Welcoming The 2019-2020 Incubator Project Winners
We are excited to welcome the 6 organizations chosen for our next Incubator Project cohort! Through the Incubator Project, a signature program of our Brooklyn Accelerator initiative, we help build the capacity of start-up, innovative organizations at the earliest stages of development dedicated to sparking change for a more fair and just Brooklyn, especially those working to address racial justice. These emerging nonprofits will each receive 18 months of rent-free coworking space at Brooklyn Creative League (BCL), a $5,000 seed grant, professional development support, access to BCL’s collaborative coworking community, and more.
The 2019-2020 Incubator Project Winners are:
- BlackSpace - a collective of Black residents, changemakers, urban planners, architects, artists, activists, designers, and leaders working to protect and create Black spaces (pictured above left);
- BUFU: By Us for Us - a group of four Brooklyn-based queer femme artists and organizers facilitating conversations on the sociopolitical relationship between black and Asian diasporas (pictured above right);
- Documented - a non-profit news site devoted to covering New York City’s immigrants and the policies that affect their lives;
- Incredible Credible Messengers - a non-profit developed by credible messengers with lived experience in the justice system to serve returning citizens and their families;
- Rebellious Root - a New York City based, worker-owned cooperative dedicated to equity, social justice and collective liberation that works towards justice and social change through trainings, curriculum design, and intentional conversations; and
- The Women’s Organizing Network - a network that advances the leadership of women organizers, particularly women of color, and supports social justice community organizing groups to integrate an intersectional gender analysis to issue campaigns.
The Foundation created the Incubator Project in 2015 to develop nonprofit organizations at our Crown Heights headquarters. In order to expand the program, we have partnered with BCL, which will provide workspace to the cohort at its headquarters in Gowanus. BCL, now in its 10th anniversary year, is a collaborative workspace for seasoned professionals, rooted in community.
Above, from left to right: Documented, Incredible Credible Messengers