Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Brooklyn Community Services 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Youth Stand: Coney Island, a project that engages young people in activities to help them develop job skills, improve their academic performance, and become community, with a focus on serving immigrant youth. Coney Island
Brooklyn Defender Services 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Brooklyn Adolescent Representation Team Project, which provides comprehensive legal representation to court-involved youth with focus on school discipline and reentry, special education placements, alternative pathways to graduation, alternatives to incarceration, and counseling. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine 2015 $5,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine is a collaborative public art project that explores art-making as a community-building tool. Funds will be used to create and distribute an accessible guide to tenants’ rights to assist long-time residents being pushed out of their homes. Crown Heights
Brooklyn Movement Center 2015 $15,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program The Brooklyn Movement Center, a Black-led organizing nonprofit, trains and mobilizes Central Brooklynites to lead local and city-wide policy campaigns to end abusive policing. Funds will be used for police accountability organizing and legislative advocacy in Crown Heights that mobilizes local stakeholders, creates alternative community safety approaches, and conducts know-your-rights and leadership trainings. Crown Heights
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
Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Brooklyn Youth Justice Programs in Downtown Brooklyn, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Coney Island, which help young people avoid contact with the criminal justice system, detention, incarceration, and recidivism by providing education and employment services, behavioral health treatment, community service projects, and links to other community-based providers. Bedford Stuyvesant, Coney Island
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
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
Center for Family Life 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for this innovative partnership with Sunset Park High School which engages largely immigrant youth, their families and educators in creating and implementing supports for academic 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
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
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
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
Dance Theatre Etcetera 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for arts and media leadership programs based in Red Hook, for low-income young people of color, with a focus on overage/under-credited students and disconnected youth. Red Hook
Domestic Workers United 2015 $5,000 Brooklyn Accelerator Incubator Project DWU is an organization of Caribbean, Latina and African caregivers and housekeepers—concentrated in Crown Heights and Flatbush—that organizes to end exploitation and oppression for all workers whose labor is based primarily in homes and is not protected by most labor laws in New York City. DWU has adopted a model that centers on the development of strong, low-income immigrant women of color leaders who have the drive, training, and sensitivity to lead a movement for social change. Crown Heights, Flatbush
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
DRUM 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the expansion of programs that serve low-wage South Asian immigrant workers, youth, and families in Flatbush and Midwood organizing for social and economic justice--with a focus on building the leadership of undocumented women and girls. Flatbush, Midwood
EcoStation:NY 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for the Bushwick-based urban farming and food justice organization which provides educational and mentorship programs for high school students at the Bushwick Educational Campus. Bushwick
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
exalt 2015 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to counteract the school-to-prison pipeline by elevating expectations of personal success for youth who have interfaced with the criminal justice system. Boroughwide
Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to help transform the lives of Haitian newcomer youth in Crown Heights, East Flatbush and Canarsie through education and leadership development and raising awareness of immigrant education issues in the community and citywide. East Flatbush, Canarsie, Crown Heights
Footsteps 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for Youth Empowerment Program to help ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn youth access resources to assist them in their journeys beyond their communities, develop leadership skills, and connect with one another. Crown Heights, Borough Park, Kensington, Flatbush
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
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
Global Kids 2015 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program Global Kids’ mission is to educate and inspire underserved youth to become successful students, global citizens, and community leaders. Funds will be used for the Human Rights Activist Project in three Crown Heights public schools to empower youth to advocate for community and global issues through interactive workshops on community organizing, social action, digital and social media, policy, and root causes. Crown Heights
Good Shepherd Services 2015 $100,000 Invest in Youth Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project Good Shepherd Services (GSS) will provide restorative justice practices and coordination at the School for Democracy and Leadership in East Flatbush. GSS is a leading New York City youth and family development agency with over 85 programs serving more than 30,000 children, youth, and families in under-resourced communities. East Flatbush
Green City Force 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the implementation of two major "green jobs" workforce initiatives in Brooklyn: a partnership with the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice to recruit and train young adults from NYCHA Developments with the highest crime rates and the build-out of two urban farms on NYCHA developments in Brooklyn. Crown Heights, Borough Park, Kensington, Flatbush, Williamsburg
Groundswell Community Mural Project 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support for the organization's unique mission to bring together youth, artists, and community partners' through a collective impact model that uses public art as a tool for social change. Boroughwide
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy 2015 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to advance programs through which Central Brooklyn youth deepen their cultural identity, build assets, save money for college, develop artistic, personal and leadership skills, and advocate for solutions to pressing social justice issues. Flatbush, East Flatbush, Bedford Stuyvesant, Canarsie, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Brownsville
JustLeadership USA 2015 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Support for the Campaign to #CloseRikers, a comprehensive multiyear effort to close Rikers Island, which includes the immediate removal of all 16 and 17-year-olds. Boroughwide
Make the Road New York 2015 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to advance organizing to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, foster restorative justice in schools, implement and expand community schools, and bring about reforms for greater police accountability and transparency. Bushwick
Mixteca 2015 $20,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Operating support to help the Mexican and Latin-American immigrant organization expand to balance critical service provision with immigrant advocacy work, community building and organizing, and skills-building programs. Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Coney Island, Bensonhurst, Park Slope, Red Hook
New York Peace Institute 2015 $100,000 Invest in Youth Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project New York Peace Institute will provide restorative justice practices and coordination at the Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies in Coney Island. New York Peace Institute is one of the nation’s largest community mediation services, with expertise in special education mediation. They have previously partnered with the Department of Probation, the New York City Department of Education, NYPD and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s offices. Coney Island
NYC Coalition for Educational Justice 2015 $10,000 Neighborhood Strength Crown Heights Grant Program NYC Coalition for Educational Justice is a parent-led movement that seeks to affect policy change and create a more equitable educational system. Funds will support local parent engagement around the Department of Education's Community Schools Initiative, which will bring over a million dollars in new resources to three Crown Heights schools. Crown Heights
Partnership with Children 2015 $100,000 Invest in Youth Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project Partnership with Children will provide restorative justice practices and coordination at Ebbets Field Middle School in Crown Heights. Partnership with Children provides critical social and emotional support for the hardest-to-reach students and engages families in the school community so they can succeed in school, society and life. They have social workers in 32 public schools in all five boroughs and manage all community resources and support services in 12 community schools. Crown Heights

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