Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort descending Project Description Neighborhoods
Make the Road New York 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to advance organizing to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, foster restorative justice in schools, implement and expand community schools, and bring about reforms for greater police accountability and transparency. Bushwick
Teachers Unite 2018 $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
ARTs East New York 2017 $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
Brownsville Community Justice Center 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Provide off-ramps for young people who come into contact with the justice system, including educational, occupational, social, and health services designed to expand their leadership and increase community members' sense of public safety. Brownsville
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to advance programs through which Central Brooklyn youth deepen their cultural identity, build assets, save money for college, develop artistic, personal and leadership skills, and advocate for solutions to pressing social justice issues. Flatbush, East Flatbush, Bedford Stuyvesant, Canarsie, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Brownsville
Sanctuary for Families 2017 $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
Arab-American Family Support Center 2016 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Programs that strengthen Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian immigrant youth’s academic achievement, creative expression and healthy behaviors. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Defender Services 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Brooklyn Adolescent Representation Team Project, which provides comprehensive legal representation to court-involved youth with focus on school discipline and reentry, special education placements, alternative pathways to graduation, alternatives to incarceration, and counseling. Boroughwide
viBe Theater Experience 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support programming that engages girls and young women of color to write, create, publish, direct, and perform personal collaborative theater and music. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund 2017 $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
FUREE 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership and advocacy program for NYCHA youth. Gowanus, Red Hook
H.O.L.L.A (How Our Lives Link Altogether) 2018 $20,000 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
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation 2017 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For 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
Bridge Street Development Corporation 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program A civic engagement and internship program for youth interested in public service, service learning, leadership development, and activism. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene
Truthworker Theater Company 2019 $35,000 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
Common Justice 2018 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For 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
Active Citizen Project 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
Lineage Project 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For 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
Black Women's Blueprint 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Telling Your Truth: Teaching Youth Transformative Justice, a partnership with student organizers on campuses in Crown Heights to pilot disciplinary alternatives. Crown Heights
Urban Youth Collaborative 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To organize youth of color who have been the victims of school-based over-policing to advance youth justice alternatives and promote wellbeing of both youth and their communities. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Children’s Museum 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Teen Arts and Advocacy Council program for Brooklyn teens interested in the intersections of arts, advocacy, and civic engagement Crown Heights, Boroughwide
CASES 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Programs that divert youth from the criminal justice system by providing education and employment services, behavioral health treatment, service projects, and links to other providers. Bedford Stuyvesant, Coney Island
Red Hook Initiative 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Red Hook Youth Leaders Program, a 4-year program that provides job readiness and leadership training, part-time employment, academic support, and services to assist young people toward high school graduation, college, and/or meaningful employment. Red Hook
YWCA Brooklyn 2017 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the YW LEAD youth development and college access, and social justice education program for low-income and immigrant young women of color Boroughwide
Atlas: DIY 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Community-based "cooperative model" that provides free legal, educational, and social services for undocumented youth and their allies. Sunset Park
Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Brooklyn Youth Justice Programs in Downtown Brooklyn, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Coney Island, which help young people avoid contact with the criminal justice system, detention, incarceration, and recidivism by providing education and employment services, behavioral health treatment, community service projects, and links to other community-based providers. Bedford Stuyvesant, Coney Island
Active Citizen Project 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For Project EATS, 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
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
Brooklyn Clergy Action Network 2015 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program The Brooklyn Clergy Action Network mobilizes faith leaders and the community to end gun violence in low and moderate-income communities in Brooklyn. Funds will be used to establish a mentorship program for 12 to 17-year-old males designed to reduce and prevent violence by training them in methods of communication as an alternative to violence. 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
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
Haiti Cultural Exchange 2017 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program To support local Haitian artists who will facilitate arts activities and programming in Westbrook Memorial Garden to bring community concerns to light. Crown Heights

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