For a collaborative effort to engage, mobilize, and support Black immigrants in New York City.
Grants Awarded in 2016
To end discriminatory and abusive policing practices in New York City.
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.
For a coalition of youth, parents, educators, and advocates working to end harsh disciplinary policies in New York City’s schools.
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.
For an advocacy campaign to identify and reduce vulnerabilities of low-income communities of color through climate change policy initiatives.
To gain municipal voting rights for non-citizen New Yorkers.
To support its advocacy work on behalf of street vendors.
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
To build the leadership of Nepali-speaking immigrants who work primarily as caregivers or in nail salons.
To connect African immigrants living in New York to services, leadership training, and to develop advocacy and organizing campaigns for systemic change.
For a civil engagement and leadership training program for Arab women.
To support community outreach and resident engagement efforts.
To organize Black immigrants in Brooklyn and the Bronx around policing, mass incarceration, immigrant detention, and ending deportations.
To organize campaigns for workers’ rights and to develop leadership of its members.
For a multiservice organization that addresses educational, health, and related issues in Central Brooklyn.
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.
For community organizing and advocacy programs that promote tenants’ rights, affordable housing, and civic engagement.
To support community organizing and advocacy to address the need for affordable housing in North Brooklyn.
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.
To expand the organization’s reach into key neighborhoods through the formation of local organizing committees.
To implement member-led expansion of programming into Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Eastern Queens.
General support to organize residents of Flatbush to demand police accountability and affordable housing.
To build the organization’s capacity to address the changing needs of Lower East Side residents.
For the community organizing and program expansion initiative, aimed at stopping the displacement of long-term residents in Central Brooklyn.
To empower low-income, minority, and immigrant communities through transformative organizing, education, civic participation, and policy 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.
For a campaign to use the city licensing process as leverage for worker protection against wage theft and safety violations.
For a campaign to improve wages and working conditions of Uber drivers.
For support during a leadership transition and for its continuing campaign to transform the Kingsbridge armory.
For an organization that provides services, advocacy and organizing support for queer, transgender, and HIV positive documented and undocumented immigrants.
For a campaign to increase the release rate of elderly incarcerated people in New York State prisons.
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.
To create a community of civically engaged youth in the Rockaways.
For a membership-based organization of immigrant workers on Staten Island.
To eliminate the legal and systemic barriers that prevent low-income transgender people from fully participating in social, economic and political life.
To enable Filipino youth to organize for economic, racial, immigrant and economic justice.
To support a campaign to ensure that students have access to college.
To build the collective power of day laborers to win institutional change that advances economic, racial, and workplace justice.
Community/Neighborhood Development $80,000
For a community-based housing sector collaborative that will preserve and develop long-term affordable housing for low- and moderate-income tenants.
To support the expansion of participatory budgeting in New York City.
Participatory Budgeting Project
Direct Service $122,500
To provide services and encourage civic participation among the Bangladeshi residents of East New York.
To address gun violence in Central Brooklyn through youth development programs and advocacy.
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
To combine research and documentation to provide domestic violence victims with a public platform to hold perpetrators accountable.