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New Resident-Led Grantmaking Program for Crown Heights
Brooklyn Community Foundation wants to invest $100,000 in Crown Heights this year—and local residents are deciding where the funds will go.
Funds will be distributed through the Crown Heights Grants Program of our Neighborhood Strength initiative—a resident-led grantmaking model, starting in our home of Crown Heights and informed by the expertise of local stakeholders.
Grants will support advocacy and organizing projects by Crown Heights nonprofits, community groups, and community residents working in four areas:
- Housing Rights
- Cross Cultural Learning & Relationship Building
- Youth Opportunities
- Transparent and Accountable Policing
Nonprofits and unincorporated groups can apply for grants between $10,000 − $25,000; residents can apply for grants between $5,000 − $10,000.
Proposals must be submitted by Wednesday, September 23, 2015, and will be vetted by our Crown Heights Advisory Council in partnership with Foundation staff. Grants will be announced this November.
Opportunities & Funding
Leading with Conviction is a 12-month training program for formerly incarcerated mid-senior level leaders with a specific and proven track record in advocacy and community organizing. Register here through September 15.
We Are All Brooklyn(WAAB)seeks emerging leaders working for community, faith-based, government, or nonprofit organizations for its 10-month leadership development fellowship. Apply here through mid-August.
Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network is a coalition of tenants, homeowners, block associations, anti-police brutality groups, legal and grassroots organizations working to end the gentrification and displacement of low to middle income residents. Get involved here.
Young Women Rock! seeks mentors for the upcoming school year. The curriculum-based weekly program empowers girls ages 14-18 to discover and fulfill their potential. Sign up to mentor in Brooklyn beginning this fall.
The Black Social Change Survey seeks to map Black-led community organizations, grassroots groups, activism projects, churches, fraternities, sororities, schools and more across the country. Complete this survey to help make the case for supporting Black leaders and organizations in their efforts to build healthy and strong communities.
FiveMyles Gallery in Crown Heights will host two more outdoor performances this summer: On Griffin Alley on August 9 at 7pm and Ginseng and Juice on August 15 at 4pm. Details here.
The Commons Brooklyn hosts "The Ecology of a Police State", on August 6 at 7:30pm. A member of the Prison Ecology Project will discuss its intersectional work in environmental and incarceration issues, as well as screen excerpts from several films on the topics.
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