Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort descending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
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
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
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
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
Brooklyn Defender Services 2019 $25,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support rapid response legal efforts and their role in suing ICE to improve legal representation for those in custody. Boroughwide
Brownsville Community Culinary Center 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the culinary training and apprenticeship program for young people, ages 18-34, from Brownsville. Brownsville
IntegrateNYC 2019 $45,000 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
Dignity in Schools Campaign 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a citywide coalition of students, parents, advocates, educators and lawyers calling for positive, school-wide approaches to discipline that improve the school environment, reduce conflict, and increase learning. Boroughwide
Make the Road New York 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For immigrant youth-led organizing programs focused on the school-to-prison pipeline, community schools, and greater police accountability and transparency. Bushwick
DRUM 2019 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support advocacy, organizing, community-defense and the “Hate Free Zone” initiative launched in Kensington, Brooklyn Kensington
Building Beats 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support DJ and music programs that teach entrepreneurial, leadership, and life skills to young people of color. Boroughwide
Kings Against Violence Initiative 2019 $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
Drive Change 2019 $45,000 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
New York State Youth Leadership Council 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support undocumented immigration youth-led organization around access to higher education and healthcare, protection from deportation, and the right to work. Boroughwide, Sunset Park, Prospect Heights
Safe Passage Project 2019 $50,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For free legal services and representation to meet the unmet needs of immigrant and undocumented children in partnership with community high schools. Boroughwide
Arab-American Family Support Center 2019 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support and sustain their free Legal Services Program, which prioritizes family reunification and has provided assistance to families—especially Yemeni families—affected by the travel ban. Boroughwide, Bay Ridge
Muslim Community Network 2019 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support community outreach/education efforts, and self-defense workshops in response to rising Islamophobia Boroughwide
CAMBA 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support Brownsville In, Violence Out, a community-based youth development and gun-violence reduction program. Brownsville
Made in Brownsville 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a community-based creative agency and community design center that provides a gateway for young people to learn marketable skills in STEAM, access higher education, achieve economic mobility, and become civic leaders. Brownsville
exalt 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To counteract the school-to-prison pipeline by elevating expectations of personal success for court-involved youth through job skills courses, individualized support, paid internships, and alumni network. Boroughwide
Safe Horizon 2019 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For Safe Horizon’s Immigration Law Project (ILP) to expand services to immigrant victims of crime, abuse, domestic violence, trafficking, and torture in Brooklyn—particularly those with complex immigration matters, at risk of being removed from the United States. Funds will also increase training for frontline staff at community-based social service agencies so that they are informed on current immigration policies and practices. This includes staff at local hospitals, schools, shelters, and places of worship. Boroughwide
Emma’s Torch 2019 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the 12-week, paid culinary training and apprenticeship program for refugees and asylees Boroughwide
Sakhi for South Asian Women 2019 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support community outreach efforts for planned expansion of services for Bangladeshi women in Kensington, Brooklyn Kensington
The Campaign Against Hunger 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Green Teens sustainable farming paid apprenticeship program for Brooklyn youth ages 15-24. Bedford Stuyvesant

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