Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort ascending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Mixteca 2023 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Mixteca Organization was established in 2000 in Sunset Park to address critical needs in health care, mental health, education, social and legal issues facing the growing Mexican and Latin American immigrant community in Brooklyn. In 2016, in response to the increasingly hostile, anti-immigrant political climate, Mixteca increased efforts to provide information, support, and build a grassroots advocacy group led by staff, volunteers, and Promotoras (community advocates). During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mixteca was among the first to respond and provide emergency relief to the Latinx and Indigenous immigrant community, providing a lifeline to the disproportionately impacted undocumented immigrant community who were largely excluded from federal and state aid. Sunset Park
Bloom Again Brooklyn 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support programming that provides older Brooklynites with upcycled flowers on a weekly basis, which requires purchasing and securing refrigerators for flower arrangements, hiring drivers, and buying permanent transportation vehicles. Boroughwide
STEM From Dance 2023 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize STEM From Dance was founded in Brooklyn in 2012 to empower girls of color with the know-how, experience, and confidence to dream big in STEM—all through the power of dance. STEM from Dance offers programs for girls of color ages 10-18: afterschool residencies in partnership with NYC Title I schools, and Girls Rise Up, an intensive three-week summer program. Through both programs, girls learn the fundamentals of dance and technology and use technology to create unique, engaging choreographed dances. Participants learn how to use circuits to create outfits that light up with their dancing, code drones to dance alongside them, code a brand-new song to dance to, and more. Boroughwide
Breaking Ground 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To expand their Aging Services Department that serves clients over the age of 50 who have experienced homelessness, providing wraparound services that include case management, securing housing and entitlements, assessing benefits (Medicaid and SNAP), assisting with applications, and more. Boroughwide
Workers Justice Project 2023 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Workers Justice Project (WJP) is a New York City workers’ rights hub that has been spearheading new ways of labor organizing and empowering workers to gain a voice in the workplace since 2010. WJP is building a diverse membership base and developing the skills of worker leaders who understand the connection between the barriers they face and systemic racism, while providing Spanish-language services, training and organizing. WJP has created over 5,000 construction and house cleaning jobs in the past five years that have resulted in $4.9 million in salaries. Additional achievements include securing six landmark policies to “Deliver Justice'' for 65,000 app-based delivery workers in 2021, and distributing $2.5 million in cash relief to essential workers and excluded workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Williamsburg, Bushwick, Sunset Park
Bridge Street Development Corporation 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To engage traditionally underserved low-income and immigrant older adults at the Quincy Senior Residences, pairing affordable housing with comprehensive services for general and mental healthcare, decreased isolation, early intervention, financial literacy, estate planning, stigma-reducing education, tenant advocacy, and more. Bedford Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Crown Heights North, Crown Heights South, Fort Greene
Brooklyn Community Pride Center 2023 $5,000 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support programming that empowers LGBTQIA+ youth to make positive choices around substance use via counseling, support groups, and participating in the Lighthouse Learning Collective, a group which engages LGBTQIA+ service providers and harm reduction organizations. Boroughwide
CaringKind 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To expand support and research for dementia-related care, promote early Alzheimer’s and dementia screenings for older adults (especially Black and Latinx older adults who face a higher dementia risk than their white counterparts), and expand internal services and programs such as their evidence-based peer Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Program. Boroughwide
JMAC for Families 2023 $5,000 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support harm reduction efforts and advocacy for birthing people who use substances, including working on the Informed Consent BIll (4285A), which would require NY hospitals to obtain consent from pregnant and birthing patients before drug testing them and their babies. Boroughwide
Council of Peoples Organization 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant Engaging Muslim, Arab, and South Asian older adults with a culturally competent food pantry and Meals on Wheels program (including Halal options) that support isolated community members, immigration legal services, health insurance and benefits screening and enrollments, civics classes, domestic violence prevention, an older adult center, and more. Midwood
The Hannah Legacy 2023 $5,000 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support holistic harm reduction programming including overdose education, counseling, referrals to treatment for infectious diseases and substance use disorders, distribution of opioid overdose reversal medications, and more. Boroughwide
Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant Advocating for incarcerated older adults — some of whom are the oldest and sickest people incarcerated in New York State — to have a more meaningful parole review process and the opportunity to be considered for parole release, campaigning for the proposed Elder Parole and Fair and Timely Parole Bills. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) 2023 $25,000 Fishman Family Fund for Economic Opportunity To support workforce development programming that connects low- and moderate-income people with living wage employment opportunities in commercial driving, film and television production and post-production, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), Information and Communications Technology (ICT), woodworking, and tech industries. Boroughwide
The Doula Program 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support increased and more diverse staffing for outreach, administration, and coordination to make training for end-of-life doula volunteers more diverse, as well as to hire an additional social worker to support its new referring model that recognizes and addresses the unique experiences of Black older adults who are nearing the end of their lives. Boroughwide
NYC NOWC 2023 $25,000 Fishman Family Fund for Economic Opportunity For programming that supports New York City worker cooperatives and worker-owners — particualatly in historically marginalized communities — throughorganizing, advocacy, technical assistance, leadership development, training, and by providing direct grants. Boroughwide
GRIOT Circle 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant Developing a new headquarters to serve as their LGBTQ+ older adult community center, following the loss of their previous in-kind space. Boroughwide
Global Trauma Research Inc. 2023 $5,000 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To provide 24-hour crisis intervention and culturally and spiritually specific individual long-term trauma counseling to participants with histories of substance misuse. ​ Boroughwide
NYC Together 2023 $5,000 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To co-create and implement a harm reduction training guide with impacted population to use in programming. Boroughwide
Access Justice Brooklyn 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To expand legal programming for older adults and assign a staff attorney to guide older clients through estate planning, guardianship, homeowner assistance and foreclosure prevention, advanced life planning, asset assistance, and more. Boroughwide
Asian American Federation 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support a range of direct services and policy campaigns focused on Asian American older adults, including the creation of a culturally competent, multilingual mental health directory and leading the only advocacy coalition in NY State focused on AAPI older adults. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Community Pride Center 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To engage older adults through community forums and focus groups, training and resources, policy advocacy, support groups, legal services, mental health counseling, and HIV testing and prevention services. Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights North, Crown Heights
CABS Health Network 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support older adults, especially BIPOC, Latinx, and immigrant residents, providing homecare services and training home health aides, expanding access to food and vaccines, raising awareness on scams and abuse, providing education on nutrition and mobility, collaborating with local doctors to track service success and client health outcomes, and more. Boroughwide
Arab-American Family Support Center 2023 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) has provided culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed social services to low-income immigrants and refugees in New York City since 1994. AAFSC's services promote mental and physical well-being, prevent child abuse and work to end gender-based violence, provide the tools for learners of every age to succeed, and uplift the voices and needs of under-represented communities. Their programs include adult education, youth enrichment, mental health counseling, domestic violence support, health insurance enrollment and education, legal services, and more. In addition to offering direct services, the AAFSC Research Institute is a trusted source for information and publications on the voices and experiences of Arab, Middle Eastern, North African, Muslim, and South Asian (AMENAMSA) communities. Their staff speak over 30 languages, enabling them to serve populations that mainstream providers struggle to reach.  Boroughwide, Cobble Hill, Downtown
Heights and Hills 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To hire more bilingual staff and expand their caregiver support programming, access to referral and respite services, home visit volunteer program, and older adult center services that holistically promote aging in place and social support to prevent isolation. Boroughwide
Kings Against Violence Initiative 2023 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI) was founded in 2009 by Dr. Robert Gore, an Emergency Room physician who felt compelled to address the rising incidence of violence among youth in Central Brooklyn. KAVI works to prevent and eliminate interpersonal violence from the lives of young people through social justice advocacy, peer leadership, and community mobilization in hospitals, schools, and community settings. Through community and school programs, they serve over 300 youth annually, and have helped hundreds of youth overcome a history of violence and behavioral issues to graduate from high school and attend college. Through their hospital program, they engage and support over 750 patients each year and have reduced hospital recidivism rates by over 75% percent by providing up to a year of follow-up support and care for youth patients admitted with assault-related injuries. Bedford Stuyvesant, East Flatbush, Crown Heights, Flatbush, Brownsville
The YWCA of Brooklyn 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To expand aging in place programming for older adults living in YWCA housing, supporting independent living skills, medical needs, and end-of-life preparation for residents, many of whom are women of color that have experienced gender-based violence, racism, homelessness, and poverty. Boroughwide
ImmSchools 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a program that advocates for the interest of the immigrant community by creating internships for students that do not qualify for city programs, including undocumented students. Boroughwide
Sadie Nash Leadership Project 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support programs that engage youth of color and their experiences to discuss race, identity, power, and privilege, and to build community, critical consciousness, and college and career readiness. Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Flatbush, East New York, Canarsie, Brownsville
Caribbean Women's Health Association 2022 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To provide immigration legal support, classes to expectant and new mothers, doulas to low-income women, as well as access to a food pantry and HIV/AIDS prevention education, testing, and counseling. Boroughwide
viBe Theater Experience 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth To support programming that engages girls and young women of color to write, create, publish, direct, and perform personal collaborative theater and music.` Boroughwide
America on Tech 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the East New York/Brownsville Summer Tech Camp, and the Youth Design Center, a gateway for young people to learn marketable hard skills in STEAM, access post-secondary education, achieve mobility, and engage in place-based community revitalization. East New York, Brownsville
Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI) 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For the hospital-based violence interruption program and in-school and community-based discussion groups and workshops. East New York, Brownsville, Flatbush
¡Oye! Group 2022 $33,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth To support free arts programming that engages primarily Black and Latinx youth in Bushwick, including the creation of original plays about topics relevant to the community, an annual Shakespeare program, teen poetry workshops, and acting classes and re-entry support for youth in juvenile detention facilities. Bushwick
Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) 2022 $100,000 Spark Prize Spark Prize Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) was founded in 2001 by Arab immigrant and Arab American leaders in Bay Ridge to advocate for the community in the wake of the September 11th attacks. Today, AAANY serves Brooklyn’s Arab immigrant, refugee, and Muslim communities, helping over 6,000 beneficiaries annually through its women’s empowerment and adult literacy programs, immigration legal assistance, mental health and domestic violence support services, and youth programming. During the COVID-19 pandemic, AAANY has transitioned to virtual programming and has transformed its office into a direct relief hub, distributing 22,000+ food boxes and $450,000 in direct cash for clients in crisis, creating a laptop lending program, and working with community partners to provide relief to domestic violence survivors. Boroughwide
Carroll Gardens Association 2022 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To support tenants and immigrant domestic workers in their advocacy for permanent affordable housing, cooperative economics, and domestic worker rights. Bay Ridge, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bensonhurst, Brownsville, Bushwick, Canarsie, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, East New York, Flatbush, Prospect Heights, Red Hook, Sunset Park