Foundation / Corporation
Brooklyn Community Foundation
04/11/18 5:00 PM
Grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to Brooklyn, New York City youth, ages 14-24, to partner with local nonprofits for projects to create community change in their neighborhoods and schools. Funding is intended to engage youth in making decisions about youth-led and youth-centered community projects.
Youth Voice Awards will support Brooklyn’s young people working in the following justice pillars:
-LGBTQ Justice: Creating a safe space for LGBTQ identified youth at your mosque, church or temple
-Economic and Housing Justice: Creating a community art project that tells the stories of people living in your neighborhood and the impact gentrification has on them
-Public Health and Reproductive Justice: Hosting a Self-Love or Community Health Fair in your neighborhood where people can learn about ways to take care of themselves and connect to community resources
-Food and Environmental Justice: Starting a Cooking Club at your school where students learn to make healthy meals and snacks on a budget
-Immigrant Justice: Planning a film series in your school or community that showcases the voices of undocumented and immigrant youth
-Education Justice: Creating a big sib/little sib mentoring program where upperclassmen at your high school mentor youth at your local middle school
-Racial and Gender Justice: Planning a day of action at your school where all students meet to talk about identity and the impact our identities play
The Foundation will prioritize Brooklyn-based projects that:
- Fit into one or more of the justice pillars, outlined above
- Position youth as leaders and decision makers in their own lives
- Help young people deepen historical and cultural understanding of their experiences and community issues
- Have a neighborhood-based and community-driven approach
- Promote safe(r) spaces for young people to build, create and make change
Priority consideration will also be given to projects that are led by directly affected youth, youth of color, LGBTQ young people, or immigrant youth.
GrantWatch ID#: 167254
Youth Voice Awards recipients get financial support for projects ranging from $500 − $2,000.
Projects will take place during the Summer of 2018.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email applications to: YouthAwards@brooklyncommunityfoundation.org
Cecilia Clarke, President & CEO
Brooklyn Community Foundation
1000 Dean Street, Suite 307
Brooklyn, NY 11238
USA: New York City: Brooklyn; New York
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