Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amountsort descending Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
American Council of Minority Women, Inc 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For emergency food and PPE distribution to immigrant and low-income families in Flatbush and Midwood. Flatbush, Midwood
Be More 2015 $5,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Incubator Project Be More aims to raise awareness about race-based disparities, train change agents with tools to reduce unconscious bias to eliminate racial inequities, and foster leadership to enable multiracial social change movements. In the coming year, Be More will launch its second #Vision2040 social media video campaign, organize community gatherings to heal from racism, and prototype a training to reduce unconscious bias using evidence-based techniques. Boroughwide
Hope For Desperate Hearts INC 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide hot meals to African students and low-wage workers who rent rooms and do not have access to kitchen facilities needed to cook or refrigerate food in partnership with local African restaurants. Boroughwide
Prospect Lefferts Gardens Heritage Council Inc. 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide free care packages of food and household essentials to vulnerable people of color in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, delivered by local youth. Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Domestic Workers United 2015 $5,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Incubator Project DWU is an organization of Caribbean, Latina and African caregivers and housekeepers—concentrated in Crown Heights and Flatbush—that organizes to end exploitation and oppression for all workers whose labor is based primarily in homes and is not protected by most labor laws in New York City. DWU has adopted a model that centers on the development of strong, low-income immigrant women of color leaders who have the drive, training, and sensitivity to lead a movement for social change. Crown Heights, Flatbush
Brooklyn Center for Quality Life 2020 $6,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support food pantry and food delivery programs, community PPE distribution, and virtual health, nutrition, and wellness class for residents in East Flatbush and Flatbush East Flatbush, Flatbush
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
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
Afrolatin@ Project, Inc 2020 $7,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To manufacture and distribute medical grade PPE to Brooklyn hospitals serving communities of color. Boroughwide
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
Fearless Femme 100 2020 $7,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide free mental health services to queer Black and Indigenous residents in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
People in Need 2020 $8,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For a mutual aid network led by and serving low-income, immigrant families in Kensington, including a food pantry operating out of a restaurant on Coney Island Avenue. Kensington
Documented 2020 $8,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide Spanish-language reporting on the specific impacts of COVID-19 on immigrants—especially those who are undocumented—and to combat the spread of misinformation on WhatsApp. Boroughwide
Chamah 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For emergency food deliveries to low-income residents of Crown Heights, Brighton Beach, and Flatbush. Crown Heights, Brighton Beach, Flatbush
Bridging Access to Care 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support increased communication and connectivity between staff and clients who are people of color, living with HIV/AIDS, with low-incomes through the purchase of phone minutes, new mobile devices, expanded telehealth services, and remote connectivity software and hotspots. Boroughwide
La Nueva Esperanza, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency financial assistance and PPE for undocumented, unstably housed, Black and Latinx HIV+ residents of Bushwick and Williamsburg. Bushwick, Williamsburg
Safe Horizon 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To promote the health and safety of survivors of domestic violence and its essential frontline staff through increased cleaning, wages, and technology to provide video conference counseling and legal services. Boroughwide
Arab American Family Support Center 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For outreach, social services, and leadership development in Brooklyn’s Muslims communities, particularly for Yemeni residents Boroughwide
Drive Change 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For direct cash assistance to out-of-work restaurant and hospitality fellows, as well as to provide resources to transition its culinary training program for formerly incarcerated citizens to online remote learning. Boroughwide
Brookdale Hospital Medical Center 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide direct cash assistance to older adult patients for food and PPE, and to purchase tablets that will facilitate safe telehealth visits for older adults. Boroughwide, Brownsville, East Flatbush
DRUM - Desis Rising Up & Moving 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support South Asian and Indo-Caribbean working class undocumented immigrants in Kensington, including emergency food delivery, supplies, and building out a mutual aid network. Kensington
Chinese-American Planning Council 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide education and advocacy to address anti-Asian harassment, as well as disease prevention measures and support, particularly for vulnerable elderly populations. Boroughwide
S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide holistic support for girls & TGNC youth of color, including virtual programming and counseling, tutoring, family conflict intervention, agency referrals, and costs related to emergency food, bills, and rent. Boroughwide
Grow Brooklyn 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For remote Free Tax Prep Services for low income, communities of color to ensure maximum access to CARES Act stimulus payments. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Movement Center 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To create a holistic neighborhood-based response to address the impacts of COVID-19, including using its Central Brooklyn Food Coop organizing infrastructure to provide food relief to hungry families. Boroughwide
Business Center for New Americans 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support immigrant and refugee small and micro business owners with client services, webinars, assistance in accessing relief programs, emergency loans, and cash grants. Boroughwide
Center for Family Life in Sunset Park 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide emergency cash assistance to 39 low-wage, undocumented worker-owners of CFL-supported cooperative small businesses in the cleaning industry to address the economic impact of lost wages. Boroughwide
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
Project EATS 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support residents of Brownsville/East New York, including distribution of locally-grown produce and supplemental foods with the support of youth workers, a community newsletter, and contactless community activities. Brownsville, East New York
Spanish Speaking Elderly Council: RAICES 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide continuous support to older adult immigrants through new remote services, teleconferences, wellness calls, and food delivery support. 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
Pure Legacee Inc 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support vulnerable young women of color directly impacted by the criminal justice system and who are aging out of foster care, by providing emergency financial support and virtual support services. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For the VLP COVID-19 Frontline Workers Initiative that provides 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East members free legal services to prepare life planning documents, and for the VLP Probate Initiative that provides free legal services in probate matters for New York City residents facing the death of a family member from COVID-19. Boroughwide
Endangered Language Alliance 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support up to 50 Indigenous and Native American families in Borough Park, Sunset Park, Bensonhurst, and Bushwick with culturally appropriate food deliveries, cleaning supplies, funds to pay rent or utility bills, and a remote textiles workshop. Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Bushwick

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