Brooklyn Accelerator - January News for Nonprofits

January 22, 2016


News from Brooklyn Community Foundation

Youth Voice Awards: Applications due February 17th

In partnership with nonprofits and supervising adults, Brooklyn youth can apply now through Wednesday, February 17th for small grants that respond to challenges in their neighborhoods or schools. 

View and download the application here. This is our first ever youth-led grantmaking program, led by members of our Brooklyn Youth Fellowship.

Learn More: Nonprofits are invited to participate in a Call-In Q&A on February 3rd at noon and interested youth can attend an Open House on February 15th from 12-3PM. For more information or to RSVP, email

Last Call for 2016 Impact Awards Nominations

Nominations for the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy's 2016 Impact Awards are due by Friday, January 22nd. Submit up to 10 foundations to be recognized for exemplary grantmaking, leadership in funding social change strategies, and commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Brooklyn Community Foundation received NCRP's 2015 Impact Award in the category of grantmaking public charity. 

Opportunities & Funding 

Atlas:DIY is offering a space in its office for a small or new nonprofit seeking incubation for a 4 to 6 month period beginning February 1, 2016. The low-cost space in Sunset Park includes weekly incubating sessions with ED Lauren Burke, meeting/presentation space, and more. Email for more information.

Slate Property Group seeks artists and organizations living in North Brooklyn to apply for up to $10,000 to support projects or cultural events in their communities, including Park Slope, Gowanus, Crown Heights and more. Apply by January 24, 2016.

U.S. Soccer Foundation will award grants of up to $50,000 for its Safe Places to Play program. The funds will build or enhance soccer fields in urban neighborhoods. Letters of inquiry are due January 29, 2016.

New York Foundation for the Arts is accepting applications for its 2016 Artists' Fellowships. The program is intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, regardless of the level of his or her artistic development. Apply by January 28, 2016.

MTA Arts & Design seeks submissions from artists to create public pieces for four subway stations on the Culver Line (F). Apply by February 10, 2016.

The Pelican Foundation for Creative Education provides grants to middle and high school teachers for innovative projects that can bring valuable enrichment opportunities to students.

The Municipal Art Society of New York provides free community engagement coaching and workshops for nonprofit organizations in partnership with the NYC Department of Small Business Services. To request this program and view guidelines, apply here.


Around Brooklyn

Green City Force is recruiting service-minded agricultural enthusiasts for its 10-month Winter 2016 Urban Farm Corps. Eligible participants will receive a bi-weekly stipend, monthly Metrocard, professional culinary training, job placement assistance and an education award through AmeriCorp. For more information, email

The NYC Department of Finance and the NYC Tax Commission are hosting "Notice of Property Value Workshop" on February 10, 2016 from 6- 8PM at the Brooklyn Borough Hall Court Room at 209 Joralemon Street. Property owners can ask questions about their property's value and learn how to value units within their buildings.

Brooklyn FoodWorks simplifies food entrepreneurship by combining access to a 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art commercial kitchen facility with a comprehensive business development program for culinary entrepreneurs in Bed-Stuy’s dynamic Pfizer building. Contact Ilyssa or visit to learn more.

The Anti-Racist Alliance invites you to participate in the monthly Nonprofit Executive Undoing Racism series, which provides support and guidance for leaders to grapple with promoting anti-racism within organizations and the sector at large. The next meeting is February 1, 2016 from 12-2PM at JBFS, 135 West 50th Street, 6th fl. Social Justice Trainer Nayantara Sen will facilitate. RSVP to

Employment Listings 


Manager, Finance and Accounting - StoryCorps

Executive Director, New York - Educators 4 Excellence 


Development & Communications

Development Director - Brooklyn Arts Council

Marketing and Communications Manager - Brooklyn Arts Council  

Fundraising and Evaluation Associate - Brooklyn Workforce Innovations

Deputy Director of Development - Center for Popular Democracy

Director of Development - Cool Culture

Events Manager - Edible Schoolyard NYC

Grant Writer - Girls for Gender Equity

Director of Development and Organizational Advancement - JustLeadershipUSA



Hip Hop Teaching Artist - Art Start

Director, Records Management/Archivist - Brooklyn Navy Yard

Program Assistant - Brooklyn Navy Yard

Community Gardens Organizer - East New York Farms

Youth Farm Manager - East New York Farms

Pink Houses Farm Manager - East New York Farms

Cop Watch Alliance Coordinator - Peoples' Justice

Anti-Harrassment Tenant Protection Program Coordinator - Urban Justice Center


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