Grants Awarded in 2021


A Little Piece of Light

$40,000 | Brooklyn, NY
To support formerly incarcerated women and their families and to collaborate on campaigns for justice reform and healing.

Alliance of Families for Justice

$45,000 | New York, NY
To support, empower, and mobilize families of incarcerated people to advance criminal justice reform.

Black Women’s Blueprint

$45,000 | Brooklyn, NY
To partner with the NYC Commission on Human Rights to push for reform that protects survivors of domestic violence in NYC hospitals.

Caribbean Equality Project

$45,000 | New York, NY
To sustain their mutual aid program and to provide
critical services and resources to vulnerable people in the Greater New York City area.

Clemency Coalition of NY

$45,000 | New York, NY
To increase access to the clemency process as a tool
for correcting the structural injustices of the immigration and criminal legal systems through community organizing, education and public policy advocacy.

Community Food Advocates

$45,000 | New York, NY
To increase student participation in NYC’s school lunch program through advocacy and developing youth organizers.

Farm School NYC

$40,000 | Statewide
To support leadership development and programming to resource BIPOC farmers and food justice advocates.

How Our Lives Link Altogether!

$45,000 | Brooklyn, NY
To support the leadership and healing of marginalized youth of color.

New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement

$45,000 | Statewide
For an advocacy campaign to end solitary confinement in New York State.

New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives

$30,000 | New York, NY
To support the leadership of worker cooperatives and
their members towards economic democracy and self-determination.

NYC Coalition for Educational Justice

$30,000 | New York, NY
To support a part-time staff person to coordinate a
new citywide coalition, New Yorkers for Racially Just Public Schools.

Women’s Community Justice Association

$30,000 | New York, NY
To decarcerate the female and gender expansive jail
population in New York City and improve conditions of confinement.

Community & Neighborhood Development

Youth Design Center

$45,000 | Brooklyn, NY
For a community-led creative agency that provides young people in Brownsville and Ocean Hill, Brooklyn, science, technology, engineering, and art skills.

Community Organizing Field Support

Advocacy Institute

$70,000 | New York, NY
To support the legislative advocacy work of social justice and movement-building organizations in New York City.

Association of Neighborhood and Housing Development

$70,000 | New York, NY
To support the Center for Community Leadership, a program of apprenticeships and additional organizing training and resources that increase capacity of grassroots community organizing and advocacy organizations across New York City.

TakeRoot Justice

$37,500 | New York, NY
For research and policy support for current and former grantees.

Community Organizing

Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice

$45,000 | Queens, NY
Multi-year unrestricted support to address needs presented by the pandemic and to seize opportunity for a more equitable city using community organizing as a core strategy.

Arab American Association of New York

$40,000 | Brooklyn, NY
For a multi-pronged campaign to create community-based networks to address the opioid crisis in South Brooklyn.

Black Excellence Collective

$30,000 | Brooklyn, NY
To support the Black trans/queer youth-led campaign
to offer protest relief, mutual aid, and arts/education programs.

Centro Corona

$45,000 | Queens, NY
To support a community center that engages working-class immigrants in Corona, Queens.

Freedom Agenda

$40,000 | New York, NY
To organize communities directly impacted by incarceration to achieve decarceration and system transformation.


$45,000 | New York, NY
To support youth-led campaign for integrated and equitable schools.

Jahajee Sisters

$45,000 | Queens, NY
To advance gender justice through advocacy, leadership development, and supporting survivors of violence and abuse.

Mekong NYC

$45,000 | Bronx , NY
To improve the quality of life of the Southeast Asian community in New York City through community organizing, services, and arts and cultural interventions.

Minkwon Center for Community Action

$45,000 | Queens, NY
Multi-year unrestricted support to address needs presented by the pandemic and to seize opportunity for a more equitable city using community organizing as a core strategy.

South Queens Women’s March

$30,000 | Queens, NY
For a volunteer-run organization that amplifies the voices of diverse women who live in South Queens.


$45,000 | Bronx, NY
To provide resources and economic opportunities for Bangladeshi women.

Voces Ciudadanas

$45,000 | Brooklyn, NY
To amplify the voices and experiences of immigrant and working-class communities in Brooklyn.

We Stay/Nos Quedamos Committee

$45,000 | Bronx, NY
To hire a Lead Organizer who will spearhead base building and community organizing.

Direct Service

Masa-MexEd, Inc.

$45,000 | Bronx, NY
To support leadership development and programming to amplify immigrant rights and end race-based bullying, discrimination, and violence in South Bronx schools.

Project Hajra

$45,000 | Queens, NY
To support the development of collective work and community safety models for Muslim, Arab, and South Asian women in Queens.

Women’s Empowerment Coalition of NYC

$45,000 | Brooklyn, NY
For a start-up women-led group that is building community leadership of immigrant women and families.