Community Fund Grants

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Organization Yearsort ascending Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
exalt 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Since its founding in 2006 in Brooklyn, exalt has worked with over 1200 youth ages 15-19 who have been involved in the criminal justice system. exalt equips youth with tools and experiences to avoid further criminal justice system involvement through structured classes for tangible skill development, individualized support to navigate the education and justice systems, placement in paid internships, and an alumni network of resources. Boroughwide
Griot Circle 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in 1996 by a group of LGBTQ elders of color living in Brooklyn to address the systemic racial, social, and economic injustices that LGBTQ elders of color experience, GRIOT Circle now offers culturally-sensitive, innovative programming to over 400 members throughout the year, Boroughwide
Red Hook Initiative 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in 2002 as a program of a local hospital in response to the severity of health and social issues in Red Hook, RHI has become a neighborhood stronghold and nationally recognized model for youth and community development, providing safe and enriching opportunities for young people ages 11- 24 primarily living in the Red Hook Houses—New York City’s largest NYCHA housing development. Red Hook
Chinese Staff and Workers' Association 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support outreach and organizing work reaching 3,000 community members living and/or working in Brooklyn's Chinatowns, with a focus on service workers--including home attendants, restaurant and delivery workers. CSWA will partner with legal services and pro bono attorneys to assist workers in seeking legal recourse for stolen wages and involved workers in education and advocacy efforts to improve state policy on wage theft. Sunset Park, Bensonhurst
Chinese-American Planning Council 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For the "Advancing Our CommUNITY" strategy in Brooklyn to connect the organization's long-term social services work to new social change strategies, including civic engagement (Know Your Rights, Voter Registration, Census 2020) , policy/advocacy (increased advocacy around legislative priorities), and community mobilization (training for staff on immigrant rights, economic and racial justice, policy advocacy, and community organizing)/ Boroughwide, Sunset Park, Bensonhurst
Laundry Workers Center 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the Laundromat Campaign, a multifaceted, immigrant women-led campaign that provides training and resources so that laundromat workers can advocate for equitable, safe, and dignified workplaces through workplace organizing and city-wide legislation. Funds will focus on Brooklyn’s Latinx immigrant workers in retail, laundromat, and food service industries. Boroughwide, Flatbush, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Sunset Park, Borough Park
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support advocacy and immigration legal services Boroughwide
Equality for Flatbush 2018 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support multilingual organizing and advocacy work around anti-gentrification, police accountability, and ICE-FREE NYC East Flatbush, Flatbush, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Crown Heights, Park Slope, Bushwick, Bedford Stuyvesant, East New York, Sunset Park
Enlace 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support leadership development and organizing work of the New York Worker Center Federation Boroughwide
The Legal Aid Society 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support immigrant clients within the Immigration Law Unit’s various projects including the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project, Immigration Representation Project, Immigrant Youth Project, and the affirmative benefits project Boroughwide
Adhikaar 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants To support community legal clinics and advocacy efforts for Nepali immigrants with Temporary Protected Status Boroughwide
Enlace 2018 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants Support for the National Freedom Cities Convening which aims to strengthen relationships between leaders spanning issues from fighting mass incarceration to supporting immigrant families and building Black youth leadership; map the changing political landscape; and create a strategic plan to mobilize thousands of people in New York and across the country in the Freedom Cities movement. The Freedom Cities movement was created in January 2017 by immigrants and communities of color to make entire cities, towns, and communities safe for immigrants, Black people, Muslims, workers and all oppressed communities. Boroughwide
RIF Asylum Support 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To expand legal and social services for asylum seekers through workshops, community meetings, a monthly support group, and one-on-one individualized support. Boroughwide
Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Services 2018 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To create a network of service providers for more than 8,000 Bangladeshi clients a year to address domestic violence, mental health, and other health services in addition to housing, legal, and education support services. East New York, City Line
Families for Freedom 2018 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To provide outreach and political education to communities most at risk of detention and deportation, especially long-term resident green card holders with nonviolent criminal convictions. Boroughwide
Cave Canem 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in 1996 to remedy the under-representation and isolation of black poets, Cave Canem has grown from a gathering of 26 poets to become an influential movement and artistic incubator based in Brooklyn with a high-achieving international fellowship of over 425, and a local workshop community of over 900 poets. Boroughwide
Center for Law and Social Justice 2018 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize Founded in Brooklyn in 1985 as a community service unit of Medgar Evers College to serve as an institutional response to pervasive racial injustices, the Center for Law and Social Justice continues pushing for meaningful policy changes to stem the institutionalization of police brutality and systemic racism across New York City. In addition to promoting alternative community policing solutions, it is a leading advocate for the protection and integrity of voting rights and for racial equity in public education. Boroughwide, Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Brownsville
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
New York Communities for Change 2017 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants In May 2017, NYCC will launch a member-led community defense network in Flatbush to protect its Latinx, Caribbean, and Middle Eastern immigrant members and neighbors from deportations, police brutality, and mass incarceration—all of which disproportionately affect Brooklyn’s immigrant, especially Black immigrant, populations. Flatbush
Atlas:DIY 2017 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support increased organizational capacity to meet the legal, social service, and advocacy needs of New York City’s young immigrants Sunset Park, Boroughwide
• 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
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
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
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
OCA-NY Asian Pacific American Advocates 2017 $2,500 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Action Fund Grants In June 2017, OCA will host "Where Can Immigrants Living in Fear and Uncertainty Get Help?” a forum that brings together elected officials, government agencies, law professional, and community organizations to assist Asian immigrant communities in Brooklyn with legal advice and immigration fraud alert. The forum will be held at the Chinese Promise Baptist Church in Sunset Park. Sunset Park
Brandworkers 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support the transformative power and leadership of Brooklyn’s immigrant food production industry workers 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
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
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
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
Center for Family Life 2017 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For the Sanctuary Families Project at Center for Family Life (CFL), which supports immigrant parents at risk of deportation and mobilizes community allies to create long-term child care plans for children remaining in the United States. CFL will work with up to 100 immigrant families in Sunset Park and will recruit, train and certify a cohort of neighborhood-based kinship and foster parents who will be prepared to serve as sanctuary families for children. Funding will also support a partnership with the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) to develop and distribute 1,000 “Visual Guardianship Guides” that illustrate guardianship choices for immigrant families. Sunset Park
Community Healthcare Network 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support a partnership between Community Healthcare Network and Volunteers of Legal Service to provide legal counseling to immigrant patients at CHN’s Brooklyn health clinics Crown Heights, East New York, Williamsburg
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
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
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

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