Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort descending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
DRUM 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To organize South Asian youth, families, and immigrant workers to win campaigns focused on educational equity, economic justice, legalization, workplace rights, and an end to racial profiling and anti-immigrant enforcement Flatbush, Midwood
Haiti Cultural Exchange 2017 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program To support local Haitian artists who will facilitate arts activities and programming in Westbrook Memorial Garden to bring community concerns to light. Crown Heights
Green City Force 2017 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For 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
Alex House Project 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide pregnancy and parenting groups for teens and other young, low-income, first time mothers and fathers in Red Hook Red Hook
FUREE 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership and advocacy program for NYCHA youth Red Hook, Gowanus
Common Justice 2017 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize A restorative justice program of the Vera Institute of Justice that works with responsible parties and those harmed by violent crime in Brooklyn. Founded in 2008, Common Justice is the first and only alternative to incarceration program for violent crimes in the adult courts in the United States. It works with 16 to 24-year-olds to address the criminal justice system’s over-reliance on incarceration, to halt cycles of violence, and to meet the needs of victims of crime. To date, fewer than 8% of its participants have been terminated from the program for committing a new crime. Boroughwide
Drive Change 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide training and first job experience for formerly incarcerated and court-involved young people through a nonprofit food truck Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick
Brooklyn Defender Services 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For rapid legal defense for affected individuals Boroughwide
ReConnect 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To connect youth to employment, entrepreneurship training, and access to college credit to help navigate systemic challenges that make it hard to find sustainable employment. Bedford Stuyvesant
The Legal Aid Society 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support immigrant clients within the Immigration Law Unit’s various projects including the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project, Immigration Representation Project, Immigrant Youth Project, and the affirmative benefits project Boroughwide
Brandworkers 2018 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the transformative power and leadership of Brooklyn’s immigrant local food production industry workers. Boroughwide
Groundswell Community Mural Project 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For school year and summer programs that engage youth from underserved communities in public mural making as a means of social change while developing their leadership and creative skills. Boroughwide
Audre Lorde Project 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support youth-led programs and advocacy for LGBTQIA people of color that build leadership and organizing skills, reduce surveillance policing, and promote safer communities. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To prevent unnecessary pretrial detention based on poverty by paying bail for indigent Brooklyn youth and adults accused of misdemeanors, and providing and facilitating access to social and legal services for clients. Boroughwide
JustLeadershipUSA 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To empower court-involved youth to drive policy reforms, including the campaign to #CloseRikers, a comprehensive multiyear effort to close Rikers Island Detention Facility. Boroughwide
Adhikaar 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants To support community legal clinics and advocacy efforts for Nepali immigrants with Temporary Protected Status Boroughwide
Center for Family Life 2018 $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
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For the creative, educational, and vocational development of Black and Caribbean youth in Central Brooklyn. Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Flatbush
Brooklyn Community Pride Center 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Pride Path Program to connect underemployed Brooklyn LGBTQ+ young adults, ages 18-24, to paid professional development, internships, and employment opportunities. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Defender Services 2018 $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
Enlace 2018 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants Support for the National Freedom Cities Convening which aims to strengthen relationships between leaders spanning issues from fighting mass incarceration to supporting immigrant families and building Black youth leadership; map the changing political landscape; and create a strategic plan to mobilize thousands of people in New York and across the country in the Freedom Cities movement. The Freedom Cities movement was created in January 2017 by immigrants and communities of color to make entire cities, towns, and communities safe for immigrants, Black people, Muslims, workers and all oppressed communities. Boroughwide
Osborne Association 2018 $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
RIF Asylum Support 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To expand legal and social services for asylum seekers through workshops, community meetings, a monthly support group, and one-on-one individualized support. Boroughwide
Churches United for Fair Housing 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support legal services, trainings, and coordinated advocacy efforts for immigrant communities in partnership with CUFFH’s network of membership churches. Bushwick, Boroughwide
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC 2018 $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
CAMBA 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support Brownsville In, Violence Out, a community-based youth development and gun-violence reduction program. Brownsville
CASES 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs that divert youth from the criminal justice system by providing education and employment services, behavioral health treatment, service projects, and links to other providers. Bedford Stuyvesant, Coney Island
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
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For 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
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
Faith in New York 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support Prophetic Leadership School that will train local leaders for grassroots campaigns to change policies around mass deportation and mass incarceration. Boroughwide
Truthworker Theater Company 2018 $20,000 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
Center for Anti-Violence Education 2018 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For comprehensive anti-violence, empowerment, and leadership programming for young people, including the expansion of services for LGBTQ homeless youth and service providers. Boroughwide
Center for NuLeadership 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs that divert neighborhood youth from arrest proceedings by developing pre-arrest diversion options for law-officers. Bedford Stuyvesant
Cave Canem 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in 1996 to remedy the under-representation and isolation of black poets, Cave Canem has grown from a gathering of 26 poets to become an influential movement and artistic incubator based in Brooklyn with a high-achieving international fellowship of over 425, and a local workshop community of over 900 poets. Boroughwide

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