Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation 2017 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a youth organizing group that seeks to address racial and educational injustice through a campaign to implement restorative justice practices at a local high school campus Cypress Hills
Drive Change 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To provide training and first job experience for formerly incarcerated and court-involved young people through a nonprofit food truck Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick
DRUM 2017 $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
DRUM, Desis Rising up and Moving 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For advocacy, organizing, and the “Hate Free Zone” initiative launched in Kensington, Brooklyn Boroughwide, Kensington
El Puente 2017 $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
Emma’s Torch 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants A social enterprise that provides hospitality workforce development program for refugees Boroughwide
exalt 2017 $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
Faith in New York 2017 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To mobilize local congregations in support of immigrant rights. Key strategies include the Faith Over Fear Emergency Response Network, which provides immediate legal aid, mobilizes supporters in the faith community, and builds awareness of mass deportation issues; monthly trainings for congregations that have offered their houses of worship as a safe sanctuary for immigrants in case of large-scale deportations; Know Your Rights workshops for immigrant communities; and a civic engagement strategy to mobilize support for an immigrant justice platform, including a municipal voting campaign, candidate forums, boot camps for congregations and faith leaders, and voter outreach. Boroughwide
Footsteps 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support formerly ultra-Orthodox Jewish youth transitioning into mainstream society with resources, leadership development, and peer connections Crown Heights, Borough Park, Kensington, Flatbush, Williamsburg
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
Friends of Island Academy 2017 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the establishment of a Youth ReEntry Network hub office in Downtown Brooklyn to provide educational, social service, and workforce development supports for young people transitioning out of incarceration Boroughwide
FUREE 2017 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a leadership and advocacy program for NYCHA youth Red Hook, Gowanus
Girl Be Heard 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For multidisciplinary arts opportunities designed to engage young women in social justice education and develop their leadership skills Boroughwide
Girls for Gender Equity: 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To advance advocacy strategies led by LGBTQ youth of color focused on issues including gender based violence, sexism, and racism Boroughwide
Global Action Project 2017 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For an intersectional youth organizing and activism program that uses media and storytelling to help young people, specifically immigrant and LGBTQ youth, advocate for themselves and their communities Boroughwide
Global Kids 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For after-school programming that aims to increase exposure to local and international human rights and social justice issues Boroughwide
Green City Force 2017 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a service and training program that aims to create ladders to careers in the green economy for NYCHA youth, focused on development of two urban farms Red Hook, Brownsville
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
H.O.L.L.A - How Our Lives Link Altogether 2017 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For a social justice education, leadership, and organizing program for low income youth of color focused on trauma recovery and healing Boroughwide
Haiti Cultural Exchange 2017 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program To support local Haitian artists who will facilitate arts activities and programming in Westbrook Memorial Garden to bring community concerns to light. Crown Heights
Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees 2017 $15,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants Support for community organizing and advocacy in response to the termination of TPS, affecting 60,000 Haitians nationwide 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
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For ally-building and trainings to create connections between anti-Islamophobia and anti-Semitism organizing Boroughwide
JustLeadership USA 2017 $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
KAVI - Kings Against Violence Initiative 2017 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For the hospital-based violence interruption program and in-school and community-based discussion groups and workshops East New York, Flatbush, Brownsville
Lineage Project 2017 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For mindfulness and yoga programs for incarcerated and highly-vulnerable young people, including those in living in secure and non-secure detention facilities, as well as a Brooklyn-based program for young people on probation Boroughwide
Make the Road New York 2017 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize An immigrant-led organization that develops grassroots leadership to mobilize Latino and working class communities. It provides legal services, education, and employment access to achieve policy change. MRNY is dedicated to building community power and racial equity in Bushwick, where it was founded in 1997. It now has over 20,000 members and 200 staff working across New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Boroughwide
Make the Road New York 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants For advocacy and organizing across immigrant populations and support for multi-step “Our Plan to Resist Trump” initiative Boroughwide, Bushwick
Make the Road New York 2017 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program For immigrant youth-led organizing programs focused on the school-to-prison pipeline, community schools, and greater police accountability and transparency Bushwick
Make the Road New York 2017 $20,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants To support DACA legal action through the Batalla Vidal et al v. Baran class-action lawsuit, cover the costs of DACA renewal applications, as well as citywide town halls and "Know Your Rights" workshops Boroughwide
MoCADA 2017 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize A “museum without walls” that serves the African Diasporan community through art exhibitions, education, and community programs to promote African diasporan art, racial equity, and social justice in Brooklyn. Founded in 1999, this year it is expanding from 2,000 sq. ft. to a new 20,000 sq. ft. headquarters in Fort Greene. Boroughwide
Neighbors Together 2017 $100,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Spark Prize A dynamic soup kitchen, social service provider, and community center committed to ending hunger and poverty in Ocean Hill, Brownsville, and Bedford Stuyvesant since 1982. It provides empowerment and community action programming to organize community members to advocate for policy change, in addition to serving 80,000 meals annually out of its community café. Ocean Hill, Brownsville, Bedford Stuyvesant
New Sanctuary Coalition 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support immigrant-led efforts that mobilize interfaith congregations to defend families facing deportation, build awareness of unjust immigration policies, and serve as witnesses in immigration court and detention centers. NSC is developing a cohort of Sanctuary Congregations in Brooklyn and citywide to provide housing for individuals and families at risk of deportation while they pursue a stay of deportation or suspension of their case entirely. Funds also support leadership trainings, ongoing legal clinics, and a rapid response volunteer network of immigrants and allies. Boroughwide
New York Communities for Change 2017 $30,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program For supporting the inclusion of community voices to inform the development plan of the city-owned Bedford-Union Armory. Crown Heights
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

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