Grants

Grants Awarded in 2016

Advocacy $325,000

Black Immigrant Engagement Initiative

Amount
$20,000
Category
Advocacy
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
New York, NY

For a collaborative effort to engage, mobilize, and support Black immigrants in New York City.

Communities United for Police Reform

Amount
$40,000
Category
Advocacy
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
New York, NY

To end discriminatory and abusive policing practices in New York City.

Community Food Advocates

Amount
$40,000
Category
Advocacy
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
New York, NY

For a campaign for universal free school lunch for all New York City public schools students and to build the organization’s organizing and coalition building infrastructure.

Dignity in Schools Campaign-NY

Amount
$40,000
Category
Advocacy
Grants Awarded in
2016
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.

JustLeadershipUSA

Amount
$40,000
Category
Advocacy
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
New York, NY

To mobilize community members who are directly impacted by mass incarceration in a campaign to close Rikers Island and to repair the harm caused to these communities.

New York City Environmental Justice Alliance

Amount
$40,000
Category
Advocacy
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

For an advocacy campaign to identify and reduce vulnerabilities of low-income communities of color through climate change policy initiatives.

Street Vendor Project

Amount
$40,000
Category
Advocacy
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support its advocacy work on behalf of street vendors.

Young Advocates for Fair Education

Amount
$40,000
Category
Advocacy
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
New York, NY

To fight on behalf of students attending ultra-Orthodox and Hasidic schools who are currently being deprived of a basic secular education.

Community Organizing $1,325,000

Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
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
2016
Location
New York, 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
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

For a civil engagement and leadership training program for Arab women.

Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To organize Black immigrants in Brooklyn and the Bronx around policing, mass incarceration, immigrant detention, and ending deportations.

Brandworkers

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
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
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

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

CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
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
2016
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
2016
Location
Jackson Heights, NY

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

Churches United for Fair Housing

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support community organizing and advocacy to address the need for affordable housing in North Brooklyn.

Community Action for Safe Apartments

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
Bronx, NY

For a tenant-led campaigns to reform the Housing Court, protect tenants displaced by harassment, stop illegal rent fees, and ensure that community residents have a say in the decisions about neighborhood rezoning.

Community Voices Heard

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
New York, NY

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

DRUM – Desis Rising Up & Moving

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
Jackson Heights, NY

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

Equality for Flatbush

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

General support to organize residents of Flatbush to demand police accountability and affordable housing.

Good Old Lower East Side

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
New York, NY

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

IMPACCT Brooklyn

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

For the community organizing and program expansion initiative, aimed at stopping the displacement of long-term residents in Central Brooklyn.

Laundry Workers Center

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
New York, NY

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

Mekong

Amount
$42,500
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
Bronx, NY

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

Met Council on Housing

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
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
2016
Location
Flushing, NY

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

New Immigrant Community Empowerment

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
Jackson Heights, NY

For a campaign to use the city licensing process as leverage for worker protection against wage theft and safety violations.

Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
Bronx, NY

For support during a leadership transition and for its continuing campaign to transform the Kingsbridge armory.

Queer Detainee Empowerment Project

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

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

Release Aging People in Prison Campaign

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
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
2016
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
2016
Location
Far Rockaway, NY

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

Staten Island Community Job Center

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
Staten Island, NY

For a membership-based organization of immigrant workers on Staten Island.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
New York, NY

To eliminate the legal and systemic barriers that prevent low-income transgender people from fully participating in social, economic and political life.

Ugnayan Youth for Justice and Social Change

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
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
2016
Location
New York, NY

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

Worker’s Justice Project

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
New York, NY

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

Community/Neighborhood Development $80,000

Joint Ownership Entity New York Corp.

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community/Neighborhood Development
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
New York, NY

For a community-based housing sector collaborative that will preserve and develop long-term affordable housing for low- and moderate-income tenants.

Participatory Budgeting Project

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community/Neighborhood Development
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support the expansion of participatory budgeting in New York City.

Participatory Budgeting Project

Direct Service $122,500

East Flatbush Village

Amount
$40,000
Category
Direct Service
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To address gun violence in Central Brooklyn through youth development programs and advocacy.

MASA-MexEd

Amount
$42,500
Category
Direct Service
Grants Awarded in
2016
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 about issues of education reform.

Self-Help & Advocacy $40,000

Black Women’s Blueprint

Amount
$40,000
Category
Self-Help & Advocacy
Grants Awarded in
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

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

Total: $1,892,500