Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort ascending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Enlace 2018 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants Support for the National Freedom Cities Convening which aims to strengthen relationships between leaders spanning issues from fighting mass incarceration to supporting immigrant families and building Black youth leadership; map the changing political landscape; and create a strategic plan to mobilize thousands of people in New York and across the country in the Freedom Cities movement. The Freedom Cities movement was created in January 2017 by immigrants and communities of color to make entire cities, towns, and communities safe for immigrants, Black people, Muslims, workers and all oppressed communities. Boroughwide
Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Services 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To create a network of service providers for more than 8,000 Bangladeshi clients a year to address domestic violence, mental health, and other health services in addition to housing, legal, and education support services. East New York, City Line
Cave Canem 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in 1996 to remedy the under-representation and isolation of black poets, Cave Canem has grown from a gathering of 26 poets to become an influential movement and artistic incubator based in Brooklyn with a high-achieving international fellowship of over 425, and a local workshop community of over 900 poets. Boroughwide
Center for Law and Social Justice 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in Brooklyn in 1985 as a community service unit of Medgar Evers College to serve as an institutional response to pervasive racial injustices, the Center for Law and Social Justice continues pushing for meaningful policy changes to stem the institutionalization of police brutality and systemic racism across New York City. In addition to promoting alternative community policing solutions, it is a leading advocate for the protection and integrity of voting rights and for racial equity in public education. Boroughwide, Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Brownsville
exalt 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Since its founding in 2006 in Brooklyn, exalt has worked with over 1200 youth ages 15-19 who have been involved in the criminal justice system. exalt equips youth with tools and experiences to avoid further criminal justice system involvement through structured classes for tangible skill development, individualized support to navigate the education and justice systems, placement in paid internships, and an alumni network of resources. Boroughwide
Griot Circle 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in 1996 by a group of LGBTQ elders of color living in Brooklyn to address the systemic racial, social, and economic injustices that LGBTQ elders of color experience, GRIOT Circle now offers culturally-sensitive, innovative programming to over 400 members throughout the year, Boroughwide
Red Hook Initiative 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in 2002 as a program of a local hospital in response to the severity of health and social issues in Red Hook, RHI has become a neighborhood stronghold and nationally recognized model for youth and community development, providing safe and enriching opportunities for young people ages 11- 24 primarily living in the Red Hook Houses—New York City’s largest NYCHA housing development. Red Hook
Chinese Staff and Workers' Association 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support outreach and organizing work reaching 3,000 community members living and/or working in Brooklyn's Chinatowns, with a focus on service workers--including home attendants, restaurant and delivery workers. CSWA will partner with legal services and pro bono attorneys to assist workers in seeking legal recourse for stolen wages and involved workers in education and advocacy efforts to improve state policy on wage theft. Sunset Park, Bensonhurst
Chinese-American Planning Council 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For the "Advancing Our CommUNITY" strategy in Brooklyn to connect the organization's long-term social services work to new social change strategies, including civic engagement (Know Your Rights, Voter Registration, Census 2020) , policy/advocacy (increased advocacy around legislative priorities), and community mobilization (training for staff on immigrant rights, economic and racial justice, policy advocacy, and community organizing)/ Boroughwide, Sunset Park, Bensonhurst
Lineage Project 2017 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For mindfulness and yoga programs for incarcerated and highly-vulnerable young people, including those in living in secure and non-secure detention facilities, as well as a Brooklyn-based program for young people on probation Boroughwide
Arab American Family Support Center 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For outreach, social services, and leadership development in Brooklyn’s Muslims communities, particularly for Yemeni residents Boroughwide
Arab American Association of New York: 2017 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership fellowship for Arab and Muslim youth that provides resources and tools to address advocacy issues including immigration, police accountability, and racial justice Boroughwide
596 Acres 2017 $20,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program To support stewardship, preservation, and transformation of two neighborhood lots into community gardens. Crown Heights
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project 2017 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants Organizing and Advocacy support, and legal assistance and representation for queer immigrant detainees ($15,000) Boroughwide
Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For an apprentice program through which teens work under the guidance of skilled professionals and receive mentorship from top horticulturalists and environmental educators Boroughwide
KAVI - Kings Against Violence Initiative 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For the hospital-based violence interruption program and in-school and community-based discussion groups and workshops East New York, Flatbush, Brownsville
Churches United For Fair Housing 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For youth development programming focused on housing-related issues and other challenges impacting low-income communities of color Bushwick
Audre Lorde Project 2017 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize An inter-generational organizing center for LGBT people of color that promotes community wellness and progressive social and economic justice in New York City. Founded in Brooklyn in 1996, ALP works with over 8,000 members on issues including creating safety models against police brutality and hate crimes, as well as training small businesses, community organizations, and neighborhood leaders on de-escalation and safety strategies. Boroughwide
Young New Yorkers 2017 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide court-mandated arts diversion programs for youth that engage them in social justice issues through the creation of large-scale public art projects Boroughwide
Black Alliance for Just Immigration 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For organizing and legal clinics and language support of Black Muslim immigrants Boroughwide
Black Alliance for Just Immigration 2017 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To develop the leadership and empowerment of the borough's Black immigrant youth and families in order to end racism, criminalization, and economic disenfranchisement Boroughwide
Bethany United Methodist Church 2017 $20,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program To support services, workshops, and cultural programming that engage residents around issues in the community. Crown Heights
Emma’s Torch 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants A social enterprise that provides hospitality workforce development program for refugees Boroughwide
UPROSE 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For community organizing, public education, and leadership programs for youth that advance environmental sustainability and resiliency Sunset Park, South Slope, Gowanus
FUREE 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership and advocacy program for NYCHA youth Red Hook, Gowanus
Common Justice 2017 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize A restorative justice program of the Vera Institute of Justice that works with responsible parties and those harmed by violent crime in Brooklyn. Founded in 2008, Common Justice is the first and only alternative to incarceration program for violent crimes in the adult courts in the United States. It works with 16 to 24-year-olds to address the criminal justice system’s over-reliance on incarceration, to halt cycles of violence, and to meet the needs of victims of crime. To date, fewer than 8% of its participants have been terminated from the program for committing a new crime. Boroughwide
Drive Change 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide training and first job experience for formerly incarcerated and court-involved young people through a nonprofit food truck Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick
Brooklyn Defender Services 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For rapid legal defense for affected individuals Boroughwide
DRUM 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To organize South Asian youth, families, and immigrant workers to win campaigns focused on educational equity, economic justice, legalization, workplace rights, and an end to racial profiling and anti-immigrant enforcement Flatbush, Midwood
Haiti Cultural Exchange 2017 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program To support local Haitian artists who will facilitate arts activities and programming in Westbrook Memorial Garden to bring community concerns to light. Crown Heights
Green City Force 2017 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a service and training program that aims to create ladders to careers in the green economy for NYCHA youth, focused on development of two urban farms Red Hook, Brownsville
Alex House Project 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide pregnancy and parenting groups for teens and other young, low-income, first time mothers and fathers in Red Hook Red Hook
Global Action Project 2017 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For an intersectional youth organizing and activism program that uses media and storytelling to help young people, specifically immigrant and LGBTQ youth, advocate for themselves and their communities Boroughwide
Make the Road New York 2017 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize An immigrant-led organization that develops grassroots leadership to mobilize Latino and working class communities. It provides legal services, education, and employment access to achieve policy change. MRNY is dedicated to building community power and racial equity in Bushwick, where it was founded in 1997. It now has over 20,000 members and 200 staff working across New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Boroughwide
exalt 2017 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To counteract the school-to-prison pipeline by elevating expectations of personal success for court-involved youth through job skills courses, individualized support, paid internships, and alumni network Boroughwide

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