Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort ascending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Be More 2015 $5,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Incubator Project Be More aims to raise awareness about race-based disparities, train change agents with tools to reduce unconscious bias to eliminate racial inequities, and foster leadership to enable multiracial social change movements. In the coming year, Be More will launch its second #Vision2040 social media video campaign, organize community gatherings to heal from racism, and prototype a training to reduce unconscious bias using evidence-based techniques. Boroughwide
Partnership with Children 2015 $100,000 Invest in Youth Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project Partnership with Children will provide restorative justice practices and coordination at Ebbets Field Middle School in Crown Heights. Partnership with Children provides critical social and emotional support for the hardest-to-reach students and engages families in the school community so they can succeed in school, society and life. They have social workers in 32 public schools in all five boroughs and manage all community resources and support services in 12 community schools. Crown Heights
Arab-American Family Support Center 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Youth Program, which strives to strengthen Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian immigrant youth in three core areas: academic achievement, creative expression and healthy community. Boroughwide
Added Value 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for the urban farming and youth empowerment program in Red Hook, which hires a cohort of teens to run the farm, farmers market, and community food events as they develop leadership on food justice issues. Red Hook
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
Domestic Workers United 2015 $5,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Incubator Project DWU is an organization of Caribbean, Latina and African caregivers and housekeepers—concentrated in Crown Heights and Flatbush—that organizes to end exploitation and oppression for all workers whose labor is based primarily in homes and is not protected by most labor laws in New York City. DWU has adopted a model that centers on the development of strong, low-income immigrant women of color leaders who have the drive, training, and sensitivity to lead a movement for social change. Crown Heights, Flatbush
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
Bangladeshi American Community Development & Youth Services 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for the East New York-based organization that engages Bangladeshi youth in social and educational activities including language training, employment readiness, computer training, sports and culture. East New York
Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Garden Apprentice Program, a youth development program through which teen apprentices work under the guidance of skilled professionals and receive mentorship from top horticulturalists and environmental educators. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to prevent unnecessary pretrial detention based on poverty by paying bail for indigent Brooklyn youth and adults accused of misdemeanors, and providing and facilitating access to social and legal services for clients. Boroughwide
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
Council of Peoples Organization 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Join In, Find Out high school after-school program, which provides South Asian and Muslim immigrant and second generation students in Flatbush and Midwood with resources and support needed to address the pressures of family, assimilation, and education. Flatbush, Midwood
Brooklyn Children's Museum 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Teen Crew, a free, year-round afterschool program for high school students led by museum educators designed to support academic, cultural, and professional development in Crown Heights. Crown Heights
Center for Court Innovation 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Brownsville Community Justice Center's Brownsville Leadership Project, which provides court-involved youth with educational, occupational, social, and health services designed to expand their leadership roles in the community and increase community members' sense of public safety. Brownsville
Brooklyn Clergy Action Network 2015 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program The Brooklyn Clergy Action Network mobilizes faith leaders and the community to end gun violence in low and moderate-income communities in Brooklyn. Funds will be used to establish a mentorship program for 12 to 17-year-old males designed to reduce and prevent violence by training them in methods of communication as an alternative to violence. Crown Heights
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Future of Tomorrow, a youth organizing group seeking to address racial and educational justice in Cypress Hills, with a focus on campaigning to implement restorative justice practices at the Franklin K. Lane Educational Campus. Cypress Hills
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Youth Pathway Out of Poverty, which will provide Central Brooklyn youth with access to employer-demanded skills, career credentials, job placement, and long-term career development support. Bedford Stuyvesant
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
Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine 2015 $5,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine is a collaborative public art project that explores art-making as a community-building tool. Funds will be used to create and distribute an accessible guide to tenants’ rights to assist long-time residents being pushed out of their homes. Crown Heights
El Puente 2015 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to help strengthen and expand the capacity to engage and empower youth in North Brooklyn to be leaders through campaigns and initiatives that focus on environmental justice, climate change, community safety, and racial/cultural equity in education, the arts, and wellness. Williamsburg
Dance Theatre Etcetera 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for arts and media leadership programs based in Red Hook, for low-income young people of color, with a focus on overage/under-credited students and disconnected youth. Red Hook
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
Brooklyn Movement Center 2015 $15,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program The Brooklyn Movement Center, a Black-led organizing nonprofit, trains and mobilizes Central Brooklynites to lead local and city-wide policy campaigns to end abusive policing. Funds will be used for police accountability organizing and legislative advocacy in Crown Heights that mobilizes local stakeholders, creates alternative community safety approaches, and conducts know-your-rights and leadership trainings. Crown Heights
Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to help transform the lives of Haitian newcomer youth in Crown Heights, East Flatbush and Canarsie through education and leadership development and raising awareness of immigrant education issues in the community and citywide. East Flatbush, Canarsie, Crown Heights
EcoStation:NY 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for the Bushwick-based urban farming and food justice organization which provides educational and mentorship programs for high school students at the Bushwick Educational Campus. Bushwick
JustLeadership USA 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Campaign to #CloseRikers, a comprehensive multiyear effort to close Rikers Island, which includes the immediate removal of all 16 and 17-year-olds. Boroughwide
Global Kids 2015 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Global Kids’ mission is to educate and inspire underserved youth to become successful students, global citizens, and community leaders. Funds will be used for the Human Rights Activist Project in three Crown Heights public schools to empower youth to advocate for community and global issues through interactive workshops on community organizing, social action, digital and social media, policy, and root causes. Crown Heights
Polish American Community Services 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Immigration Options for Victims of Domestic Violence, which aims to increase awareness of resources for victims of domestic violence and to provide free legal services for immigrants in Greenpoint. Greenpoint
Footsteps 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Youth Empowerment Program to help ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn youth access resources to assist them in their journeys beyond their communities, develop leadership skills, and connect with one another. Crown Heights, Borough Park, Kensington, Flatbush
exalt 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to counteract the school-to-prison pipeline by elevating expectations of personal success for youth who have interfaced with the criminal justice system. Boroughwide
NYC Coalition for Educational Justice 2015 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program NYC Coalition for Educational Justice is a parent-led movement that seeks to affect policy change and create a more equitable educational system. Funds will support local parent engagement around the Department of Education's Community Schools Initiative, which will bring over a million dollars in new resources to three Crown Heights schools. Crown Heights
Center for Family Life 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for this innovative partnership with Sunset Park High School which engages largely immigrant youth, their families and educators in creating and implementing supports for academic success and college access and retention. Sunset Park
Groundswell Community Mural Project 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for the organization's unique mission to bring together youth, artists, and community partners' through a collective impact model that uses public art as a tool for social change. Boroughwide
Green City Force 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the implementation of two major "green jobs" workforce initiatives in Brooklyn: a partnership with the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice to recruit and train young adults from NYCHA Developments with the highest crime rates and the build-out of two urban farms on NYCHA developments in Brooklyn. Crown Heights, Borough Park, Kensington, Flatbush, Williamsburg
Progress Playbook 2015 $5,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Progress Playbook designs customized learning experiences for entrepreneurs so that they can accomplish their business goals. A $5,000 grant will provide 10 Crown Heights youth with a three-month entrepreneur training program, through which each will develop a comprehensive business plan. Three plans selected by community members will receive financial and technical assistance to launch or expand their business within Crown Heights. Crown Heights

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