Brooklyn Accelerator News – Announcing Our Crown Heights Grant Program!

August 5, 2015

Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

New Resident-Led Grantmaking Program for Crown Heights 

Brooklyn Community Foundation wants to invest $100,000 in Crown Heights this year—and local residents are deciding where the funds will go.

Funds will be distributed through the Crown Heights Grants Program of our Neighborhood Strength initiativea resident-led grantmaking model, starting in our home of Crown Heights and informed by the expertise of local stakeholders.

Grants will support advocacy and organizing projects by Crown Heights nonprofits, community groups, and community residents working in four areas:

  • Housing Rights
  • Cross Cultural Learning & Relationship Building
  • Youth Opportunities
  • Transparent and Accountable Policing

View complete grant guidelines and application here.

Nonprofits and unincorporated groups can apply for grants between $10,000 − $25,000; residents can apply for grants between $5,000 − $10,000. 

Proposals must be submitted by Wednesday, September 23, 2015, and will be vetted by our Crown Heights Advisory Council in partnership with Foundation staff. Grants will be announced this November.

Opportunities & Funding

Leading with Conviction is a 12-month training program for formerly incarcerated mid-senior level leaders with a specific and proven track record in advocacy and community organizing. Register here through September 15.

We Are All Brooklyn(WAAB)seeks emerging leaders working for community, faith-based, government, or nonprofit organizations for its 10-month leadership development fellowship. Apply here through mid-August.

Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network is a coalition of tenants, homeowners, block associations, anti-police brutality groups, legal and grassroots organizations working to end the gentrification and displacement of low to middle income residents. Get involved here.

Young Women Rock! seeks mentors for the upcoming school year. The curriculum-based weekly program empowers girls ages 14-18 to discover and fulfill their potential. Sign up to mentor in Brooklyn beginning this fall.

Around Brooklyn

The Black Social Change Survey seeks to map Black-led community organizations, grassroots groups, activism projects, churches, fraternities, sororities, schools and more across the country. Complete this survey to help make the case for supporting Black leaders and organizations in their efforts to build healthy and strong communities.

FiveMyles Gallery in Crown Heights will host two more outdoor performances this summer: On Griffin Alley on August 9 at 7pm and Ginseng and Juice on August 15 at 4pm. Details here.

The Commons Brooklyn hosts "The Ecology of a Police State", on August 6 at 7:30pm. A member of the Prison Ecology Project will discuss its intersectional work in environmental and incarceration issues, as well as screen excerpts from several films on the topics. 

Employment Listings

CAC Director of Operations - Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

Senior Director of External Affairs - Bottom Line

Community Engagement/Public Programs Manager - BRIC

Education Manager, Youth Media - BRIC

Program Coordinator - Bridge Street Development Corporation

Vice President, Economic Development - Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Public Relations Manager - Brooklyn Community Services

Director of Development and Communications - Brooklyn Kindergarten Society

Executive Director of Workforce Development - Brooklyn Navy Yard

Human Resources Manager - Brooklyn Navy Yard

Youth Worker - Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

Coordinator of Youth Engagement - The Door - A Center of Alternatives

Content & Community Engagement Manager - Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Executive Director - Educators 4 Excellence

Outreach Director - Educators 4 Excellence

Community School Director - El Puente

VOCA Grantwriter - Equal Justice USA

Director of Finance - Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

Director of Policy, Advocacy and Research - Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

Executive Director - FIERCE!

Director of Development - GallopNYC

Development & Communications Coordinator - Fifth Avenue Committee

Education Specialist, Boys & Girls High School - Good Shepherd Services

Development & Communications Associate - Green City Force

Farm Operations Specialist - Green City Force

Associate Director of Volunteer Services - Habitat for Humanity NYC

HeartMob Program Coordinator - Hollaback!

IT Assistant - Make The Road New York

Development & Communications Assistant - Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT)

Managing Director - NonProfit Help Desk

Director, Individual Major Giving - New York Women's Foundation

Program Officer - New York Women's Foundation

Employment Coordinator - Red Hook Initiative Center

High School Program Manager - Red Hook Initiative Center

College Retention Specialist - Red Hook Initative Center

Office Coordinator - Repair the World

Development Manager - Row New York

Development Writer and Grants Manager - South Asian Youth Action

Director of Individual Giving - St. Ann's Warehouse

Administrative Coordinator - STEM From Dance

Lead Organizer - Worker's Justice Project


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