Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amount Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
YWCA Brooklyn 2017 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support the YW LEAD youth development and college access, and social justice education program for low-income and immigrant young women of color 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
Active Citizen Project 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program A youth leadership initiative centered at the organization’s community farm 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
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
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
Ancient Song Doula Services 2016 Invest in Youth Youth Voice Awards Awarded to Sevonna Marie Brown with Ancient Song Doula Services for "Reproductive Renaissance," which uses grassroots political philosophy to foster a restorative space for women of color to come together and seek refuge in reproductive justice and education. Black girls and women of color have a history of using their personal spaces—the living room, grandma’s bedroom, the kitchen, the beauty salon, the front porch—as spaces for women-centered empowerment and healing. Bedford Stuyvesant
Arab American Association of New York 2016 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program A leadership fellowship for Arab and Muslim youth that provides resources and tools to address advocacy issues including immigration, police accountability, and racial justice. Boroughwide
Arab American Association of New Yotk 2016 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Emergency Grants Support for neighborhood-based, immigrant-led organizations working on the frontlines to address legal, safety, and civil rights issues. Boroughwide, Bay Ridge
Arab-American Family Support Center 2016 $40,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Programs that strengthen Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian immigrant youth’s academic achievement, creative expression and healthy behaviors. Boroughwide
Arts & Democracy 2016 Invest in Youth Youth Voice Awards Award recipient Hasiba Haq with Arts & Democracy for "Sari Project," which aims to connect young Bangladeshis with women in the community in an intergenerational exchange of stories using the idea of Saris, a traditional outfit for Bangladeshi women, to explore their immigration stories and their histories. The project will help young immigrants and second-generation youth connect with elders in their society, and help carve an identity for them in a diverse borough. Kensington
Atlas: DIY 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Community-based "cooperative model" that provides free legal, educational, and social services for undocumented youth and their allies. Sunset Park
Audre Lorde Project 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To support youth-led programs and advocacy for LGBTQ people of color that build leadership and organizing skills, reduce surveillance policing, and promote safer communities. Boroughwide
Bangladeshi American Community Development & Youth Services 2016 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Emergency Grants Support for neighborhood-based, immigrant-led organizations working on the frontlines to address legal, safety, and civil rights issues. East New York, City Line
Black Alliance for Just Immigration 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program To develop the leadership and empowerment of the borough's Black immigrant youth and families in order to end racism, criminalization, and economic disenfranchisement. Boroughwide
Black Women's Blueprint 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program A partnership with student organizers to pilot campus-based transformative justice practices that hold harm-doers accountable and support sexual violence survivors in their healing and development. Crown Heights
Bridge Street Development Corporation 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program A civic engagement and internship program for youth interested in public service, service learning, leadership development, and activism. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene
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
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund 2016 $35,000 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
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
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
Brooklyn Free School 2016 Invest in Youth Youth Voice Awards Award recipient The Brooklyn Free School Team for "Let's Talk About It! Housing Justice," a project aimed at educating and creating a documentary on housing justice and gentrification. It will engage youth by arranging visits to town hall meetings, reading articles and watching interviews addressing housing, gentrification and justice, as well as opportunities to engage with the Mayor’s office and participate in local shelter events. As part of the project, the youth team will create a documentary and facilitate a workshop for youth on housing rights. Fort Greene, Clinton Hill
Brownsville Community Justice Center 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Provide off-ramps for young people who come into contact with the justice system, including educational, occupational, social, and health services designed to expand their leadership and increase community members' sense of public safety. Brownsville
CASES 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
Center for Anti-Violence Education 2016 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Emergency Grants Support for neighborhood-based, immigrant-led organizations working on the frontlines to address legal, safety, and civil rights issues. 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 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 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
Center for NuLeadership 2016 Invest in Youth Youth Voice Awards Award recipient Yamil Torres with the Center for NuLeadership for “Bridging the Healing Gap,” which will facilitate gatherings that provide space and educate youth who are affiliated with gangs and/or are street involved about how, why, and where gangs originated, explain political and racial history, and principles of what gangs were founded on. The second half of the project will focus on changing the way the larger community views the youth by opening up dialogue with an intergenerational event. Bedford Stuyvesant
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
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
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
Council of Peoples Organization 2016 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Emergency Grants Support for neighborhood-based, immigrant-led organizations working on the frontlines to address legal, safety, and civil rights issues. Flatbush, Midwood
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation 2016 $30,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
Dance Theatre Etcetera 2016 $25,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program 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
Drive Change 2016 $35,000 Invest in Youth Invest in Youth Grant Program Provide training and first job experience for formerly incarcerated and court-involved young people through a nonprofit food truck. Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick

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