Grants

Grants Awarded in 2017

Advocacy $240,000

How Our Lives Link Altogether!

Amount
$40,000
Category
Advocacy
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support the leadership and healing of marginalized youth of color.

New York City Environmental Justice Alliance

Amount
$40,000
Category
Advocacy
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
New York, NY

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

New York Renews

Amount
$40,000
Category
Advocacy
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
New York, NY

For a statewide coalition of environmental, labor, and community groups that aims to achieve an environmentally sustainable and just New York State economy.

NYCAIC

Amount
$40,000
Category
Advocacy
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
New York, NY

For an advocacy campaign to end solitary confinement in New York State.

The Ladies of Hope Ministries

Amount
$40,000
Category
Advocacy
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
New York, NY

To address mass incarceration and serve incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women.

Young Advocates for Fair Education

Amount
$40,000
Category
Advocacy
Grants Awarded in
2017
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 $1,080,000

Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
New York, 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
2017
Location
New York, NY

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

Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
New York, 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
2017
Location
Queens, NY

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

BronxPOWER

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
Bronx, NY

To engage South Bronx parents and youth in an effort to improve outcomes for students attending local public schools.

Chhaya Community Development Corporation

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2017
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
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

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

Community Voices Heard

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
New York, NY

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

Crown Heights Tenant Union

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To organize low-income New York City residents to combat displacement in Crown Heights.

DRUM – Desis Rising Up & Moving

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
New York, 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
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

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

Families for Freedom

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
New York, NY

To hire a community organizer to develop leadership of immigrants who may be at-risk for detention and deportation.

Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

For a youth-led advocacy campaign to improve enrollment policies for immigrant high school students.

Flatbush Tenant Coalition

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To address the increased harassment and discrimination faced by low-income immigrant residents of Flatbush.

IMPACCT Brooklyn

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

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

La Colmena

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
Staten Island, NY

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

Laundry Workers Center

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
New York, NY

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

Mixteca

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support a campaign to help Mexican residents of Sunset Park prepare for impending policy changes that will adversely affect the immigrant community.

New York Communities for Change

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
New York, NY

For a campaign to improve wages and working conditions of drivers affiliated with ride-sharing companies.

Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
Bronx, NY

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

Release Aging People in Prison Campaign

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2017
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
2017
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
2017
Location
Far Rockaway, NY

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

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2017
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.

United Neighborhood Houses of New York

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
New York, NY

To build the capacity of seniors to engage in efforts to reposition senior centers as valued neighborhood assets.

Worker’s Justice Project

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community Organizing
Grants Awarded in
2017
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 $160,000

Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community/Neighborhood Development
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
Bronx, NY

To advance an equitable, sustainable, and inclusive local economy in the Bronx.

Made in Brownsville

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community/Neighborhood Development
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

For a community-led creative agency that provides young people in Brownville and Ocean Hill, Brooklyn science, technology, engineering, and art skills.

South Bronx Unite

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community/Neighborhood Development
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
Bronx, NY

To engage community members in efforts to renovate and repurpose an abandoned, city-owned building in the South Bronx into a community center.

Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice

Amount
$40,000
Category
Community/Neighborhood Development
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
Bronx, NY

To engage young people and community residents in efforts to reshape the toxic built-infrastructure into spaces that are environmentally sound.

Direct Service $80,000

East Flatbush Village

Amount
$40,000
Category
Direct Service
Grants Awarded in
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

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

Total: $1,560,000