To connect African immigrants living in New York to services leadership training, and to develop 0,Advocacy and organizing campaigns for systemic change.
Grants Awarded in 2014
Community Organizing $1,301,250
For a civil engagement and leadership training program for Arab women enrolled in ELA (English as a second language) classes.
For a multiservice organization addressing educational, health, and related issues in Central Brooklyn.
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.
To build a membership-led, direct-action, community-organizing group based in Bedford-Stuyvesant/Crown Heights.
To build grassroots power across Asian immigrant and refugee communities.
To build the power of New York City retail workers to improve wages and working conditions in the retail industry.
To expand its grassroots community organizing and public education activities.
For a faith-based organization that advocates for affordable housing in North Brooklyn.
For a tenant-led initiative seeking to end landlords’ use of illegal rent overcharges, which threatens housing affordability.
To empower grassroots organizations to develop effective community-driven alternative-to-incarceration programs for youth in the juvenile justice system.
To organize local residents to address community concerns in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.
To sustain and expand a campaign to protect the rights of low-wage workers, particularly Filipino domestic workers.
To advance immigrant rights and expand immigrant civic participation in Staten Island.
For an economic justice campaign to create job opportunities for immigrants.
For its participatory budget outreach and 0,Advocacy, public housing reform efforts and merger with Fifth Avenue Committee.
For the Flatbush Tenant Coalition, a tenant-organizing initiative in Flatbush, East Flatbush, and South Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
For a workers’ center, led by immigrant low-wage workers.
To build the organization’s capacity to address the changing needs of Lower East Side residents.
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.
To empower low-income, minority, and immigrant communities through transformative organizing, education, civic participation, and policy 0,Advocacy initiatives.
To provide community organizing, healing, education, arts, culture, language services, and improved access to social services to the Southeast Asian community.
To train tenant counselors, organize tenant associations, and involve more tenants in the citywide movement for expanded tenants’ rights.
To build the organization’s capacity to organize low-income Korean American immigrants, tenants, and workers in Flushing, Queens.
To catalyze a grassroots community-based planning and organizing process that will propose sustainable, permanent affordable housing for the extremely poor.
For a collaborative project to strengthen labor-law enforcement for low-wage workers.
To mentor and support people in the sex trades to develop and lead community organizing projects on health and violence.
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.
To create a community of civically engaged youth in the Rockaways.
To support a campaign to ensure students have access to college.
To ensure that people living with and who are at risk for hepatitis C have access to testing, care, treatment, and prevention.
For the Women’s Economic Justice Initiative, a campaign to organize women day laborers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Community/Neighborhood Development $40,000
To support the expansion of participatory budgeting in New York City to more than 20 city council districts.
Direct Service $42,500
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
To combine research and documentation to provide domestic violence victims with a public platform to hold perpetrators accountable.
To challenge negative values, hate speech, and hostility that Black LGBT people face in the faith community.
Technical Assistance $42,500
To strengthen the research and policy capacity of community organizing groups throughout New York City.