Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort descending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Haitian American Community Coalition 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide remote care for clients and develop a team to provide COVID-19 testing referrals and health outreach. Boroughwide
Street Vendor Project 2021 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To provide political education and leadership training for vendors to mobilize campaigns for social justice and economic opportunity. 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
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a Cultural Arts program that provides multi disciplinary instruction and intergenerational programming that celebrates the rich heritage of the African Diaspora. Boroughwide
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
STEM from Dance 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a cohesive learning experience in which dance is used to introduce girls of color to computer science. Boroughwide
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
Arab-American Family Support Center 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs that strengthen Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian immigrant youth’s academic achievement, creative expression and healthy behaviors. 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
The New York Immigration Coalition 2021 $45,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To advocate for New York’s immigrants and refugees and push for equitable legislation by partnering with national and regional advocates, nonprofits, and bipartisan elected officials. Boroughwide
America on Tech 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the East New York/Brownsville Summer Tech Camp, and the Youth Design Center, a gateway for young people to learn marketable hard skills in STEAM, access post-secondary education, achieve mobility, and engage in place-based community revitalization. East New York, Brownsville
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
ImmSchools 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support a program that advocates for the interest of the immigrant community by creating internships for students that do not qualify for city programs, including undocumented students. Boroughwide
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
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC 2021 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To engage court-involved youth as actors and playwrights in a comprehensive theatre-for-social justice program that uses real life stories of the youth actors. 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
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
Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) 2022 $100,000 Spark Prize Spark Prize Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) was founded in 2001 by Arab immigrant and Arab American leaders in Bay Ridge to advocate for the community in the wake of the September 11th attacks. Today, AAANY serves Brooklyn’s Arab immigrant, refugee, and Muslim communities, helping over 6,000 beneficiaries annually through its women’s empowerment and adult literacy programs, immigration legal assistance, mental health and domestic violence support services, and youth programming. During the COVID-19 pandemic, AAANY has transitioned to virtual programming and has transformed its office into a direct relief hub, distributing 22,000+ food boxes and $450,000 in direct cash for clients in crisis, creating a laptop lending program, and working with community partners to provide relief to domestic violence survivors. Boroughwide
Black Women's Blueprint 2022 $100,000 Spark Prize Spark Prize Black Women's Blueprint was founded in Brooklyn in 2008, and is a lifeline for survivors of gender-based violence, and provides birth education and maternal health support. The organization’s Sexual Abuse to Maternal Mortality Pipeline report and institute has pioneered a campaign to desilo these movements and affirm the link between trauma healing and maternal health. Each year, it engages doulas, midwives, birth-workers, and sexual assault advocates to reach 5,000 survivors at 50 different locations through its Sistas Van mobile health unit, and trains 800 clinicians and medical personnel. In addition, it is building a Reconciliation Center in Upstate New York to offer Brooklyn women space to heal and give birth safely. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) 2022 $100,000 Spark Prize Spark Prize Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) is a Black-led, membership-based organization of primarily low-to-moderate income Central Brooklyn residents founded in 2011. BMC builds power and self-determination in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights’ Black communities by nurturing local leadership, waging campaigns, and winning concrete improvements in people’s lives. Through intersectional organizing, BMC addresses a range of issues that define a whole community, including police accountability and community safety, food sovereignty, environmental justice, anti-gentrification media production, electoral justice, and tenant organizing. Boroughwide
Red Hook Community Justice Center 2022 $100,000 Spark Prize Spark Prize Launched in 2000, the Red Hook Community Justice Center works to strengthen Red Hook and surrounding areas by reducing crime and the use of incarceration, improving public trust in justice, and collaborating with the community to solve local problems. At the Justice Center, a single judge hears cases that ordinarily would go to three different courts: civil, family, and criminal. Whenever possible, cases are resolved through a restorative, problem-solving approach that seeks to repair harm and address the underlying issues that bring individuals into the justice system. The Justice Center also serves as a hub for an array of unconventional programs that are available to litigants as a means of resolving their cases, as well as to the community at large. Red Hook
Groundswell Community Mural Project 2022 $100,000 Spark Prize Spark Prize Groundswell Community Mural Project was founded in 1996 to bring together artists, youth, and community organizations to use art as a tool for social change. Its projects beautify neighborhoods, engage youth in societal and personal transformation, and give expression to ideas and perspectives that are underrepresented in the public dialogue. Each year, Groundswell engages over 450 youth, led by trained teaching artists, and in partnership with community partner organizations and city agencies, in the presentation of afterschool, summer, school-based, and community commissioned programs. In addition, Groundswell hosts free, often youth-led, events and programs for the general public. Boroughwide
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
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 Wellness and Recovery 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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