Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort ascending Project Description Neighborhoods
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
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
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 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
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
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
New York Communities for Change 2017 $30,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program For supporting the inclusion of community voices to inform the development plan of the city-owned Bedford-Union Armory. Crown Heights
Brooklyn Movement Center 2015 $15,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program The Brooklyn Movement Center, a Black-led organizing nonprofit, trains and mobilizes Central Brooklynites to lead local and city-wide policy campaigns to end abusive policing. Funds will be used for police accountability organizing and legislative advocacy in Crown Heights that mobilizes local stakeholders, creates alternative community safety approaches, and conducts know-your-rights and leadership trainings. Crown Heights
Repair the World NYC 2017 $20,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program To support increased accessibility, programming and community partnerships that bring new and long-term residents together to meet community needs at its storefront space on Nostrand Avenue. Crown Heights
Global Kids 2015 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Global Kids’ mission is to educate and inspire underserved youth to become successful students, global citizens, and community leaders. Funds will be used for the Human Rights Activist Project in three Crown Heights public schools to empower youth to advocate for community and global issues through interactive workshops on community organizing, social action, digital and social media, policy, and root causes. Crown Heights
NYC Coalition for Educational Justice 2015 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program NYC Coalition for Educational Justice is a parent-led movement that seeks to affect policy change and create a more equitable educational system. Funds will support local parent engagement around the Department of Education's Community Schools Initiative, which will bring over a million dollars in new resources to three Crown Heights schools. Crown Heights
Progress Playbook 2015 $5,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Progress Playbook designs customized learning experiences for entrepreneurs so that they can accomplish their business goals. A $5,000 grant will provide 10 Crown Heights youth with a three-month entrepreneur training program, through which each will develop a comprehensive business plan. Three plans selected by community members will receive financial and technical assistance to launch or expand their business within Crown Heights. Crown Heights
Simone Leigh 2015 $5,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Resident Simone Leigh is receiving a $5,000 grant to support an innovative series of drumming classes and workshops for black women and girls in Crown Heights, which seeks to build bridges across cultures and communities and provide a nurturing environment where participants can relax, learn new skills, exercise, and connect in a non-competitive way. Crown Heights
UHAB 2015 $15,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program UHAB organizes tenants to fight poor living conditions in buildings neglected or abandoned by landlords; in 2013, three UHAB-organized tenant associations formed the Crown Heights Tenants Union. A $15,000 grant will support their focus on ending bad living conditions, illegal displacement, and loss of rent-regulated housing in Crown Heights by bolstering tenant and neighborhood power. 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
Green City Force 2019 $45,000 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
Global Kids 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For after-school programming that aims to increase exposure to local and international human rights and social justice issues. Boroughwide
Center for Family Life 2017 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a community school model that engages youth, families and educators to mobilize resources and develop programs for high school success and college access and retention Sunset Park
Dance Theatre Etcetera 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
BRIC Arts Media 2019 $45,000 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 with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. 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
Friends of Island Academy 2018 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the establishment of a Youth ReEntry Network hub office in Downtown Brooklyn to provide educational, social service, and workforce development supports for young people transitioning out of incarceration. Boroughwide
The Center for Anti-Violence Education 2016 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Comprehensive anti-violence, empowerment, and leadership programming for young people, including the expansion of services for LGBTQ homeless youth and service providers. Boroughwide
Arab American Association of New York 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership fellowship for Arab and Muslim youth that provides resources and tools to address advocacy issues including immigration, police accountability, and racial justice. Boroughwide, Bay Ridge
Brooklyn Community Services 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Youth Stand: Coney Island, a project that engages young people in activities to help them develop job skills, improve their academic performance, and become community, with a focus on serving immigrant youth. Coney Island
Arab American Association of New York 2018 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership fellowship for Arab and Muslim youth that provides resources and tools to address advocacy issues including immigration, police accountability, and racial justice. Boroughwide, Bay Ridge
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
Drive Change 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Provide training and first job experience for formerly incarcerated and court-involved young people through a nonprofit food truck. Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick
Turning Point Brooklyn 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for the development and empowerment of youth and immigrant families in Sunset Park through classroom instruction, case management services, and extracurricular activities focused on building advocacy and leadership skills and mentoring relationships, as well as its shelter for young women. Sunset Park
Brownsville Community Culinary Center 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the culinary training and apprenticeship program for young people, ages 18-34, from Brownsville. Brownsville
Center for Anti-Violence Education 2017 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For comprehensive anti-violence, empowerment, and leadership programming for young people, including the expansion of services for LGBTQ homeless youth and service providers Boroughwide
Black Alliance for Just Immigration 2016 $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
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

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