To support the leadership and healing of marginalized youth of color.
Grants Awarded in 2017
For an advocacy campaign to identify and reduce vulnerabilities of low-income communities of color through climate change policy initiatives.
For a statewide coalition of environmental, labor, and community groups that aims to achieve an environmentally sustainable and just New York State economy.
For an advocacy campaign to end solitary confinement in New York State.
To address mass incarceration and serve incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women.
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
To build the leadership of Nepali-speaking immigrants who work primarily as caregivers or in nail salons.
To develop advocacy and organizing campaigns for systemic change and to connect African immigrants living in New York to services and leadership training.
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.
To engage South Bronx parents and youth in an effort to improve outcomes for students attending local public schools.
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.
To expand the organization’s reach into key neighborhoods through the formation of local organizing committees.
To organize low-income New York City residents to combat displacement in Crown Heights.
To implement member-led expansion of programming into Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Eastern Queens.
To organize residents of Flatbush to demand police accountability and affordable housing.
To hire a community organizer to develop leadership of immigrants who may be at-risk for detention and deportation.
For a youth-led advocacy campaign to improve enrollment policies for immigrant high school students.
To address the increased harassment and discrimination faced by low-income immigrant residents of Flatbush.
For the community organizing and program expansion initiative, aimed at stopping the displacement of long-term residents in Central Brooklyn.
For a membership-based organization of immigrant workers on Staten Island.
To empower low-income, minority, and immigrant communities through transformative organizing, education, civic participation, and policy advocacy initiatives.
To support a campaign to help Mexican residents of Sunset Park prepare for impending policy changes that will adversely affect the immigrant community.
For a campaign to improve wages and working conditions of drivers affiliated with ride-sharing companies.
For support during a leadership transition and for its continuing campaign to transform the Kingsbridge armory.
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.
To eliminate the legal and systemic barriers that prevent low-income transgender people from fully participating in social, economic and political life.
To build the capacity of seniors to engage in efforts to reposition senior centers as valued neighborhood assets.
To build the collective power of day laborers to win institutional change that advances economic, racial, and workplace justice.
Community/Neighborhood Development $160,000
To advance an equitable, sustainable, and inclusive local economy in the Bronx.
For a community-led creative agency that provides young people in Brownville and Ocean Hill, Brooklyn science, technology, engineering, and art skills.
To engage community members in efforts to renovate and repurpose an abandoned, city-owned building in the South Bronx into a community center.
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
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.