Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort descending Project Description Neighborhoods
Correctional Association of New York 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the implementation monitoring supports for the newly passed “Raise the Age” law taking minors off Rikers Island, as well as support for Safe Passages, a leadership development and peer support program for system-involved LGBTQIA young people of color, and the Youth Speakers Institute, a media training and advocacy program for system-impacted youth Citywide
JustLeadershipUSA 2018 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To empower court-involved youth to drive policy reforms, including the campaign to #CloseRikers, a comprehensive multiyear effort to close Rikers Island Detention Facility. Boroughwide
Groundswell Community Mural Project 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For school year and summer programs that engage youth from underserved communities in public mural making as a means of social change while developing their leadership and creative skills. Boroughwide
First Tech Fund, Inc 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs to close the digital divide for low-income high schoolers by providing access to technology, career and college guidance, and engaging youth as part of an advisory board. Students receive free laptops and internet access, targeted advising and networking, and mentorship from industry-specific professionals. Boroughwide
Center for Community Alternatives 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support counseling, life skills courses, and after-school arts-based activities for youth living in secure and non-secure detention facilities. Boroughwide
Girl Be Heard 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Multidisciplinary arts opportunities designed to engage young women in social justice education and develop their leadership skills. Boroughwide
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
El Puente 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To organize communities of color to fight gentrification through youth-led community campaigns and initiatives focused on environmental justice, climate change, community safety, and racial/cultural equity in education, the arts, and wellness. Williamsburg
Red Hook Initiative 2017 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide job readiness and leadership training, part-time employment, academic support, and services to assist young people toward graduation, college, and career Red Hook
Resilience Advocacy Project 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Provide leadership development programs, legal education, and peer-to-peer trainings for youth of color, particularly those living in ACS care or detention, focused on advocating for community change. Boroughwide
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
Recess Activities 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a youth-led alternative to incarceration program that uses contemporary art to give voices to young people. Using visual storytelling, youth cohorts dismantle the narrative of the “criminal” in their community, creating long term solutions to catalyze generational wealth within their communities. Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Bushwick, Canarsie, Flatbush, Coney Island
The Campaign Against Hunger 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Green Teens sustainable farming paid apprenticeship program for Brooklyn youth ages 15-24. Bedford Stuyvesant
Girls for Gender Equity: 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To advance advocacy strategies led by LGBTQ youth of color focused on issues including gender based violence, sexism, and racism 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
Educational Video Center 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support culturally-responsive documentary film and media arts programs for historically excluded youth who are disengaged with their education by teaching them documentary filmmaking to develop their artistic, critical literacy, and leadership skills. Boroughwide
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
IntegrateNYC 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the leadership and capacity of students working to end segregation in New York City public schools. Boroughwide
Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI) 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For the hospital-based violence interruption program and in-school and community-based discussion groups and workshops. East New York, Brownsville, Flatbush
Truthworker Theater Company 2018 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For 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
Sanctuary for Families 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a peer support group and workforce development for Ultra-Orthodox young women who have been rejected by their families due to histories of abuse, addiction, sex trafficking, and other forms of gendered violence. Citywide
Youth Advocacy Corps 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support YAC’s core youth advocacy programs: the Youth Advocacy Summer Institute and Mental Health Awareness Project East New York, Boroughwide
Brooklyn Defender Services 2018 $50,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For comprehensive free legal representation to court-involved youth with a focus on school discipline and reentry, special education placements, alternative pathways to graduation, alternatives to incarceration, and counseling. Boroughwide
ARTs East New York 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Public Art Apprenticeship Program and Young Artist Institute for young people interested in the arts as a tool for social change. East New York
United Community Centers 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the 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
S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support youth leadership and development programs for systems-involved girls and young women in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
Center for Anti-Violence Education 2018 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For comprehensive anti-violence, empowerment, and leadership programming for young people, including the expansion of services for LGBTQ homeless youth and service providers. Boroughwide
Friends of Island Academy 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the establishment of a Youth ReEntry Network hub office in Downtown Brooklyn to provide educational, social service, and workforce development supports for young people transitioning out of incarceration. Boroughwide
JustLeadership USA 2017 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To empower court-involved youth to drive policy reforms, including the campaign to #CloseRikers, a comprehensive multiyear effort to close Rikers Island Detention Facility Boroughwide
Osborne Association 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support programs for children of incarcerated parents as well as a council that engages young people impacted by incarceration to develop campaigns around issues affecting their lives and communities. Boroughwide
H.O.L.L.A (How Our Lives Link Altogether) 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a social justice education, leadership, and organizing program for low income youth of color focused on trauma recovery and healing. Boroughwide
Health and Education Alternatives for Teens (HEAT) Program 2022 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support developmentally and culturally competent wraparound services for LGBTQ+ youth of color, centering clients in all decisions about their treatment and care plans, with services spanning STI and HIV prevention and treatment (including PEP and PreP), hormone therapy for trans and gender non-conforming youth, and mental healthcare. Boroughwide
Green City Force 2016 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program A service and training program that aims to create ladders to careers in the green economy for NYCHA youth, focused on development of two urban farms. Red Hook, Brownsville
Center for Nu Leadership 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs that divert neighborhood youth from arrest proceedings by developing pre-arrest diversion options for law-officers. Bedford Stuyvesant
Girls for Gender Equity 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Advocacy strategies led by LGBTQ youth of color focused on issues including gender based violence, sexism, and racism. Boroughwide

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