June Brooklyn Accelerator News: Invest in Youth Grant Program | Upcoming Events | Job Openings + More

June 21, 2017

Moving Brooklyn's Nonprofits Forward

Grant Opportunities!

Invest in Youth Grant Program 


We are now accepting Letters of Inquiry for our 2017-18 Invest in Youth Grant Program. Last year, we awarded more than $1.9 million to 60 youth-serving nonprofits in the areas of Youth Leadership, Youth Justice, and Immigrant Youth.

The LOI submission deadline for organizations not currently funded through Invest in Youth is July 7 at 11:59PM. Grants will range between $20,000 − $50,000, with the majority of grantees receiving general operating support. All organizations not based in Brooklyn must apply for program support for their Brooklyn-based work. 

How to Apply 

Letters of Inquiry must be submitted through our online form. Get started.

Information Session

Join us Monday, June 26* from 11am - 12pm for an application clinic and information session with our Program team. Advance registration is required, and we ask that only one representative per organization attend. Register here.

*If you are unable to attend in person, the session will also be streamed on the Foundation's Facebook page

Other Funders & Opportunities 

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

The Open Society Foundations is currently accepting applications for their Leadership in Government Fellowships program. This program is intended for senior-level government officials and staff in the United States who have recently left public service. Fellows will receive funding in the general range of $90,000 to $130,000. Applications are due June 25.

The Mario Savio Young Activist Award invites nominations for this year’s $6000 prize, to be divided equally between the winner and their organization. The award is presented to a young person (or persons) between the ages of 18-26 with a deep commitment to human rights and social justice and a proven ability to transform this commitment into effective action. Nominations are due July 1.  

JRM Construction Management is accepting proposals for its 2018 Community Impact Grants program. JRM will award three grants of up to $25,000 to nonprofits that work within three areas: health, education and/or youth services, and housing and food security. To be eligible, projects must take place in New York City, Westchester County, or Long Island. The deadline to submit proposals is September 1.

Eileen Fisher, a fashion retailer, is accepting applications for its Activating Leadership program. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to nonprofits working towards activating leadership qualities in women and girls. Applications are due June 30.

The NYU Center for K12 STEM Education is offering a series of week-long workshops for a six-week period, starting July 10 for middle school students. Nonprofits are invited to bring cohorts.  

The Stonewall Community Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for its 2017 Quarter Share Grant Cycle. A one-year general operating support grant of $14,000 will be awarded to assist an LGBTQ organization. To be eligible, applicant organizations or sponsored projects must priorities LGBTQ people, not exceed $750,000 in total operating expenses for the current fiscal year, focus on the five boroughs of NYC or neighborhoods therein, and have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

Civic Hall Labs is accepting applications from public interest organizations for its 2017 pro bono tech program. Delta.NYC brings together teams of digital professionals to execute pro bono projects for public interest organizations working towards a more equitable, just, and democratic society. Deadline for applications is July 5.

DRUM YouthPower! Is looking for South Asian and Indo-Caribbean youth ages 14-21 for its 17th annual leadership development program. The internship will run 3 days a week for approximately 4 hours a day. The internship takes place from July 10 – August 19. The deadline for applications is June 23.

The Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations is currently accepting proposals from non-Unitarian Universalist groups for community organizing campaigns that have an active focused campaign to create systematic change for those who have been disenfranchised and excluded from resources, power, and the right to determination. The maximum grant award is $15,000, and most grants will range from $6,000 and $8,000.

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is accepting applications for Our Town, a creative placemaking grants program. The program offers supports for subjects in two areas. Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects’ matching grants range from $25,000 to $200,000. The second area, Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking’s matching grants range from $25,000 to $100,000.

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.

Robin Hood Foundation has opened the application period for the second year of its Grant Readiness and Insights Training program. GRIT teaches non-profit leaders how to obtain support from results-driven funders like Robin Hood. GRIT applications are due on August 1st. The program will run from October 4 - December 13.

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, D.C. offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute. Apply by September 8 for the Fall 2017 Internship.

Join Information for Action, a community platform that connects what Brooklyn nonprofits need -- like volunteers, donations, or attendees at an event - to online news and articles. When someone reads about an issue you address on news sites like the New York Times, they'll get an alert about your programs and can take action when it matters. Apply to be part of the launch at www.informationforaction.org.

Around Brooklyn 

2017 NYC Votes is a series of meetings where NYC residents can voice their concerns to prospective elected officials foreseeing the elections this year. On Thursday, June 22, there will be a meeting at the Brooklyn Public Library at 7pm. To sign up for this event, go to: www.CBSNEWYORK.com/2017NYCDEBATES

The Brooklyn Public Library is hosting Sneakers for Social Justice, a free, three-part workshop for teens to learn about sneaker culture, explore social justice issues and talk to artists about expressing identity and viewpoints design. The last session allows teens to customize their own pair of sneakers and enter a contest to win prizes. 

BRIC will be hosting their next #BHeard Town Hall, “Race, Identity & the Women’s Movement” on Thursday, June 22. A panel of activists will discuss how best to work together in solidarity to advance women’s rights. The event begins at 7:30pm, and cameras stop rolling at 9pm. There will then be an hour-long conversation over drinks in the BRIC House lobby during the #BHeard Bar until 10pm. The event is free and will take place at the BRIC House Ballroom at 647 Fulton St.

Join Audre Lorde Project for the 13th Annual Trans Day of Action for Social and Economic Justice on Friday, June 23 from 2-5pm in Washington Square Park. RSVP 

Brooklyn Historical Society will be hosting “Who is Muslim?”, a panel that features Muslim men and women living in America that challenge stereotypes, highlight alternative narratives, and share their hopes for America’s evolution. The event will take place Wednesday, June 28 at 6:30pm, and will be $5 (free for members).

NYN Media is hosting Nonprofit HRCon on August 3. This event will present roundtable discussions and features industry experts. Featured speakers and panel presenters will share insights to help you leverage culture and human capital management practices to drive organizational growth.


Employment Listings

Executive & Operations  

New York Immigration Coalition - Chief of Staff 

Housing+Solutions – Deputy Executive Director 

Bend the Arc – Executive Assistant to the CEO 

Rebuilding Together NYC – Development Manager 

The Moth – Director of Finance and Administration 


Development & Communications

New York Immigration Coalition - Vice President of Development and CommunicationsManager or Senior Manager of Communications 

Global Health Corps - Director of Professional Development 

Design Trust for Public Space – Development Director 

Communities United for Police Reform – Development Manager, Digital Communications Associate 


Programs & Services

Safe Horizon – Senior Case Manager – Brooklyn Family Justice Center 

New York Immigration Coalition - Community Outreach and Organizing FellowDirector of Member Engagement and AdvocacyDirector of Immigration AdvocacyLegal Initiatives Manager

Global Health Corps - Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator 

Brooklyn Public Library – Manager of Patron Programs 

Communities United for Police Reform – Organizing and Policy Coordinator 

Partnership for the Homeless – Family Advocate 


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