Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort descending Project Description Neighborhoods
Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To create a centralized free online source of validated, accurate, culturally competent, and up-to-date information and resources on COVID-19 for a network of 70 CBOs focused on addressing the social determinants of health. Flatbush, East Flatbush
Refoundry 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For the Mask Makers Project, which provides people who are formerly incarcerated with the tools and supplies to sew washable and adjustable fabric masks for people incarcerated at Rikers Island. Boroughwide
Elite Learners, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To purchase and deliver emergency food for youth and their families in Brownsville and East Flatbush. Brownsville, East Flatbush
Domestic Workers United 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide mini-grants "love offerings" to domestic workers who might not necessarily be eligible to receive or access government support. Boroughwide
Jewish Community Council of Canarsie, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For the distribution of personal care packages, nutrient-dense foods, and fresh produce, as well as case management and outreach to families throughout Starrett City and a Southern portion of East New York. Starrett City, East New York
Ali Forney Center 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To increase COVID-19 vaccine outreach, education, and navigation led by the organization’s Health Counselor both online and to individuals visiting the drop-in center. Boroughwide
Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide COVID-19 vaccine education and outreach in partnership with community-based organizations in Coney Island. Coney Island
Food Issues Group 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For the Frontline Community Food Relief initiative that matches independent food businesses with grassroots organizations to provide emergency meal distribution to LGBTQIA+ youths, immigrant food workers, domestic workers, and people experiencing housing insecurity. Boroughwide
Bangladeshi American Community Development & Youth Services Corp. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To increase capacity to meet the needs of Bangladeshi residents in the City Line neighborhood, including volunteer recruitment, materials translation and dissemination, distribution of halal food packages, and agency coordination. East New York, City Line
Release Aging People in Prison 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To advocate for the release of older adults in prison, who are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. Boroughwide
Ascendus 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide support to small business entrepreneurs of color in Brooklyn as they apply for PPP and NY Forward loan forgiveness in addition to continued lending for those excluded from traditional banking institutions. Boroughwide
East New York Restoration LDC 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide PPE and resources for reopening to small businesses, non-traditional workers, low wage workers, and people who have recently been released from incarceration in East New York, including hiring local youth to assist with distribution and promotion of available resources. East New York
Haitian Americans United for Progress, Inc. 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency cash assistance, support and counseling, and up-to-date COVID-19 health information to undocumented, low-wage workers. Boroughwide
Milagros Day Worldwide 2020 $5,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For bilingual virtual support groups, summits and workshops, and referrals to shelters, food delivery, and crisis intervention for survivors of domestic violence. Boroughwide
Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To address the general lack of knowledge about the COVID-19 vaccine, and fear and misinformation about vaccine safety, in communities of color across the borough through outreach at neighborhood businesses and gathering spaces. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Movement Center 2021 $70,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Community-led Social Change Grant To support movement-building among Black communities in Central Brooklyn and affect policy targeting civic education and engagement, economic opportunity, and housing justice as part of The Black Freedom Project agenda. Boroughwide
Center for Law and Social Justice 2021 $70,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Community-led Social Change Grant For increasing civic engagement and voter participation of Black communities in Central Brooklyn through community education campaigns, facilitating research, and building organizing capacity. Boroughwide
Girls for Gender Equity 2021 $70,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Community-led Social Change Grant To continue its Participatory Action Research (PAR), combat interpersonal and institutional violence against girls and TGNC youth of color in schools, and mobilize toward a vision for safe, holistic, welcoming, and affirming schools for all students. Boroughwide
IntegrateNYC 2021 $70,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Community-led Social Change Grant To support leadership training and youth development and mobilize youth to advocate for a more just public school system in NYC. The organization will continue its work to dismantle segregation in New York City public schools. Boroughwide
Muslim Community Network 2021 $70,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Community-led Social Change Grant To provide voter education and civic engagement resources to build education and awareness in Muslim communities and build partnerships with other community-based organizations to increase inclusivity and representation. Bay Ridge, East New York, Midwood
The Black Institute 2021 $70,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Community-led Social Change Grant To conduct research, provide educational opportunities that encourage political awareness and stir public debate, train new leadership, develop initiatives to build wealth and power for Black people and all people of color. The Black Institute will continue its environmental and housing justice work in Black communities across the borough. Boroughwide
Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY) 2021 $70,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Community-led Social Change Grant To build power among low-income people impacted by HIV/AIDS, the drug war, mass incarceration, and homelessness and mobilize for legislative change through community organizing, leadership development, advocacy, direct services, and direct action. The organization will continue to build organizing around its housing and economic justice campaigns. Boroughwide
Housing Plus 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support justice-involved women in an alternative-to-detention program that provides community-based housing and comprehensive services to help them overcome poverty, homelessness, and the effects of incarceration, and build stable lives. The program also seeks to reunite and reconnect parents and caregivers with children in foster care, and to prevent separation in as many families as possible. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Canarsie, Crown Heights, East New York, Flatbush
Lantern Community Services 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To provide comprehensive harm reduction services to improve the overall quality of life for clients, including at two supportive housing sites in Brooklyn that serve formerly unhoused residents living with chronic illnesses such as HIV/AIDS and/or diagnosed mental health conditions. Staff also provide Naloxone training and kits and overdose prevention education to residents. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville
New York Therapeutic Communities - Stay’n Out 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support substance misuse treatment for adults in the criminal legal system through licensed community-based residential and outpatient programs that use a therapeutic community model, as well as to add more peer recovery advocates to connect persons using substances with needed services East New York, Brownsville, Boroughwide
The Family Center 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support programs that provide comprehensive, culturally sensitive, and family-focused behavioral health treatment and recovery services for adults, children, and families with significant levels of trauma, chronic disease, extreme poverty, and barriers to care, as well as free childcare for parents and caregivers who are living with addiction, substance use challenges, and recovery while they are receiving treatment and health services. Boroughwide
VOCAL-NY 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support the growth of outreach and testing programs for people who use drugs, increased operating hours for syringe services programs, expansion of service delivery teams by transitioning part-time peer outreach workers and Hepatitis C care coordinators to full-time salaried positions, and hiring additional peer outreach workers. Boroughwide
After Hours Project 2022 $70,000 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support an array of health and social services including: behavioral health education; sexual health and wellness; HIV/AIDs Linkage to Care; harm reduction; housing, food, and family wellness; community outreach; advocacy and referral services, and more. Clients primarily have little or no contact with traditional service providers, and include persons who inject drugs, sex workers, and people who are homeless. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Bushwick, Crown Heights North, Crown Heights South, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, East New York, East Williamsburg, Flatbush
Ali Forney Center 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support services provided to 2,000+ LGBTQIA+ youth at a 24/7 drop-in center, and 17 emergency and transitional housing sites, as well as to hire a substance misuse treatment counselor to work at 14 housing sites, including 9 in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Community Housing and Services 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support housing for 1,000+ people who experience homelessness annually, including transitional and permanent housing, as well as substance misuse counselors and skilled clinicians for all new housing developments. Boroughwide
Community Counseling & Mediation 2022 $72,500 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support a wide range of social services, counseling, physical and mental healthcare, education, and supportive housing services for individuals and families in extremely low-income areas of Brooklyn. Services include treatment, early intervention, wrap-around services, and recovery support services for people living with substance misuse disorders and/or co-occurring mental health disorders. Boroughwide, Downtown, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Bushwick, Crown Heights, Brownsville
Global Trauma Research 2022 $72,500 Wellness and Recovery Fund Wellness and Recovery Fund To support the “Stay Well” program, which provides 24-hour crisis intervention/hospital prevention and culturally/spiritually specific long-term trauma counseling to participants with a history of substance misuse, as well as a multilingual substance misuse and abuse community education campaign with 300 community partners. Boroughwide

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