Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort ascending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Girl Be Heard 2018 $35,000 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
IntegrateNYC 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the leadership and capacity of students working to end segregation in New York City public schools. Boroughwide
Lineage Project 2018 $40,000 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
Chinese-American Planning Council 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For the "Advancing Our CommUNITY" strategy in Brooklyn to connect the organization's long-term social services work to new social change strategies, including civic engagement (Know Your Rights, Voter Registration, Census 2020) , policy/advocacy (increased advocacy around legislative priorities), and community mobilization (training for staff on immigrant rights, economic and racial justice, policy advocacy, and community organizing)/ Boroughwide, Sunset Park, Bensonhurst
Black Alliance for Just Immigration 2018 $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
Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project 2018 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants To support a convening of the Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project's NYC Chapter in Fall 2018, aimed at promoting leadership development, capacity building, and organizing to address the ways in which community members are targeted by the criminal justice and immigration enforcement systems Boroughwide
The Campaign Against Hunger 2018 $100,000 Spark Prize Spark Prize Founded in 1998 in Bedford Stuyvesant, today (TCAH) aims to empower its neighbors across Brooklyn to lead healthier, more productive and self-sufficient lives by increasing their access to nutritious food and related resources. The organization’s food pantry provides 3 million meals annually while acting as a hub for benefits access and food justice programming—including a wellness club for seniors, an intergenerational healthy dining initiative for families, and a free summer kids program. Its youth-led urban farms serve as outdoor community classrooms and infuse the community with nutrient-rich, sustainably grown produce and fresh eggs. Bedford Stuyvesant
Footsteps 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support formerly ultra-Orthodox Jewish youth transitioning into mainstream society with resources, leadership development, and peer connections. Crown Heights, Borough Park, Kensington, Flatbush, Williamsburg
Girls for Gender Equity 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To advance advocacy strategies led by LGBTQ youth of color focused on issues including gender based violence, sexism, and racism. Boroughwide
Participatory Budgeting Project 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a pilot project to expand engagement and participatory budgeting in high-need Brooklyn public high schools in Central Brooklyn. Boroughwide, Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights
S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective 2018 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support youth leadership and development programs for systems-involved girls and young women in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
Laundry Workers Center 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the Laundromat Campaign, a multifaceted, immigrant women-led campaign that provides training and resources so that laundromat workers can advocate for equitable, safe, and dignified workplaces through workplace organizing and city-wide legislation. Funds will focus on Brooklyn’s Latinx immigrant workers in retail, laundromat, and food service industries. Boroughwide, Flatbush, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Sunset Park, Borough Park
DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving) 2018 $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
Asian American Writers’ Workshop 2018 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the Open City Fellowship program and magazine, focused on publishing stories about low-income Asian immigrant communities and incubating Asian American writers and activists Boroughwide
Cypress Hills Child Care Corporation 2018 $100,000 Spark Prize Spark Prize Serving families in the Cypress Hills neighborhood of northeast Brooklyn since 1990, Cypress Hills Child Care Corporation (CHCCC) aims to increase the availability of high-quality, affordable child care for low-income families while creating entrepreneurship opportunities for low-income women to capitalize on their child rearing skills. CHCCC serves over 500 families through year-round programming, and is in the process of opening a brand-new, state-of-the-art child care facility that will serve 88 low-income families in Cypress Hills, which is projected to experience significant population growth over the next few years. Cypress Hills
Red Hook Initiative 2018 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide job readiness and leadership training, part-time employment, academic support, and services to assist young people toward graduation, college, and career. Red Hook
Sadie Nash Leadership Project 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a Brooklyn-based summer leadership institute that engages young women in political education and empowerment programs to equip them to be agents for social change. Boroughwide
Resilience Advocacy Project 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide leadership development programs, legal education, and peer-to-peer trainings for youth of color, particularly those living in ACS care or detention, focused on advocating for community change. Boroughwide
Young New Yorkers 2018 $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
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support advocacy and immigration legal services Boroughwide
El Puente 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To organize communities of color to fight gentrification through youth-led community campaigns and initiatives focused on environmental justice, climate change, community safety, and racial/cultural equity in education, the arts, and wellness. Williamsburg
New York Immigration Coalition 2018 $25,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants In September 2018, the Department of Homeland Security announced a newly proposed regulation to dramatically expand the list of public benefits that the government would treat as “negative factors” in visa and green card applications. Funding will support advocacy and organizing across New York City’s immigrant populations to challenge the proposed public charge changes. Boroughwide
Girls for Gender Equity 2018 $100,000 Spark Prize Brooklyn Accelerator Based in Brooklyn since its founding in 2002, Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) is an intergenerational organization committed to the physical, psychological, social, and economic development of girls and women. GGE develops the advocacy skills of over 200 young people annually to eradicate structural, state, racial, and sexual violence and criminalization. GGE encourages youth to become agents of change through civic engagement and leadership opportunities, and campaigns focused on improving the systemic and interpersonal rights of trans and cis girls and young women of color, and gender non-conforming youth of color. Boroughwide
United Community Centers 2018 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the operation and management of one of the city’s largest youth-led farms as well as a sexual health-focused peer education program. 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
Audre Lorde Project 2017 $100,000 Spark Prize Spark Prize An inter-generational organizing center for LGBT people of color that promotes community wellness and progressive social and economic justice in New York City. Founded in Brooklyn in 1996, ALP works with over 8,000 members on issues including creating safety models against police brutality and hate crimes, as well as training small businesses, community organizations, and neighborhood leaders on de-escalation and safety strategies. Boroughwide
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
Black Alliance for Just Immigration 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For organizing and legal clinics and language support of Black Muslim immigrants Boroughwide
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
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
Emma’s Torch 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants A social enterprise that provides hospitality workforce development program for refugees Boroughwide
UPROSE 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For community organizing, public education, and leadership programs for youth that advance environmental sustainability and resiliency Sunset Park, South Slope, Gowanus
FUREE 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership and advocacy program for NYCHA youth Red Hook, Gowanus
Common Justice 2017 $100,000 Spark Prize Spark Prize A restorative justice program of the Vera Institute of Justice that works with responsible parties and those harmed by violent crime in Brooklyn. Founded in 2008, Common Justice is the first and only alternative to incarceration program for violent crimes in the adult courts in the United States. It works with 16 to 24-year-olds to address the criminal justice system’s over-reliance on incarceration, to halt cycles of violence, and to meet the needs of victims of crime. To date, fewer than 8% of its participants have been terminated from the program for committing a new crime. Boroughwide
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

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