Community Fund Grants

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Organizationsort ascending Year Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
• Dance Theatre Etcetera 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For in-school, after-school, and summer-based multi-disciplinary arts programs serving low-income youth of color, with a focus on overage, under-credited students and disconnected youth Red Hook
YWCA Brooklyn 2017 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the YW LEAD youth development and college access, and social justice education program for low-income and immigrant young women of color Boroughwide
Youth Represent 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support direct legal representation and workshops for system-involved youth who face employment discrimination, school suspension, summonses, and other criminal and civil legal issues. Boroughwide
Youth Represent 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support direct legal representation and workshops for system-involved youth who face employment discrimination, school suspension, summonses, and other criminal and civil legal issues. +Partially funded by ELMA Music Foundation Boroughwide
Youth Represent 2018 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support direct legal representation and workshops for system-involved youth who face employment discrimination, school suspension, summonses, and other criminal and civil legal issues. Boroughwide
Youth Represent 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support direct legal representation and workshops for system-involved youth who face employment discrimination, school suspension, summonses, and other criminal and civil legal issues. Boroughwide
Youth Justice Network 2021 $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. Youth Justice Network was formerly known as “Friends of Island Academy.” Boroughwide
Youth Design Center 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a community-based creative agency and community design center that provides a gateway for young people to learn marketable skills in STEAM, access higher education, achieve economic mobility, and become civic leaders. Youth Design Center was formerly known as “Made in Brownsville.” Brownsville
Youth Advocacy Corps 2020 $45,000 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. Boroughwide, East New York
Youth Advocacy Corps 2021 $45,000 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. Boroughwide, East New York
Youth Advocacy Corps 2018 $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. Boroughwide, East New York
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
Youth Advocacy Corps 2019 $45,000 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. Boroughwide, East New York
Young New Yorkers 2020 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide court-mandated arts diversion programs for youth that engage them in social justice issues through the creation of large-scale public art projects. Boroughwide
Young New Yorkers 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide court-mandated arts diversion programs for youth that engage them in social justice issues through the creation of large-scale public art projects. Boroughwide
Young New Yorkers 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide court-mandated arts diversion programs for youth that engage them in social justice issues through the creation of large-scale public art projects. Boroughwide
Young New Yorkers 2018 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide court-mandated arts diversion programs for youth that engage them in social justice issues through the creation of large-scale public art projects. Boroughwide
Young New Yorkers 2017 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide court-mandated arts diversion programs for youth that engage them in social justice issues through the creation of large-scale public art projects Boroughwide
Young New Yorkers 2019 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide court-mandated arts diversion programs for youth that engage them in social justice issues through the creation of large-scale public art projects. Boroughwide
Young New Yorkers 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating Support to provide art-based transformative justice programs to court-involved young people, with the ultimate goal of empowering them to transform the criminal justice system through their own creative voices. 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
Yemeni American Merchants Association 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide COVID-19 related updates and resources to bodega owners, as well as to create and distribute Bodega Safety Kits with protective gear and bilingual health and safety information. Boroughwide
Yemeni American Merchants Association 2018 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants To support a board and staff strategic planning retreat for short-term and long-term activities in light of the Muslim Ban Boroughwide, Bay Ridge
Wyckoff House Museum 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support fresh produce delivery from its on-site farm to partner food programs in the East Flatbush and Canarsie. East Flatbush, Canarsie
Workers Justice Project 2021 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support worker-led education, organizing, leadership development, and grassroots economic alternatives to improve the social, economic, and political conditions of Latinx immigrant families in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
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
Worker's Justice Project 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support and protect day laborers and domestic workers, including providing direct cash assistance and personal protective equipment. Boroughwide
Womankind 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide overtime and hazard pay for staff in its emergency residence for survivors of domestic violence as well as direct financial support for its clients. Boroughwide
Womankind 2017 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants Direct service and advocacy support for immigrant survivors of domestic violence in Sunset Park, with specific focus on advocacy and Asian communities Sunset Park
Weeksville Heritage Center 2022 $100,000 Spark Prize Spark Prize Weeksville Heritage Center upholds the legacy of one of the largest free Black communities in pre-Civil War America, using historic preservation, education, the arts, and a social justice lens to keep this unique chapter of American history relevant and resonant for contemporary audiences, particularly Black residents in Central Brooklyn. The Weeksville Heritage Center is the steward of the historic Hunterfly Road Houses, and serves as an education space, community hub, and presenter of free or low-cost recreational and artistic programming—all with a nexus to the Weeksville legacy of self-determination. Having emerged from a crippling financial crisis in 2019, Weeksville reestablished a record of fiscal accountability under a new strategic plan, and was included in New York City’s esteemed Cultural Institutions Group in 2020. Boroughwide
Weeksville Heritage Center 2015 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Weeksville Heritage Center is an historic site museum and community cultural center that preserves the legacy of the original Weeksville community founded in 1838 – one of the first and most prolific free African American communities in the United States. Funds will support a performance project featuring new oral histories and collaborations with local performing artists and teens to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1991 Crown Heights Riots. Weeksville will also host a community dinner for residents of its immediate vicinity. Crown Heights
WeCopwatch 2020 $3,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To create an online guide with strategies on how to document the police when stopped, or as a bystander, in a manner that can keep one safe from COVID-19, outlining citizens’ rights during the current “shelter in place” order. Boroughwide
Volunteers of Legal Services (VOLS) 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To maintain critical legal services for Brooklyn clients and to launch emergency response efforts, including securing economic relief for unemployed workers and small businesses. 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
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

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