Moving Brooklyn's Nonprofits Forward
Incubator Project: Free Co-Working Space & $5K Grant for Emerging Nonprofits
We’re now accepting applications from early-state nonprofits and community leaders for our Incubator Project in partnership with Brooklyn Creative League.
The program includes 18 months of rent-free co-working space at Brooklyn Creative League for up to 3 staff members or volunteers, as well as a seed grant of $5,000.
Applications are due by Friday, May 10th at 5PM.
RSVP for one of our Incubator Project information sessions to learn more!
- Friday, April 26, 2019 3:00-5:00PM: In-Person Information Session*
- Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:00-1:30PM: Information Session Webinar
$100,000 Spark Prize for Brooklyn Nonprofits
We are pleased to announce the return of our annual $100,000 Spark Prize for Brooklyn nonprofits! We are now accepting online applications through Friday, May 10, 2019.
Any Brooklyn nonprofit organization with an annual operating budget of $350,000 or more and a minimum of five years in operation is invited to apply
Applicants must submit a 1,000-word essay addressing the following criteria:
- Born in Brooklyn: A deep history in Brooklyn and continued commitment to serving the borough.
- Commitment to Equity: Examples of work to advance racial and social justice for all Brooklynites.
- Values Driven: Articulated institutional values that permeate through all aspects of their work.
- Vision for Future: A dynamic vision for the future of their work in Brooklyn and beyond.
We especially encourage organizations that are not current Brooklyn Community Foundation grantees to apply!
Funding & Opportunities
Brooklyn Community Foundation's YOUTH VOICE AWARDS is a youth-led grant making program that sees youth as central players in making decisions around supporting youth-centered and youth-led projects. In partnership with nonprofits and supervising adults, Brooklyn youth can apply for small grants to respond to challenges in their neighborhoods or schools. Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 3rd, 2019. Learn more at https://www.brooklyncommunityfoundation.org/YVA.
Brooklyn Community Foundation supports local immigrant rights efforts through its Immigrant Rights Fund’s Sustained Response and Action Fund grants. Sustained Response: The Foundation has issued a Request for Conversations with immigrant-serving organizations seeking support ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 for organizing, mental health services, community safety, and legal services. Action Fund: Grant requests for up to $2,500 are considered on a rolling basis, and can support civil resistance and organizing efforts—including community-building, public education, action planning, and event logistics. Learn more here.
Coro New York is currently recruiting high school students for its Coro's Participatory Budgeting Youth Fellowship (PBYF) program. PBYF builds the leadership skills of young New Yorkers who are committed to lifting up youth voices and leading change. This paid program offers high school students intensive leadership training, hands-on work experience, and ongoing support to promote greater youth involvement in New York City’s Participatory Budgeting (PB) process, in which City Council members dedicate at least $1 million for local residents as young as eleven to decide how it is spent. Learn more about the program and application here.
The Brooklyn Museum announces its first-ever award for emerging Brooklyn artists. The $25,000 UOVO Prize, named for its sponsor, an NYC-based fine arts storage company, will be awarded annually to an artist living or working in Brooklyn. In addition to the cash award, the selected artist will also receive a solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum and a public installation on the facade of UOVO’s forthcoming Bushwick facility. Scheduled to open in fall 2019, UOVO is expected to be the largest art storage facility in Brooklyn.
Co-Impact is now inviting applications. Co-Impact supports a small number of transformative systems-change initiatives working to bring about significant and enduring improvements in the lives of millions of people in low- and middle-income countries in the Global South. Their second round of grants will focus on Early Childhood Development and Jobs, Skills, and/or Livelihoods. Applications are due before midnight EDT on April 30th.
Through the CRE Rising Fund, expert Community Resource Exchange consultants partner with small nonprofits to complete no-cost consulting engagements. These projects help the selected nonprofits further meet the needs of their target populations. To apply, organizations are asked to define a specific project requiring assistance. This program enables CRE to partner with nonprofits and community-based organizations that do not otherwise have access to our consulting, coaching, and training services. Awardees are selected through a short application process. Apply to the 2019 CRE Rising Fund, click here.
DYCD is excited to announce the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development's first-ever Luis Garden Acosta Bridging Communities mini-grant application, open now through April 22.
Kresge Foundation launches new funding opportunity to improve housing affordability, health outcomes in U.S. cities. Two-year grants of up to $400,000 will support community-led policy and system changes that reduce displacement, segregation, and gentrification; support innovative funding strategies that better connect housing and health sectors; and recognize multi-sectoral partnerships that preserve and increase the supply of stable housing in low-income communities. Applications are open until May 7, 2019.
Resist, a foundation that supports people’s movements for justice and liberation, is accepting applications for their General Support, Multi-Year, Accessibility, and Rapid Response grants. Learn more about the grants and application instructions here.
NoVo is launching The Life Story Grants, a new $10 million, 3-year commitment for programs in the U.S that open exit ramps and close on-ramps to commercial sexual exploitation. These new grants will complement and deepen our longstanding work by funding system-focused strategies that help close on-ramps into commercial sexual exploitation and open exit ramps across six “moments”: housing, medical needs, law enforcement, trauma and mental health, immigration, and systems impacting youth. They are inviting Letters of Inquiry for the new funding opportunity now through April 19, 2019. Details here.
TD Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for its nonprofit employee training program. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to eligible community-based organizations so that employees can attend an approved class/course that enhances their job performance. Learn more here.
The Weinberg Foundation is seeking high-quality capital projects in Maryland, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, rural communities throughout the United States, and the State of Israel. The Foundation will consider capital projects that incorporate evidence-based best practices and provide direct services for low-income and vulnerable populations, including older adults, families, children, and youth. Projects will receive full consideration regardless of the requested grant amount—whether $100,000 or more than $1 million. Learn more here.
J.M. Kaplan Fund is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 edition of The J.M.K. Innovation Prize. The Prize seeks to identify, support, and elevate innovators who are spearheading transformative early-stage projects in the fields of the environment, heritage conservation, and social justice. In 2019, we will award up to ten Prizes, each including a cash award of $150,000 over three years, plus $25,000 for project expenses, for a total award of $175,000. Awardees also receive guidance through the Fund and its resource network, providing trainings and tools for ascendant changemakers. The application deadline is April 30, 2019.
The Pelican Foundation for Creative Education is offering grants of $500 to New York City teachers of all disciplines. They will fund innovative projects for classroom teachers who seek to enhance their classroom lessons with creative activities. Access the application here.
The Youth Open Up! Conference is on April 20th, 2019. Join our Youth Activists at the YWCA Brooklyn from 1-7pm to learn more about youth change making in our community! RSVP.
BREATHE Circles For My Brothas will be holding a four part healing workshop series for men between ages 13-18 at 1000 Dean Street, Suite 307. These events occur every Saturday from April 6th to April 27th. Participants are expected to attend all four sessions. Email email@example.com for more information.
Rebellious Root is excited to launch our inaugural 3-day urban retreat and youth worker institute called “Seeding Possibilities” on May 30-June 1, 2019 in Brooklyn, NY. Deadline to apply: Friday, April 19th. For questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Win $20,000 to start your own business in Brooklyn! Enter Brooklyn Public Library's PowerUP! Business Plan Competition to gain valuable financial and marketing skills, learn from local business mentors, and compete for our biggest cash prize ever to help fund your dream.
BRIC is has announce the third annual BRIC OPEN, an arts and ideas festival. This year’s festival interrogates the possibilities of justice and empathy and creates space to find freedom in self-expression and to witness others in their full humanity. All events are FREE.
All Good Work Foundation is offering donated workspace in for nonprofits and social enterprises across Brooklyn (and Manhattan), including spaces in Red Hook, Sunset Park, Crown Heights, Bushwick, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint. Space includes shared desks or private offices in coworking spaces or business centers for a program fee of $25-$50/person/month. Learn more here.
It’s time to make your block bloom! 25th Annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest. Enter online until June 1. Round up your neighbors and enter your block in Brooklyn’s friendliest competition. The contest is open to all residential and business blocks in Brooklyn. See photos of last year’s winners at bbg.org/greenestblock.
The New Museum's NEW INC is a shared workspace incubator program supporting an interdisciplinary community of 100 people each year. The year-long program runs from September to August and is designed to support creative practitioners as they pursue a sustainable practice or bring new business to life. Individuals and teams of up to four people who work at the intersection of art, design, and technology are invited to apply. Deadline: April 20, 2019 Learn more
Join New York State Senator Zellnor Myrie for these upcoming events:
- Know Your Rights: Tenant Rights. Tuesday, April 23, 6-8pm at CAMBA Home Base 1117 Eastern Parkway.
- Budget Town Hall. Saturday, May 4, 3-5pm at St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf, 260 Eastern Parkway.
- Housing Forum. Thursday, May 9, 7-9pm at St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf, 260 Eastern Parkway.
- Get Civic Minded: Housing Series, Part 2 with Assembly member Diana C. Richardson. Saturday, May 18th, 2-4pm. MS 61, 400 Empire Blvd
BRIC Stoop Share is a subsidized rental program for nonprofit organizations in the BRIC House neighborhood. The BRIC House neighborhood is defined as zip codes 11201, 11205, 11211, 11217, 11238, and 11251.
Maharlika Cleaning Cooperative is a worker-owned business whose mission is to create sustainable, just and healthy workplaces for our community, clients and member-owners. Committed to providing high quality, eco-friendly office cleaning services while creating stable and decent jobs through promotion of democratic decision-making, education and living wages, Maharlika is seeking new clients in in the New York City area.
Spoke the Hub, a multidisciplinary arts center with spaces in Park Slope and Gowanus, offers low-cost rentals for rehearsals, classes, auditions, performances, events, meetings, film screenings, and more. For more information, email Lori Jorgensen: email@example.com.
Executive & Operations
Brooklyn Defender Services - Chief Operations Officer
Brooklyn Defender Services - Chief Technology Officer
Brooklyn Heights Association - Executive Director
Drive Change - Chief Operations Officer
Footsteps - Director of Economic Empowerment
Hook Arts Media - Director of Finance and Operations
New York Immigration Coalition – Senior Grants Associate
The New York Women's Foundation - Junior Accountant and a Vice President of Finance
North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence - Executive Director
Peer Health Exchange (PHE) - Executive Director
Red Hook Initiative – Director of Finance and Administration
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund - Operations Manager
Development & Communications
Brooklyn Youth Chorus - Director of Marketing & Communications
Campaign Against Hunger - Development Director
Communities United for Police Reform - Digital Organizing Strategist
Communities United for Police Reform - Director of Communications
Dancewave - Communications, Marketing & Design Manager
The Door - A Center of Alternatives - Managing Director of Individual Giving
Drive Change - Senior Development Manager
Emma’s Torch – Development Coordinator
Footsteps – Communications Manager
Good Call – Part time Development Manager
Hot Bread Kitchen - Development Associate
iMentor - Director of Development
Immigrant Justice Corps - Development Director
Immigration Equality - Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager
International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region - Associate Director, Digital Strategy
New American Leaders – Development Manager
New York Immigration Coalition – Manager of Development, Individuals and Events
NYC Kids RISE - Director of Communications
YWCA Brooklyn – Director of Philanthropy
YWCA of NYC - Director of Events and Major Giving
Programs & Services
Blue Ridge Labs – Program Assistant
Brooklyn Community Pride Center - Program Manager
Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. - Policy Associate
Foundation for a Just Society - Program Associate, Francophone West Africa
Heights and Hills – Case Manger
Immigrant Justice Corps - Administrative Assistant
Mothers Out Front - New York State Organizing Manager (Remote)
New York City Council 34th District - Community liaison / community organizer
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund - Legal Director
UNICEF - Manager, Humanitarian Response
University Settlement Society of NY and The Door - Grants Officer
U.S. Census Bureau – Administrative Manager
U.S. Census Bureau – Area Census Office Manager
U.S. Census Bureau - Information Technology Manager
U.S. Census Bureau – Lead Census Field Manager
U.S. Census Bureau – Recruiting Manager
Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB) - Co-op Preservation Project Associate (Bilingual)
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