Grants

Grants Awarded in 2014

Community Organizing $1,301,250

African Communities Together

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Bronx, NY

To connect African immigrants living in New York to services leadership training, and to develop 0,Advocacy and organizing campaigns for systemic change.

Arab American Association of New York

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Brooklyn, NY

For a civil engagement and leadership training program for Arab women enrolled in ELA (English as a second language) classes.

Bridge Street Development Corporation

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Brooklyn, NY

For a multiservice organization addressing educational, health, and related issues in Central Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Food Coalition

Amount
$45,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Brooklyn, NY

For a partnership that acts as an effective voice for those who live in or serve Brooklyn and seek a just and sustainable system for healthy and affordable food.

Brooklyn Movement Center

Amount
$45,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To build a membership-led, direct-action, community-organizing group based in Bedford-Stuyvesant/Crown Heights.

CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
New York, NY

To build grassroots power across Asian immigrant and refugee communities.

Center for Frontline Retail

Amount
$42,500
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
New York, NY

To build the power of New York City retail workers to improve wages and working conditions in the retail industry.

Child Welfare Organizing Project

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
New York, NY

To expand its grassroots community organizing and public education activities.

Churches United for Fair Housing

Amount
$45,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Brooklyn, NY

For a faith-based organization that advocates for affordable housing in North Brooklyn.

Community Action for Safe Apartments

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Bronx, NY

For a tenant-led initiative seeking to end landlords’ use of illegal rent overcharges, which threatens housing affordability.

Community Connections for Youth

Amount
$45,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Bronx, NY

To empower grassroots organizations to develop effective community-driven alternative-to-incarceration programs for youth in the juvenile justice system.

Damayan Migrant Workers Association

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
New York, NY

To sustain and expand a campaign to protect the rights of low-wage workers, particularly Filipino domestic workers.

El Centro del Inmigrante

Amount
$21,250
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Staten Island, NY

To advance immigrant rights and expand immigrant civic participation in Staten Island.

Faith in New York

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Corona, NY

For an economic justice campaign to create job opportunities for immigrants.

Families United for Racial and Economic Equality

Amount
$42,500
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Brooklyn, NY

For its participatory budget outreach and 0,Advocacy, public housing reform efforts and merger with Fifth Avenue Committee.

Flatbush Development Corporation

Amount
$42,500
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Brooklyn, NY

For the Flatbush Tenant Coalition, a tenant-organizing initiative in Flatbush, East Flatbush, and South Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Flushing Workers Center

Amount
$45,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Flushing, NY

For a workers’ center, led by immigrant low-wage workers.

Good Old Lower East Side

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
New York, NY

To build the organization’s capacity to address the changing needs of Lower East Side residents.

Justice Will Be Served! Campaign

Amount
$42,500
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
New York, NY

For the Sweatshop Free Upper West Side, a coalition of workers, residents, students, faith-based groups, and elected officials that pushes for enforcement of labor laws, raises public awareness, and provides a model for organizing.

Laundry Workers Center

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
New York, NY

To empower low-income, minority, and immigrant communities through transformative organizing, education, civic participation, and policy 0,Advocacy initiatives.

Mekong

Amount
$42,500
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Bronx, NY

To provide community organizing, healing, education, arts, culture, language services, and improved access to social services to the Southeast Asian community.

Metropolitan Council on Housing

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
New York, NY

To train tenant counselors, organize tenant associations, and involve more tenants in the citywide movement for expanded tenants’ rights.

MinKwon Center for Community Action

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Flushing, NY

To build the organization’s capacity to organize low-income Korean American immigrants, tenants, and workers in Flushing, Queens.

Picture the Homeless

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
New York, NY

To catalyze a grassroots community-based planning and organizing process that will propose sustainable, permanent affordable housing for the extremely poor.

Real Increase, Secured Earnings Project

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
New York, NY

For a collaborative project to strengthen labor-law enforcement for low-wage workers.

Red Umbrella Project

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To mentor and support people in the sex trades to develop and lead community organizing projects on health and violence.

Riders Alliance

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
New York, NY

To organize transit riders, with an emphasis on the communities of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights in Brooklyn and Sunnyside/Long Island City in Queens.

Rockaway Youth Task Force

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Far Rockaway, NY

To create a community of civically engaged youth in the Rockaways.

Urban Youth Collaborative

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support a campaign to ensure students have access to college.

VOCAL-NY

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To ensure that people living with and who are at risk for hepatitis C have access to testing, care, treatment, and prevention.

Worker’s Justice Project

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Jackson Heights, NY

For the Women’s Economic Justice Initiative, a campaign to organize women day laborers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Community/Neighborhood Development $40,000

Participatory Budgeting Project

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community/Neighborhood Development
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support the expansion of participatory budgeting in New York City to more than 20 city council districts.

Direct Service $42,500

MASA-MexEd

Amount
$42,500
Category
Direct Service
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Bronx, NY

To promote access to higher education for students of Mexican descent living in New York City, and to promote civic engagement among parents and the larger Mexican community around issues of education.

Self-Help & Advocacy $85,000

Black Women’s Blueprint

Amount
$40,000
Category
Self-Help & Advocacy
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To combine research and documentation to provide domestic violence victims with a public platform to hold perpetrators accountable.

LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent

Amount
$45,000
Category
Self-Help & Advocacy
Grants Awarded in
2014
Location
New York, NY

To challenge negative values, hate speech, and hostility that Black LGBT people face in the faith community.

Technical Assistance $42,500

Total: $1,511,250