Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amountsort descending Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Teachers Unite 2017 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For 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
Atlas:DIY 2017 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support increased organizational capacity to meet the legal, social service, and advocacy needs of New York City’s young immigrants Sunset Park, Boroughwide
Added Value 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Urban farming and youth empowerment program, which hires a cohort of teens to run the farm, farmers market, and community food events as they develop leadership on food justice issues. Red Hook
FUREE/Fifth Avenue Committee 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the overhaul and relaunch of FUREE-ous Youth!, a leadership and advocacy program for youth living in NYCHA Developments in Gowanus. Boroughwide
Center for Family Life 2017 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For the Sanctuary Families Project at Center for Family Life (CFL), which supports immigrant parents at risk of deportation and mobilizes community allies to create long-term child care plans for children remaining in the United States. CFL will work with up to 100 immigrant families in Sunset Park and will recruit, train and certify a cohort of neighborhood-based kinship and foster parents who will be prepared to serve as sanctuary families for children. Funding will also support a partnership with the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) to develop and distribute 1,000 “Visual Guardianship Guides” that illustrate guardianship choices for immigrant families. Sunset Park
Center for Urban Pedagogy 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To engage youth from the Red Hook Community Justice Center to develop a visual guide that helps the public build understanding around a pressing social issue. Boroughwide
The Laundromat Project 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the People's POWER Lab, a new youth-focused out-of-school initiative that engages young people of color in Central Brooklyn in creative expression, community activism, and leadership development training. Bedford Stuyvesant
Faith in New York 2017 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To mobilize local congregations in support of immigrant rights. Key strategies include the Faith Over Fear Emergency Response Network, which provides immediate legal aid, mobilizes supporters in the faith community, and builds awareness of mass deportation issues; monthly trainings for congregations that have offered their houses of worship as a safe sanctuary for immigrants in case of large-scale deportations; Know Your Rights workshops for immigrant communities; and a civic engagement strategy to mobilize support for an immigrant justice platform, including a municipal voting campaign, candidate forums, boot camps for congregations and faith leaders, and voter outreach. Boroughwide
University Settlement Society of New York 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program A program offering low-income youth a safe space to discover a positive sense of self and community and develop leadership skills to inspire others to collaborate toward community change. Fort Greene, Clinton Hill
Young New Yorkers 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide court-mandated arts diversion programs for youth that engage them in social justice issues through the creation of large-scale public art projects. Boroughwide
Young New Yorkers 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating Support to provide art-based transformative justice programs to court-involved young people, with the ultimate goal of empowering them to transform the criminal justice system through their own creative voices. Boroughwide
Mixteca 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to help the Mexican and Latin-American immigrant organization expand to balance critical service provision with immigrant advocacy work, community building and organizing, and skills-building programs. Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Coney Island, Bensonhurst, Park Slope, Red Hook
Chinese Staff and Workers' Association 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support outreach and organizing work reaching 3,000 community members living and/or working in Brooklyn's Chinatowns, with a focus on service workers--including home attendants, restaurant and delivery workers. CSWA will partner with legal services and pro bono attorneys to assist workers in seeking legal recourse for stolen wages and involved workers in education and advocacy efforts to improve state policy on wage theft. Sunset Park, Bensonhurst
Truthworker Theater Company 2017 $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
Crown Heights Community Mediation Center 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets and Justice Community Plus, two of the Center’s holistic, anti-violence and work readiness youth development programs Crown Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant
New York Immigration Coalition 2017 $25,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For city-wide collaboration and the “This is Our New York” 6-point response plan, including outreach and education, legal services, combating hate crimes, advocacy and organizing, capacity building, and media campaigns Boroughwide
Active Citizen Project 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a youth leadership initiative centered at the organization’s community farm that aims to help young people improve the conditions that determine their quality of life and ability to thrive Brownsville, East New York, Crown Heights
Reel Works 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Documentary filmmaking and media production programs for youth, including school-based program with four middle and high schools in Brownsville. Boroughwide, Brownsville
Footsteps 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support formerly ultra-Orthodox Jewish youth transitioning into mainstream society with resources, leadership development, and peer connections. Crown Heights, Borough Park, Kensington, Flatbush, Williamsburg
Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Garden Apprentice Program, a youth development program through which teen apprentices work under the guidance of skilled professionals and receive mentorship from top horticulturalists and environmental educators. Boroughwide
New York Immigration Coalition 2018 $25,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants In September 2018, the Department of Homeland Security announced a newly proposed regulation to dramatically expand the list of public benefits that the government would treat as “negative factors” in visa and green card applications. Funding will support advocacy and organizing across New York City’s immigrant populations to challenge the proposed public charge changes. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For an apprentice program through which teens work under the guidance of skilled professionals and receive mentorship from top horticulturalists and environmental educators Boroughwide
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC 2016 $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
Brooklyn Children's Museum 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Teen Crew, a free, year-round afterschool program for high school students led by museum educators designed to support academic, cultural, and professional development in Crown Heights. Crown Heights
Make the Road New York 2018 $25,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants In September 2018, the Department of Homeland Security announced a newly proposed regulation to dramatically expand the list of public benefits that the government would treat as “negative factors” in visa and green card applications. Funding will support advocacy and organizing across New York City’s immigrant populations to challenge the proposed public charge changes. Boroughwide
FUREE 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership and advocacy program for NYCHA youth Red Hook, Gowanus
FUREE 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Leadership and advocacy program for NYCHA youth. Gowanus, Red Hook
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Youth Pathway Out of Poverty, which will provide Central Brooklyn youth with access to employer-demanded skills, career credentials, job placement, and long-term career development support. Bedford Stuyvesant
Alex House 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Pregnancy and parenting groups for teens and other young, low-income, first time mothers and fathers in Red Hook. Red Hook
Dance Theatre Etcetera 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for arts and media leadership programs based in Red Hook, for low-income young people of color, with a focus on overage/under-credited students and disconnected youth. Red Hook
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
Footsteps 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support formerly ultra-Orthodox Jewish youth transitioning into mainstream society with resources, leadership development, and peer connections Crown Heights, Borough Park, Kensington, Flatbush, Williamsburg
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
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

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