Brooklyn Accelerator News: Work with Us!

July 21, 2016

Moving Brooklyn's Nonprofits Forward

News from Brooklyn Community Foundation

Work with Us! 

We are currently seeking applicants for an Administrative Assistant position and our new Neighborhood Strength Fellowship.

The Administrative Assistant position is an outstanding opportunity for someone early in their career to gain experience in all aspects of community philanthropy and foundation operations. 

The Neighborhood Strength Fellowship seeks residents of Crown Heights and Sunset Park to help fund solutions to key local issues. Applications are due August 1 for Crown Heights and September 1 for Sunset Park. Fellows will receive a $1200 stipend for the 8-month project. Seniors and youth are encouraged to apply. 

Gathering Our Community for Healing and Action

In response to the unceasing assaults on black women and men across our country, we invited all of our grantees to join in a circle for reflection last Friday morning. THANK YOU to everyone who attended and shared their ideas for how the Foundation can support your working going forward.

New RFP for NYC Girls of Color Fund

The NYC Fund For Girls and Young Women of Color, of which the Foundation is a member, is pleased to announce a Fall 2016 Request For Proposals.

The Fund seeks proposals around young women’s voice and leadership and advancing systemic shifts. An Information Session is scheduled for Thursday, July 21 at 3pm. The deadline for submitting proposals is August 14 at 11:59pm.


The Macquarie Group Foundation’s David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowships are presented biennially to leaders of non-profit organizations in Australia, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and selected US cities (New York, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia). Recipients will receive a $20,000 grant payable to their organization to cover airfares, accommodation and other costs associated with the fellowship. Applications close on September 9.

Brooklyn Arts Council invites individual artists, collectives, and small nonprofit organizations to apply for up to $5,000 to support artistic or cultural projects taking place across Brooklyn in 2017. Applications for Community Arts Grants are due September 21.

The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation is taking applications for funding under its Arts and Social Justice Initiative for 2017. During its first year, the Initiative provided support in the range of $2,500 to $100,000. Read more and apply by September 15 here.

The Pollination Project seeks to award seed grants of $1,000 to projects in the early stages of development, including those that promote compassion toward all life (people, planet, animals), environmental sustainability, justice in all its forms, community health and wellness, and social change-oriented arts and culture. RFPs are accepted on a rolling basis. 

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. Please visit their website for more details.

Exit 9 Gift Emporium seeks nonprofit recipients and business contributors to participate in their Tuesdays for Good program. 5% of all sales from each Tuesday will be donated to a selected organization. In addition, if a customer mentions the nonprofit at checkout, then he or she will receive a 5% discount on their entire purchase. Visit the Exit 9 website for further details.


The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies seeks applicants for it's fall 2016 Faith and Justice Fellowship Program. This is a year-long fellowship for faith leaders from the interfaith community who want to make a positive difference in the lives of those who call New York City home. Fellows are paid a stipend of $5,000 and the faith/community institution they work with is paid a $2,500 stipend for their support. Apply here by July 31.

The Center for Urban Pedagogy is looking for community and advocacy organizations to participate in Making Policy Public 2017. Organizations must be working to address policy issues that need visual explanation, and where the lack of understanding of this issue is leading to social injustice. Learn more and apply here by August 29.

Mark your calendar for the New York City Youth Summit for Restorative Justice at The James Baldwin School, November 4-5. Join young leaders and restorative practitioners from around the city for a series of panels, presentations and workshops. For more information, visit Restorative Justice Initiative's website.

Be More America, a member of our Brooklyn Accelerator Incubator Project, offers affordable training for mission-driven organizations to understand unconscious bias, its causes, its impacts on business decision-making, and specific tools to reduce it. No matter your service, field, experience or industry, you can step up to the challenge of reducing your unconscious bias. For more information, visit Be More's website.

Around Brooklyn

Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets will host a Youth Forum on July 22 from 3-4:30pm at 267 Kingston Avenue. Join the conversation with Marlon Peterson on gun violence and police violence in America. Teens and young adults are encouraged to attend in person or livestream the event on Periscope (@marlon_79) and Facebook Live ('Marlon Precedent Peterson' or 'Y.O. S.O.S.'). RSVP to

Wire The Wise hosts an Intergenerational Tech Meetup at St. John's Recreation Center on July 24 from 11:30am-1:00pm. Seniors can get free one-on-one help from young professionals with their devices, or try something new. Details and registration here.

The LIU Brooklyn Counseling Alumni Association invites the Brooklyn community to a Police-Community Relations Panel Discussion on July 27 from 6-8pm at Brooklyn Community Foundation. This is an opportunity for your voice to be heard amongst community organizers, as well as obtaining resources/skills for your mental well-being when these incidents occur. RSVP here.

Employment Listings

Executive & Operations 

Executive Director - Atlas: DIY

President - Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Deputy Director - Center for Anti-Violence Education

Finance Associate - Brooklyn Arts Council  

Finance & Operations Associate - Global Health Corps

Finance Manager - Red Hook Initiative

Accounting Manager - Social Science Research Council

Development & Communications

Director of Communications - ArtPlace America

Development Director - Center for Anti-Violence Education  

Director of Development and Communications - Cool Culture

Individual Giving Program Initiator - Street Vendor Project


Deputy Director - Programming Initiatives - BRIC

VP of Education and Community Engagement - Brooklyn Academy of Music

Grants and Services Coordinator - Brooklyn Arts Council

Program Director, Health Home - CAMBA

Case Coordinator - Common Justice

Outreach Coordinator - Common Justice

Men's Empowerment Coordinator - Crown Heights Community Mediation Center

Government Contract Manager - Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families

Director of Programs - Girls for Gender Equity

Program Director - LIFT-New York

Political and Legislative Director - NYC Communities for Change

Executive/Artistic Director - Performance Space 122

Program Assistant - Propel Capital

Employment Coordinator - Red Hook Initiative

Program Director, Education Center - Turning Point Brooklyn


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