Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort ascending Project Description Neighborhoods
Volunteers of Legal Services (VOLS) 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To maintain critical legal services for Brooklyn clients and to launch emergency response efforts, including securing economic relief for unemployed workers and small businesses. Boroughwide
Kings Bay Y 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide services and support to vulnerable populations in southern Brooklyn, including emergency food delivery for older adults and remote wellness checks for members. Boroughwide
New York Cares, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To expand its Brooklyn programs focusing on volunteer-led emergency food distribution and wellness checks for low-income, isolated seniors and individuals with disabilities. Boroughwide
Gender Equality Law Center 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide rapid response legal services to low-wage workers impacted by the Coronavirus—many of whom are women of color and/or undocumented immigrants. Boroughwide
Groundswell Community Mural Project 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support the Emergency Artivist Fund, which will provide immediate financial assistance to the teaching artists community experiencing extreme financial instability. Boroughwide
GRIOT Circle 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide financial relief to 100 vulnerable LGBTQ older adults, as well as funds to cover car service rides to doctor visits, grocery stores, and food banks, and staff delivery of meals and supplies to home-bound members. Boroughwide
Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide emergency grants to nail salon worker-members in need of urgent cash assistance, as well as to hire a nail salon member leader to enhance outreach to Brooklyn workers. Boroughwide
HousingPlus 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide comprehensive support for women and children transitioning out of homelessness living in the organization’s transitional buildings in Central Brooklyn. Boroughwide
CABS Home Attendants Service 2019 $40,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support the health and welfare of older adults in Brooklyn Boroughwide
University Settlement Society of New York 2019 $50,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support the health and welfare of older adults in Brooklyn Clinton Hill, East Flatbush, East New York, Fort Greene, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Windsor Terrace
RiseBoro Community Partnership 2019 $50,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support the health and welfare of older adults in Brooklyn Boroughwide
Southside United H.D.F.C 2019 $50,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support the health and welfare of older adults in Brooklyn Williamsburg, Bushwick, Bedford Stuyvesant
Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project LDC 2019 $50,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support the health and welfare of older adults in Brooklyn Fort Greene, Clinton Hill
Ellery Court Senior HDFC 2019 $50,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support the health and welfare of older adults in Brooklyn Bushwick
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 Project 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
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
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
Galapagos Center for New Americans 2019 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the launch of the Welcoming Immigrant Families Program, a program designed to assist immigrant families who have recently been released from detention and are settling in New York City through a series of workshops and support circles Boroughwide
Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Services 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To create a network of service providers for more than 8,000 Bangladeshi clients a year to address domestic violence, mental health, and other health services in addition to housing, legal, and education support services. East New York, City Line
Families for Freedom 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To provide outreach and political education to communities most at risk of detention and deportation, especially long-term resident green card holders with nonviolent criminal convictions. Boroughwide
Center for Family Life 2019 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For the Sanctuary Families Project, which supports Sunset Park immigrant parents at risk of deportation and mobilizes local Brooklyn community member allies to create long-term guardianship and child care plans for immigrant children living in Brooklyn. Sunset Park
Workers Justice Project 2021 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support worker-led education, organizing, leadership development, and grassroots economic alternatives to improve the social, economic, and political conditions of Latinx immigrant families in Brooklyn. Boroughwide

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