Grants

Grants Awarded in 2015

Advocacy $80,000

Dignity in Schools Campaign-NY

Amount
$40,000
Category
Advocacy
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
New York, NY

For a coalition of youth, parents, educators, and advocates working to end harsh disciplinary policies in New York City’s schools.

New York Coalition to Expand Voting Rights

Amount
$40,000
Category
Advocacy
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
New York, NY

To increase the coalition’s community organizing capacity in its campaign to expand noncitizens voting rights in New York City.

Community Organizing $1,305,000

Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
Woodside, NY

To build the leadership of Nepali-speaking immigrants who work primarily as caregivers or in nail salons.

African Communities Together

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
Bronx, NY

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

Arab American Association of New York

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
Brooklyn, NY

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

Brandworkers

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
Long Island City, NY

To organize campaigns for workers’ rights and to develop leadership of its members.

Bridge Street Development Corporation

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
Brooklyn, NY

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

Brooklyn Movement Center

Amount
$45,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
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
2015
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
2015
Location
New York, NY

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

Chhaya Community Development Corporation

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
Jackson Heights, NY

For community organizing and 0,Advocacy programs that promote tenants’ rights, affordable housing, and civic engagement.

Community Action for Safe Apartments

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
Bronx, NY

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

Community Voices Heard

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
New York, NY

To expand the organization’s reach into key neighborhoods through the formation of local organizing committees.

Damayan Migrant Workers Association

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
New York, NY

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

Desis Rising Up & Moving

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
Jackson Heights, NY

To implement member-led expansion of programming into Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Eastern Queens.

Faith in New York

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
Corona, NY

To strengthen and expand its economic justice, affordable housing, criminal justice, and civic-engagement campaigns.

Flushing Workers Center

Amount
$45,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
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
2015
Location
New York, NY

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

Laundry Workers Center

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
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
2015
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
2015
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
2015
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
2015
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.

Queer Detainee Empowerment Project

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
Brooklyn, NY

For an organization that provides services, 0,Advocacy and organizing support for queer, transgender, and HIV positive documented and undocumented immigrants.

Real Affordability for All Coalition

Amount
$50,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To reverse the affordable housing crisis by reforming city housing agencies with rezoning East New York, Staten Island, and East Harlem.

Real Increase, Secured Earnings Project

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
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
2015
Location
Brooklyn, NY

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

Release Aging People in Prison Campaign

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
New York, NY

For a campaign to increase the release rate of elderly incarcerated people in New York State prisons.

Riders Alliance

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
New York, NY

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

Rockaway Youth Task Force

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
Far Rockaway, NY

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

Ugnayan Youth for Justice and Social Change

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
Jackson Heights, NY

To enable Filipino youth to organize for economic, racial, immigrant and economic justice.

Urban Youth Collaborative

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
New York, NY

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

VOCAL-NY

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2015
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
2015
Location
Jackson Heights, NY

To build the collective power of day laborers to win institutional change that advances economic, racial, and workplace justice.

Community/Neighborhood Development $40,000

Participatory Budgeting Project

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community/Neighborhood Development
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
Brooklyn, NY

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

Direct Service $82,500

MASA-MexEd

Amount
$42,500
Category
Direct Service
Grants Awarded in
2015
Location
Bronx, NY

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

Self-Help & Advocacy $85,000

Black Women’s Blueprint

Amount
$40,000
Category
Self-Help & Advocacy
Grants Awarded in
2015
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
2015
Location
New York, NY

To challenge negative values, hate speech, and hostility faced by Black LGBT people in faith community.

Total: $1,592,500