Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort descending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Genspace NYC 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a STEAM youth development internship program where youth gain hands-on experience to learn, create, and grow with the life sciences. Sunset Park
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
GrowHouse NYC 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
Housing Plus 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support justice-involved women in an alternative-to-detention program that provides community-based housing and comprehensive services to help them overcome poverty, homelessness, and the effects of incarceration, and build stable lives. The program also seeks to reunite and reconnect parents and caregivers with children in foster care, and to prevent separation in as many families as possible. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Canarsie, Crown Heights, East New York, Flatbush
Street Vendor Project 2022 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund To provide political education and leadership training for vendors to mobilize campaigns for social justice and economic opportunity. Boroughwide
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
Jews for Racial & Economic Justice 2022 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant Caring Majority Coalition organizes older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers, and home health workers to ensure that all Brooklynites have access to covered long-term care that prioritizes racial and gender justice as well as age justice, and invests in the home care workforce for quality, family sustaining jobs. Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Crown Heights, Boroughwide, Citywide
Girl Be Heard 2022 $45,000 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
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
Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
Lantern Community Services 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To provide comprehensive harm reduction services to improve the overall quality of life for clients, including at two supportive housing sites in Brooklyn that serve formerly unhoused residents living with chronic illnesses such as HIV/AIDS and/or diagnosed mental health conditions. Staff also provide Naloxone training and kits and overdose prevention education to residents. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville
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
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
Release Aging People in Prison Campaign 2022 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To organize older adults both in prison and in the community to bring systemic change to the parole process, advocating for fair and timely parole and an end to death by incarceration, so that they can positively influence the Brooklyn communities they once harmed. Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Boroughwide, Citywide
Good Call NYC 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the launch of a technology-enabled hotline in Brooklyn to provide immediate legal support in case of arrest, and to hire Brooklyn youth who have benefited from the program as organizers. Boroughwide
Urban Youth Collaborative 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a coalition focused on the advancement of school discipline reform through legislation aimed at reducing racial disparities and significantly limiting the use of suspensions. Boroughwide
CABS Health Network 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support older adults, especially BIPOC, Latinx, and immigrant residents, providing homecare services and training home health aides, expanding access to food and vaccines, raising awareness on scams and abuse, providing education on nutrition and mobility, collaborating with local doctors to track service success and client health outcomes, and more. Boroughwide
Arab-American Family Support Center 2023 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) has provided culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed social services to low-income immigrants and refugees in New York City since 1994. AAFSC's services promote mental and physical well-being, prevent child abuse and work to end gender-based violence, provide the tools for learners of every age to succeed, and uplift the voices and needs of under-represented communities. Their programs include adult education, youth enrichment, mental health counseling, domestic violence support, health insurance enrollment and education, legal services, and more. In addition to offering direct services, the AAFSC Research Institute is a trusted source for information and publications on the voices and experiences of Arab, Middle Eastern, North African, Muslim, and South Asian (AMENAMSA) communities. Their staff speak over 30 languages, enabling them to serve populations that mainstream providers struggle to reach.  Boroughwide, Cobble Hill, Downtown
Heights and Hills 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To hire more bilingual staff and expand their caregiver support programming, access to referral and respite services, home visit volunteer program, and older adult center services that holistically promote aging in place and social support to prevent isolation. Boroughwide
Kings Against Violence Initiative 2023 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI) was founded in 2009 by Dr. Robert Gore, an Emergency Room physician who felt compelled to address the rising incidence of violence among youth in Central Brooklyn. KAVI works to prevent and eliminate interpersonal violence from the lives of young people through social justice advocacy, peer leadership, and community mobilization in hospitals, schools, and community settings. Through community and school programs, they serve over 300 youth annually, and have helped hundreds of youth overcome a history of violence and behavioral issues to graduate from high school and attend college. Through their hospital program, they engage and support over 750 patients each year and have reduced hospital recidivism rates by over 75% percent by providing up to a year of follow-up support and care for youth patients admitted with assault-related injuries. Bedford Stuyvesant, East Flatbush, Crown Heights, Flatbush, Brownsville
The YWCA of Brooklyn 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To expand aging in place programming for older adults living in YWCA housing, supporting independent living skills, medical needs, and end-of-life preparation for residents, many of whom are women of color that have experienced gender-based violence, racism, homelessness, and poverty. Boroughwide
Mixteca 2023 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Mixteca Organization was established in 2000 in Sunset Park to address critical needs in health care, mental health, education, social and legal issues facing the growing Mexican and Latin American immigrant community in Brooklyn. In 2016, in response to the increasingly hostile, anti-immigrant political climate, Mixteca increased efforts to provide information, support, and build a grassroots advocacy group led by staff, volunteers, and Promotoras (community advocates). During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mixteca was among the first to respond and provide emergency relief to the Latinx and Indigenous immigrant community, providing a lifeline to the disproportionately impacted undocumented immigrant community who were largely excluded from federal and state aid. Sunset Park
Bloom Again Brooklyn 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support programming that provides older Brooklynites with upcycled flowers on a weekly basis, which requires purchasing and securing refrigerators for flower arrangements, hiring drivers, and buying permanent transportation vehicles. Boroughwide
STEM From Dance 2023 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize STEM From Dance was founded in Brooklyn in 2012 to empower girls of color with the know-how, experience, and confidence to dream big in STEM—all through the power of dance. STEM from Dance offers programs for girls of color ages 10-18: afterschool residencies in partnership with NYC Title I schools, and Girls Rise Up, an intensive three-week summer program. Through both programs, girls learn the fundamentals of dance and technology and use technology to create unique, engaging choreographed dances. Participants learn how to use circuits to create outfits that light up with their dancing, code drones to dance alongside them, code a brand-new song to dance to, and more. Boroughwide
Breaking Ground 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To expand their Aging Services Department that serves clients over the age of 50 who have experienced homelessness, providing wraparound services that include case management, securing housing and entitlements, assessing benefits (Medicaid and SNAP), assisting with applications, and more. Boroughwide
Workers Justice Project 2023 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Workers Justice Project (WJP) is a New York City workers’ rights hub that has been spearheading new ways of labor organizing and empowering workers to gain a voice in the workplace since 2010. WJP is building a diverse membership base and developing the skills of worker leaders who understand the connection between the barriers they face and systemic racism, while providing Spanish-language services, training and organizing. WJP has created over 5,000 construction and house cleaning jobs in the past five years that have resulted in $4.9 million in salaries. Additional achievements include securing six landmark policies to “Deliver Justice'' for 65,000 app-based delivery workers in 2021, and distributing $2.5 million in cash relief to essential workers and excluded workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Williamsburg, Bushwick, Sunset Park
Bridge Street Development Corporation 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To engage traditionally underserved low-income and immigrant older adults at the Quincy Senior Residences, pairing affordable housing with comprehensive services for general and mental healthcare, decreased isolation, early intervention, financial literacy, estate planning, stigma-reducing education, tenant advocacy, and more. Bedford Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Crown Heights North, Crown Heights South, Fort Greene
Brooklyn Community Pride Center 2023 $5,000 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support programming that empowers LGBTQIA+ youth to make positive choices around substance use via counseling, support groups, and participating in the Lighthouse Learning Collective, a group which engages LGBTQIA+ service providers and harm reduction organizations. Boroughwide
CaringKind 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To expand support and research for dementia-related care, promote early Alzheimer’s and dementia screenings for older adults (especially Black and Latinx older adults who face a higher dementia risk than their white counterparts), and expand internal services and programs such as their evidence-based peer Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Program. Boroughwide
JMAC for Families 2023 $5,000 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support harm reduction efforts and advocacy for birthing people who use substances, including working on the Informed Consent BIll (4285A), which would require NY hospitals to obtain consent from pregnant and birthing patients before drug testing them and their babies. Boroughwide
Council of Peoples Organization 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant Engaging Muslim, Arab, and South Asian older adults with a culturally competent food pantry and Meals on Wheels program (including Halal options) that support isolated community members, immigration legal services, health insurance and benefits screening and enrollments, civics classes, domestic violence prevention, an older adult center, and more. Midwood
The Hannah Legacy 2023 $5,000 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support holistic harm reduction programming including overdose education, counseling, referrals to treatment for infectious diseases and substance use disorders, distribution of opioid overdose reversal medications, and more. Boroughwide
Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant Advocating for incarcerated older adults — some of whom are the oldest and sickest people incarcerated in New York State — to have a more meaningful parole review process and the opportunity to be considered for parole release, campaigning for the proposed Elder Parole and Fair and Timely Parole Bills. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) 2023 $25,000 Fishman Family Fund for Economic Opportunity To support workforce development programming that connects low- and moderate-income people with living wage employment opportunities in commercial driving, film and television production and post-production, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), Information and Communications Technology (ICT), woodworking, and tech industries. Boroughwide
The Doula Program 2023 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support increased and more diverse staffing for outreach, administration, and coordination to make training for end-of-life doula volunteers more diverse, as well as to hire an additional social worker to support its new referring model that recognizes and addresses the unique experiences of Black older adults who are nearing the end of their lives. Boroughwide