Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort ascending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
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
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
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
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
Make the Road New York 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to advance organizing to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, foster restorative justice in schools, implement and expand community schools, and bring about reforms for greater police accountability and transparency. Bushwick
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to advance programs through which Central Brooklyn youth deepen their cultural identity, build assets, save money for college, develop artistic, personal and leadership skills, and advocate for solutions to pressing social justice issues. Flatbush, East Flatbush, Bedford Stuyvesant, Canarsie, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Brownsville
Brooklyn Defender Services 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Brooklyn Adolescent Representation Team Project, which provides comprehensive legal representation to court-involved youth with focus on school discipline and reentry, special education placements, alternative pathways to graduation, alternatives to incarceration, and counseling. Boroughwide
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
Black Women's Blueprint 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Telling Your Truth: Teaching Youth Transformative Justice, a partnership with student organizers on campuses in Crown Heights to pilot disciplinary alternatives. Crown Heights
Red Hook Initiative 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Red Hook Youth Leaders Program, a 4-year program that provides job readiness and leadership training, part-time employment, academic support, and services to assist young people toward high school graduation, college, and/or meaningful employment. Red Hook
Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Brooklyn Youth Justice Programs in Downtown Brooklyn, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Coney Island, which help young people avoid contact with the criminal justice system, detention, incarceration, and recidivism by providing education and employment services, behavioral health treatment, community service projects, and links to other community-based providers. Bedford Stuyvesant, Coney Island
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
Arab American Association of New York 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Racial Justice Youth Fellowship, an Arab and Muslim youth leadership bootcamp that provides resources and tools to address advocacy issues including immigration, police accountability, and racial justice. Boroughwide
Bridge Street Development Corporation 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Motivated Youth Believing in All Self Empowerment, a civic engagement and internship program for Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville and Fort Greene/Clinton Hill youth interested in public service, leadership development, and community activism. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville
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
Center for NuLeadership 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support to advance planning for Bedford-Stuyvesant Human Justice Initiative, an arrest diversion pilot program in partnership with the NYPD, 79th Precinct, and NYC Office of Probation. Bedford Stuyvesant
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
Atlas: DIY 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for the the community-based "cooperative model" that provides legal, educational, and psycho social services for undocumented youth and their allies in Sunset Park. Sunset Park
FUREE/Fifth Avenue Committee 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the overhaul and relaunch of FUREE-ous Youth!, a leadership and advocacy program for youth living in NYCHA Developments in Gowanus. Boroughwide
Center for Anti-Violence Education 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for comprehensive anti-violence, empowerment, and leadership programming for young people, including the expansion of services for LGBTQ homeless youth and a violence prevention program for immigrant young women. Boroughwide
Common Justice: Vera Institute of Justice 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for Common Justice, an innovative victim service and alternative-to-incarceration program based on restorative justice principles that works with young people who commit violent felonies and those they harm. 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
Black Alliance for Just Immigration 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Brooklyn Transformative Organizing Project, a comprehensive initiative to develop the leadership and empowerment of the borough's Black immigrant youth and families. Boroughwide
Girls for Gender Equity 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating Support for to advance advocacy strategies led by young people with a focus on young cis and trans women of color, gender fluid, and LGBTQI youth in the quest for justice and equity within the racial justice movement. 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
Drive Change 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for a unique food service employment model for formerly incarcerated youth. Drive Change aims to build a food truck commissary/garage in Central Brooklyn through which other food trucks will hire young people out of its program. Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick
New York Peace Institute 2015 $100,000 Invest in Youth Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project New York Peace Institute will provide restorative justice practices and coordination at the Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies in Coney Island. New York Peace Institute is one of the nation’s largest community mediation services, with expertise in special education mediation. They have previously partnered with the Department of Probation, the New York City Department of Education, NYPD and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s offices. Coney Island
DRUM 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the expansion of programs that serve low-wage South Asian immigrant workers, youth, and families in Flatbush and Midwood organizing for social and economic justice--with a focus on building the leadership of undocumented women and girls. Flatbush, Midwood
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
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
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

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