Moving Brooklyn's Nonprofits Forward
Insights to Impact Report 2019
This month we released our new Insights to Impact report, showcasing our investments in local leadership and programming in the borough. Check out the report to learn about the amazing work of our grantees, and to see how Brooklyn's community foundation is sparking change throughout the borough!
Funding & Opportunities
Brooklyn Community Foundation supports local immigrant rights efforts through its Immigrant Rights Fund’s Sustained Response and Action Fund grants. Sustained Response: The Foundation has issued a Request for Conversations with immigrant-serving organizations seeking support ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 for organizing, mental health services, community safety, and legal services. Action Fund: Grant requests for up to $2,500 are considered on a rolling basis, and can support civil resistance and organizing efforts—including community-building, public education, action planning, and event logistics. Learn more here.
OPERA America is inviting applications for its IDEA Opera Grants. The IDEA grants support the promotion and development of new works by artists of color who may not have worked previously in the field. Grants of up to $12,500 will be awarded to composer and librettist teams in support of costs associated with the production of a workshop, reading, or other performance-based event. Letters of intent are due July 29.
Farm Credit East is awarding grants of up to $10,000 in support of programs, projects, and activities that assist in the development of young/beginning farmers, promote agriculture/horticulture/forest products/commercial fishing industry interest, and more. Proposals are encouraged from organizations that promote minority involvement in agriculture and agriculture related businesses. Deadline: August 1, 2019.
The Lower Manhattan Community Council is inviting organizations based in Manhattan to apply for its 2020 Creative Engagement Grants. Grants of up to $9,000 will be awarded in support of projects being undertaken by individual artists, collectives, and small organizations in Manhattan neighborhoods, including concerts, performances, public art, exhibitions, screenings, festivals, workshops, readings, and more. Deadline: September 10, 2019.
The Nation Institute’s Wayne Barrett Investigative Fund is inviting grant applications for political news stories, to support ambitious reporting projects focused on politics and corruption in both New York City and on the national stage. The fund is designed to enable talented journalists working in print or on digital or broadcast platforms to produce deeply reported investigative projects with strong editorial guidance and support. Awards will range between $5,000 and $15,000. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
The New York State Health Foundation has issued an RFP for individuals working in community-based organizations, health departments, and other low-resource organizations to attend/present at local, state, and national conferences in the areas of healthy communities, consumer empowerment, and veteran’s health. Scholarships of up to $2,000/person will be awarded to up to two attendees from an organization (maximum of $4,000), which may be used for registration fees, travel, lodging, and incidentals while attending the conference. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
TD Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for its nonprofit employee training program. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to eligible community-based organizations so that employees can attend an approved class/course that enhances their job performance. Learn more here.
The Weinberg Foundation is seeking high-quality capital projects in Maryland, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, rural communities throughout the United States, and the State of Israel. The Foundation will consider capital projects that incorporate evidence-based best practices and provide direct services for low-income and vulnerable populations, including older adults, families, children, and youth. Projects will receive full consideration regardless of the requested grant amount—whether $100,000 or more than $1 million. Learn more here.
The Pelican Foundation for Creative Education is offering grants of $500 to New York City teachers of all disciplines. They will fund innovative projects for classroom teachers who seek to enhance their classroom lessons with creative activities. Access the application here.
Public Welfare Foundation LOIs for criminal justice, youth justice and workers' rights programs are open and accepted on a rolling deadline. The Public Welfare Foundation has a two-step application process that includes both a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) and a full proposal. We invite full proposals after reviewing letters of inquiry. We only consider full proposals we have invited that fit within the program guidelines and available resources.
Looking for delicious and meaningful food for your next gala or event? Emma's Torch, a non-profit social enterprise that provides culinary training and job placement services to refugees, is here to help. From multi-course seated galas to cocktail parties we are eager to work with other non-profits to provide unique and delicious catering services. Please be in touch! firstname.lastname@example.org
All Good Work Foundation is offering donated workspace for nonprofits and social enterprises across Brooklyn (and Manhattan), including spaces in Red Hook, Sunset Park, Crown Heights, Bushwick, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint. Space includes shared desks or private offices in coworking spaces or business centers for a program fee of $25-$50/person/month. Learn more here.
BRIC Stoop Share is a subsidized rental program for nonprofit organizations in the BRIC House neighborhood. The BRIC House neighborhood is defined as zip codes 11201, 11205, 11211, 11217, 11238, and 11251.
Brooklyn Creative League's "How to Choose a Coworking Space: The Ultimate Guide for Nonprofits" draws on interviews with nonprofit leaders at BCL, offering a comprehensive look at how nonprofits can get the most out of a coworking space.
Maharlika Cleaning Cooperative is a worker-owned business whose mission is to create sustainable, just and healthy workplaces for our community, clients and member-owners. Committed to providing high quality, eco-friendly office cleaning services while creating stable and decent jobs through promotion of democratic decision-making, education and living wages, Maharlika is seeking new clients in in the New York City area.
Spoke the Hub, a multidisciplinary arts center with spaces in Park Slope and Gowanus, offers low-cost rentals for rehearsals, classes, auditions, performances, events, meetings, film screenings, and more. For more information, email Lori Jorgensen: email@example.com.
The Women's Organizing Network (WON) Leadership Circle is a six-month program for women organizers at social justice organizing groups and unions across New York City. WON invites community organizers who identify as women (trans or cis), non-binary or gender queer to apply by July 31st at 11:59pm.
Executive & Operations
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) - Director of Government and Community Affairs
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) - Manager, Corporate Giving
Brooklyn Legal Services - Director, Disability Advocacy Project
Common Justice - Vice President for Organizing and Policy
Common Justice - Vice President of Programs
Common Justice - September 2019 - May 2020 Legal Intern
Family Foundation - Executive Director
Green Guerillas - Executive Director
Hook Arts Media - Director of Finance and Operations
I Challenge Myself - Director of Programs
Legal Services NYC - Deputy Director, Grants and Contract Management
New York Immigration Coalition - Census 2020 Senior Fellow
Peer Health Exchange (PHE) - NYC Executive Director
PowerPlay NYC - Director of Accounting and Finance
RiseBoro Community Partnership - Chief Financial Officer
RiseBoro Community Partnership - Human Resources Operations Lead
Safe Horizon - Administrative Assistant, ILP
Safe Horizon - Director Clinical and Forensic Services, Brooklyn
StoryCorps - Associate, Human Resources
WITNESS - Executive Assistant
The Women's Organizing Network - Deputy Director
Development & Communications
Advocates for Children of New York - Assistant Director of Development
Advocates for Children of New York - Communications Manager
Bend the Arc - Development Associate
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) - Data Entry Associate
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) - Membership Associate/Clerical Associate IV
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) - Marketing and Communications Manager
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) - Photography/Video Producer
Brooklyn Public Library - Manager of Individual Giving & Campaigns
Common Justice - Operations and Development Coordinator
FPWA (Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies) - Director of Communications & Marketing
Green City Force - Development Manager
Immigrant Justice Corps - Development Director
Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York - Development Manager
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research - Advancement Officer
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research - Associate Director, Annual Giving
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research - Marketing Specialist
New York Immigration Coalition - Development Associate
New York Immigration Coalition - Manager of Communications, Digital Campaigning and Marketing
New York Immigration Coalition - Manager of Communications, Press Secretary
New York Immigration Coalition - Manager of Development, Individuals and Events
RiseBoro Community Partnership - Development Associate
RiseBoro Community Partnership - Marketing Associate - Digital Engagement
StoryCorps - Manager, Corporate Partnerships
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund - Director of Development
Programs & Services
Bend the Arc - 2020 Jeremiah Cohort National Organizer
Bend the Arc - National Organizer
Bend the Arc - Senior National Organizer
Breaking Ground - Clinical Coordinator, East Flatbush
Breaking Ground - Outreach Coordinator, Williamsburg
Breaking Ground - Housing Advocate, Williamsburg
Common Justice - Bilingual Intervention Manager
Common Justice - Outreach Manager (Brooklyn)
Common Justice - 2019 Social Work Intern
FPWA (Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies) - Policy Associate
Green City Force - Youth Developer- Social Worker [Part Time]
New York Immigration Coalition - Immigrant Service Events Associate
New York Immigration Coalition - Research and Policy Associate
Public Health Solutions – Community Health Worker – Healthy Families
Red Hook Initiative - Academic Advisor
Red Hook Initiative - High School Social Worker
Red Hook Initiative - Middle School Social Worker
Safe Horizon - Case Manager - Helpline Community Program
Safe Horizon - Client Advocate Specialist
Safe Horizon - Domestic Violence Victim Advocate - Brooklyn 61st Precinct
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund - Community Engagement Associate
Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB) - Co-op Preservation Project Associate (Bilingual)
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