Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amountsort ascending Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Drive Change 2021 $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
Fifth Avenue Committee 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership and advocacy program for NYCHA youth. Gowanus, Red Hook
The Brownsville Partnership 2021 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support programs that engage, empower, and employ residents across the age spectrum on issues of housing, public space, community infrastructure, and economic development. Brownsville
UPROSE 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For community organizing, public education, and leadership programs for youth that advance environmental sustainability and resiliency. Sunset Park, South Slope, Gowanus
Young New Yorkers 2020 $45,000 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
Churches United For Fair Housing 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For youth development programming focused on housing-related issues and other challenges impacting low-income communities of color. Bushwick
Green Guerillas 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a youth-driven training program that creates a pathway to employment and leadership within the food justice movement through skill-building workshops, and engagement with community gardeners and urban farms and leaders in the food justice movement. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville, East New York, Crown Heights, Flatbush
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
Fifth Avenue Committee 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership and advocacy program for NYCHA youth. Gowanus, Red Hook
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
Flex Dance Program 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a Flex Dance and creative mentorship program aimed at reducing the likelihood of recidivism and re-entry for young people in secure detention centers. Boroughwide
Global Action Project 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For an intersectional youth organizing and activism program that uses media and storytelling to help young people, specifically immigrant and LGBTQ youth, advocate for themselves and their communities. Boroughwide
Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership 2021 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To increase economic and physical accessibility of local businesses and green spaces as well as support age-friendly advocacy days, socialization and active events, and political education. Bedford Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Fort Greene
viBe Theater Experience 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support programming that engages girls and young women of color to write, create, publish, direct, and perform personal collaborative theater and music. Boroughwide
Youth Represent 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support direct legal representation and workshops for system-involved youth who face employment discrimination, school suspension, summonses, and other criminal and civil legal issues. Boroughwide
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
Red Hook Initiative 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support an initiative that promotes social and economic justice in Red Hook while cultivating local leadership and strengthening the future of youth development through academic support, leadership training, part-time employment, college guidance, emotional health support, opportunities, and services that prepare youths for a self-sufficient, civically-active adulthood. Red Hook
Common Justice 2018 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a victim-service and alternative-to-incarceration program based on restorative justice principles that works with young people who commit violent felonies and those they harm. Boroughwide
Girl Be Heard 2021 $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
Lineage Project 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For mindfulness and yoga programs for incarcerated and highly-vulnerable young people, including those in living in secure and non-secure detention facilities, as well as a Brooklyn-based program for young people on probation. Boroughwide
Youth Advocacy Corps 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support YAC’s core youth advocacy programs: the Youth Advocacy Summer Institute and Mental Health Awareness Project. Boroughwide, East New York
Global Kids 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For after-school programming that aims to increase exposure to local and international human rights and social justice issues. Boroughwide
UHAB (Urban Homesteading Assistance, U-hab Inc.) 2021 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To support intergenerational tenant organizing, provide administrative support and offer educational opportunities to allow long-term residents of color to age in place in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods. Brownsville, Crown Heights, East New York
Youth Advocacy Corps 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support YAC’s core youth advocacy programs: the Youth Advocacy Summer Institute and Mental Health Awareness Project. Boroughwide, East New York
Arab American Association of New York 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership fellowship for Arab and Muslim youth that provides resources and tools to address advocacy issues including immigration, police accountability, and racial justice. Boroughwide, Bay Ridge
FUREE 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership and advocacy program for NYCHA youth. Gowanus, Red Hook
Sadie Nash Leadership Project 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support programs that engage youth of color and their experiences to discuss race, identity, power, and privilege, and to build community, critical consciousness, and college and career readiness. Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Flatbush, East New York, Canarsie, Brownsville
United Community Centers 2019 $45,000 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
Girls for Gender Equity 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To advance advocacy strategies led by girls and young women of color and gender expansive youth of color focused on issues including gender based violence, sexism, and racism. Boroughwide
Osborne Association 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support programs for children of incarcerated parents as well as a council that engages young people impacted by incarceration to develop campaigns around issues affecting their lives and communities. Boroughwide
Youth Justice Network 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
Girl Be Heard 2020 $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
United Chinese Association of Brooklyn 2021 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant To provide cultural activities, food, crafts and games, English and naturalization classes, and social assistance for older east-Asian immigrants while combating anti-Asian violence and addressing community safety concerns. Southwest Brooklyn
BRIC Arts Media 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the enrollment of court-involved youth in the Project Re-Direct media apprenticeship program, a pilot alternative-to-incarceration initiative between BRIC and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. Boroughwide
Arab-American Family Support Center 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs that strengthen Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian immigrant youth’s academic achievement, creative expression and healthy behaviors. Boroughwide

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