to 150-200 Black and Latinx Brooklyn residents. Bushwick
AsylumConnect 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For a free technology platform to connect LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, students, and other marginalized LGBTQ+ people to verified LGBTQ+ affirming and immigrant friendly legal, medical, mental health, and social services. Boroughwide

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