Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amountsort descending Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
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
The Center for Anti-Violence Education 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For an online Upstander workshop that teaches participants how to address bias incidents particularly against Asian communities Boroughwide
Nurun Foundation 2019 $5,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support computer/ESL classes, civic engagement, and community outreach for Bangladeshi immigrant communities in Brooklyn Cypress Hills, East New York
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
UnLocal 2019 $5,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants For a collaboration with fellow IRF grantees Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, BAJI, DRUM, and Make the Road New York for a convening on efforts to abolish immigrant detention centers in New York state Boroughwide
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
Brooklyn Center for Quality Life 2020 $6,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support food pantry and food delivery programs, community PPE distribution, and virtual health, nutrition, and wellness class for residents in East Flatbush and Flatbush East Flatbush, Flatbush
Friends of Marcy Houses 2020 $6,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For food delivery for vulnerable residents, and to engage youth in documenting firsthand accounts of life at Marcy Houses during the COVID-19 pandemic to expose the impacts of systemic racism. Bedford Stuyvesant
Represented Foundation 2020 $7,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For an intensive leadership development program for Black and Latinx social entrepreneurs working on community-generated solutions to the COVID-19 crisis, launching in June 2020. Boroughwide
Apna Brooklyn Community Center, Inc. 2020 $7,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide benefits assistance to Muslim immigrant low-wage workers in Brighton Beach and Coney Island. Brighton Beach, Coney Island
Afrolatin@ Project, Inc 2020 $7,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To manufacture and distribute medical grade PPE to Brooklyn hospitals serving communities of color. Boroughwide
Haiti Cultural Exchange 2020 $7,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide virtual platforms for artists and support to culture workers of Haitian descent. Boroughwide
Fearless Femme 100 2020 $7,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide free mental health services to queer Black and Indigenous residents in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
American Council of Minority Women 2021 $8,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency food and PPE distribution to immigrant and low-income families in Flatbush and Midwood. Flatbush, Midwood
Hope For Desperate Hearts 2021 $8,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To supply members of the African Diaspora community with access to hot food cooked by culturally relevant restaurants in their neighborhoods to meet the needs of those who cannot prepare a meal where they live. A portion of this grant will also help them with covering transportation costs for some of their program participants to accesses these food resources. Boroughwide
People in Need 2020 $8,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For a mutual aid network led by and serving low-income, immigrant families in Kensington, including a food pantry operating out of a restaurant on Coney Island Avenue. Kensington
Documented 2020 $8,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide Spanish-language reporting on the specific impacts of COVID-19 on immigrants—especially those who are undocumented—and to combat the spread of misinformation on WhatsApp. Boroughwide
TakeRoot Justice 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To promote workers’ rights—especially undocumented workers and domestic workers—through economic justice advocacy, remote legal support, and the development of toolkits and online workshops to expand the capacity of mutual aid organizations. Boroughwide
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For community outreach—including emergency food, PPE, wellness checks, webinars, employment offerings, training for employment, mental health referrals, and financial counseling—for and led by NYCHA residents in East New York and Bedford Stuyvesant. East New York, Bedford Stuyvesant
New Sanctuary Coalition 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For a new Zoom pro se clinic for undocumented immigrants as well as a campaign among faith leaders to pressure ICE to release all detainees immediately. Boroughwide
Coney Island Lighthouse Mission 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For emergency food distribution and deliveries to low-income residents of Coney Island. Coney Island
Kingsborough Community College 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support operational expenses of the KCC Urban Farm to be able to grow, harvest, and distribute organic produce for CUNY students and people facing food insecurity referred by Ancient Song Doula Services and We Keep Us Safe Abolitionist Network. Boroughwide
Black Excellence Collective 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For a Black LGBTQIA+ mutual aid relief fund for vulnerable community members, including older adults, people with disabilities, those who engage in sex work, people who are undocumented, and those who are housing insecure. Boroughwide
Arab American Association of New York 2016 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Emergency Grants Support for neighborhood-based, immigrant-led organizations working on the frontlines to address legal, safety, and civil rights issues. Boroughwide, Bay Ridge
Shine Foundation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide survivors of domestic violence and their families living in emergency shelters with medicine, hygiene products, and diapers, as well as financial advice and support. 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
Worker's Justice Project 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support and protect food delivery workers and domestic workers, including providing direct cash assistance and personal protective equipment. Boroughwide
Educators For Excellence 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support a network of teachers with resources for community-building and advocacy, including a virtual Town Hall with key district stakeholders to elevate the voices of educators and the needs of vulnerable students related to the COVID-19 crisis. Boroughwide
Dream Deferred Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For food gift cards for women and LGBTQ people released from New York prisons and jails since March 2020 residing in Brooklyn, in partnership with Witness to Mass Incarceration Inc. Boroughwide
UnLocal 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support undocumented workers through remote benefits screenings and informational webinars, as well as to provide technical assistance to restaurant groups to help their employees. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Center for Quality Life 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To train volunteers to serve as community liaisons to assist with outreach and education efforts as well as provide support services to make accessing vaccination appointments seamless. Boroughwide
Precious Dreams Foundation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To deliver “comfort bags” of bedtime essentials to 400 children living in transitional housing in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
Community Healthcare Network 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support a partnership between Community Healthcare Network and Volunteers of Legal Service to provide legal counseling to immigrant patients at CHN’s Brooklyn health clinics Crown Heights, East New York, Williamsburg
MHANY Management, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support its affordable housing residents through provision of food and disinfectant supplies, assembly and delivery of care packages, and converting a dozen units into “safe places” for self-isolation. Boroughwide
Neighbors In Action 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To disseminate information about COVID-19 prevention, detection, and vaccination to help community members in Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant access credible and accurate information. Crown Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant

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