Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort ascending Project Description Neighborhoods
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC 2021 $45,000 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
Bridge Street Development Corporation 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program A civic engagement and internship program for youth interested in public service, service learning, leadership development, and activism. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene
Truthworker Theater Company 2019 $35,000 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
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
Brownsville Community Culinary Center 2020 $45,000 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
DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving) 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To organize South Asian youth for campaigns focused on educational equity, economic justice, legalization, workplace rights, and an end to racial profiling and anti-immigrant enforcement. Flatbush, Midwood
Added Value 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Urban farming and youth empowerment program, which hires a cohort of teens to run the farm, farmers market, and community food events as they develop leadership on food justice issues. Red Hook
Osborne Association 2019 $45,000 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
Bridge Street Development Corporation 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Motivated Youth Believing in All Self Empowerment, a civic engagement and internship program for Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville and Fort Greene/Clinton Hill youth interested in public service, leadership development, and community activism. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville
Arab-American Family Support Center 2018 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs that strengthen Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian immigrant youth’s academic achievement, creative expression and healthy behaviors. Boroughwide
Neighbors in Action 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program : To support Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets and Justice Community Plus, two of the Center’s holistic, anti-violence and work readiness youth development programs. Crown Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant
• Dance Theatre Etcetera 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For in-school, after-school, and summer-based multi-disciplinary arts programs serving low-income youth of color, with a focus on overage, under-credited students and disconnected youth Red Hook
Center for Nu Leadership 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Programs that divert neighborhood youth from arrest proceedings by developing pre-arrest diversion options for law-officers. Bedford Stuyvesant
Sadie Nash Leadership Project 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Brooklyn Summer Institute and partnership classes in schools to strengthen, empower, and equip low-income young women from Central Brooklyn and Coney Island to be agents of change in their own lives and their communities. Bedford Stuyvesant, Coney Island, Crown Heights, East New York
Friends of Island Academy 2020 $45,000 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
The Ali Forney Center 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Youth Advocacy Internship Program for homeless LGBTQIA youth of color Citywide
Center for Family Life 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
Court Appointed Special Advocates of New York City (CASA-NYC) 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Youth Leadership Council (YLC), a program of currently or formerly in foster care youth that plan advocacy and training activities, advise on policies and practices, and receive ongoing support regarding their own personal and professional development and stability while serving as advisors and ambassadors of CASA-NYC to volunteers and supporters, the broader child welfare/court community, and the general public. Boroughwide
Center for NuLeadership 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support to advance planning for Bedford-Stuyvesant Human Justice Initiative, an arrest diversion pilot program in partnership with the NYPD, 79th Precinct, and NYC Office of Probation. Bedford Stuyvesant
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
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
The Brave House 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide immigrant-friendly resources and services for survivors of gender-based violence, particularly young immigrant women and gender expansive youth. Boroughwide
Global Action Project 2019 $45,000 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
Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI) 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For the hospital-based violence interruption program and in-school and community-based discussion groups and workshops. East New York, Brownsville, Flatbush
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
United Community Centers 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the operation and management of one of the city’s largest youth-led farms as well as a sexual health-focused peer education program. East New York
Brooklyn Community Services 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
United Community Centers 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the operation and management of one of the city’s largest youth-led farms as well as a sexual health-focused peer education program. East New York
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
Good Call NYC 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the launch of a technology-enabled hotline in Brooklyn to provide immediate legal support in case of arrest, and to hire Brooklyn youth who have benefited from the program as organizers. Boroughwide
Building Beats 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support DJ and music programs that teach entrepreneurial, leadership, and life skills to young people of color. Boroughwide
El Puente de Williamsburg 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To organize communities of color to fight gentrification through youth-led community campaigns and initiatives focused on environmental justice, climate change, community safety, and racial/cultural equity in education, the arts, and wellness. Williamsburg
Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program An apprentice program through which teens work under the guidance of skilled professionals and receive mentorship from top horticulturalists and environmental educators Boroughwide
S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support youth leadership and development programs for systems-involved girls and young women in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
FUREE/Fifth Avenue Committee 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the overhaul and relaunch of FUREE-ous Youth!, a leadership and advocacy program for youth living in NYCHA Developments in Gowanus. Boroughwide

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