Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort descending Project Description Neighborhoods
Global Kids 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program After-school programming that aims to increase exposure to local and international human rights and social justice issues. Boroughwide
EcoStation:NY 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for the Bushwick-based urban farming and food justice organization which provides educational and mentorship programs for high school students at the Bushwick Educational Campus. Bushwick
Girl Be Heard 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For multidisciplinary arts opportunities designed to engage young women in social justice education and develop their leadership skills Boroughwide
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
JustLeadership USA 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Campaign to #CloseRikers, a comprehensive multiyear effort to close Rikers Island, which includes the immediate removal of all 16 and 17-year-olds. Boroughwide
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
Global Kids 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For after-school programming that aims to increase exposure to local and international human rights and social justice issues Boroughwide
The Campaign Against Hunger 2019 $45,000 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 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
ReConnect 2017 $40,000 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
Sanctuary for Families 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a peer support group and workforce development for Ultra-Orthodox young women who have been rejected by their families due to histories of abuse, addiction, sex trafficking, and other forms of gendered violence. Citywide
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
Girl Be Heard 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Multidisciplinary arts opportunities designed to engage young women in social justice education and develop their leadership skills. Boroughwide
Friends of Island Academy 2019 $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
Center for Family Life 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for this innovative partnership with Sunset Park High School which engages largely immigrant youth, their families and educators in creating and implementing supports for academic success and college access and retention. Sunset Park
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
Red Hook Initiative 2017 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide job readiness and leadership training, part-time employment, academic support, and services to assist young people toward graduation, college, and career Red Hook
Resilience Advocacy Project 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Provide leadership development programs, legal education, and peer-to-peer trainings for youth of color, particularly those living in ACS care or detention, focused on advocating for community change. Boroughwide
Footsteps 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Youth Empowerment Program to help ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn youth access resources to assist them in their journeys beyond their communities, develop leadership skills, and connect with one another. Crown Heights, Borough Park, Kensington, Flatbush
Girls for Gender Equity: 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To advance advocacy strategies led by LGBTQ youth of color focused on issues including gender based violence, sexism, and racism Boroughwide
Teachers Unite 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
exalt 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to counteract the school-to-prison pipeline by elevating expectations of personal success for youth who have interfaced with the criminal justice system. 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
Resilience Advocacy Project 2017 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide leadership development programs, legal education, and peer-to-peer trainings for youth of color, particularly those living in ACS care or detention, focused on advocating for community change Boroughwide
Center for Anti-Violence Education 2019 $45,000 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
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
Correctional Association of New York 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the implementation monitoring supports for the newly passed “Raise the Age” law taking minors off Rikers Island, as well as support for Safe Passages, a leadership development and peer support program for system-involved LGBTQIA young people of color, and the Youth Speakers Institute, a media training and advocacy program for system-impacted youth Citywide
Progress Playbook 2015 $5,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Progress Playbook designs customized learning experiences for entrepreneurs so that they can accomplish their business goals. A $5,000 grant will provide 10 Crown Heights youth with a three-month entrepreneur training program, through which each will develop a comprehensive business plan. Three plans selected by community members will receive financial and technical assistance to launch or expand their business within Crown Heights. Crown Heights
Simone Leigh 2015 $5,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Resident Simone Leigh is receiving a $5,000 grant to support an innovative series of drumming classes and workshops for black women and girls in Crown Heights, which seeks to build bridges across cultures and communities and provide a nurturing environment where participants can relax, learn new skills, exercise, and connect in a non-competitive way. Crown Heights
UHAB 2015 $15,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program UHAB organizes tenants to fight poor living conditions in buildings neglected or abandoned by landlords; in 2013, three UHAB-organized tenant associations formed the Crown Heights Tenants Union. A $15,000 grant will support their focus on ending bad living conditions, illegal displacement, and loss of rent-regulated housing in Crown Heights by bolstering tenant and neighborhood power. Crown Heights
Weeksville Heritage Center 2015 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Weeksville Heritage Center is an historic site museum and community cultural center that preserves the legacy of the original Weeksville community founded in 1838 – one of the first and most prolific free African American communities in the United States. Funds will support a performance project featuring new oral histories and collaborations with local performing artists and teens to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1991 Crown Heights Riots. Weeksville will also host a community dinner for residents of its immediate vicinity. Crown Heights
Young Movement 2015 $5,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Young Movement provides research, advocacy, and partnerships on socio-economic issues like financial literacy and employment alternatives for young adults. Funds will support the Weeksville Entrepreneurship Project to train 10 young adults from the Weeksville section of Crown Heights in tools to find and create sustainable solutions to employment, financial, and health disparities in Weeksville. Crown Heights
The Youth Farm 2015 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program The Youth Farm is a one-acre farm on the Wingate Campus that grows approximately 15,000 pounds of fresh, culturally relevant crops for the Crown Heights community each year. Funds will support a year-round youth program, an advanced organic farming training program for adults, and a paid summer youth employment program. Crown Heights
596 Acres 2017 $20,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program To support stewardship, preservation, and transformation of two neighborhood lots into community gardens. Crown Heights
Bethany United Methodist Church 2017 $20,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program To support services, workshops, and cultural programming that engage residents around issues in the community. Crown Heights

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