Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort ascending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Refoundry 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For the Mask Makers Project, which provides people who are formerly incarcerated with the tools and supplies to sew washable and adjustable fabric masks for people incarcerated at Rikers Island. Boroughwide
Friends of Island Academy 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support the immediate needs of its young people during the crisis, including 45 Brooklyn-based youth currently in custody at Rikers Island’s Horizon Juvenile Center. Boroughwide
Elite Learners, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To purchase and deliver emergency food for youth and their families in Brownsville and East Flatbush. Brownsville, East Flatbush
Girls for Gender Equity 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide stipends to its youth members, including funds for food, phone and internet, support for remote learning and other emerging challenges, and convening over 100 youth service providers weekly to coordinate resources and strategies. Boroughwide
Jewish Community Council of Canarsie, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For the distribution of personal care packages, nutrient-dense foods, and fresh produce, as well as case management and outreach to families throughout Starrett City and a Southern portion of East New York. Starrett City, East New York
Volunteers of Legal Services (VOLS) 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To maintain critical legal services for Brooklyn clients and to launch emergency response efforts, including securing economic relief for unemployed workers and small businesses. Boroughwide
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project 2020 $30,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To provide legal support, social services, and advocacy organizing for LGBTQIA+ persons recently release from immigration detention. Boroughwide
HousingPlus 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide comprehensive support for women and children transitioning out of homelessness living in the organization’s transitional buildings in Central Brooklyn. Boroughwide
The Osborne Association 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant The Osborne Association provides case management services for formerly incarcerated older adults and families of those currently imprisoned, advocates for sentencing and parole reforms, and trains older adults to use their experience in the justice system to become outspoken voices for change. Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Brownsville, Boroughwide
Food Issues Group 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For the Frontline Community Food Relief initiative that matches independent food businesses with grassroots organizations to provide emergency meal distribution to LGBTQIA+ youths, immigrant food workers, domestic workers, and people experiencing housing insecurity. Boroughwide
New York Cares, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To expand its Brooklyn programs focusing on volunteer-led emergency food distribution and wellness checks for low-income, isolated seniors and individuals with disabilities. Boroughwide
Gender Equality Law Center 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide rapid response legal services to low-wage workers impacted by the Coronavirus—many of whom are women of color and/or undocumented immigrants. Boroughwide
Release Aging People in Prison 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To advocate for the release of older adults in prison, who are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. Boroughwide
Groundswell Community Mural Project 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support the Emergency Artivist Fund, which will provide immediate financial assistance to the teaching artists community experiencing extreme financial instability. Boroughwide
East New York Restoration LDC 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide PPE and resources for reopening to small businesses, non-traditional workers, low wage workers, and people who have recently been released from incarceration in East New York, including hiring local youth to assist with distribution and promotion of available resources. East New York
GRIOT Circle 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide financial relief to 100 vulnerable LGBTQ older adults, as well as funds to cover car service rides to doctor visits, grocery stores, and food banks, and staff delivery of meals and supplies to home-bound members. Boroughwide
Milagros Day Worldwide 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For bilingual virtual support groups, summits and workshops, and referrals to shelters, food delivery, and crisis intervention for survivors of domestic violence. Boroughwide
Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide emergency grants to nail salon worker-members in need of urgent cash assistance, as well as to hire a nail salon member leader to enhance outreach to Brooklyn workers. Boroughwide
Surveillance Technology Oversight Project 2020 $30,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To end excessive local and state-level surveillance of Muslim Americans, immigrants, and communities of color. Boroughwide
Mexican Coalition 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide culturally appropriate food distribution and preventative health support for non-English and non-Spanish speaking indigenous people of K’iche’ (Guatemala and southern Mexico) in Borough Park, Bensonhurst, and Sunset Park. Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Sunset Park
The Campaign Against Hunger 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For a shift in operations that will enable customers to “shop” for free groceries online and do “curbside” pick-up with enhanced safety measures right at the pantry. Bedford Stuyvesant, Boroughwide
Friends of Marcy Houses 2020 $6,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For food delivery for vulnerable residents, and to engage youth in documenting firsthand accounts of life at Marcy Houses during the COVID-19 pandemic to expose the impacts of systemic racism. Bedford Stuyvesant
Siren - Protectors of the Rainforest, Inc. 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide food relief and online movement classes for the residents of Rehab Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Bedford Stuyvesant
Mixteca 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide financial relief to indigenous immigrant families in Sunset Park, prioritizing those who have recently lost their jobs as housekeepers, nannies, and restaurant workers. Sunset Park
The Gathering for Justice 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support people released from city and state carceral facilities with basic needs, and support for families of people who remain incarcerated. Boroughwide
Muslim Community Network 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To establish a hotline for vulnerable families and individuals to connect them with food and other resources, as well as stipends and materials for community members who can sew masks for essential workers. Boroughwide
Domestic Workers United 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide ongoing support for members through virtual town halls, technology to keep members connected, and emergency food assistance in partnership with Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees. Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush
Haiti Cultural Exchange 2020 $7,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide virtual platforms for artists and support to culture workers of Haitian descent. Boroughwide
Represented Foundation 2020 $7,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For an intensive leadership development program for Black and Latinx social entrepreneurs working on community-generated solutions to the COVID-19 crisis, launching in June 2020. Boroughwide
Apna Brooklyn Community Center, Inc. 2020 $7,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide benefits assistance to Muslim immigrant low-wage workers in Brighton Beach and Coney Island. Brighton Beach, Coney Island
CABS Home Attendants Service 2019 $40,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support the health and welfare of older adults in Brooklyn Boroughwide
Nurun Foundation 2019 $5,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support computer/ESL classes, civic engagement, and community outreach for Bangladeshi immigrant communities in Brooklyn Cypress Hills, East New York
Footsteps 2019 $45,000 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
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To engage court-involved youth as actors and playwrights in a comprehensive theatre-for-social justice program that uses real life stories of the youth actors. Boroughwide
JustLeadershipUSA 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To empower court-involved youth to drive policy reforms, including the campaign to #CloseRikers, a comprehensive multiyear effort to close Rikers Island Detention Facility. Boroughwide

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