To support the leadership and healing of marginalized youth of color.
Grants Awarded in 2017
For a statewide coalition of environmental, labor, and community groups that aims to achieve an environmentally sustainable and just New York State economy.
Community Organizing $360,000
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 expand the organization’s reach into key neighborhoods through the formation of local organizing committees.
General support to organize residents of Flatbush to demand police accountability and affordable housing.
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.
For support during a leadership transition and for its continuing campaign to transform the Kingsbridge armory.
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 eliminate the legal and systemic barriers that prevent low-income transgender people from fully participating in social, economic and political life.
Community/Neighborhood Development $80,000
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.