Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort descending Project Description Neighborhoods
exalt 2018 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To counteract the school-to-prison pipeline by elevating expectations of personal success for court-involved youth through job skills courses, individualized support, paid internships, and alumni network. Boroughwide
Osborne Association 2016 $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
Center for Court Innovation 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Brownsville Community Justice Center's Brownsville Leadership Project, which provides court-involved youth with educational, occupational, social, and health services designed to expand their leadership roles in the community and increase community members' sense of public safety. Brownsville
ARTs East New York 2018 $25,000 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
Churches United For Fair Housing 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For youth development programming focused on housing-related issues and other challenges impacting low-income communities of color Bushwick
New York State Youth Leadership Council 2018 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support undocumented immigration you-led organization around access to higher education and healthcare, protection from deportation, and the right to work. Boroughwide, Sunset Park, Prospect Heights
Sanctuary for Families 2018 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the establishment of the Mishkan Project, a peer support group and work development program 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
Young New Yorkers 2017 $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
Youth Advocacy Corps 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support YAC’s core youth advocacy programs: the Youth Advocacy Summer Institute and Mental Health Awareness Project. Boroughwide, East New York
Black Alliance for Just Immigration 2017 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To develop the leadership and empowerment of the borough's Black immigrant youth and families in order to end racism, criminalization, and economic disenfranchisement 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
Truthworker Theater Company 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
El Puente 2015 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to help strengthen and expand the capacity to engage and empower youth in North Brooklyn to be leaders through campaigns and initiatives that focus on environmental justice, climate change, community safety, and racial/cultural equity in education, the arts, and wellness. Williamsburg
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
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 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
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
Common Justice 2016 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program A victim-service and alternative-to-incarceration program based on restorative justice principles that works with young people who commit violent felonies and those they harm. Boroughwide
Teachers Unite 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Youth-led Transformative Justice initiative to organize alternatives to suspension in up to five public schools in under-resourced and over-policed Brooklyn communities. Brownsville, East New York, Bushwick, Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, East Williamsburg, Sunset Park
Hook Arts Media 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For in-school, after-school, and summer-based multi-disciplinary arts programs serving low-income youth of color, with a focus on overage, under-credited students and disconnected youth. 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
The Ali Forney Center 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Youth Advocacy Internship Program for homeless LGBTQIA youth of color. Citywide
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
BRIC Arts Media 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the enrollment of court-involved youth in the Project Re-Direct media apprenticeship program, a pilot alternative-to-incarceration initiative between BRIC and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. Boroughwide
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
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
Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to help transform the lives of Haitian newcomer youth in Crown Heights, East Flatbush and Canarsie through education and leadership development and raising awareness of immigrant education issues in the community and citywide. East Flatbush, Canarsie, Crown Heights
Brooklyn Community Services 2017 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a project that engages young people, primarily immigrant youth, in activities to help them develop job skills, improve their academic performance, and become community leaders Coney Island
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
Global Action Project 2016 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program An intersectional youth organizing and activism program that uses media and storytelling to help young people, specifically immigrant and LGBTQ youth, advocate for themselves and their communities. Boroughwide
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
Black Women's Blueprint 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a partnership with student organizers to pilot campus-based transformative justice practices that hold harm-doers accountable and support sexual violence survivors in their healing and development Crown Heights
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
Lineage Project 2016 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Mindfulness and yoga programs for incarcerated and highly-vulnerable young people, including those in living in secure and non-secure detention facilities, as well as a Brooklyn-based program for young people on probation. Boroughwide

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