Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort ascending Project Description Neighborhoods
Flatbush Development Corporation 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant Flatbush Development Corporation’s Flatbush Tenant Coalition organizes older adults across 300 buildings in Central Brooklyn, with a focus on educating the community on housing laws and tenants’ rights, advocating for policy change, and expanding access to entitlements and benefits. Flatbush, Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
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
GRIOT Circle 2020 $45,000 Brooklyn Elders Fund Brooklyn Elders Fund Grant GRIOT Circle works to ensure that all LGBTQ+ elders of color experience a just and abundant quality of life through a variety of services within its adult daycare programs, monthly social and support groups, and outreach to homebound seniors—as well as through partnerships with other eldercare organizations to increase their competency of care around race, gender, sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS, and sexual health. Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Crown Heights, Brownsville, 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 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
Faith in New York 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support Prophetic Leadership School that will train local leaders for grassroots campaigns to change policies around mass deportation and mass incarceration. Boroughwide
Documented 2020 $30,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To provide a dedicated source of constant and accurate reporting via various platforms on the immigration systems' impact on local communities. 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
Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Services 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To create a network of service providers for more than 8,000 Bangladeshi clients a year to address domestic violence, mental health, and other health services in addition to housing, legal, and education support services. East New York, City Line
Families for Freedom 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To provide outreach and political education to communities most at risk of detention and deportation, especially long-term resident green card holders with nonviolent criminal convictions. Boroughwide
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
Families for Freedom 2020 $30,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support organizing and advocacy fighting deportations and unjust immigration policies. Boroughwide
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
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
Mixteca 2021 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants 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
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
Freedom to Thrive 2020 $30,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support a network of national and local immigrant rights groups organizing to end punishment-based criminal and immigration systems. Boroughwide
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
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
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project 2021 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To provide support, direct services, and community for LGBTQIA+ individuals currently in, recently released from, or at risk of entering immigration detention. 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
New Sanctuary Coalition 2020 $30,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To provide pro se immigration clinic, volunteer accompaniment for ICE check-ins, anti-detention work, and community organizing and advocacy. 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
Atlas:DIY 2017 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support increased organizational capacity to meet the legal, social service, and advocacy needs of New York City’s young immigrants Sunset Park, Boroughwide
Brandworkers 2019 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the transformative power and leadership of Brooklyn’s immigrant local food production industry workers. Boroughwide
Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees 2021 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support Haitian refugees’ access to Temporary Protected Status through education, community organizing, leadership development, collective action, and advocacy. Boroughwide
Documented 2019 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the nonprofit news site solely devoted to covering New York City’s immigrants and the policies that affect their lives. Boroughwide
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project 2020 $30,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To provide legal support, social services, and advocacy organizing for LGBTQIA+ persons recently release from immigration detention. Boroughwide
Bangladeshi American Community Development & Youth Services 2019 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support coalition building efforts to strengthen organizational capacity and to build networks and working groups to better serve the diverse, complex needs of the growing Bangladeshi immigrant community Cypress Hills, East New York
Brandworkers 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the transformative power and leadership of Brooklyn’s immigrant food production industry workers Boroughwide
Center for Family Life 2019 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For the Sanctuary Families Project, which supports Sunset Park immigrant parents at risk of deportation and mobilizes local Brooklyn community member allies to create long-term guardianship and child care plans for immigrant children living in Brooklyn. Sunset Park
Workers Justice Project 2021 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants 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
Surveillance Technology Oversight Project 2020 $30,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To end excessive local and state-level surveillance of Muslim Americans, immigrants, and communities of color. Boroughwide
Galapagos Center for New Americans 2019 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the launch of the Welcoming Immigrant Families Program, a program designed to assist immigrant families who have recently been released from detention and are settling in New York City through a series of workshops and support circles Boroughwide
Center for Family Life 2017 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For the Sanctuary Families Project at Center for Family Life (CFL), which supports immigrant parents at risk of deportation and mobilizes community allies to create long-term child care plans for children remaining in the United States. CFL will work with up to 100 immigrant families in Sunset Park and will recruit, train and certify a cohort of neighborhood-based kinship and foster parents who will be prepared to serve as sanctuary families for children. Funding will also support a partnership with the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) to develop and distribute 1,000 “Visual Guardianship Guides” that illustrate guardianship choices for immigrant families. Sunset Park

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