Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Programsort descending Project Description Neighborhoods
Groundswell 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
Arab-American Family Support Center 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Youth Program, which strives to strengthen Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian immigrant youth in three core areas: academic achievement, creative expression and healthy community. Boroughwide
H.O.L.L.A - How Our Lives Link Altogether 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program A social justice education, leadership, and organizing program for low income youth of color focused on trauma recovery and healing Boroughwide
Active Citizen Project 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Taking Charge/Leading Change, a youth leadership initiative in Brownsville, East New York and Crown Heights that aims to help young people improve the conditions that determine their quality of life and ability to thrive. Brownsville, East New York, Crown Heights
Exalt 2016 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To counteract the school-to-prison pipeline by elevating expectations of personal success for court-involved youth through job skills courses, individualized support, paid internships, and alumni network. Boroughwide
United Community Centers 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to advance youth internship programs, a pipeline of leadership opportunities for participants as they age out of programs, a new youth advisory board, and youth engagement in the City's development plan for East New York. East New York
DRUM 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To organize South Asian youth, families, and immigrant workers to win campaigns focused on educational equity, economic justice, legalization, workplace rights, and an end to racial profiling and anti-immigrant enforcement. Flatbush, Midwood
Brooklyn Defender Services 2016 $50,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Creative, educational, and vocational development of Black and Caribbean youth in Central Brooklyn. Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Flatbush
Bangladeshi American Community Development & Youth Services 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for the East New York-based organization that engages Bangladeshi youth in social and educational activities including language training, employment readiness, computer training, sports and culture. East New York
Kings Against Violence Initiative 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Hospital-based violence interruption program and in-school and community-based discussion groups and workshops. East New York, Brownsville, Flatbush
Added Value 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for the urban farming and youth empowerment program in Red Hook, 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
Reconnect 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To connect youth to employment, entrepreneurship training, and access to college credit to help navigate systemic challenges that make it hard to find sustainable employment. Bedford Stuyvesant
University Settlement Society of New York 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Connect*Flow*Inspire, a program offering low-income youth from Fort Greene/Clinton Hill a safe space to discover a positive sense of self and community and to develop leadership skills to inspire others to collaborate toward community change. Fort Greene, Clinton Hill
El Puente 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To organize communities of color to fight gentrification through youth-led community campaigns and initiatives focused on environmental justice, climate change, community safety, and racial/cultural equity in education, the arts, and wellness. Williamsburg
Reel Works 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Documentary filmmaking and media production programs for youth, including school-based program with four middle and high schools in Brownsville. Boroughwide, Brownsville
Council of Peoples Organization 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Join In, Find Out high school after-school program, which provides South Asian and Muslim immigrant and second generation students in Flatbush and Midwood with resources and support needed to address the pressures of family, assimilation, and education. Flatbush, Midwood
Footsteps 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support formerly ultra-Orthodox Jewish youth transitioning into mainstream society with resources, leadership development, and peer connections. Crown Heights, Borough Park, Kensington, Flatbush, Williamsburg
Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Garden Apprentice Program, a youth development program through which teen apprentices work under the guidance of skilled professionals and receive mentorship from top horticulturalists and environmental educators. Boroughwide
JustLeadership USA 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To empower court-involved youth to drive policy reforms, including the campaign to #CloseRikers, a comprehensive multiyear effort to close Rikers Island Detention Facility. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to prevent unnecessary pretrial detention based on poverty by paying bail for indigent Brooklyn youth and adults accused of misdemeanors, and providing and facilitating access to social and legal services for clients. Boroughwide
Make the Road New York 2016 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Immigrant youth-led organizing programs focused on the school-to-prison pipeline, community schools, and greater police accountability and transparency. Bushwick
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC 2016 $25,000 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
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Future of Tomorrow, a youth organizing group seeking to address racial and educational justice in Cypress Hills, with a focus on campaigning to implement restorative justice practices at the Franklin K. Lane Educational Campus. Cypress Hills
Churches United For Fair Housing 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Youth development programming focused on housing-related issues and other challenges impacting low-income communities of color Bushwick
Brooklyn Children's Museum 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Teen Crew, a free, year-round afterschool program for high school students led by museum educators designed to support academic, cultural, and professional development in Crown Heights. Crown Heights
Osborne Association 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support programs for children of incarcerated parents as well as a council that engages young people impacted by incarceration to develop campaigns around issues affecting their lives and communities. Boroughwide
Center for Court Innovation 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Brownsville Community Justice Center's Brownsville Leadership Project, which provides court-involved youth with educational, occupational, social, and health services designed to expand their leadership roles in the community and increase community members' sense of public safety. Brownsville
Truthworker Theater Company 2016 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program A theater program that uses first person narratives to bring the stories of young people impacted by incarceration to the forefront and drive awareness of the need for policy reform. Boroughwide
El Puente 2015 $45,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to help strengthen and expand the capacity to engage and empower youth in North Brooklyn to be leaders through campaigns and initiatives that focus on environmental justice, climate change, community safety, and racial/cultural equity in education, the arts, and wellness. Williamsburg
FUREE 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Leadership and advocacy program for NYCHA youth. Gowanus, Red Hook
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Youth Pathway Out of Poverty, which will provide Central Brooklyn youth with access to employer-demanded skills, career credentials, job placement, and long-term career development support. Bedford Stuyvesant
Common Justice 2016 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program A 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
Teachers Unite 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Youth-led Transformative Justice initiative to organize alternatives to suspension in up to five public schools in under-resourced and over-policed Brooklyn communities. Brownsville, East New York, Bushwick, Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, East Williamsburg, Sunset Park
Alex House 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Pregnancy and parenting groups for teens and other young, low-income, first time mothers and fathers in Red Hook. Red Hook

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