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MEET OUR GRANTEE PARTNERS

The New York Women’s Foundation invests in improving the lives of women and families through grants to women-led, community-based organizations in New York City. The programs that we support are as rich and varied as the communities from which they originate. For a historical overview of our funding please click here.

  • A CALL TO MEN

    A CALL TO MEN (ACTM) is a leading national violence prevention organization that works to shift social norms toward promoting a more loving, healthy and respectful manhood that values all women and girls. The organization has provided education, training, tools and strategies for change to over five million people including: high schools, colleges, the NFL, the NBA, the White House Sexual Assault Initiative, the Department of Justice, the US Military, the United Nations as well as countless national, state, local and community-based organizations.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $100,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice

    Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice is the only women-led worker and community center that serves and organizes the Nepali-speaking immigrant and refugee community. Adhikaar works on issues of wage theft, trafficking, domestic violence, immigrant rights, reproductive rights and civic engagement. The organization uplifts and mobilizes Nepali-speaking communities to campaign for immigrant rights and build a community defense program.

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    • Initiative: Resilience-NYC

    • Award Amount: $30,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • African Communities Together

    ACT’s mission is to empower African immigrants to integrate socially, get ahead economically, and engage civically, and was founded to address the “organizing gap” in African immigrant communities. The organization uses a comprehensive approach to organizing the African immigrant diaspora that combines direct services, grassroots outreach, leadership development, and advocacy for systemic change.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $130,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • African Refuge

    African Refuge (AR) is a community-based organization which aims to improve the quality of life for marginalized youth, families, seniors, immigrants and refugees, addressing the needs of West African refugees based in Staten Island. AR’s core programs include: a drop-in center, a youth center, health and nutrition programs, and human rights and social justice advocacy.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $130,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Staten Island

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  • ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York

    ALIGN is an alliance of community and worker organizations united to create good jobs, healthy communities, and a more accountable democracy for all New Yorkers. Their mission is to promote economic opportunity and climate change solutions though collaborative campaigns for good local jobs, sustainable environments and accountable democracy through policy recommendations and implementation.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • American Indian Community House

    The American Indian Community House is the only center for Native Americans in the New York City area that promotes and sustains Native culture and addresses wellness issues in the Native population. Throughout the years AICH has helped countless women, girls and gender fluid American Indians and Alaska Natives to address health issues, education, employment, and overall empowerment. Their approach includes job training and wellness programs, along with a focus on the arts.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $40,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Ancient Song Doula Services

    ASDS provides free and low-cost doula services and sexual and reproductive health and justice education in New York City. Their full spectrum doula support includes prenatal and postpartum care, labor support, lactation counseling, bereavement support, and education to individuals regardless of their socio-economic status. ASDS helps women of color effectively navigate through the complex systems during and after their pregnancy. They are committed to expanding their middle and high school Reproductive Justice Institute, Decolonize Birth Conference and their Rikers Island Prison Doula Program.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $25,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Backstretch Employee Service Team of New York (BEST)

    Backstretch Employee Service Team of New York (BEST) has become the safety net for over 4,000 backstretch workers across three of New York’s major racetrack locations, with a range of offerings including two free primary care medical clinics, healthcare subsides, case management services and recreational programs. Through partnership with Community Legal Advocates of New York (CLA), at-risk backstretch workers will now have access to free legal counsel. CLA will also provide monthly trainings for staff who work with the largely immigrant population.

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    • Initiative: Resilience-NYC

    • Award Amount: $25,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Queens

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  • Black Alliance for Just Immigration

    BAJI organizes and advocates on behalf of Black immigrants to shift public narratives towards investing in programs that address root problems like housing, education and employment. BAJI interacts with government agencies, elected officials, advocates, attorneys, the media, and others to pursue its goals

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $25,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective

    The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective’s (BEAM) vision is “a world where there are no barriers to Black healing.” BEAM trains individuals, organizations and grassroots movements on how to implement healing justice and social justice informed mental health strategies in their communities and work environments. BEAM’s approach to fostering Black healing is centered around the Healing Justice framework, which focuses on the intersection of wellness and social justice, while critiquing both fields’ respective limitations.

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    • Initiative: The Fund for the Me Too Movement and Allies

    • Award Amount: $20,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: National

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  • Black Trans Media

    Using media as an organizing tool, Black Trans Media (BTM) aims to address racism, confront Transphobia, and build power in the Black Trans community by creating and supporting media that amplifies the experiences and humanity of Black Trans and gender nonconforming individuals. Through media, BTM addresses larger societal issues of justice and gender-based violence, highlighting the importance of supporting the leadership of Black Trans women in NYC arts, justice, non-profit spaces and other institutions. A number of BTM’s projects are led and supported by Black TGNC youth, including a series of retreats for Black TGNC folks, a large-scale community art collaboration in NYC, smaller cultural organizing events, local and national actions and mobilizations, and curation to share and screen work of artists working for liberation, and developing specific media.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $40,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Black Women’s Blueprint

    Black Women’s Blueprint is a national women’s human rights organization addressing sexual assault across a spectrum of healing modalities, through individual engagement and national technical assistance. Their healing programs fill a void in the conversations about the scale of persistent trauma resulting from sexual violence against Black women and girls. Their goal is to ensure that Afro-descendant survivors across identities have access to their Liberatory Healing Model, while they work to end cycles of violence, economic crises and reproductive consequences in the aftermath of rape.

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    • Initiative: The Fund for the Me Too Movement and Allies

    • Award Amount: $80,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: National

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  • Black Women’s Blueprint

    Black Women’s Blueprint is a constituent-led civil and human rights organization committed to amplifying the voices of young women and gender non-binary people of African descent who have experienced sexual abuse or trauma. BWB employs four strategies in its work: human rights advocacy; transformative justice; critical participatory action research; and cultural preservation of indigenous knowledge. Young women and TGNC youth will continue to co-plan and add their lens to all Black Women Blueprint Campaigns, Rallies, Demonstrations and annual Marches.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $130,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Black Women’s Blueprint

    Black Women’s Blueprint is a constituent-led civil and human rights organization committed to amplifying the voices of young women and gender non-binary people of African descent who have experienced sexual abuse or trauma. BWB employs four strategies in its work: human rights advocacy; transformative justice; critical participatory action research; and cultural preservation of indigenous knowledge. Young women and TGNC youth will continue to co-plan and add their lens to all Black Women Blueprint Campaigns, Rallies, Demonstrations and annual Marches.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $150,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • BlackFem, Inc.

    BlackFem partners with schools to create customized, comprehensive, and culturally-component curriculums that implement a whole community approach to financial literacy through an intersectional feminist pedagogy. The organization builds customized curriculums to train teachers to be better financial educators, and provides simultaneous programming for families to ensure that women and girls have supported opportunities to build and sustain wealth. BlackFem operates in over 50 schools nationwide with nearly 80 percent of the organization’s students based in New York City

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $25,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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    Brandworkers

    Brandworkers is a membership organization of workers in NYC’s food production and distribution industry, empowering member workers to lead and participate in worker-led campaigns for workplace justice, fair compensation and benefits, workers’ rights and dignified working conditions. Their Gender Justice Initiative aims to build women’s leadership within the organization and operate programming with a gender justice framework.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Brown Girl Recovery

    Brown Girl Recovery (BGR) is an organization dedicated to providing healing spaces and community care services to femmes and women of color ages 13-35 in the Bronx and Northern Manhattan. The goal of BGR’s Affirming Our Voices (AOV) program is to center narratives of communal healing for Black and Brown young femmes and women in a geographic area with few culturally-relevant mental health resources for youth.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $40,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Bronx, Manhattan

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  • Business Center for New Americans

    BCNA’s mission is to create a pathway to self-sufficiency for immigrants, refugees, women, and other New Yorkers by providing access to capital, specialized training, technical assistance and personalized coaching. BCNA’s highly integrated set of programs and services to assist low-income refugee and immigrants in New York City helps them to build assets and increase long-term economic security.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $130,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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    CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities

    CAAAV’s mission is to build grassroots power across low-income Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City and enact institutional change for racial, gender, and economic justice. Their programming provides a vehicle for low-income Chinese residents living in deplorable conditions to organize for housing justice and increase the leadership of Asian public housing residents within the larger movement, ultimately creating a civically engaged community that is actively informed.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $40,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Manhattan

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  • Callen Lorde Community Health Center

    Callen-Lorde is the largest outpatient transgender and gender non-binary (TG/NB) clinical practice in the nation and their mission is to provide sensitive, quality healthcare and related services targeted to New York’s LGBTQ communities — in all their diversity — regardless of ability to pay. The volatility of today’s healthcare landscape has required Callen-Lorde to ramp up advocacy efforts on behalf of its patients.

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    • Initiative: Resilience-NYC

    • Award Amount: $30,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Center for Anti-Violence Education, Inc.

    The Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE) is a nationally-recognized leader in violence prevention that develops and implements comprehensive violence prevention programs for individuals and organizations. CAE works to interrupt gender, sexual and hate-based violence by supporting girls and women (cis and trans), people who are LGBQ and TGNC, and communities targeted with racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism to stay safe and stand up for themselves. The fund will support CAE’s training of two new TGNC-focused cohorts of their Pride Protectors Program for youth who are homeless or at high risk of homelessness.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $40,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Center for Frontline Retail

    Center for Frontline Retail’s mission is to achieve quality employment in the retail sector through services, education and civic leadership. CFR works to improve the working conditions of women in retail and address the significant gender disparity in the industry.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Cidadão Global (Global Citizen)

    Cidadão Global (CG) is the first and only Brazilian community-based organization in NYC, which works to raise the visibility of Brazilian immigrants and ensure the community has the tools and resources to collectively advocate for their human rights through systemic change. Servicing many low-income Brazilian immigrant women, CG is expanding their organizing efforts to effectively bring Brazilian immigrant women out of the shadows and strengthen both their community and the immigrant rights movement through leadership development, direct services, community organizing and public education.

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    • Initiative: Resilience-NYC

    • Award Amount: $30,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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    Community Connections for Youth

    CCFY is a Bronx organization whose mission is to empower grassroots and neighborhood organizations to develop effective community-driven alternatives-to-incarceration for youth. CCFY is working with girls and young women of color to promote broad-based community level and systemic change for women and girls impacted by the juvenile justice system.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $40,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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    Community Connections for Youth

    CCFY is a Bronx-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower grassroots faith and neighborhood organizations to develop effective community driven alternatives to incarceration for youth. Their threefold approach includes: 1) Leadership Development 2) Training & Technical Assistance and 3) Demonstration Projects. Their Girls & Women Leadership Development Program supports young women and female caregivers impacted by the juvenile justice system.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $130,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Community Voices Heard

    Community Voices Heard is a member-led multi-racial organization, principally made up of women of color and low-income families in New York State that builds power to secure social, economic and racial justice for all. CVH’s SNAP/TANF outreach campaign will continue to emphasize the importance of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) to the basic survival of families living in poverty implement a series of trainings for its members and allies to.

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    • Initiative: Resilience-NYC

    • Award Amount: $30,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City

    The Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City (CEANYC) strengthens and expands community-led, democratically controlled initiatives including worker, financial and consumer co-ops to community land trusts and gardens, mutual housing, low-income housing co-ops. CEANYC’s programs operate under three categories including technical assistance and leadership development, visibility and cooperative promotion, and advocacy, building an economy based on values of social and racial justice.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Coro New York Leadership Center

    Coro New York Leadership Center is a leadership development organization focused on building civic engagement in New York City, promoting participation of low-income women and girls and those from underrepresented communities. Their programs for youth and adults emphasize adaptive leadership, democratic engagement and the acquisition of tools necessary to be effective and lead change.

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    • Initiative: Resilience-NYC

    • Award Amount: $125,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Correctional Association of New York

    Founded in 1844, The Correctional Association of New York (CA) was formed by citizens concerned about prison conditions and the lack of services for inmates returning to communities. Through prison monitoring, research, public education, leadership training, coalition building, and policy advocacy, the CA has since worked to create a more fair, just, and humane criminal justice system. CA’s unique authority to inspect prisons has been used to accomplish critical reforms affecting incarcerated individuals and their families, including the 2009 and 2015 anti-shackling laws banning shackling of pregnant inmates in the prison system.

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    • Initiative: Justice Fund

    • Award Amount: $35,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Custom Collaborative

    Custom Collaborative’s mission is to provide women with training and ongoing support that equip them to achieve sustainable livelihood in the apparel industry. In a trillion dollar fashion industry, Custom Collaborative aims to ensure women are afforded the dignity of their work and share of wealth through training, networking opportunities and more.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Damayan Migrant Workers Association, Inc.

    Damayan’s mission is to organize and empower low-wage Filipino domestic workers to help them fight for labor, immigration and gender rights. Damayan is enhancing the security of its individual members and the organization through trainings on immigration rights, connections to local sanctuary organizations and pro bono attorneys for high-risk immigration cases. They are also a core affiliate for the Hate Free Zone, and work with a community of organizers for the ICE Watch and Community Defense Team, in addition to building a Rapid Response Network for members at risk of arrest and/or deportation.

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    • Initiative: Resilience-NYC

    • Award Amount: $30,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Queens

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  • DC Rape Crisis Center

    The DC Rape Crisis Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world free from sexual violence. DCRCC provides individual and group counseling to survivors of sexual violence. Additionally, the center operates a 24/7 hotline with the support of their 100-person volunteer core. All services at the center are free, with many of their clients from the African American and LGBTQI communities.

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    • Initiative: The Fund for the Me Too Movement and Allies

    • Award Amount: $80,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: National

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  • Desis Rising Up and Moving

    DRUM engages and empowers low-income South Asian immigrants, particularly undocumented women and girls, through leadership development, education, community building, policy change campaigns, and advocacy efforts. Their member-led initiatives organize communities across New York City for workers’ rights, civil rights and educational justice. DRUM’s Eckshate (which means “together” in Bengali) program, is a gender justice leadership initiative that focuses on South Asian and Indo-Caribbean young women achieve true social transformation in their communities.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $40,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Desis Rising Up and Moving

    DRUM engages and empowers low-income South Asian immigrants, particularly undocumented women and girls, through leadership development, education, community building, policy change campaigns, and advocacy efforts. Their member-led initiatives organize communities across New York City for workers’ rights, civil rights and educational justice. DRUM creates a safe space for the women, girls, and LGBTQI individuals within their membership through their Hate Free Zones.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $130,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Equality Labs

    Equality Labs is a South Asian American human rights arts organization that works at the intersection of storytelling, design, technology and digital security to end caste apartheid, Islamophobia, and religious intolerance. The organization centers the leadership of South Asian women, gender non-conforming, and trans leaders from religious and cultural minority backgrounds including Dalits, Buddhists, Christians, Sikhs, Muslims, and Ravidassias.

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    • Initiative: The Fund for the Me Too Movement and Allies

    • Award Amount: $20,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: National

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    Faith in New York

    Faith in New York’s mission is to activate the voices of New Yorkers of faith by building, training, and supporting grassroots-congregational-based teams who advocate across the city around issues that affect communities. Faith in New York places a special emphasis on girls, women and gender-fluid individuals in their programs, as they more acutely experience injustice through policies.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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    Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project

    The Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project is an organization dedicated to transforming the lives of Haitian immigrant youth through education and leadership development. Flanbwayan’s goal is to develop leadership skills for school, community and at home; encourage girls to speak up and express themselves; and build skills to negotiate cultural conflict for girls to take charge of their education. The Tet Ansanm Leadership Group for Girls (Tet Ansanm) has supported Haitian immigrant young women’s transition to a new country, new school system, and through adulthood; Flanbwayan intends to extend the length of its program to a school year-length duration. Flanbwayan also hosts its own weekly local radio show where Tet Ansanm participants can share their stories and bring awareness to issues that they face within their community. Lastly, the program will intentionally expose young women to activities, events and cultural experiences that they would not otherwise have access to.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $40,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Fostering Progressive Advocacy

    FPA is a volunteer-run, membership-driven organization of Black and Brown women affected by the child welfare system. They host community forums and town hall meetings with elected officials, provide “Your Right to Know CPS” workshops and resources for families involved with the system, gather stories to raise awareness about the magnitude of reproductive oppression impacting women and girls, and organize those involved in the system, to call for reform.

    • Focus: Health, Sexual Rights, and Reproductive Justice

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • FreeFrom

    FreeFrom seeks to dismantle the nexus between gender-based violence and financial insecurity so that survivors can thrive and live free from abuse. FreeFrom does this through three main programs which include the Compensation Program, Credit Program, and Entrepreneurship Program, which help survivors win compensation for the harm they have suffered, build and repair their credit and start and build their own small businesses.

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    • Initiative: The Fund for the Me Too Movement and Allies

    • Award Amount: $20,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: National

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  • Futuro Media Group

    Futuro Media Group (FMG) was started with the mission to create multimedia content for and about the new American mainstream in the service of empowering people to navigate the complexities of an increasingly diverse and connected world. Based in Harlem, FMG provides a platform across radio, television, and the digital domain to create a narrative shift for young women and gender-fluid individuals of color through fellowships and in-depth Latino USA stories that center the voices of girls, young women, and gender-fluid individuals of color in NYC.

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    • Initiative: IGNITE! With Girls, Young Women, and Gender-Fluid Youth of Color

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Gender Equality Law Center

    GELC’s mission is to advance laws and policies that promote gender equality in all spheres of public and private life. Servicing those who have been historically disadvantaged because of their gender or sexual orientation, GELC uses legal services and remedial relief to break down barriers that limit economic and social opportunities for all individuals on the basis of gender, gender identity, gender expression and/or sexual orientation.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Generation Citizen

    Generation Citizen (GC) works to ensure every student in the United States receives an effective civic education. Their Action Civics education program offers two models: one that pairs trained college volunteers to co-teach in classrooms, and another teacher-led program. Both models prepare students to participate in our democracy as active citizens.

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    • Initiative: Resilience-NYC

    • Award Amount: $150,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Girl Vow

    Girl Vow, Inc. is a nonprofit that provides young women of color ages 12- 24 (most of them between the ages of 14- 18) facing high risks in connection with the foster care or juvenile justice systems with mentorship, life skills and leadership training from mentors who have similar life experiences to help support their life-affirming journeys. Girl Vow works with young women of color in detention facilities or in schools that lack outside resources both in the Bronx and Staten Island.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $40,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Girls for Gender Equity

    Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) is a leading grassroots organizing, advocacy, policy and service delivery organization centering young women of color within the racial, gender and justice movement. GGE’s multi-prong approach holistically supports the leadership development of young women—cisgender and transgender—and LGBTQ youth of color. They are also providing pathways for young women and LGBTQ/TGNC youth of color to engage in the political process by strengthening civic engagement strategies throughout their programming.

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    • Initiative: Resilience-NYC

    • Award Amount: $40,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Global Action Project

    GAP provides youth, primarily young women, trans and non-binary youth from low-income, new immigrant and TLGBQ communities, with leadership skills that foster community resilience and advance media-based organizing efforts that build awareness and public will for policy change. GAP’s three-pronged strategy to build the power of young women and TGNC youth includes: building leadership, community, and power through the production of media that expresses young women and TGNC stories and perspectives; supporting young women and TGNC youth to use media to spark strategic dialogues and shift public opinion; and strategically advancing movement-building by partnering with and creating media support for grassroots organizations.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $40,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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    Hetrick-Martin Institute

    HMI believes all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their potential and creates this environment for LGBTQ youth ages 13-24 through direct service provision, reaching low-income, vulnerable youth who are often disconnected from traditional social support systems. Their Tau Gamma- Trans Youth Rising program engages transgender women of color to address safety, HIV infection and employability.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $40,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Higher Heights for America

    Higher Heights Leadership Fund (Higher Heights) is the only national organization exclusively dedicated to building Black women’s political power and leadership capacity. Higher Heights trains and prepares Black women across the socioeconomic spectrum to run for political office and engage in the political arena with elected leaders, and inform policy and platform development, where Black women are largely underrepresented.

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    • Initiative: Resilience-NYC

    • Award Amount: $130,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • HousingPlus Solutions

    HousingPlus Solutions provides community-based housing and comprehensive services to women, including women with children, to support them in overcoming the effects of incarceration. The Women’s Community Justice Association (WCJA) is a collaborative of five service providers focusing on the needs of women involved in the criminal justice system in NYC. WCJA aims to launch a ‘Close Rosie’s’ Campaign to further their mission of advancing solutions to reduce the impact of the criminal justice system on women and families in New York City.

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    • Initiative: Justice Fund

    • Award Amount: $80,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Ignite!

    IGNITE builds political ambition, and recruits and trains low-income young women of color to enter public service and become the next generation of political leaders. IGNITE provides civic engagement and leadership training to young women in high school and college through its high school curriculum, college councils and chapters, local fellowship programs, political leadership conferences, and facilitating connections to a robust network of elected officials and alumni.

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    • Initiative: Resilience-NYC

    • Award Amount: $150,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Jahajee Sisters

    Jahajee Sisters (JS) is a movement-building organization centering the leadership of Indo-Caribbean women, girls, and gender-fluid survivors of violence primarily in Richmond Hill, Queens to achieve gender justice. JS’s major activities include an Arts and Empowerment Program, Sister Circles and the Leadership and Empowerment Institute (LEI. JS is implementing a Faith-Based Gender Justice Campaign which seeks to shift practices and culture in their communities’ faith institutions through the adoption of gender justice values.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Jahajee Sisters

    Jahajee Sisters (JS) is a movement-building organization centering the leadership of Indo-Caribbean women, girls, and gender-fluid survivors of violence primarily in Richmond Hill, Queens to achieve gender justice. JS’s major activities include an Arts and Empowerment Program, Sister Circles and the Leadership and Empowerment Institute (LEI. JS is implementing a Faith-Based Gender Justice Campaign which seeks to shift practices and culture in their communities’ faith institutions through the adoption of gender justice values.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $40,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Jews for Racial and Economic Justice

    JFREJ’s mission is to pursue racial and economic justice in New York City, mobilizing their membership to play a crucial role in campaigns that have resulted in rights for the elderly, low-income domestic workers, and systemic forms of racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • La Colmena

    La Colmena is a community-based organization working with day laborers, domestic workers, and other low-wage immigrant workers in Staten Island through organizing, education, culture, and economic development. La Colmena provides community engagement opportunities for youth and LGBTQIA individuals to find support in their peers and build community awareness and comradery with other social, cultural, religious, and racial groups in Staten Island.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $30,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Staten Island

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  • Latinas On the Verge of Excellence

    L.O.VE. is a mentoring program to support low- to middle-income Latina girls to strive in high school and beyond by pairing each participant with a Latina college mentor. L.O.V.E. was created to address the rates of high suicide attempt, high school dropout, and teen pregnancy among young Latinas through positive role modeling and mentor relationships.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $130,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Latino Leadership Institute, Inc.

    Latino Leadership Institute, Inc. (LLI) trains, organizes and mobilizes underrepresented New Yorkers to promote nonpartisan voter education and mobilization, neighborhood advocacy, and political campaign efforts grounded in the needs and aspirations of the community. Their core activities empower NYC communities—with a focus on Latina women—to be politically involved in their communities.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • LatinoJustice PRLDEF

    LJP is a national civil rights institution for Latinos in the U.S. bringing innovative impact legislation to combat laws, ordinances, activities and policies that unfairly discriminate against Latinos. LJP offers legal education pipeline programs to prepare aspiring Latino attorneys to practice law. Their Latin@s At Work project challenges the systemic abuse of immigrant women workers in NYC.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Laundry Workers Center

    Laundry Workers Center (LWC) organizes and provides support to undocumented and low-wage workers to support families, grow political consciousness and build equitable, safe and dignified workplaces. Their campaigns center the leadership of women, particularly immigrants, and are rooted in the principal that social change is built from the bottom up; directly affected communities must determine and lead their own solutions.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Masa-MexEd, Inc.

    Masa-MexEd, Inc. (Masa) partners with Mexican and Latino immigrants in the South Bronx to develop strong learners and leaders who fully contribute to the broader community through a two-generation approach, which hinges on supporting mothers in building their skills while working directly with children and youth. They seek to eliminate the barriers to the full-fledged participation of women in the workforce by strengthening childcare systems in the South Bronx.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Masa-MexEd, Inc.

    Masa-MexEd, Inc. (Masa) partners with Mexican and Latino immigrants in the South Bronx to develop strong learners and leaders who fully contribute to the broader community through a two-generation approach, which hinges on supporting mothers in building their skills while working directly with children and youth. The Fund supports their efforts to launch its Las Ramonas-Indigenous Young Women’s Empowerment Program (Las Ramonas) as a space for underrepresented indigenous and Latina young women to cultivate a positive sense of self grounded in cultural knowledge and a commitment to social justice.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $40,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Mekong NYC

    Mekong NYC’s mission is to improve the quality of life of the Southeast Asian community in the Bronx and throughout New York City by achieving equity through community organizing and healing, promoting arts, culture, and language, and creating a safety net by improving access to essential social services. Mekong aims to support the economic security of Southeast Asian women, girls, and gender-fluid individuals through establishing a culturally-competent health care clinic, trainings and community organizing and increased support of the immigrant and refugee families in its community.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $130,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Mekong NYC

    Mekong NYC’s mission is to improve the quality of life of the Southeast Asian community in the Bronx and throughout New York City by achieving equity through community organizing and healing, promoting arts, culture, and language, and creating a safety net by improving access to essential social services. The Mekong NYC Youth Fellowship program will build upon Mekong’s pre-existing Summer Intergenerational program and nail salon campaigns. The program will allow fellows to research and analyze how immigration, gender, class and race intersect at nail salons on an institutional level through the creation and enforcement of specific policies and on an interpersonal level through an analysis of how owners and workers relate to one another.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $40,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • MinKwon

    MinKwon was founded in Queens, New York with the belief that by working with the Korean-American community and with allies, an “ideal society” free of racism, sexism, and economic oppression would be created. MinKwon places a special emphasis on meeting the needs of marginalized community members who have less access to resources. MinKwon’s advocacy and organizing program focuses on systemic change for the community regarding tenants’ rights and affordable housing for seniors.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $130,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Queens

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  • Mixteca Organization

    Mixteca Organization empowers Mexican and Latin American immigrants by providing them access to services that enhance their quality of life and allow them to reach sustainable social and economic security. Responding to the growing health, education and social needs of the Mexican and Latin American immigrant community, Mixteca is expanding their existing program to include LGBTQ individuals and their families.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $130,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Mixteca Organization

    Mixteca Organization empowers Mexican and Latin American immigrants by providing them access to services that enhance their quality of life and allow them to reach sustainable social and economic security. The organization’s programs and services respond to the specific needs of immigrant families including health, domestic violence, and immigration services, as well as language and computer literacy programs. Their #NoNosVamos/#HeretoStay campaign is a multifaceted effort that was launched after the 2016 Presidential election to respond to the emerging needs of Latin American immigrants, specifically the spike in demand for Know Your Rights information, legal services, and emotional support.

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    • Initiative: Resilience-NYC

    • Award Amount: $30,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Brooklyn

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  • Movement for Justice in El Barrio

    Movement for Justice in El Barrio (Movement) was started by a group of Latina immigrant mothers in East Harlem who banded together by taking on a notorious landlord who owned a 47-building empire in their community. Movement has continued to effect concrete changes, winning numerous lasting victories for housing justice, while building a broader movement for social justice led by majority women, low-income people of color and immigrants. Their immigrant rights organizing project and community-wide consultation with immigrant residents includes efforts of defending the rights of all immigrants in El Barrio, engaging the community with a broad public education campaign and contributing to regional and national efforts to impact immigration policy reform.

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    • Initiative: Resilience-NYC

    • Award Amount: $30,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Manhattan

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  • National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

    NLIRH’s mission is to build Latina power to guarantee the fundamental right to reproductive health, dignity and justice. NLIRH is the only national Latina-specific health and reproductive justice organization, focusing on three critical areas of abortion access and affordability; sexual and reproductive health equity; and immigrant women’s health and rights.

    • Focus: Health, Sexual Rights, and Reproductive Justice

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $130,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors

    Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a community-based organization committed to preserving the quality and affordability of housing in Sunset Park, Brooklyn for poor, low- and moderate-income residents. Additional programs include workshops on landlord/tenant issues, foreclosure prevention counseling, first-time buyer education, organizing tenant associations, and training residents to participate in advocacy campaigns. Their United Neighbors in Action (UNA) program is led by low-income, immigrant women who engage in housing justice campaigns while building up their leadership.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $130,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Brooklyn

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  • Neighbors Together

    Neighbors Together (NT) is a soup kitchen and social service center with a mission to end hunger and poverty through advocacy, education, supportive housing, and empowerment of the people in need. NT has three integrated programs: The Community Café, Empowerment Program and Community Action Program (CAP).

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $130,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Brooklyn

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  • New American Leaders

    New American Leaders (NAL) is leading the movement for inclusive democracy by preparing first and second generation Americans to use their power and potential in elected office. NAL has trained community leaders nationwide with their signature curriculum rooted in the values of authenticity, inclusivity and accountability.

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    • Initiative: Resilience-NYC

    • Award Amount: $150,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • New Economy Project

    New Economy Project’s mission is to build a just economy that works for all New Yorkers, rooted in cooperation, racial justice, equity and ecological sustainability. They work with constituent-led groups in NYC to create community controlled institutions and the like, where people have self-determination over their neighborhoods and lives. New Economy Project challenges extractive and discriminatory corporate practices that harm women, families and neighborhoods at large through advocacy and legal support, community education, management of campaigns and coalitions on issues, operations of loan funds, and impact litigation.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE)

    New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) works with newly-arrived immigrants to help them organize, build community, and understand their rights as workers. NICE’s services consist of workforce development trainings, job placement, Know Your Rights workshops and legal help for recovering unpaid wages. Their members are newly-arrived Latino immigrant workers, who live or work in Queens, NY, particularly in the communities of Jackson Heights, Corona, East Elmhurst and Woodside. They are primarily undocumented low-wage workers who are often excluded and/or marginalized. NICE builds its base with day laborers and domestic workers through street outreach and referrals.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $130,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Queens

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  • New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE)

    New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) works with newly-arrived immigrants to help them organize, build community, and understand their rights as workers. NICE’s services consist of workforce development trainings, job placement, Know Your Rights workshops and legal help for recovering unpaid wages. Their members are newly-arrived Latino immigrant workers, who live or work in Queens, NY, particularly in the communities of Jackson Heights, Corona, East Elmhurst and Woodside. They are primarily undocumented low-wage workers who are often excluded and/or marginalized. NICE builds its base with day laborers and domestic workers through street outreach and referrals.

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    • Initiative: Resilience-NYC

    • Award Amount: $30,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Queens

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  • New Leaders Council

    The New Leaders Council (NLC) trains and equips emerging progressive leaders with the skills needed to run for office, manage campaigns, create start-ups and nonprofits, and impact meaningful change in their communities. Their NLC Institute is a six-month fellowship program that builds communications, fundraising and policy skills, introducing fellows to a network of over 6,000 alumni and numerous community partners.

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    • Initiative: Resilience-NYC

    • Award Amount: $40,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • New York Anti-Violence Project

    AVP is a responsive and culturally competent advocate for survivors of violence and focuses on survivor-centered and trauma-informed approach to breaking cycles of violence. Their signature programs include the Speakers’ Bureau which trains LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors of violence to become anti-violence activists and public speakers, and the Transgender and Gender Non-conforming (TGNC) Anti-Violence Leadership Advancement Academy and Organizing Project (“the Academy”) which creates a leadership pipeline for TGNC leaders.

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    • Initiative: Resilience-NYC

    • Award Amount: $150,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • New York City Anti-Violence Project

    AVP is a responsive and culturally competent advocate for survivors of violence and focuses on survivor-centered and trauma-informed approach to breaking cycles of violence. The organization’s Transgender and Gender Non-conforming (TGNC) Anti-Violence Leadership Advancement Academy and Organizing Project (“the Academy”) is designed to create a leadership pipeline for TGNC leaders, connecting them with internship opportunities that can potentially become employment, and training social justice organizations on how to best support the TGNC community while engaged in policy and advocacy work.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $150,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • New York Immigration Coalition

    The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is devoted to the mobilization and advocacy by and for immigrants and is the largest immigrant rights coalition in the country. They have advocated around initiatives including Key to the City and Immigrants Vote, providing the immigrant community with an access to services and voting.

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    • Initiative: Resilience-NYC

    • Award Amount: $150,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • New York Paid Leave Coalition

    NYPLC’s mission is to educate organizations, elected officials and the general public on the need for policies to ensure the economic security of New York women and their families through passage of paid family leave, paid sick days and flexible scheduling. With the passage of New York State’s Paid Family Leave Insurance law, NYPLC now focuses on the implementation and oversight phase of the law, particularly educating the most vulnerable workers about the new law and how to utilize it.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $130,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Manhattan

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  • New York State Youth Leadership Council

    The NYSYLC is committed to fostering an environment where immigrant youth are encouraged to participate by leading, developing, and facilitating programs using their own skills, knowledge, resources, and creativity. The organization relies on those closest to the injustices and closest to the solutions, immigrant women and girls, to put NYSYLC’s mission into action. Core programs include Dream Team Networks and the UndocuQueer committee which contribute to their organizing and advocacy work for undocumented immigrant youth.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $120,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • New York Transgender Advocacy Group

    The New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG) is an organization dedicated to advocating for gender-based policies that benefit transgender women, girls, and gender non-conforming individuals by giving TGNC community members agency over their own lives and centering the community in decision-making process of policies that impact the lives of New Yorkers and beyond. The organization develops a pipeline of leaders by conducting workshops to train young people on how to advocate on behalf of themselves and their communities, and responds to the needs of its community by aiding with housing, healthcare, wellness, employment, and mental health.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $40,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • NYC Urban Debate League

    The NYC Urban Debate League was founded with the mission that every school in NYC should have a debate team and every student should have access to the best debate education opportunities. Year-round programming includes daily debate practices, weekly debate tournaments, monthly workshops and summer debate institutes. Their Girls Debate League is a program to increase the participation of girls and young women in local and national debate tournaments.

    • Focus:

    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $25,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • PA’LANTE Harlem

    PA’LANTE is a grassroots tenant and homeowners’ organization that empowers New York City residents to hold landlords and property managers accountable for unsafe living conditions through community advocacy, outreach, and organizing. PA’LANTE provides support around building effective tenant associations, provides long-term technical assistance, and connects individuals and tenant groups to free or reduced-rate legal services and housing benefits. PA’LANTE’s goal is to end tenant exploitation in order to enable low-income community residents to remain in their homes and to ensure that those homes are safe and affordable.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $130,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • PowHer New York

    PowHer’s mission is to bring together an inclusive statewide network committed to securing economic equality for all New York women. Their network of over 100 organizations advocate and educate on issues that enhance the economic success of women and their families in NYC, including equal pay, raising the minimum wage, access to affordable, quality childcare, and healthcare.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $130,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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    Pride Center of Staten Island

    The mission of The Center is to provide a safe place with direct, local access to LGBTQ-friendly and knowledgeable services, supports, and programs. The Center’s primary goal is to amplify the voices and visibility of the LGBTQ community of Staten Island and remain a cornerstone in the community.

    • Focus: Health, Sexual Rights, and Reproductive Justice

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Staten Island

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  • Queer Detainee Empowerment Project

    Queer Detainee Empowerment Project is an Alternative-to-Detention program for queer, transgender and HIV+ immigrants, including detainees, persons under asylum and their families in New York City. QDEP was founded with the mission of providing post-detention release services for LGBTQ immigrant detainees, to secure health/wellness, educational, legal and emotional support and services. QDEP is committed to assisting people in building lives post-detention and breaking down barriers that prevent this.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • RAISE: Revolutionizing Asian American Immigrant Stories on the East Coast

    RAISE is a pan-Asian undocumented youth group that organizes at the grassroots level to re-imagine justice, reclaim the dignity of pan-Asian undocumented people, and center the voices of immigrant girls, women and LGBTQ youth in the fight for immigrant rights. RAISE’s major activities include outreach to high school and colleges with large immigrant populations; political education and know your rights trainings; encouraging members to share their stories through the arts including its AMPLIFY(HER) zine; alliance-building with immigrant-youth focused organizations; and participating in national lobbying activities for immigration reform.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $40,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • RespectAbility

    RespectAbility fights stigmas and advances opportunities for people with disabilities by finding and disseminating best practices that can dramatically improve the lives of people with disabilities. They help organizations, funders, government, the entertainment industry and others include people with disabilities and best practices in their work so that the 1-in-5 people who live with a disability have a better future.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Rise

    Rise’s mission is to support parents involved in the child welfare system, and address issues of shame and isolation poor mothers affected by the system face. Their public speaking program Rise & Shine has been successful at training parents to share their stories with professionals across the child welfare system.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $130,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Sakhi for Southasian Women

    Sakhi is a gender justice organization that exists to end violence against women, and fills a critical void by providing culturally and linguistically competent services for South Asian survivors of violence. The organization serves over 10,000 survivors though crisis intervention, case management, youth programing, and immigration services; and has fought to shift the conversation around violence against women from a private family problem to a public social issue.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $40,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Sapna NYC

    Sapna NYC (formerly the Westchester Square Partnership, Inc.) has a mission of promoting social justice and empowerment of the South Asian community, particularly women. Sapna NYC provides culturally and linguistically competent social services, empowerment programming, health education, and patient navigation to South Asian Muslim, lower-income, immigrant women throughout NYC, using the Action Group model, in which peer educators provide group-based support and training on pertinent issues, outreach, and leadership within the community. A monthly workshop series for community members will address pressing issues such as public charge and immigration laws, and include an open women’s circle for women to bond and become experts on topics covered.

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    • Initiative: Resilience-NYC

    • Award Amount: $30,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • Tenants and Neighbors

    Tenants & Neighbors organizes and mobilizes a grassroots movement of low and moderate income tenants to inform them and lead campaigns to change underlying systems that threaten housing affordability. Their recent focus on gentrification also empowers tenants to lobby at the state and city levels for strategic policies that preserve affordable housing.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $130,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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    The ‘me too’ Movement

    The ‘me too.’ movement was founded to support survivors of sexual violence, particularly young women of color from low wealth communities to find pathways to healing. The vision of the ‘me too.’ movement is to address both the lack of resources for survivors of sexual violence and build a community of advocates, driven by survivors, who will be at the forefront for creating solutions to interrupt sexual violence in their communities. Using the idea of empowerment through empathy, their mission is to help survivors of sexual violence find entry points for individual healing while galvanizing a broad base of survivors and advocates to disrupt the systems that allow for the global proliferation of sexual violence.

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    • Initiative: The Fund for the Me Too Movement and Allies

    • Award Amount: $500,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: National

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  • The BLK Projek

    Soon to be known as The Black Feminist Project, BLK utilizes food justice and economic development initiatives, led by the agency of Black women and girls, as pathways to community development in the South Bronx. By uplifting and centering the voices of women and girls and equipping them with tools and experience, this space is dedicated to ending the racist and patriarchal system that excludes women of color from leadership positions and ending the cycle of poverty in communities of color.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $40,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • The Center for Anti-Violence Education, Inc.

    The Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE) is a nationally-recognized leader in violence prevention that develops and implements comprehensive violence prevention programs for individuals and organizations. CAE works to interrupt gender, sexual and hate-based violence by supporting girls and women (cis and trans), people who are LGBQ and TGNC, and communities targeted with racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism to stay safe and stand up for themselves. CAE provides underserved communities throughout the city with skills to break cycles of violence. They also train allied communities as Upstanders (to carry out active bystander interventions), and train and equip youth for a future of activism.

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    • Initiative: Resilience-NYC

    • Award Amount: $30,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • The Debt Collective

    The Debt Collective is a membership organization that empowers debtors to renegotiate, resist and refuse unfair debts. Their advocacy and outreach efforts include growing a base of individuals and institutions fighting for improved debt policy.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • The Firecracker Foundation

    The Firecracker Foundation (TFF) is a nationally recognized, survivor-led, nonprofit organization. The organization believes that child survivors of sexual trauma deserve the support of the entire community as they begin to heal, overcome the negative impacts of trauma, and lead a healthy lifestyle into adulthood. TFF provides high-quality, consistent therapeutic services at no cost to families in need, raises awareness of the prevalence of sexual trauma and its devastating consequences, and provides survivors to resources that can help them heal.

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    • Initiative: The Fund for the Me Too Movement and Allies

    • Award Amount: $20,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: National

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  • The Healing Center

    The Healing Center is committed to the intervention and prevention of family violence, exploitation, abuse and sexual assault, helping women, girls and gender-fluid individuals reclaim their power. Their Daughters of Locus program utilizes the voices of young women of color as peer leaders to build awareness of intimate partner/dating violence.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Brooklyn

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  • The Justice Committee

    The Justice Committee is a Latina/Latina-led multi-generational grassroots organization dedicated to building a movement against police violence and systemic racism in New York City through leadership development, political education, base building, direct action, advocacy and service provision to meet the immediate needs of victims, their families, and communities.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $130,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • The Lily Awards Foundation

    The Lilly Awards Foundation is dedicated to developing and celebrating women artists by promoting gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, with a mission is to promote gender parity, financial equity, and recognition for New York women of all ages and backgrounds working in the American Theater. The focus of the Lilly Awards Foundation is to create and support systemic change in the industry of storytelling, drawing on the needs of the community and supported by ongoing research and evaluation.

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    • Initiative: IGNITE! With Girls, Young Women, and Gender-Fluid Youth of Color

    • Award Amount: $30,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • The Urban Justice Center: Community Development Project

    The Community Development Project (CDP) of the Urban Justice Center has provided legal services, participatory research and policy support to strengthen the work of grassroots and community-based groups in New York City to dismantle racial, economic and social oppression. African Communities Together (ACT) is an organization of, for, and by African immigrants and their families. ACT’s mission is to empower African immigrants in the US and their families to advance economically, integrate socially, and engage civically. Together through Resilience-NYC funding, the partnership provides legal support to African women, girls and LGBT immigrants and refugees who are threatened by recent changes in the immigration system. The project also engages African women and LGBT immigrants as leaders in the movement for humane immigration policies.

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    • Initiative: Resilience-NYC

    • Award Amount: $30,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Citywide

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  • The W.O.W. Project

    The W.O.W. Project’s mission is to create a space for conversations to happen across language barriers and generational gaps to actively shape the future of Chinatown and to protect, preserve and grow the community’s creative culture through arts and activism. W.O.W.’s key programs include their annual storefront artist-in-residency, public discussions, and youth mentorship. The Fund will support W.O.W.’s Resist Recycle Regenerate (RRR) program, a year-long fellowship which seeks to build the leadership of Asian American 16-21 year-old women and girls to facilitate art-making workshops and intergenerational.

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    • Initiative: NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color

    • Award Amount: $30,000

    • Year: 2018

    • Location: Manhattan

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