Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort ascending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Sauti Yetu 2022 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To support the building of a new Brooklyn center offering direct services, public education, and advocacy to provide low-income immigrant women and girls access to life skills and leadership opportunities. Boroughwide
Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth For dance and cross-disciplinary arts education, performance, and cultural programming led by teaching artists serving under-resourced and Title-1 schools, a professional youth dance company, and scholarships and employment programs that train students of color in dance, theater, music, arts administration, performance, and production. Boroughwide
Grow Brooklyn 2022 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To provide intensive outreach, compassionate counseling, and direct assistance aimed at keeping older adult homeowners in their homes in the face of financial exploitation, particularly in communities of color. Bushwick, Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Brownsville, Boroughwide
Genspace NYC 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a STEAM youth development internship program where youth gain hands-on experience to learn, create, and grow with the life sciences. Sunset Park
Youth Advocacy Corps 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Grant Program Invest in Youth To support YAC’s core youth advocacy programs: the Youth Advocacy Summer Institute and Mental Health Awareness Project. Boroughwide, East New York
GrowHouse NYC 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support arts and activism programming that connects young Black creatives and activists to older artists for support and mentorship, including a gap year program for Black high school graduates to learn about equitable design, power, organizing, and history through workshops, travel, and a community design school. Bedford Stuyvesant
Housing Plus 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support justice-involved women in an alternative-to-detention program that provides community-based housing and comprehensive services to help them overcome poverty, homelessness, and the effects of incarceration, and build stable lives. The program also seeks to reunite and reconnect parents and caregivers with children in foster care, and to prevent separation in as many families as possible. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Canarsie, Crown Heights, East New York, Flatbush
Street Vendor Project 2022 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To provide political education and leadership training for vendors to mobilize campaigns for social justice and economic opportunity. Boroughwide
Opening Act NYC 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth For free, professionally designed theater programming for students of color in under-resourced public schools, as well as youth in the NYCDOE’s Alternative High School program who are pursuing their GED following a disruption in their education for reasons such as homelessness, teen parenthood, incarceration, and/or court involvement. Boroughwide
Jews for Racial & Economic Justice 2022 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant Caring Majority Coalition organizes older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers, and home health workers to ensure that all Brooklynites have access to covered long-term care that prioritizes racial and gender justice as well as age justice, and invests in the home care workforce for quality, family sustaining jobs. Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Crown Heights, Boroughwide, Citywide
Girl Be Heard 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For multidisciplinary arts opportunities designed to engage young women in social justice education and develop their leadership skills. Boroughwide
The Wyckoff House & Association, Inc 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Grant Program Invest in Youth To support innovative educational and farm-based programs that build cultural and agricultural connections within the community through the teaching of Brooklyn’s rich history as a leader in urban farming, with an emphasis on: community, the immigrant experience, supporting family, and understanding the health benefits of sustainable food. East Flatbush, Canarsie
Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For dance and cross-disciplinary arts education, performance, and cultural programming led by teaching artists serving under-resourced and Title-1 schools, a professional youth dance company, and scholarships and employment programs that train students of color in dance, theater, music, arts administration, performance, and production. Boroughwide
Lantern Community Services 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To provide comprehensive harm reduction services to improve the overall quality of life for clients, including at two supportive housing sites in Brooklyn that serve formerly unhoused residents living with chronic illnesses such as HIV/AIDS and/or diagnosed mental health conditions. Staff also provide Naloxone training and kits and overdose prevention education to residents. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville
Surveillance Technology Oversight Project 2022 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To support ending discriminatory surveillance on immigrants, Muslim Americans, the LGBTQ+ community, and BIPOC individuals through advocacy and litigating for privacy. Boroughwide
STEM from Dance 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth To support a cohesive learning experience in which dance is used to introduce girls of color to computer science. Boroughwide
Release Aging People in Prison Campaign 2022 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To organize older adults both in prison and in the community to bring systemic change to the parole process, advocating for fair and timely parole and an end to death by incarceration, so that they can positively influence the Brooklyn communities they once harmed. Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Boroughwide, Citywide
Good Call NYC 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the launch of a technology-enabled hotline in Brooklyn to provide immediate legal support in case of arrest, and to hire Brooklyn youth who have benefited from the program as organizers. Boroughwide
Urban Youth Collaborative 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a coalition focused on the advancement of school discipline reform through legislation aimed at reducing racial disparities and significantly limiting the use of suspensions. Boroughwide
JobsFirstNYC 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs to strengthen the capacity of workforce development institutions and create systems-level change through partnerships with employers and local government, with a goal of improving economic mobility and opportunities for young adults. Boroughwide
New York Therapeutic Communities - Stay’n Out 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support substance misuse treatment for adults in the criminal legal system through licensed community-based residential and outpatient programs that use a therapeutic community model, as well as to add more peer recovery advocates to connect persons using substances with needed services East New York, Brownsville, Boroughwide
Workers Justice Project 2022 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To support worker-led education, organizing, leadership development, and grassroots economic alternatives to improve the social, economic, and political conditions of Latinx immigrant families in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
Teens Take Charge 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth For student-led advocacy to advance racial equity in public schools, with programming that includes researching and building campaigns around issues that impact the wider student population, and conducting skill-building and political education workshops that are led by senior student organizers in partnership with program alumni. Boroughwide
Spanish Speaking Elderly Council - RAICES 2022 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To provide a continuum of linguistic and culturally-relevant services for older adults across five Brooklyn senior centers, an outpatient behavioral health clinic, a case assistance program, and an in-development tele-mental health services model for homebound seniors. Boroughwide
Green City Force 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support an environmental initiative that advances the city’s climate and equity goals, and connects high school graduates to employment opportunities and sectoral apprenticeships. Boroughwide
The Brave House 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Grant Program Invest in Youth To provide immigrant-friendly resources and services for survivors of gender-based violence, particularly young immigrant women and gender expansive youth. Boroughwide
Pure Legacee, Inc. 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support young women and new mothers (16-21) in Brownsville who are directly impacted by the criminal justice and foster care systems and are facing homelessness, with comprehensive trauma-formed support that includes: peer mentorship, employment, housing, and transportation assistance; mental health and substance misuse support; access to a computer lab; and training on advocacy and community organizing. Brownsville
The Family Center 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support programs that provide comprehensive, culturally sensitive, and family-focused behavioral health treatment and recovery services for adults, children, and families with significant levels of trauma, chronic disease, extreme poverty, and barriers to care, as well as free childcare for parents and caregivers who are living with addiction, substance use challenges, and recovery while they are receiving treatment and health services. Boroughwide
The Alex House Project 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth To support young parents and families in Red Hook with programs that provide essential resources including basic supplies, childcare, and mental health counseling, and courses that use a peer-education model to develop leadership skills and healthy decision-making, nurturing parenting, and overall stability. Red Hook
Project Guardianship 2022 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To increase the availability of exemplary guardianship services, increase the use of alternatives to guardianship, and correct gaps in the guardianship system in order to enable self-determination and preserve dignity for older adults in the least restrictive setting possible Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Crown Heights, Brownsville, Boroughwide, Citywide
Green Guerillas 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a youth-driven training program that creates a pathway to employment and leadership within the food justice movement through skill-building workshops, and engagement with community gardeners and urban farms and leaders in the food justice movement. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville, East New York, Crown Heights, Flatbush
Student Dream 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support programs for college-bound students of color that provide them with the necessary financial literacy skills to close the racial and economic gap which benefits their white counterparts. Boroughwide
You Gotta Believe! The Older Child Adoption & Permanency Movement 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs that connect youth in foster care to permanent and adoptive families using the power of credible messengers (adoptive parents and former foster youth), and a fellowship program that covers public speaking, art advocacy, and storytelling. Additional programs provide leadership development for justice-involved youth (14-25) to develop advocacy skills. Boroughwide
VOCAL-NY 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support the growth of outreach and testing programs for people who use drugs, increased operating hours for syringe services programs, expansion of service delivery teams by transitioning part-time peer outreach workers and Hepatitis C care coordinators to full-time salaried positions, and hiring additional peer outreach workers. Boroughwide
Tomorrow's Leaders NYC 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth To support mentorship and youth development programs in East New York that focus on helping over-age middle and high school students who have been held back in the public school system to overcome social, emotional, and academic challenges so they can graduate. East New York

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