Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amountsort descending Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Hope For Desperate Hearts INC 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide hot meals to African students and low-wage workers who rent rooms and do not have access to kitchen facilities needed to cook or refrigerate food in partnership with local African restaurants. Boroughwide
Domestic Workers United 2015 $5,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Incubator Project DWU is an organization of Caribbean, Latina and African caregivers and housekeepers—concentrated in Crown Heights and Flatbush—that organizes to end exploitation and oppression for all workers whose labor is based primarily in homes and is not protected by most labor laws in New York City. DWU has adopted a model that centers on the development of strong, low-income immigrant women of color leaders who have the drive, training, and sensitivity to lead a movement for social change. Crown Heights, Flatbush
The Precedential Group 2015 $5,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Incubator Project The Precedential Group, founded by Marlon Peterson in 2014, is an organization working to establish “Child Safe Zones” to reduce gun violence in Brooklyn neighborhoods by engaging young people, local police, schools, and residents. Marlon Peterson has led, advised, and supported several criminal justice reform organizations including Fortune Society, Crown Heights Mediation Center, and New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. Marlon recently received the Soros Fellowship Award from Open Society Foundation. For more information: marlonpeterson.com Crown Heights, Brownsville, East New York
Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine 2015 $5,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine is a collaborative public art project that explores art-making as a community-building tool. Funds will be used to create and distribute an accessible guide to tenants’ rights to assist long-time residents being pushed out of their homes. Crown Heights
Equality Labs 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide South Asian specific public health materials on Coronavirus in 10 languages, digital security for South Asian-serving CBOs, and a blueprint for how to set up Mutual Aid networks. 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
Brooklyn Center for Quality Life 2020 $6,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support food pantry and food delivery programs, community PPE distribution, and virtual health, nutrition, and wellness class for residents in East Flatbush and Flatbush East Flatbush, Flatbush
Friends of Marcy Houses 2020 $6,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For food delivery for vulnerable residents, and to engage youth in documenting firsthand accounts of life at Marcy Houses during the COVID-19 pandemic to expose the impacts of systemic racism. Bedford Stuyvesant
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
Apna Brooklyn Community Center, Inc. 2020 $7,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide benefits assistance to Muslim immigrant low-wage workers in Brighton Beach and Coney Island. Brighton Beach, Coney Island
Afrolatin@ Project, Inc 2020 $7,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To manufacture and distribute medical grade PPE to Brooklyn hospitals serving communities of color. Boroughwide
Haiti Cultural Exchange 2020 $7,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide virtual platforms for artists and support to culture workers of Haitian descent. Boroughwide
Fearless Femme 100 2020 $7,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide free mental health services to queer Black and Indigenous residents in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
American Council of Minority Women 2021 $8,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency food and PPE distribution to immigrant and low-income families in Flatbush and Midwood. Flatbush, Midwood
Hope For Desperate Hearts 2021 $8,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To supply members of the African Diaspora community with access to hot food cooked by culturally relevant restaurants in their neighborhoods to meet the needs of those who cannot prepare a meal where they live. A portion of this grant will also help them with covering transportation costs for some of their program participants to accesses these food resources. Boroughwide
Documented 2020 $8,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide Spanish-language reporting on the specific impacts of COVID-19 on immigrants—especially those who are undocumented—and to combat the spread of misinformation on WhatsApp. Boroughwide
People in Need 2020 $8,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For a mutual aid network led by and serving low-income, immigrant families in Kensington, including a food pantry operating out of a restaurant on Coney Island Avenue. Kensington
Mexican Coalition 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide culturally appropriate food distribution and preventative health support for non-English and non-Spanish speaking indigenous people of K’iche’ (Guatemala and southern Mexico) in Borough Park, Bensonhurst, and Sunset Park. Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Sunset Park
The Campaign Against Hunger 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For a shift in operations that will enable customers to “shop” for free groceries online and do “curbside” pick-up with enhanced safety measures right at the pantry. Bedford Stuyvesant, Boroughwide
Ascendus 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide support to small business entrepreneurs of color in Brooklyn as they apply for PPP and NY Forward loan forgiveness in addition to continued lending for those excluded from traditional banking institutions. Boroughwide
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
Mixteca 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide financial relief to indigenous immigrant families in Sunset Park, prioritizing those who have recently lost their jobs as housekeepers, nannies, and restaurant workers. Sunset Park
Haitian Americans United for Progress, Inc. 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency cash assistance, support and counseling, and up-to-date COVID-19 health information to undocumented, low-wage workers. Boroughwide
Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To sustain the services of volunteer EMTs and paramedics responding to 911 calls in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Bedford Stuyvesant
The Gathering for Justice 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support people released from city and state carceral facilities with basic needs, and support for families of people who remain incarcerated. Boroughwide
Muslim Community Network 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To establish a hotline for vulnerable families and individuals to connect them with food and other resources, as well as stipends and materials for community members who can sew masks for essential workers. Boroughwide
Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To address the general lack of knowledge about the COVID-19 vaccine, and fear and misinformation about vaccine safety, in communities of color across the borough through outreach at neighborhood businesses and gathering spaces. Boroughwide
Domestic Workers United 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide ongoing support for members through virtual town halls, technology to keep members connected, and emergency food assistance in partnership with Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees. Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush
Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide COVID-19 vaccine education and outreach in partnership with community-based organizations in Coney Island. Coney Island
UNITE HERE Local 100 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support unemployed hospitality workers, including a worker assistance hotline in 6 languages, and financial assistance for food, prescription drugs, and transportation. Boroughwide
Fifth Avenue Committee 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide benefits and entitlements access and support as well as emergency financial assistance to low-income people of color in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
Unlocal 2020 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support legal representation and community legal education in school, workplace, and community settings for undocumented immigrants in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
Safe Horizon 2018 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support expansion of services to immigrant victims of gender-based violence as well as increased training for frontline staff at social service agencies who are first responders to immigrants in need. Boroughwide
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide groceries, sanitary supplies, medication, and cash assistance to LGBTQIA+ and GNC immigrants. Boroughwide
Black Excellence Collective 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide PPP, nonperishable goods and mini cash grants to members of marginalized communities. Boroughwide

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