Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort descending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Resilience Advocacy Project 2017 $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
Neighbors Together 2017 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize A dynamic soup kitchen, social service provider, and community center committed to ending hunger and poverty in Ocean Hill, Brownsville, and Bedford Stuyvesant since 1982. It provides empowerment and community action programming to organize community members to advocate for policy change, in addition to serving 80,000 meals annually out of its community café. Ocean Hill, Brownsville, Bedford Stuyvesant
JustLeadership USA 2017 $30,000 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
Black Alliance for Just Immigration 2017 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants To fund the organization of a political education session highlighting issues affecting Black immigrant workers—including economic inequality, unemployment, racial discrimination, and the impact of harsh immigration enforcement practices—as well as mobilizing a Black contingent for May Day 2017 that lifts up unique issues facing Black immigrant workers . Boroughwide
New York Immigration Coalition 2017 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For a three-tier response to DACA: policy and advocacy, community engagement and service coordination, including federal and state legislative advocacy, processing DACA renewals, and expanding mental health services for DACA recipients Boroughwide
United Community Centers 2017 $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 2017 $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 Bedford Stuyvesant, Coney Island, Crown Heights, East New York
Youth Advocacy Corps 2017 $25,000 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 East New York, Boroughwide
Neighbors in Action 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets and Justice Community Plus, two of the Center’s holistic, anti-violence and work readiness youth development programs. Crown Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant
Cave Canem 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in 1996 to remedy the under-representation and isolation of black poets, Cave Canem has grown from a gathering of 26 poets to become an influential movement and artistic incubator based in Brooklyn with a high-achieving international fellowship of over 425, and a local workshop community of over 900 poets. Boroughwide
Yemeni American Merchants Association 2018 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants To support a board and staff strategic planning retreat for short-term and long-term activities in light of the Muslim Ban Boroughwide, Bay Ridge
Safe Horizon 2018 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support expansion of services to immigrant victims of gender-based violence as well as increased training for frontline staff at social service agencies who are first responders to immigrants in need. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Defender Services 2018 $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
viBe Theater Experience 2018 $30,000 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
Osborne Association 2018 $35,000 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
H.O.L.L.A (How Our Lives Link Altogether) 2018 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a social justice education, leadership, and organizing program for low income youth of color focused on trauma recovery and healing. Boroughwide
Center for Law and Social Justice 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in Brooklyn in 1985 as a community service unit of Medgar Evers College to serve as an institutional response to pervasive racial injustices, the Center for Law and Social Justice continues pushing for meaningful policy changes to stem the institutionalization of police brutality and systemic racism across New York City. In addition to promoting alternative community policing solutions, it is a leading advocate for the protection and integrity of voting rights and for racial equity in public education. Boroughwide, Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Brownsville
The Black Institute 2018 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants To support the Black Immigrant Forum to be held in Brooklyn on August 28, 2018. The all-day event aims to educate Afro-Caribbean, Afro Latino, and African immigrants on current immigration policies, provide on-site legal consultation/screenings in collaboration with the NYU Immigration Clinic, train participants on "Know Your Rights", and offer referrals to pro-bono services. Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Flatbush
UnLocal 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support legal representation and community legal education in school, workplace, and community settings for undocumented immigrants in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
CASES 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs that divert youth from the criminal justice system by providing education and employment services, behavioral health treatment, service projects, and links to other providers. Bedford Stuyvesant, Coney Island
Active Citizen Project 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For Project EATS, a youth leadership initiative centered at the organization’s community farm that aims to help young people improve the conditions that determine their quality of life and ability to thrive. Brownsville, East New York, Crown Heights
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a youth organizing group that seeks to address racial and educational injustice through a campaign to implement restorative justice practices at a local high school campus. Cypress Hills
Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI) 2018 $35,000 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
exalt 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Since its founding in 2006 in Brooklyn, exalt has worked with over 1200 youth ages 15-19 who have been involved in the criminal justice system. exalt equips youth with tools and experiences to avoid further criminal justice system involvement through structured classes for tangible skill development, individualized support to navigate the education and justice systems, placement in paid internships, and an alumni network of resources. Boroughwide
Catholic Charities Archdiocese New York 2018 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants To provide legal and support services for Central American families impacted by the Federal government's border separation policy Boroughwide
New York Immigration Coalition 2018 $40,000 Advocacy Census 2020 New York Counts 2020 is a broad-based, statewide coalition composed of racial, ethnic, immigrant, religious, health, education, labor, housing, social services, and business groups working in partnership with state and local government officials. The aim is to ensure that New Yorkers across the state—particularly marginalized communities in hard-to-count districts—can fully maximize their participation in the 2020 Census. Boroughwide
Center for NuLeadership 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs that divert neighborhood youth from arrest proceedings by developing pre-arrest diversion options for law-officers. Bedford Stuyvesant
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
Teachers Unite 2018 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For members' work with students and teachers to lead the shift from punitive to transformative justice in NYC public schools. Brownsville, East New York, Bushwick, Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, East Williamsburg, Sunset Park
Churches United For Fair Housing 2018 $35,000 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
Griot Circle 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in 1996 by a group of LGBTQ elders of color living in Brooklyn to address the systemic racial, social, and economic injustices that LGBTQ elders of color experience, GRIOT Circle now offers culturally-sensitive, innovative programming to over 400 members throughout the year, Boroughwide
KIND 2018 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants To provide legal and support services for Central American families impacted by the Federal government's border separation policy Boroughwide
Center for Law and Social Justice 2018 $40,000 Advocacy Census 2020 The NYC Black Leadership Advisory Coalition for Census 2020 (NYC BLAC) is the current focus of the CLSJ’s larger Census Justice 2020 and Redistricting Project. NYC BLAC is a community organizing and education project that aims to engage leaders, activists, and organizations of NYC’s very diverse communities of African descent towards a complete count of their communities in the 2020 Census. Boroughwide, Crown Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Brownsville, East New York
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
Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2018 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For an apprentice program through which teens work under the guidance of skilled professionals and receive mentorship from top horticulturalists and environmental educators. Boroughwide

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