Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort ascending Amount Initiative Program 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
Center for Community Alternatives 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support counseling, life skills courses, and after-school arts-based activities for youth living in secure and non-secure detention facilities. Boroughwide
New Sanctuary Coalition 2020 $30,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To provide pro se immigration clinic, volunteer accompaniment for ICE check-ins, anti-detention work, and community organizing and advocacy. 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
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
El Puente 2020 $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
East New York Church of God of Prophecy 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For a soup kitchen and food pantry providing hot meals, food staples and fresh groceries to the residents of East New York, Spring Creek, Starrett City, and New Lots. East New York, Spring Creek, Starrett City, New Lots
Made in Brownsville 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide cash assistance for program alumni and creatives in East Brooklyn, particularly those in shelters and other vulnerable populations. Boroughwide
Diaspora Community Services 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide food and food vouchers to vulnerable clients including older adults, young mothers, and LGBTQIA youth. Boroughwide
Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To create a centralized free online source of validated, accurate, culturally competent, and up-to-date information and resources on COVID-19 for a network of 70 CBOs focused on addressing the social determinants of health. Flatbush, East Flatbush
Refoundry 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For the Mask Makers Project, which provides people who are formerly incarcerated with the tools and supplies to sew washable and adjustable fabric masks for people incarcerated at Rikers Island. Boroughwide
Friends of Island Academy 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support the immediate needs of its young people during the crisis, including 45 Brooklyn-based youth currently in custody at Rikers Island’s Horizon Juvenile Center. Boroughwide
The Ali Forney Center 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Youth Advocacy Internship Program for homeless LGBTQIA youth of color. Citywide
Elite Learners, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To purchase and deliver emergency food for youth and their families in Brownsville and East Flatbush. Brownsville, East Flatbush
Girls for Gender Equity 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide stipends to its youth members, including funds for food, phone and internet, support for remote learning and other emerging challenges, and convening over 100 youth service providers weekly to coordinate resources and strategies. Boroughwide
Groundswell Community Mural Project 2020 $45,000 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
Milagros Day Worldwide 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For bilingual virtual support groups, summits and workshops, and referrals to shelters, food delivery, and crisis intervention for survivors of domestic violence. 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
Center for Nu Leadership 2020 $45,000 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
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project 2020 $30,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To provide legal support, social services, and advocacy organizing for LGBTQIA+ persons recently release from immigration detention. 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
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
Make the Road New York 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For immigrant youth-led organizing programs focused on the school-to-prison pipeline, community schools, and greater police accountability and transparency. Bushwick
Food Issues Group 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For the Frontline Community Food Relief initiative that matches independent food businesses with grassroots organizations to provide emergency meal distribution to LGBTQIA+ youths, immigrant food workers, domestic workers, and people experiencing housing insecurity. 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
Bangladeshi American Community Development & Youth Services Corp. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To increase capacity to meet the needs of Bangladeshi residents in the City Line neighborhood, including volunteer recruitment, materials translation and dissemination, distribution of halal food packages, and agency coordination. East New York, City Line
Release Aging People in Prison 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To advocate for the release of older adults in prison, who are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. 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
ARTs East New York 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Public Art Apprenticeship Program and Young Artist Institute for young people interested in the arts as a tool for social change. East New York
East New York Restoration LDC 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide PPE and resources for reopening to small businesses, non-traditional workers, low wage workers, and people who have recently been released from incarceration in East New York, including hiring local youth to assist with distribution and promotion of available resources. East New York
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
H.O.L.L.A (How Our Lives Link Altogether) 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a social justice education, leadership, and organizing program for low income youth of color focused on trauma recovery and healing. Boroughwide
IntegrateNYC 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the leadership and capacity of students working to end segregation in New York City public schools. Boroughwide
Represented Foundation 2020 $7,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For an intensive leadership development program for Black and Latinx social entrepreneurs working on community-generated solutions to the COVID-19 crisis, launching in June 2020. Boroughwide

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