Chelsea Smith

Program Officer
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Today we are proud to announce $100,000 in grants to five nonprofits that are expanding or advocating for inclusive public spaces in Crown Heights. The grants were directed by residents of Crown Heights through our Neighborhood Strength model.

Andrea MacDonald

Manager of Donor Services

Brooklyn’s Crown Heights Residents Direct $100,000 for Inclusive Public Spaces

New Website Documents Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Unique Resident-Led Grantmaking Program


Today, Brooklyn Community Foundation announces $100,000 in grants to five nonprofits that are expanding or advocating for inclusive public spaces for community gatherings in the borough’s Crown Heights neighborhood. The organizations receiving funding are Repair the World NYC, Haiti Cultural Exchange, 596 Acres, Bethany United Methodist Church, and New York Communities for Change.

Daniel-Joseph Cyan
Communications Intern

Global Action Project (GAP)—an Invest in Youth grantee—is an intersectional youth organizing and activism program that uses media and storytelling to help young people, specifically immigrant and TLGBQ youth, advocate for themselves and their communities. On Monday, June 26th, I attended their End of the Year Screening, where participants showcased the short films they worked on.

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