Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort descending Project Description Neighborhoods
Added Value 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Urban farming and youth empowerment program, which hires a cohort of teens to run the farm, farmers market, and community food events as they develop leadership on food justice issues. Red Hook
Bridge Street Development Corporation 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Motivated Youth Believing in All Self Empowerment, a civic engagement and internship program for Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville and Fort Greene/Clinton Hill youth interested in public service, leadership development, and community activism. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville
• 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
Center for Nu Leadership 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Programs that divert neighborhood youth from arrest proceedings by developing pre-arrest diversion options for law-officers. Bedford Stuyvesant
Sadie Nash Leadership Project 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Brooklyn Summer Institute and partnership classes in schools to strengthen, empower, and equip low-income young women from Central Brooklyn and Coney Island to be agents of change in their own lives and their communities. Bedford Stuyvesant, Coney Island, Crown Heights, East New York
The Ali Forney Center 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the Youth Advocacy Internship Program for homeless LGBTQIA youth of color Citywide
Center for Family Life 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program A community school model that engages youth, families and educators to mobilize resources and develop programs for high school success and college access and retention. Sunset Park
Center for NuLeadership 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support to advance planning for Bedford-Stuyvesant Human Justice Initiative, an arrest diversion pilot program in partnership with the NYPD, 79th Precinct, and NYC Office of Probation. Bedford Stuyvesant
Brooklyn Defender Services 2017 $50,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For comprehensive free legal representation to court-involved youth with a focus on school discipline and reentry, special education placements, alternative pathways to graduation, alternatives to incarceration, and counseling Boroughwide
Teachers Unite 2017 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For members' work with students and teachers to lead the shift from punitive to transformative justice in NYC public schools Brownsville, East New York, Bushwick, Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, East Williamsburg, Sunset Park
Brooklyn Community Services 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program A project that engages young people, primarily immigrant youth, in activities to help them develop job skills, improve their academic performance, and become community leaders. Coney Island
Arab American Association of New York 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Racial Justice Youth Fellowship, an Arab and Muslim youth leadership bootcamp that provides resources and tools to address advocacy issues including immigration, police accountability, and racial justice. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program An apprentice program through which teens work under the guidance of skilled professionals and receive mentorship from top horticulturalists and environmental educators Boroughwide
FUREE/Fifth Avenue Committee 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the overhaul and relaunch of FUREE-ous Youth!, a leadership and advocacy program for youth living in NYCHA Developments in Gowanus. Boroughwide
Groundswell 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For school year and summer programs that engage youth from underserved communities in public mural making as a means of social change while developing their leadership and creative skills Boroughwide
Center for Community Alternatives 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support counseling, life skills courses, and after-school arts-based activities for youth living in secure and non-secure detention facilities. Boroughwide
Center for Anti-Violence Education 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for comprehensive anti-violence, empowerment, and leadership programming for young people, including the expansion of services for LGBTQ homeless youth and a violence prevention program for immigrant young women. Boroughwide
Audre Lorde Project 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support youth-led programs and advocacy for LGBTQIA people of color that build leadership and organizing skills, reduce surveillance policing, and promote safer communities Boroughwide
Safe Passage Project 2016 $50,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Free legal services and representation to meet the unmet needs of immigrant and undocumented children in partnership with community high schools. Boroughwide
Common Justice: Vera Institute of Justice 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for Common Justice, an innovative victim service and alternative-to-incarceration program based on restorative justice principles that works with young people who commit violent felonies and those they harm. Boroughwide
CASES 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs that divert youth from the criminal justice system by providing education and employment services, behavioral health treatment, service projects, and links to other providers Bedford Stuyvesant, Coney Island
Urban Youth Collaborative 2017 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To organize youth of color who have been the victims of school-based over-policing to advance youth justice alternatives and promote wellbeing of both youth and their communities Boroughwide
Red Hook Initiative 2016 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Job readiness and leadership training, part-time employment, academic support, and services to assist young people toward graduation, college, and career. Red Hook
Atlas: DIY 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for the the community-based "cooperative model" that provides legal, educational, and psycho social services for undocumented youth and their allies in Sunset Park. Sunset Park
UPROSE 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Community organizing, public education, and leadership programs for youth that advance environmental sustainability and resiliency. Sunset Park, South Slope, Gowanus
Girls for Gender Equity 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating Support for to advance advocacy strategies led by young people with a focus on young cis and trans women of color, gender fluid, and LGBTQI youth in the quest for justice and equity within the racial justice movement. Boroughwide
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy 2017 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For the creative, educational, and vocational development of Black and Caribbean youth in Central Brooklyn Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Flatbush
Center for Urban Pedagogy 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To engage youth from the Red Hook Community Justice Center to develop a visual guide that helps the public build understanding around a pressing social issue. Boroughwide
The Laundromat Project 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the People's POWER Lab, a new youth-focused out-of-school initiative that engages young people of color in Central Brooklyn in creative expression, community activism, and leadership development training. Bedford Stuyvesant
Fostering Change for Children 2017 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the establishment of UpFront, peer support and advising groups to help LGBTQIA identifying youth living in foster care form permanent, life-affirming families Citywide
Turning Point Brooklyn 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Social, educational, medical, and economic support services to low income, immigrant residents focused on building advocacy and leadership skills and establishing strong mentoring relationships. Sunset Park
Drive Change 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for a unique food service employment model for formerly incarcerated youth. Drive Change aims to build a food truck commissary/garage in Central Brooklyn through which other food trucks will hire young people out of its program. Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick
Center for Nu Leadership 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For programs that divert neighborhood youth from arrest proceedings by developing pre-arrest diversion options for law-officers Bedford Stuyvesant
Arab-American Family Support Center 2017 $40,000 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
United Community Centers 2016 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operation and management of one of the city’s largest youth-led farms as well as a sexual health-focused peer education program. East New York

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