Community Fund Grants

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Organizationsort ascending Year Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Young New Yorkers 2016 $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
Young New Yorkers 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating Support to provide art-based transformative justice programs to court-involved young people, with the ultimate goal of empowering them to transform the criminal justice system through their own creative voices. Boroughwide
Young Movement 2015 $5,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Young Movement provides research, advocacy, and partnerships on socio-economic issues like financial literacy and employment alternatives for young adults. Funds will support the Weeksville Entrepreneurship Project to train 10 young adults from the Weeksville section of Crown Heights in tools to find and create sustainable solutions to employment, financial, and health disparities in Weeksville. Crown Heights
Weeksville Heritage Center 2015 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Weeksville Heritage Center is an historic site museum and community cultural center that preserves the legacy of the original Weeksville community founded in 1838 – one of the first and most prolific free African American communities in the United States. Funds will support a performance project featuring new oral histories and collaborations with local performing artists and teens to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1991 Crown Heights Riots. Weeksville will also host a community dinner for residents of its immediate vicinity. Crown Heights
Vernon Avenue Project/Reconnect 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating Support for the neighborhood-based entrepreneurship program in Central Brooklyn which creates jobs that serve as the engagement point for court-involved young men. Boroughwide, Bedford Stuyvesant
Urban Youth Collaborative 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To organize youth of color who have been the victims of school-based over-policing to advance youth justice alternatives and promote wellbeing of both youth and their communities. Boroughwide
Urban Youth Collaborative 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Brooklyn Transformative Justice Network to advance youth justice alternatives that disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline as well as opportunities for healthy development and the wellbeing of both youth and the community at large. Boroughwide
UPROSE 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Community organizing, public education, and leadership programs for youth that advance environmental sustainability and resiliency. Sunset Park, South Slope, Gowanus
UPROSE 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for community organizing, community-building, public education, and leadership development programs for youth that advance sustainability and resiliency in Sunset Park. Sunset Park, Gowanus
Unlocal, Inc. 2017 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To meet the increased demand for community legal aid and school, workplace, and community-based educational workshops for undocumented immigrants in Brooklyn Boroughwide
University Settlement Society of New York 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program A program offering low-income youth a safe space to discover a positive sense of self and community and develop leadership skills to inspire others to collaborate toward community change. Fort Greene, Clinton Hill
University Settlement Society of New York 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Connect*Flow*Inspire, a program offering low-income youth from Fort Greene/Clinton Hill a safe space to discover a positive sense of self and community and to develop leadership skills to inspire others to collaborate toward community change. Fort Greene, Clinton Hill
United Community Centers 2016 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operation and management of one of the city’s largest youth-led farms as well as a sexual health-focused peer education program. East New York
United Community Centers 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to advance youth internship programs, a pipeline of leadership opportunities for participants as they age out of programs, a new youth advisory board, and youth engagement in the City's development plan for East New York. East New York
United Chinese Association of Brooklyn 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Youth Leadership Team, which develops leadership, civic engagement, and advocacy among underserved Asian immigrant students in Gravesend, Bensonhurt, Sunset Park and Bath Beach. Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Sunset Park
United Chinese Association of Brooklyn 2016 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Emergency Grants Support for neighborhood-based, immigrant-led organizations working on the frontlines to address legal, safety, and civil rights issues. Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Sunset Park
UHAB 2015 $15,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program UHAB organizes tenants to fight poor living conditions in buildings neglected or abandoned by landlords; in 2013, three UHAB-organized tenant associations formed the Crown Heights Tenants Union. A $15,000 grant will support their focus on ending bad living conditions, illegal displacement, and loss of rent-regulated housing in Crown Heights by bolstering tenant and neighborhood power. Crown Heights
Turning Point Brooklyn 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Social, educational, medical, and economic support services to low income, immigrant residents focused on building advocacy and leadership skills and establishing strong mentoring relationships. Sunset Park
Turning Point Brooklyn 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for the development and empowerment of youth and immigrant families in Sunset Park through classroom instruction, case management services, and extracurricular activities focused on building advocacy and leadership skills and mentoring relationships, as well as its shelter for young women. Sunset Park
Truthworker Theater Company 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program A theater program that uses first person narratives to bring the stories of young people impacted by incarceration to the forefront and drive awareness of the need for policy reform. Boroughwide
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To engage court-involved youth as actors and playwrights in a comprehensive theatre-for-social justice program that uses real life stories of the youth actors. Boroughwide
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Youth Justice Troupes Program, which comprises four Brooklyn-based theatre troupes and engages court-involved youth as actors and playwrights in a comprehensive theatre-for-social justice program. Boroughwide
The Youth Farm 2015 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program The Youth Farm is a one-acre farm on the Wingate Campus that grows approximately 15,000 pounds of fresh, culturally relevant crops for the Crown Heights community each year. Funds will support a year-round youth program, an advanced organic farming training program for adults, and a paid summer youth employment program. Crown Heights
The Precedential Group 2015 $5,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Incubator Project The Precedential Group, founded by Marlon Peterson in 2014, is an organization working to establish “Child Safe Zones” to reduce gun violence in Brooklyn neighborhoods by engaging young people, local police, schools, and residents. Marlon Peterson has led, advised, and supported several criminal justice reform organizations including Fortune Society, Crown Heights Mediation Center, and New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. Marlon recently received the Soros Fellowship Award from Open Society Foundation. For more information: marlonpeterson.com Crown Heights, Brownsville, East New York
The New American Leaders Project 2017 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants On June 9, 2017, NALP will host “Ready to Rise,” a training for 120 first- and second-generation immigrants in New York City that will demystify the political process and embolden immigrant women to run for public office. Boroughwide
The Laundromat Project 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the People's POWER Lab, a new youth-focused out-of-school initiative that engages young people of color in Central Brooklyn in creative expression, community activism, and leadership development training. Bedford Stuyvesant
The Center for Anti-Violence Education 2016 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Comprehensive anti-violence, empowerment, and leadership programming for young people, including the expansion of services for LGBTQ homeless youth and service providers. Boroughwide
Teachers Unite 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Members' work with students and teachers to lead the shift from punitive to transformative justice in NYC public schools. Brownsville, East New York, Bushwick, Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, East Williamsburg, Sunset Park
Teachers Unite 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Youth-led Transformative Justice initiative to organize alternatives to suspension in up to five public schools in under-resourced and over-policed Brooklyn communities. Brownsville, East New York, Bushwick, Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, East Williamsburg, Sunset Park
Sweet River Consulting 2015 $100,000 Invest in Youth Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project Sweet River Consulting will provide restorative justice practices and coordination at Science Skills Center High School in Downtown Brooklyn. The founders of Sweet River Consulting have over 10 years’ experience implementing school-wide restorative justice policies and programs, and providing youth programming and leadership development. Sweet River Consulting is supported by the Center for Nu Leadership, a criminal justice advocacy organization in Central Brooklyn. Downtown
Simone Leigh 2015 $5,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Resident Simone Leigh is receiving a $5,000 grant to support an innovative series of drumming classes and workshops for black women and girls in Crown Heights, which seeks to build bridges across cultures and communities and provide a nurturing environment where participants can relax, learn new skills, exercise, and connect in a non-competitive way. Crown Heights
Safe Passage Project 2016 $50,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Free legal services and representation to meet the unmet needs of immigrant and undocumented children in partnership with community high schools. Boroughwide
Safe Horizon 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For Safe Horizon’s Immigration Law Project (ILP) to expand services to immigrant victims of crime, abuse, domestic violence, trafficking, and torture in Brooklyn—particularly those with complex immigration matters, at risk of being removed from the United States. Funds will also increase training for frontline staff at community-based social service agencies so that they are informed on current immigration policies and practices. This includes staff at local hospitals, schools, shelters, and places of worship. Boroughwide
Sadie Nash Leadership Project 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Brooklyn-based summer leadership institute that engages young women in political education and empowerment programs to equip them to be agents for social change. Bedford Stuyvesant, Coney Island, Crown Heights, East New York
Sadie Nash Leadership Project 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Brooklyn Summer Institute and partnership classes in schools to strengthen, empower, and equip low-income young women from Central Brooklyn and Coney Island to be agents of change in their own lives and their communities. Bedford Stuyvesant, Coney Island, Crown Heights, East New York

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