Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort ascending Project Description Neighborhoods
Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger 2018 $20,000 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
Brooklyn Defender Services 2017 $50,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For comprehensive free legal representation to court-involved youth with a focus on school discipline and reentry, special education placements, alternative pathways to graduation, alternatives to incarceration, and counseling 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
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
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
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
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
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
viBe Theater Experience 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth To support programming that engages girls and young women of color to write, create, publish, direct, and perform personal collaborative theater and music.` Boroughwide
¡Oye! Group 2022 $33,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth To support free arts programming that engages primarily Black and Latinx youth in Bushwick, including the creation of original plays about topics relevant to the community, an annual Shakespeare program, teen poetry workshops, and acting classes and re-entry support for youth in juvenile detention facilities. Bushwick
Youth Design Center 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth 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. Youth Design Center was formerly known as “Made in Brownsville.” Brownsville
YVote/Next Gen Politics 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth For youth-led civic engagement programming including organizing and creating policy proposals around economic mobility, food justice, housing security, civic opportunities, and mental health; peer-led workshops for schools and community groups; regular teen summits and cohort-based institutes; and training to become peer facilitators. Boroughwide
Building Beats 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth To support DJ and music programs that teach entrepreneurial, leadership, and life skills to young people of color. Boroughwide
Day One New York, Inc. 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth For programs to end dating abuse and intimate partner violence among youth by connecting survivors to direct support services including counseling and case management, legal representation, and preventive and peer-led education. Boroughwide
First Tech Fund, Inc 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth For programs to close the digital divide for low-income high schoolers by providing access to technology, career and college guidance, and engaging youth as part of an advisory board. Students receive free laptops and internet access, targeted advising and networking, and mentorship from industry-specific professionals. Boroughwide
GrowHouse NYC 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth 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
Youth Justice Network 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Grant Program Invest in Youth To support the establishment of a Youth ReEntry Network hub office in Downtown Brooklyn to provide educational, social service, and workforce development supports for young people transitioning out of incarceration. Youth Justice Network was formerly known as “Friends of Island Academy.” Boroughwide
Health and Education Alternatives for Teens (HEAT) Program 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth To support developmentally and culturally competent wraparound services for LGBTQ+ youth of color, centering clients in all decisions about their treatment and care plans, with services spanning STI and HIV prevention and treatment (including PEP and PreP), hormone therapy for trans and gender non-conforming youth, and mental healthcare. Boroughwide
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
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
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
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
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
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
Carroll Gardens Association 2021 $40,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To support tenants and immigrant domestic workers in their advocacy for permanent affordable housing, cooperative economics, and domestic worker rights. Bay Ridge, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bensonhurst, Brownsville, Bushwick, Canarsie, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, East New York, Flatbush, Prospect Heights, Red Hook, Sunset Park
Caribbean Women's Health Association 2022 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To provide immigration legal support, classes to expectant and new mothers, doulas to low-income women, as well as access to a food pantry and HIV/AIDS prevention education, testing, and counseling. Boroughwide
Sakhi for South Asian Women 2021 $40,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To support culturally-relevant and linguistically-accessible services for South Asian survivors of gender-based violence, including case management, economic empowerment, mental health services, food justice grants, transitional and emergency housing, and housing placement. Boroughwide
Carroll Gardens Association 2022 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To support tenants and immigrant domestic workers in their advocacy for permanent affordable housing, cooperative economics, and domestic worker rights. Bay Ridge, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bensonhurst, Brownsville, Bushwick, Canarsie, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, East New York, Flatbush, Prospect Heights, Red Hook, Sunset Park
Caribbean Women’s Health Association 2021 $40,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To provide immigration legal support, classes to expectant and new mothers, doulas to low-income women, as well as access to a food pantry and HIV/AIDS prevention education, testing, and counseling. Boroughwide
Documented 2022 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To expand its collaborative, culturally-relevant investigative news model to the Chinese and Caribbean communities in NYC. Boroughwide
Sauti Yetu 2021 $40,000 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
Freedom To Thrive 2022 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To support a network of national and local immigrant rights groups organizing to end punishment-based criminal and immigration systems. Boroughwide
Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees 2022 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To support Haitian refugees’ access to Temporary Protected Status through education, community organizing, leadership development, collective action, and advocacy. Boroughwide
Mexican Coalition for the Empowerment of Youth & Families 2022 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To increase language access and provide culturally relevant food, health and legal services to Latinx indigenous New Yorkers. Sunset Park, Bushwick, Coney Island, Park Slope
Mixteca 2022 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To continue uplifting indigenous Latinx immigrant Brooklynites, provide food security support, vaccine access and information, and advocate for change through community empowerment and educational services. Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Midwood, Prospect Park South, Windsor Terrace

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