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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.

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    A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center

    A Better Balance educates low-wage working women through campaigns and advocacy activities about two laws the organization was instrumental in getting drafted and passed ??The Paid Sick and Family Leave Act and the New York City Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. ABB also utilizes legal services, legislative action, and public education on issues involving access to equal pay and workers?? control of their schedules in the retail and service sectors.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $75,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    A Call To Men

    A CALL TO MEN provides training and technical assistance to community leaders, organizers, and individuals working with men and boys to foster the leadership of male allies in building solutions to gender-based violence. The integration of A CALL TO MEN’s work with that of The Foundation is expanding the paradigm to include men and boys as critical partners in ending violence against women and girls.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $100,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    African Communities Together

    African Communities Together (ACT) aims to provide career and business development information and training for low-income African immigrant women. Its LivelyUP program connects women to additional resources, and educates them on their workplace rights. ACT understands the needs, drivers and barriers affecting African immigrant women, particularly gender disparities and economic insecurity, and provides culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate services.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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    African Communities Together

    African Communities Together aims to empower low-income African immigrant women, particularly African hair braiders and child care providers, to achieve economic security by connecting them to living wage employment opportunities, developing their own small businesses and worker-owned cooperatives, and advocating for their rights in the workplace.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    African Refuge Inc

    African Refuge (AR) is a community-based organization which aims to improve the quality of life for marginalized immigrant and refugees women and their families. AR is deeply embedded in and trusted by the community which they serve. Its ‘Wednesday Cafe” program provides job readiness and skill training to 20 women and girls in the Park Hill housing development, enabling them to become self-sufficient and achieve sustained economic security.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Staten Island

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    African Refuge Inc

    African Refuge addresses growing service needs of refugees who migrated to Staten Island as a result of the Liberian Civil War and human rights violations in West Africa. Their pilot program, Wednesday Caf?? was launched with investment from funding from The Foundation, and provides information, guidance, and leadership training to marginalized women and girls of the North Shore of Staten Island, who are interested in nontraditional employment opportunities and entrepreneurship.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Staten Island

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    Ancient Song Doula Services (ASDS)

    ASDS provides women, regardless of their socioeconomic status, with quality Doula care, advocating for reproductive and birth justice before, during, and after pregnancy. ASDS also educates the women it serves on sexual and reproductive health. While doula care has largely been inaccessible to low income women and young women of color, ASDS has committed itself to reaching and serving communities of color, an effort that includes hiring a full-time Program Coordinator, and the development and implementation of a new series of leadership trainings for 20-25 girls and young women ages 12-24.

    • Focus: Health, Sexual Rights, and Reproductive Justice

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

    • Award Amount: $50,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Arab American Association of New York

    Arab American Association of NY (AAANY) aims to respond to the needs of low income, recent Arab immigrants in NYC. Through its weekly Brooklynat program, AAANY hopes to heal and empower young Arab and Muslim women ages 15-21. The Brooklynat curriculum revolves around 3 modalities: personal liberation, physical strength and protection, and community advocacy. AAANY creates a space that supports women and recognizes their unlimited potential as leaders in their lives and communities.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

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

    • Award Amount: $30,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Arab American Association of New York (AAANY)

    AAANY responds to the needs of low income, recent Arab immigrants in New York City. Their Brooklynat leadership development program supports and empowers young Arab and/or Muslim women to explicitly combat the isolation and oppression many of them feel as a result of growing Anti-Arab and Islamophobia sentiments.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

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

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Atlas: DIY

    Atlas D.I.Y. is a center that provides immigrant youth access to legal services, learning opportunities, and leadership development in a space created, owned, run and governed by the youth themselves. Their DACA (Deferred Action for Child Arrivals) Squad is an initiative that educates immigrant youth about immigration processes and trains them to assist those in their communities applying for DACA status.

    • Focus: Economic Security

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

    • Award Amount: $75,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Audre Lorde Project, Inc. (ALP)

    ALP is the only intergenerational Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Twi Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color (POC) Organization in New York City. They have four programs, two organizing programs and two advocacy/leadership development programs, that provides a critical resource and safe space for young people of color who identify as LGBTSTGNC.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

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

    • Award Amount: $75,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Backstretch Employee Service Team of NY (BEST)

    A partner in the Belmont Backstretch Project, BEST’s Winners Circle for All Program, provides outreach and health education, mental health, and anti-violence services focused on the needs of women and LGBTQ members of the thoroughbred racing industry in Belmont, Queens.

    • Focus: Health, Sexual Rights, and Reproductive Justice

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $25,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Queens

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    Belmont Child Care Association, Inc. (BCCA)

    A partner in the Belmont Backstretch Project, BCCA’s Women??s Literacy Project works with the mothers of children enrolled in their childcare program to increase their verbal and written fluency in English, and as a means of strengthening their opportunities for economic security and involvement in their communities.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: 25000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Queens

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    Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)

    BAJI organizes and advocates on behalf of black immigrants by shifting the narrative about public safety away from law enforcement and towards investing in programs that address root problems like housing, education, and employment.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

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

    • Award Amount: $75,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Black Women’s Blueprint

    Black Women’s Blueprint (BWB) is a civil and human rights organization that focuses on the healing of women from the African Diaspora. BWB offers tailored preventative programs for at-risk women and gender fluid individuals and support for survivors of sexual assault. BWB believes that women are the authors of their own lives; their members make key decisions about the direction of BWB’s strategy.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Groundswell Catalyst Fund

    • Award Amount: $60,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Black Women’s Blueprint

    Black Women’s Blueprint is committed to advocating with and for African women and gender fluid people in the diaspora. Black Women’s Blueprint provides preventative programs for women and gender fluid individuals that are at risk of sexual violence as well as support for survivors of sexual assault. Their efforts also focus on promoting solidarity economies among women of African descent.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Groundswell Catalyst Fund

    • Award Amount: $30,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Black Women’s Blueprint (BWB)

    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. The Fund supports their efforts to expand their reach and scope of its New York City programming, including its educational media platform, advocacy efforts, participation in the 2017 Black Women’s Truth and Reconciliation commission and the hiring of two new staff members to its counseling team.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

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

    • Award Amount: $75,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    BOOM!Health

    BOOM!??s The Inside Out – It??s Time for College program sets young women on a path for success through high school and college, providing psychosocial support and other services, such as mentoring, tutoring and scholarships. The program seeks to promote the advancement and well-being of women and girls looking at the interconnectedness of health, wellness, education and economic security.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Bronx

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    Brandworkers

    Brandworkers aims to empower its members to lead and participate in efforts to fight for workplace justice such as fair pay, benefits, and dignified working conditions. The Gender Justice Initiative seeks to overcome the barriers women face within the workplace. Brandworkers is committed to ensuring that women are encouraged to take paths towards engagement and leadership.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Queens

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    Brandworkers

    Brandworkers gives women workers in the local food production and manufacturing industry a voice and provides them the opportunity to develop leadership skills. Their Women??s Leadership Program addresses the unique challenges that women face due to gender hierarchies in the workplace, sexual harassment, and the burden of domestic duties and traditional gender roles at home that make it harder for women to engage and fight for fair and equal treatment.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Queens

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  • Brotherhood/Sister Sol

    Bro/Sis provides comprehensive, holistic, and long-term support services to youth ages 8-22. The organization fills gaps of services that schools in the community (East Harlem) are unable to provide due to lack of funding. Their Sister Sol Rites of Passage Program serves girls and young women in middle and high school, as well as high school graduates in college or beyond. The program facilitates personal transformation, development as critical thinkers, and academic success.

    • Focus: Economic Security

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

    • Award Amount: $75,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Business Center for New Americans (Center for Community Development for New Americans)

    The mission of the Business Center for New Americans (BCNA) is to create a pathway to self-sufficiency for immigrants, refugees, women, and other New Yorkers. Its integrated asset building and microenterprise development program provides women entrepreneurs with microloans, coaching and technical assistance, and holds quarterly networking events. BCNA breaks down lending barriers for low to moderate income women refugees and immigrants.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Business Center for New Americans (Center for Community Development for New Americans)

    Business Center for New Americans offers programs and services to help refugee and immigrant women in NYC build wealth through business development, microenterprise development and expansion, savings, and homeownership.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Business Outreach Center Network, Inc. (BOCNet)

    Business Outreach Center Network’s (BOCNet) mission is to improve the economic prospects of traditionally disadvantaged groups and communities by building local community wealth, creating jobs, and providing services entrepreneurs in low-income communities. Through its Women’s Economic Growth Initiative, BOCNet provides a broad range of business development services primarily to low-income women from the Bronx and Upper Manhattan. BOCNet supports women’s capacity to start and grow their enterprises, thus providing a path out of poverty by helping them become more economically self-sufficient, while increasing their income, assets, and net worth.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Partnership for Women’s Prosperity

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Business Outreach Center Network, Inc. (BOCNet)

    BOCNet’s Women’s Economic Growth Initiative seeks to increase economic security for women entrepreneurs and small business owners from the Bronx and Upper Manhattan. The program provides microenterprise development, financial literacy, business counseling, affordable financing, legal assistance and early child development training primarily to low-income women of color.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Partnership for Women’s Prosperity

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities

    CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities works to build grassroots community power across diverse poor and working class Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City. CAAAV received a capacity building grant for asisstance in the area of Leadership Development.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities

    CAAAV was founded in 1986 to address hate-based violence against the Asian community. Their Asian Youth in Action program is an educational tenant organizing program that encourages young people, specifically young Asian American women, to challenge gentrification in primarily Asian communities, and aims to bolster security for Asian girls and gender non-conforming youth within in the home.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

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

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education

    Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education is a South Bronx-based organization whose mission is to empower youth and their families through social, cultural and educational opportunities. Their SmART Leaders program employs discussion, the arts, and presentation to target the internalized oppression of girls of color in the South Bronx.

    • Focus: Health, Sexual Rights, and Reproductive Justice

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

    • Award Amount: $100,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Bronx

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    Center for Court Innovation

    Creating Change for Children (CCC) trains NYC Family Court Judges and staff on sex trafficking of minors, which includes outreach, building capacity, and training community-based services in order to enhance resources for victims and those at risk of victimization. CCC also works to expand the piloting of trafficking identification guides and screening tools in NYC Family Courts.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: Initiative Against the Sex Trafficking of Minors

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Center for Family Life in Sunset Park

    CFL??s New York City Cooperative Development Project scales up worker cooperative development by training and coaching community-based organizations serving low-income immigrant women to organize worker-owned businesses.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $75,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Center for Frontline Retail

    Center for Frontline Retail (CFR) is a leader in advancing working conditions in the retail sector that affects hundreds of thousands of women employees throughout New York City. CFR continues to position itself as a lead organization in the empowerment of women to become leaders and change-makers in many ways, including: impacting workforce development through its partnerships with educational institutions and city agencies; and through its building of a broad coalition of workers to fight for a living wage.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Center for Frontline Retail

    Center for Frontline Retail focuses on improving the quality of employment in the retail sector for women who constitute a majority of retail workers and addresses the significant gender disparity in the industry. Frontline organizes retail workers to make concrete improvements in scheduling practices, broaden the public and political base of support to improve the quality of retail jobs, and advance policy solutions for retail workers.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Centro de Recursos Educativos para Adultos (CREA)

    CREA provides immigrant women with affordable, accessible and culturally responsive education. The combination of basic adult education courses, computer courses, and leadership and training seminars increases opportunities for upward mobility and fosters self-confidence in the participants to advocate for themselves and become active members of their communities.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $10,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Chhaya Community Development Corporation

    Chhaya’s Saathi Women’s Empowerment Program provides financial education and skills training for low and moderate income South Asian immigrant women. Workshops, peer groups, counseling and coaching educate and support them in understanding financial and credit management, asset building and other financial skills.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Queens

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    Chhaya Community Development Corporation

    Chhaya CDC was founded in 2000 to advocate for the housing needs of New York City’s South Asian community. Their mission is to work with New Yorkers of South Asian origin to advocate for and build economically stable, sustainable, and thriving communities. Chhaya CDC received a capacity building grant for assistance in Communications/Marketing.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Queens

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    Cidadao Global Global Citizen

    Cidad’o Global (CG) aims to work together with the community to develop organic leadership and provide the tools needed to advance human rights. CG received a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Fundraising.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Queens

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    City Bar Justice Center

    The Trafficking Prevention and Empowerment Program (T-PEP), increases legal education and representation for youth trafficked for sex. T-PEP operates within the Immigrant Women and Children Project to increase the visibility of sex trafficking of minors among the legal community and government agencies; train community partners on the issue; and provide legal services to trafficked minors.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: Initiative Against the Sex Trafficking of Minors

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    College and Community Fellowship, Inc. (CCF)

    College and Community Fellowship (CCF) aims to eliminate barriers to higher education for women with involvement in the criminal justice system. CCF’s Academic Support Program gives formerly incarcerated women access to a range of educational services, such as One-on-One College Readiness Consultations and Academic Counseling. CCF has created a highly effective model for women to receive needed post-secondary education for long-term sustainability.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Partnership for Women’s Prosperity

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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    College and Community Fellowship, Inc. (CCF)

    Through its Academic Support Program, CCF increases access to post-secondary education for women formerly involved in the criminal justice system. The program provides a range of activities including: college awareness workshops, one-on-one college readiness consultations, academic counseling, and its most recent addition of a professional certification track supports students interested in entrepreneurship, business management and health professions.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Partnership for Women’s Prosperity

    • Award Amount: $35,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence: Organizing Asian Communities (CAAAV)

    CAAAV works to develop community leaders, organizing campaigns on critical needs of Asian communities, with a particular focus on the leadership of young women, and gender non-conforming youth. Programs include the Chinatown Tenants Union (CTU), the NYCHA Organizing Project (NOP), and Asian Youth in Action, where Asian youth to develop leadership skills and learn how to organize through campaigns with CTU and NOP.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: IGNITE!

    • Award Amount: $20,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Community Connections for Youth, Inc.

    CCFY is a Bronx-based organization that empowers grassroots faith and neighborhood organizations to develop effective community-driven alternatives to incarceration for youth. Their Parent Support Program and Youth Development Program work to develop leadership skills of young women and female caregivers impacted by the juvenile justice system.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Bronx

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    Community Connections for Youth, Inc. (CCFY)

    CCFY is a Bronx-based organization whose work grew out of advocacy work around the closure of youth prisons in New York State and the reinvestment of resources in communities most impacted by incarceration. Their Girls Leadership Development Program is a participatory action research project that increases the research and leadership skills of girls and young women of color impacted by the juvenile justice system.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

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

    • Award Amount: $75,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Bronx

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    Community Health Action of Staten Island, Inc.

    Through CHASI’s Young Women’s Task Force (YWTF), low-income adolescent women of color learn to avoid unintended pregnancies, HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases. YWTF’s education and training program develops young women as peer leaders to deliver prevention messaging in their schools, homes, and other settings.

    • Focus: Health Sexual Rights and Reproductive Justice

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Staten Island

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    Community Voices Heard

    Community Voices Heard (CVH) is a member-led multi-racial organization, principally women of color and low-income families in New York State that builds power to secure social, economic and racial justice for all. CVH received a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Leadership Development.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $10,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    CONNECT, Inc.

    CONNECT, Inc. mobilizes individuals and communities of color to eradicate interpersonal violence through education and action. CONNECT builds networks through over 200 partnerships with libraries, schools, community-based organizations, immigrant service providers, hospitals, victim treatment centers, and faith communities. Their Young Women of Color Leadership Training and Empowerment Program engages young women of color ages 14-17 with educational workshops and public speaking programs.

    • Focus: Economic Security

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

    • Award Amount: $85,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City (CEANYC)

    CEANYC is run by and for worker cooperative and solidarity economy groups and community-based organizations invested in economic democracy. CEANYC??s Cooperative Leadership Institute (CLI) develops women??s leadership to become senior staff, strong advocates and organizers, and effective cooperators.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Hildegard

    • Award Amount: $10,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Covenant House New York

    Covenant House’s Anti-Human Trafficking Services program focuses primarily on: identification of human trafficking victims, early intervention for identified trafficking survivors, and education and counseling to prevent at-risk youth from falling into the hands of pimps and other traffickers. They also match survivors with appropriate education and vocational training with the goal of meaningful, livable wage employment.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: Initiative Against the Sex Trafficking of Minors

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Day One

    Day One’s program enhances the capacity of professionals to prevent and intervene in cases of commercial exploitation of youth through standardized training that focuses on the link between intimate partner violence and commercial sexual exploitation/trafficking. Day One partners with teen dating abuse survivors in their youth Voices Network (YVN).

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: Initiative Against the Sex Trafficking of Minors

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Desis Rising Up & Moving (DRUM)

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

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

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Queens

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    DRUM – Desis Rising Up & Moving

    DRUM is a multigenerational, membership-led organization that organizes low-income South Asian immigrants, particularly undocumented women and girls, through leadership development, education, community building, policy change campaigns and advocacy. In addition to member-led initiatives, DRUM creates safe spaces for youth and women’s circles for LGBTIQ youth and individuals.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Queens

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    Faith in New York (FINY)

    FINY, an interfaith, multicultural federation, engages in movement building, organizing and policy/advocacy strategies for campaigns related to the economic wellbeing of women and families, such as ending mass incarceration for women and girls. FINY trains and supports women clergy, lay-leaders and staff to organize around issues of economic justice rooted in their faith with a gender lens.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Hildegard

    • Award Amount: $15,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Queens

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    FIERCE

    FIERCE is a youth led organization dedicated to building the leadership and power of low-income NYC LGBTQ youth of color, ages 13-24. FIERCE’s goal is to develop politically conscious leaders who are invested in improving themselves and their communities through youth led campaigns; leadership development programs; national trainings and movement building work; wellness events; and cultural expression through arts and media. FIERCE’s successful organizing over the last 15 years at the intersections of homophobia, transphobia, racism, ageism, gentrification, and hyper-policing have poised them as both leaders and a resource in NYC and in the national landscape in identifying long-lasting solutions through youth organizing, advocacy, and leadership.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

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

    • Award Amount: $30,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Bronx

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    FIERCE

    FIERCE is a youth-led organization dedicated to building the leadership and power of low-income LGBTQ youth of color, ages 13 to 24, in New York City. FIERCE develops politically conscious leaders who are invested in improving themselves and their communities through you-led campaigns; leadership development programs; national trainings and movement building work; wellness events; and cultural expression through arts and media.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

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

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Footsteps, Inc.

    Footsteps creates a safe space for formerly ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and women. It provides them with a supportive community to turn to as they define their own identities. Footsteps aims to strengthen its work with female and gender fluid members by tailoring its programs to meet their needs. Footsteps’ wraparound model assists women and gender fluid individuals to develop a strong sense of self, feel supported, and achieve skills to build a life of their choosing.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Footsteps, Inc.

    Footsteps empowers individuals from the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community to forge lives independent of the restrictions of the ultra-religious communities in which they were raised. Footsteps is working to enable women living at or below the poverty level to achieve and sustain economic security and advance economic justice through access to education, employment, work supports, training and asset building.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Girl Be Heard

    By encouraging girls to be heard, Girl Be Heard (GBH) nurtures young women to become leaders and activists in a global movement to empower and raise the status of women worldwide. GBH’s educational program curriculum helps students develop theatre skills, become aware of culturally relevant information about issues affecting girls in their communities, and develops young women to become brave, confident, and socially conscious leaders.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Girl Be Heard

    Girl Be Heard’s Empowerment Program allows youth to express and heal from traumas such as bullying, sexual abuse and body image dysmorphia. Their In-School Education program helps middle and high-school students develop writing, speaking, critical thinking, and analytical skills that nurture young women to become leaders.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, Inc.(GEMS)

    GEMS’s long-term Support Services program empowers girls and women to exit the commercial sex industry and develop their full potential. Through the individual success of GEMS members and their mentoring roles at the agency, families break cycles of abuse and educated and empowered youth have the necessary tools to ascend from poverty.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: Initiative Against the Sex Trafficking of Minors

    • Award Amount: $80,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Girls for Gender Equity

    Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) has led the local and national charge to include young women’s voices and experiences in the growing movement to end racist and sexist policies and practices in the US. Through the Young Women’s Advisory Council (YWAC), GGE encourages the civic and social engagement of young cis and trans women of color from all five boroughs to lead cultural and systemic change. GGE’s main objectives are to develop strong cross agency impact and implementation of gender, race, and intergenerational relationship building between and among local government, the community and young women of color in NYC.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

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

    • Award Amount: $90,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Girls for Gender Equity Inc. (GGE)

    GGE has led the local and national charge to include young women’s voices and experiences in the growing movement to end racist and sexist policies and practices in the United States. GGE houses the Young Women’s Advisory Council that will monitor and support the implementation of the policy recommendations from New York City Council’s Young Women’s Initiative and continue to build new areas of focus that center on the needs of girls and young women.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

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

    • Award Amount: $250,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Girls Write Now, Inc.

    Girls Write Now (GWN) advances gender equality and social justice by empowering young women-of-color writers. Through its Writing and Mentoring, Girls College Bound, and Digital Media Mentoring programs, GWN helps at-risk girls from New York City??s public high schools to realize their writing potential; expand their talent; develop independent, creative voices; and gain the confidence to make healthy school, career and life choices.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Grace Outreach

    Grace Outreach (GO) works to combat the educational and employment disparities faced by low-income women of color in the Bronx without high school degrees. GO carries out its mission by operating three programs: High School Equivalency Prep, Career Program, and College Program. Each program focuses on setting and achieving student goals dependent upon their developmental stage. GO continuously enhances its offerings to provide quality basic education and personalized support.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Partnership for Women’s Prosperity

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Bronx

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    Grace Outreach

    Grace Outreach works to combat the educational and employment disparities faced by women without high school degrees in the Bronx. Through its three interrelated programs: High School Equivalency Prep, Career Prep, and College Program, Grace Outreach creates pathways towards higher education and higher-wage jobs and careers for primarily low-income women of color in the South Bronx .

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Partnership for Women’s Prosperity

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Bronx

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    GRIOT Circle

    LGBTQ elders of color face heightened discrimination and isolation due to their age, race, and sexual orientation. GRIOT works to counteract the systemic isolation and discrimination suffered by its members by being deeply rooted in the community it serves. It historically has been led by individuals who reflect the community served.

    • Focus: Health Sexual Rights and Reproductive Justice

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    GRIOT Circle

    GRIOT (Gay Reunion In Our Time) Circle was founded as an informal gathering of elders and was officially recognized as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) in 1996. GRIOT Circle remains the only organization exclusively dedicated to serving the needs of elder LGBTQ people of color. GRIOT received a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Board Development.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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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. Their Trans Youth Rising (Tal Gamma) program engages 25-32 young transgender women and gender non-conforming youth ages 13-24 in internship and externship experiences in order to gain marketable employment skills as well as connections for obtaining long term job placements.

    • Focus: Economic Security

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

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Hetrick-Martin Institute

    HMI’s Women Speak Program raises awareness of the violence, stigma and abuse that disproportionately afflicts young lesbian, queer and transgender women. The program promotes healthy images of young women and encourages them to take an active role in their overall health and safety.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Hollaback!

    Hollaback! is a global movement to end harassment powered by a network of grassroots activists. They work together to understand harassment, ignite public conversations, and develop innovative strategies to ensure equal access to public spaces. Hollaback! received a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Communications/Marketing.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Hollaback!

    Hollaback! is a global, people-powered movement to end harassment. The organization works to understand the problem, ignite public conversations, and develop innovative strategies that ensure equal access to public spaces. Hollaback! creates communities of resistance in the very spaces where harassment happens—from online to the streets. They aim to build a world where we can all be who we are, wherever we are.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Hot Bread Kitchen

    Hot Bread Kitchen (HBK) is workforce and micro-enterprise development program with a mission to build the existing talents of marginalized women into marketable skills, creating an entryway into NYC’s food industry. After graduating from its Bakers in Training program, participants are placed in management-track level positions in the culinary industry.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Partnership for Women’s Prosperity

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Hot Bread Kitchen

    Hot Bread Kitchen??s Bakers in Training program increases opportunities for low-income women interested in building careers in the baking and culinary industry. It provides year-long training, paid on-the-job baking and classroom training in English fluency and workplace professional skills.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Partnership for Women’s Prosperity

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, Inc.

    Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, Inc. provides college education, life skills and re-entry support to incarcerated men and women. It aims to help them make a positive impact in their communities, resulting in lower rates of recidivism, incarceration and poverty. Since Hudson Link has a history of working with a number of prison facilities and outside organizations, the organization is well-situated to significantly impact its participants.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Ossining

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    Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, Inc.

    Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison works to help inmates at the Taconic Women’s Facility attain an associate’s degree within a two-year timeframe, strengthening incarcerated women’s ability to find employment upon release, which leads to economic security and stability for women and their families.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, Inc.

    Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison provides college education, life skills and re-entry support to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men and women to help them make a positive impact on their own lives, their families and communities, resulting in lower rates of recidivism, incarceration and poverty. Hudson Link received a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Communciations/Marketing.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    IGNITE

    IGNITE connects young women to elected officials. IGNITE also educates young women to think critically around the most pressing and personally relevant policy issues effecting women. IGNITE is one of the few organizations in the country that provides sustained political leadership development and training to young women.

    • Focus: Increasing Women's Leadership

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Oakland

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    Justice Committee

    Justice Committee (JC) is a Latina-led grassroots organization that advocates against police violence and systemic racism in New York City. It promotes leadership development, political education, and service provision to meet the immediate needs of victims, their families, and communities. JC empowers the mothers, sisters, and female community members to be authors of their own lives.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Justice Committee

    The Justice Committee (JC) is a grassroots organization dedicated to building a movement against police violence and systemic racism in New York City and empowering low-income Latino/as and other people of color to address these issues. JC received a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Evaluation/Strategic Learning.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Justice Committee

    Justice Committee is a grassroots organization dedicated to building a movement against police violence and systemic racism in NYC by organizing the mothers and other family members who have lost loved ones to the NYPD. Their Mothers and Families Leadership Development and Organizing Program benefits participants and families by providing mothers with a safe space for organizing, advocacy, and a support group to meet their immediate needs in the aftermath of police killings and experiences of police violence.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Latinas On the Verge of Excellence – L.O.V.E. Mentoring Program, Inc.

    Latinas on the Verge of Excellence (L.O.V.E) Mentoring Program strives to end the cycle of poverty perpetuated by high rates of high school dropouts and teen pregnancy. Each mentoring session is a collective gathering of mentors and mentees, where participants engage in group activities and one-on-one interactions. This program is designed to empower young Latinas by fostering academic growth, and encourage young Latinas’ participation and interest in learning by raising academic achievements.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Queens

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    Latinas On the Verge of Excellence – L.O.V.E. Mentoring Program, Inc.

    L.O.V.E. empowers at-risk Latina high-school girls by pairing each girl with a Latina college student. In both group and one-on-one sessions with college mentors, girls interact with other Latinas who provide college readiness skills, and consistent support and guidance to young Latina women to succeed academically, feel empowered, and become invested in their own academic achievements.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Queens

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    LatinoJustice PRLDEF

    LatinoJustice PRLDEF (LJP) is a national civil rights institution seeking equity for all Latinos in the United States via litigation, advocacy, and education. In NYC, LJP challenges systemic abuse of Latina immigrant, low-wage workers that are exploited in the workplace. They educate workers about their legal resources and protection against gender discrimination, and also have the capacity to bring impact litigation against employers.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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    LatinoJustice PRLDEF

    LJP’s Latin@S At Work project educates low-wage Latina workers, their employers, advocates, and the general community about the rights and protections that exist for Latina workers and how to use LJP’s legal resources to ensure that these rights are effectively defended and preserved.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Legal Information for Families Today

    The mission of Legal Information for Families Today is to enhance access to justice for children and families by providing legal information, community education, and compassionate guidance, while promoting system-wide reform of the courts and public agencies. LIFT received a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Fundraising.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Literacy Partners, Inc.

    Literacy Partners strengthens families through a two-generation approach to education. With their free classes, low-income parents in New York City develop the literacy and language skills they need to succeed in today’s world. Their research-based curriculum also incorporates child development and parenting support to help parents boost their children’s early reading, school readiness, and social-emotional growth. Literacy Partners received a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Board Development.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    LiveOn NY

    LiveOn NY’s work is centered on making sure that New York is a great place to age. They do this through targeted advocacy, data-driven policy, direct assistance & innovative programs. As a membership organization, they represent 100 agencies from small, single-site centers to large multi-service organizations. LiveOn received a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Evaluation/Strategic Learning.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    LiveOn NY

    LJP’s Latin@S At Work project educates low-wage Latina workers, their employers, advocates, and the general community about the rights and protections that exist for Latina workers and how to use LJP’s legal resources to ensure that these rights are effectively defended and preserved.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $75,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Make the Road New York

    MRNY is the largest participatory immigrant organization in New York City with a membership base of over 19,000 people. They seek to amplify the voices of marginalized communities of color through services, interventions, community organizing, and education. Their Youth Power Project’s Young Women Organizing for Police Reform & Educational Justice program engages young women of color in high school to implement a restorative justice model in Bushwick, organize for NYPD reform, end the school-to-prison pipeline, and deepen the organization’s leadership development work.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

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

    • Award Amount: $50,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Mekong NYC

    Mekong works to empower the Cambodian and Vietnamese communities through arts, culture, community organizing, and advocacy. They are working to launch a community health clinic, in partnership with Bronx Lebanon Hospital, to serve the mental and social needs of the Southeast Asian community. Mekong’s approach focuses on community-based and experience-based solutions using a participatory approach.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Bronx

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    Mekong NYC

    Mekong aims to improve the quality of life of the Southeast Asian community in the Bronx and throughout New York City through community organizing, advocacy, and access to essential social services. Mekong cultivates the leadership of low-income Southeast Asian refugee women to lead the organization’s community health justice work that includes outreach, education, advocacy, and mobilization.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Bronx

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    MinKwon Center for Community Action, Inc.

    MinKwon’s advocacy and organizing program focuses building the collective power of community members to protect their right to adequate housing. MinKwon places a special emphasis on meeting the needs of marginalized community members, including Korean senior women who disproportionally fall victim to tenant abuse, and conducts outreach and door knocking campaigns to make this population aware of their services.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Queens

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    MinKwon Center for Community Action, Inc.

    MinkWon works to meet the needs and concerns of the Korean American community through varioius grassroots organizing, education, and advocacy initaitives that address important community issues, including, immigration policies at the national, state and city levels, voter rights, and cultural awareness. MinkWon received a capacity building grant to receive assistance in the area of Organizational Planning.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Queens

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    Mixteca Organization, Inc

    Mixteca offers programs and services that respond to the needs of Mexican and Latino immigrant families in Brooklyn. They focus on health and safety promotion, immigration services, language and computer literacy. Mixteca challenges community norms that perpetuate gender-based violence, while also providing culturally sensitive support services for women and prevention services for perpetrators.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Mixteca Organization, Inc

    Mixteca responds to the host of critical health, education, and social needs facing the growing Mexican and Latin American immigrant community in South Brooklyn. Their Domestic Violence Awareness Prevention & Support Project builds the capacity and commitment of local community leaders, clergy, elected officials, NYPD, school personnel, and health and social service providers to address domestic violence within their constituencies and helps connect women in need of domestic violence support services to Mixteca.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Movement for Justice In El Barrio

    Movement for Justice in El Barrio has won lasting victories for housing justice, while building a broader social justice movement led by majority women, low-income people of color and immigrants. They engaged 8,000 East Harlem neighbors to develop a 10-Point Plan Campaign to preserve rent stabilized housing—a critical policy for low-income immigrants in the neighborhood. Movement for Justice engages and empowers the community it seeks to support.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Movement for Justice in El Barrio

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)

    NAPAWF raises the visibility of Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in New York City by building a core group of AAPI young women leaders through an innovative and culturally competent year-long leadership development program. Through the program, there will be a publication of a research study on the needs of young AAPI women, a NYC Blueprint for Action for AAPI young women, and a collection of digital stories created by AAPI young women New Yorkers.

    • Focus: Health, Sexual Rights, and Reproductive Justice

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

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, a Project of Tides Center

    National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) aims to build a movement to advance social justice and human rights for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls utilizing base-building and leadership development; grassroots organizing; policy advocacy; research and strategic communications; and strategic alliances. Through their Reproduction Justice Leadership Institute (RJLI), NAPAWF’s mission is to build a core group of AAPI young women leaders through an innovative and culturally competent year-long leadership development program. NAPAWF envisions a future where AAPI women and girls will be at the center of a diverse, grassroots progressive movement that is able to influence policies and practices that remove social, economic, environmental, and political barriers.

    • Focus: Health, Sexual Rights, and Reproductive Justice

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

    • Award Amount: $30,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH)

    NLHIRH’s NY Latina Advocacy Network engages and trains a network of Latina leaders in NYC, including young parent activists, to serve as advocates and spokespersons on reproductive justice issues, particularly issues affecting pregnant and parenting youth.

    • Focus: Health, Sexual Rights, and Reproductive Justice

    • Initiative: Groundswell Catalyst Fund

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Inc.

    NHN organizes low-income, immigrant, predominantly Latina women to mobilize and support housing campaigns to combat housing displacement and discrimination and promote healthy living conditions for families in Sunset Park. NHN supports women to address important housing justice issues through leadership development, tenant education, and campaigns.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Inc.

    Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-approved cousneling agency based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, whose mission is to empower low- and moderate-income Brooklyn residents to secure quality housing and build financial assets. NHN received a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Evaluation/Strategic Learning.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Neighbors Together

    Neighbors Together is a soup kitchen and social service center with a mission to end hunger and poverty through advocacy, education, and empowerment of people in need. Their Community Action Program, engages women in community organizing and advocacy efforts to transform public policies that compound rather than alleviate hunger and poverty.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    New Economy Project (NEP)

    NEP facilitates new economy trainings which serve as a political engagement and organizing tool for pursuing community-led, cooperatively-structured workplaces, affordable housing, land use, and financial institutions. NEP also promotes community land trusts and a campaign to create a public bank in New York.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Hildegard

    • Award Amount: $30,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE)

    NICE promote and advance efforts to engage immigrant women workers to participate in organizing, leadership development and grassroots campaigns on economic fairness and justice issues. NICE is developing the first Women in Construction worker cooperative and dispatching women day laborers to jobs in construction and other industries with a $15 minimum wage.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Queens

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    New York City Anti-Violence Project

    New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy. AVP received a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Financial Management.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    New York City Anti-Violence Project

    AVP empowers LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing, education, and counseling services. Their New York City Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Leadership Advancement Academy and Organizing Project engages participants in organizing, leadership development, and internship experiences.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

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

    • Award Amount: $75,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP)

    AVP provides LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities with on-site borough-specific intervention, safety planning, counseling, advocacy, and accompaniment. The Community-Based Violence Prevention Program provides outreach, intake and support to transgender and gender nonconforming people of color facing severe levels of hate, domestic and sexual violence, and helps them create strategies to end violence.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    New York Paid Leave Coalition

    New York Paid Leave Coalition’s (NYPLC) mission is to educate organizations, elected officials, and the general public on the need for policies that ensure economic security for NY women, by advocating for paid family leave, sick days, and flexible scheduling. By engaging a diverse coalition of organizations NYPLC targets minority, immigrant, and women of color from low­ income areas, effectively reaching individuals with the greatest need.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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    New York Paid Leave Coalition

    The New York Paid Leave Coalition is one of the leaders of a statewide coalition to win Paid Family Leave Insurance at the state level, which would enable workers to take 12 weeks off with two-thirds pay for a newborn, or newly adopted child, or to take care for a sick child, spouse, partner, parent, grandparent, in-law or sibling. In addition to campaign work, they develop and execute forums for professional women’s networking and women and minority owned NYC businesses.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    New York State Tenants & Neighbors Information Service, Inc.

    The organization aims to protect low-income tenants by preserving affordable housing and defending diverse communities. Tenants and Neighbors is works towards the preservation of housing for 2.5 million regulated tenants, a majority of whom are low-income, female-led households. This organization addresses the affordable housing issue that affects low-income women at a disproportionate rate throughout NYC.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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    New York State Tenants & Neighbors Information Service, Inc.

    Tenants and Neighbors is a statewide organization that empowers and educates tenants; preserves affordable housing, livable neighborhoods, and diverse communities; and strengthens tenant protections. Affordable housing is a crucial issue affecting women and families in New York and Tenants and Neighbors sees the key to slowing the effects of gentrification and displacement through building community knowledge and power.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    New York State Tenants & Neighbors Information Service, Inc.

    Tenants and Neighbors was founded in 1974 to be the statewide center of power for tenants. Since then, we have successfully preserved thousands of units of affordable housing and strenghtened tenants’ rights at the city, state, and federal level. Tenants and Neighbors received a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Leadership Development.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $4,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    PA’LANTEPA’LANTE Harlem (People Against Landlord Abuse and Tenant Exploitation) Harlem

    Tenants and Neighbors is a statewide organization that empowers and educates tenants; preserves affordable housing, livable neighborhoods, and diverse communities; and strengthens tenant protections. Affordable housing is a crucial issue affecting women and families in New York and Tenants and Neighbors sees the key to slowing the effects of gentrification and displacement through building community knowledge and power.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Participatory Budgeting Project, Inc. (PBP)

    PBP’s Participatory Budgeting in New York City (PBNYC) Initiative will expand the participatory budgeting process to 31 New York City Council districts as well as NYCHA, public schools and colleges & universities. Participatory budgeting is a strategy for systemic change to empower marginalized communities identify their priorities and secure funding and other resources to address their needs.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $75,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Per Scholas Inc.

    Per Scholas is a nonprofit workforce development organization that provides technology access and education to low-income individuals who want to work in the technology industry. Its Women in Tech initiative aims to train and place more women in the technology workforce and provides women with tools to thrive in a male-dominated industry.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Partnership for Women’s Prosperity

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Bronx

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    Per Scholas Inc.

    Per Scholas’ Women In Tech Program increases the representation of women within their student body and among New York City’s IT workforce through wraparound services to address women’s issues and service needs by providing case management services including access to childcare services, professional mentoring by women technologists, and networking events.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Partnership for Women’s Prosperity

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Bronx

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    PowHer Manhattan

    PowHer NY is a collaborative effort that promotes economic security for NY women. This network of organizations addresses workplace issues that disproportionately affect women, like equal pay, paid leave, flexible schedules, and sexual harassment. PowHerNY confronts the barriers to women’s economic equality. Their work aims to reduce poverty, and preserves and defends reproductive rights.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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    PowHer Manhattan

    Women make 77 cents on the dollar compared to men, with Latina and African-American women most negatively impacted making 55 cents and 65 cents respectively. PowHer’s innovative, low-cost online organizing model engages and mobilizes individuals and communities to work towards women’s equality, and build read potential to create systemic change in this arena.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    PowHer Manhattan

    Women make 77 cents on the dollar compared to men, with Latina and African_American women most negatively impacted making 55 cents and 65 cents respectively. PowHer’s innovative, low-cost online model engages and mobilizes individuals nad communities to work towards women’s equality nad build real potential to create systemic change in the area. PowHerNY received a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Fundraising.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Pride Center of Staten Island, Inc.

    The Pride Center of Staten Island’s mission is to provide a safe space with direct, local access to LGBT-friendly and knowledgeable services, supports, and programs. The Center will continue to strengthen The Grrrl Power program, which provides a safe space for young women and gender non-conforming youth through an empowerment support group, boot camp training and social media messaging.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Staten Island

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    Pride Center of Staten Island, Inc.

    The Pride Center of Staten Island creates a safe and welcoming space, offers comprehensive resources, provides LGBTQ empowering programs and events, and celebrates our diversity. The Pride Center of Staten Island receive a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Communications/Marketing.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Staten Island

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    Pride Center of Staten Island, Inc. (PCSI)

    PCSI’s The Grrrl Power Program supports young women and gender non-conforming youth, primarily of color, ages 13-24, to explore who they are as sexual people and support the skills needed to live empowered, inspired and full lives.

    • Focus: Health, Sexual Rights, and Reproductive Justice

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Staten Island

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    Prisoner Reentry Institute of John Jay College

    The Prisoner Reentry Institute works to advance best practices in the criminal justice system, in particular for those individuals returning to their communities after incarceration. PRI produces research and evaluation, fosters partnerships, and provides tools to policy makers in order to disseminate knowledge and spur innovation in the justice field.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $12,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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  • QDEP

    Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP) provides direct services, advocacy, and policy work to support the undocumented queer and immigrant transgender community in New York City. QDEP received a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Leadership Development.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP)

    and resources for LGBTQ and HIV+ immigrant detainees in NYC. QDEP is committed to advocating for the rights and fair treatment of LGBTQ immigrants and their families.They are committed to assisting people in building lives outside of detention, and breaking down the barriers that prevent them from building fulfilling lives.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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  • Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP)

    QDEP is an Alternative-To-Detention program that serves queer, trans, HIV positive, undocumented immigrants, detainees, and asylum seekers. QDEP provides direct services and advocacy to support the NYC undocumented queer and immigrant transgender community as well as support individuals who are released by the Immigration Customs Enforcement to create a life that does not re-traumatize them.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Race Track Chaplaincy of America New York Division (R.T.C.A. NY)

    A partner in the Belmont Backstretch Project, R.T.C.A. NY works to strengthen a range of social and emotional support services for the approximately 300 – 400 women served, which includes both women workers employed within the horseracing industry, as well as female family members of male workers.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $25,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Queens

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    Red Umbrella Project

    Through the lens of lived experiences, RedUP re-frames public dialogue surrounding the stigma and discrimination of individuals in the sex trade through sustained and structured peer-mentoring initiatives, multimedia storytelling platforms, and public advocacy skills.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Red Umbrella Project

    The Red Umbrella Project (RedUP) is a small peer-led organization based in Brooklyn, New York, which does community organizing nad advocacy to make policy and systemic change to support the rights of sex workers. RedUP received a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Fundraising.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Resilience Advocacy Project

    RAP empowers young people to become leaders in the fight against poverty. Their health justice advocacy program, Go Girls, trains low-income girls to develop systemic responses to health justice issues including dating violence, mental health and reproductive justice focusing on girls from Arab, Bi-racial/Multi-racial, Black and Latino backgrounds.

    • Focus: Health, Sexual Rights, and Reproductive Justice

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

    • Award Amount: $50,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Resilience Advocacy Project

    Resilience Advocacy Project’s Girls Health and Trafficking Initiative builds a corps of young women with the knowledge and training to serve as peer advocates for girls in New York’s juvenile detention centers, homeless shelters and schools who are at risk of being trafficked.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: Initiative Against the Sex Trafficking of Minors

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Rise Magazine

    Rise’s mission is to support parents and parent advocacy and to guide child welfare practitioners in becoming more responsive to the families and communities they serve. Rise believes that changing how society treats these mothers starts with changing the stories told about them. Rise is a community of survivors dedicated to challenging the prevailing narrative about mothers whose children enter foster care and pressing for policy and practice reforms.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Rise Magazine

    Every year almost 300,000 children enter foster care nationwide. For 10 years, Rise has worked with parents to write and share their stories in order to deepend understanding of fragile families, provide information, healing and encouragement to parents, and guide child welfare professionals in becoming more responsive to the families and communities they serve. Rise received a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Board Development.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Rise Magazine

    Rise works to address the problems of shame and isolation among poor mothers affected by the child welfare system, as well as the lack of nuanced understanding among frontline workers, policy-makers, and child welfare leadership of the families that they serve. Rise prepares parents affected by the child welfare system to be public speakers and lead presentations and trainings of child welfare professionals.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective

    S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective is a start-up leadership development organization working with young women in marginalized communities through four program pillars of leadership, healing, social justice, and the arts. Their Sisterhood Academy is a bi-weekly program for middle and high school girls that uses a trauma informed leadership development and restorative practices toward social justice for court involved and homeless girls of color in NYC under the age of 18.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

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

    • Award Amount: $80,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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  • Sadie Nash Leadership Project (SNLP)

    SNLP addresses the need for safe (emotionally, physically, and intellectually) educational spaces for low-income girls and young women, primarily girls of color. Their core flagship programs serves over 400 young cis and Trans women of color ages 14-22 in New York City and their Middle School Institute pilot program serves 40 young cis and Trans middle school girls of color.

    • Focus: Economic Security

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

    • Award Amount: $100,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Sanctuary for Families, Inc.

    Sanctuary for Families is a leading provider of integrated clinical, legal, shelter and economic empowerment services to survivors of domestic violence and their families in New York City. Its Economic Empowerment Program integrates career readiness, sector-based training, and educational activities. Sanctuary for Families works to increase the presence of economic empowerment services for survivors at the systemic level to reach hundreds of women throughout the city.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Partnership for Women’s Prosperity

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Sanctuary for Families, Inc.

    Sanctuary for Families’ Economic Empowerment Program is a living-wage career development program that reaches NYC’s most at-risk women. The program consists of intensive job readiness, career development, and basic office skills training for women survivors of domestic violence, and helps them obtain sustainable, living-wage employment in sectors with potential for wage growth and career advancement.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Partnership for Women’s Prosperity

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Sexual Health Innovations

    Sexual Health Innovations (SHI) creates technology that advances sexual health and wellbeing in the United States. SHI received a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Fundraising.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Sexual Health Innovations (SHI)

    Sexual Health Innovations is dedicated to creating technology to combat sexual assault and increase survivor agency. Their main program, Callisto, partners with colleges to create school-specific sexual assault documentation and reporting websites. Callisto is also designed to use survivor-centered Language so that questions about sexual assault are less traumatizing than existing reporting systems and provide a more empowering experience for survivors.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Sexual Health Innovations (SHI)

    SHI’s Callisto is a third-party sexual assault recording and reporting system for colleges that is designed to address the pervasive program of sexual assault on college campuses in the U.S. by providing a more empowering reporting experience for survivors and facilitate the identification of repeat assailants.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Soledad O’Brien & Brad Raymond Foundation

    The Foundation aims to transform the lives of young women from diverse backgrounds and low-income communities by providing opportunities to achieve higher education and financial security. The Scholars Institute is a program that provides individualized, financial support, mentorship, education enrichment, and life skills support to 25 young women, ages 17-27, from NYC and New Orleans.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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    South Asian Youth Action

    South Asian Youth Action (SAYA) focuses on low-income South Asian youth who are immigrants or children of immigrants, including youth who identify as South Asian and/or Indo-Caribbean youth. SAYA’s Desi Young Women’s Leadership Programming aims to create a safe space for South Asian youth in high school to grapple with issues that affect them from an individual to a community level. Despite the multi-layered challenges that young women of color face, SAYA’s programming helps them assert their voices and be confident, thriving adults who are engaged members of their communities.

    • Focus: Economic Security

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

    • Award Amount: $30,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Queens

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    South Asian Youth Action! (SAYA!)

    SAYA! is a youth development organization dedicated to K-12 students in need of support in New York City. South Asian youth, particularly young women, face many unique challenges due to religious and cultural barriers. Their Desi Young Women’s Leadership Program aims to create a safe space for South Asian youth in high school to grapple with issues that affect them from an individual to a community level through year-round programming.

    • Focus: Economic Security

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

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Queens

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    SPARKS:

    Sparks Center in Brooklyn, NY, offers hope and concrete services to women and families struggling with Postpartum Depression. Sparks received a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Fundraising.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Start Small. Think Big., Inc.

    Start Small Think Big’s provide access to professional legal and financial services to low-income women and women of color entrepreneurs in New York City’s most underserved communities who demonstrate the potential, desire and commitment to grow their business and create jobs within their community.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Bronx

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    Start Small. Think Big., Inc.

    Start Small. Think Big. helps low- to moderate-income individuals build and sustain thriving businesses in order to increase their personal finanical security and stimulate economic activity in underserved communities in New York City. Start Small. Think Big. received a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Communications/Marketing.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Bronx

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    STRIVE International, Inc.

    STRIVE provides job readiness workshops and sector skills training for the hardest-to-employ populations in New York City. Through its Women’s Empowerment Initiative, STRIVE provides training, wrap around supports, job placement and retention services to women with distinct barriers to gaining employment. STRIVE continues to refine its model by adopting best practices for low-income women as a long-term approach to creating a stronger foundation upon which to build a career. One such strategy is its Retention and Advancement program which seeks to advance women from entry-level to middle-skilled positions in high-growth sectors.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Partnership for Women’s Prosperity

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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    STRIVE International, Inc.

    STRIVE’s Women’s Empowerment Initiative provides training, wrap-around supportive services, job placement, and retention services to low-income women who possess distinct barriers in gaining employment. Participants are able to engage along continuous tracts including STRIVE’s core readiness program, its sector based skills training programs for fast-growing Health & Office Operations or Construction and Maintenance industries, and career advancement initiatives.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Partnership for Women’s Prosperity

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP)

    SRLP is an independent, community-based collective that educates and trains over 10,000 service providers, students, attorneys, and advocates on issues impacting Trans communities. Their TRANSFORM program is a bi-yearly, 3-month, transformative justice program that will build the skills and relationships necessary for trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex youth of color, ages 18-25, to thrive and move towards economic security.

    • Focus: Economic Security

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

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    The Alex House Project, Inc

    The Alex House Project is a peer-led social service and leadership development organization for young pregnant and parenting mothers of color, ages 15-25. Their Healthy Mommy, Healthy Baby is an 8-week parenting course and a series of support services that increases the ability of young mothers to become family-sufficient. Their Train the Trainer is a turn-key leadership program that teaches graduates from the Healthy Mommy, Healthy Babe program to educate other young mothers.

    • Focus: Economic Security

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

    • Award Amount: $100,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    The Arab American Family Support Center

    Arab American Family Support Center (AAFSC) was founded in 1994 as the 1st and largest Arabic-speaking social service agency in NYC. AAFSC’s Audacious Young Women of Action! (AWYA!) is a holistic program to empower the young women of NYC’s Arab, Middle Eastern, and Muslim and South Asian immigrant communities, and strengthen their ability to address the structural inequity and intersectional forms of oppression they face on a daily basis. AAFSC strives to empower new immigrants with the tools necessary to acclimate to the city and become active community members.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

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

    • Award Amount: $30,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC)

    AAFSC is the first and largest Arabic-speaking social service agency in the city. Their Audacious Young Women of Action! Program empowers young women of New York City??s Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian immigrant communities, and strengthen their ability to address the structural inequity and intersectional forms of oppression they face on a daily basis.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

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

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    The Center for Anti-Violence Education, Inc. (CAE)

    CAE’s programs, Community Alliance Against Violence and RisingStrong, work to reduce and prevent violence in the lives of LGBTQ homeless, minority, low-income and at-risk youth. CAE teaches practical strategies to prevent intimate partner violence, rape, hate/bias crimes, sexual harassment, and abuse in the lives of women, teens, LGBTQ individuals, children, and other communities most affected by violence.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: Initiative Against the Sex Trafficking of Minors

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    The Correctional Association of Manhattan

    Founded in 1844, the Correctional Association of New York (the CA) is an independent non-profit organization that advocates for a more humane and effective criminal justice system and a more just and equitable society. The CA received a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Leadership Development.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $10,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    The Correctional Association of New York

    Correctional Association of New York’s Women in Prison Project is aimed at monitoring the conditions of prisons for women and girls, ensuring access to quality reproductive health care, and advancing reproductive justice for incarcerated women. They facilitate leadership among formerly incarcerated women to empower them to reform the criminal justice policies that affect their lives and to guide the implementation of the 2015 anti-shackling law.

    • Focus: Health, Sexual Rights, and Reproductive Justice

    • Initiative: Groundswell Catalyst Fund

    • Award Amount: $75,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    The Debt Collective

    The Debt Collective support campaigns to seek forgiveness for student debt from for-profit colleges that engage in predatory practices including fraud and disreputable debt-collection strategies. Student members are empowered to renegotiate, resist, and refuse unfair debts while at the same time advocating for real solutions including free education and universal health care.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Hildegard

    • Award Amount: $15,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    The Door – A Center for Alternatives, Inc.

    The Door is a multi-service youth development agency providing a full range of free, integrated services at a single site, free of charge to anyone between the ages of 12 and 24. Their Runaway and Homeless Youth Program deepens their work in serving at-risk or sexually exploited and homeless girls and gender non-conforming youth under 18 who are at risk for, or victims of, sex trafficking.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

    • Initiative: Initiative Against the Sex Trafficking of Minors

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    The Lilly Awards Foundation

    The Lilly Awards Foundation is dedicated to developing and celebrating women artists by promoting gender parity at all levels of theatrical production. The Lilly Awards’ Apprenticeship Award is given to an aspiring woman theatre-maker in the fields of directing, design, or theatre tech. The award allows a young theatre-maker of great promise to be paired with an established female professional in her field so that they can make productions side-by-side.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: IGNITE!

    • Award Amount: $30,000

    • Year:

    • Location: Manhattan

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    The New American Leaders Project

    New American Leaders Project (NALP) is a nonpartisan organization focused on bringing new Americans of all cultural backgrounds into the political process. It plans to conduct leadership training for first and second­ generation NYC based immigrant women, to prepare them for elected office and other civic leadership positions. NALP has a strong connection to immigrant communities, a grounding in women’s leadership, and a commitment to an inclusive and representative democracy.

    • Focus: Increasing Women's Leadership

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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    The Starfish Foundation

    The Starfish Foundation transforms the lives of young women from diverse backgrounds and low-income communities by helping them attend and graduate college. The Scholars Institute provides individualized, wrap-around financial support, mentorship, education enrichment, life skills support and other resources to 25 young women, ages 17-27, from diverse backgrounds in New York City and New Orleans.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    The Young Women’s Christian Association of New York (YWCA)

    The YWCA of the City of New York (YW) is one of the nation’s oldest nonprofit organizations committed to the personal, physical and social development of women, girls, their families and communities. Established in 1858, YW was the first charity focused on women’s rights in New York City. In partnership with The New York Women’s Foundation, YW leads a youth grantmaking program aimed at engaging, educating and empowering economically, racially and culturally diverse self-identified girls and gender-fluid youth through philanthropic education and giving.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: IGNITE!

    • Award Amount: $80,000.00

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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    The Young Women’s Christian Association of New York (YWCA)

    YWCA of NY works to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all, through community-based programs and advocacy efforts that partner with community members to produce results. Their Amplifying Multiple Perspectives Leadership Program; Potential to Power Girls Symposium, FemSem Symposium; and YW STEEAM Initiatives which will address identify exploration, social justice issues, and college access planning.

    • Focus: Economic Security

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

    • Award Amount: $50,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    The Young Women’s Christian Association of New York (YWCA)

    Working in partnership with The Foundation, the YWCA implemented a 9-month youth grant making fellowship aimed at engaging, educating and empowering economically, racially and culturally diverse self-identified girls and gender fluid youth through philanthropic education and giving. Through the fellowship girls and gender-fluid youth explore social justice issues, leadership, advocacy, peer group dynamics, consensus building, community engagement and financial decision making.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: IGNITE!

    • Award Amount: $80,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Turning Point for Women and Families (TPNY)

    TPNY was founded in the aftermath of the 9/11 attack to address the needs of Muslim women and children through crisis intervention, individual group counseling, advocacy, outreach, education and training. Their Youth Leadership Program and Muslim Girls Club provides young Muslim females (ages 13-20) with a safe space to address social and familial pressures, developing their leadership and advocacy skills, as well as to learn about their rights as Muslims and Americans through peer groups, leadership workshops, and anti-bullying campaigns.

    • Focus: Anti-Violence and Safety

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

    • Award Amount: $50,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Queens

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    Union Settlement Association, Inc.

    United Settlement Association seeks to foster leadership and self-sufficiency of East Harlem families. Through its Women’s Entrepreneurship Training program, located within the Business Development Center, they offer a broad range of one-on-one and group-based business development and entrepreneurship services to low-income, minority-identified female entrepreneurs who face numerous hurdles to starting and sustaining businesses in the area.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Partnership for Women’s Prosperity

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Union Settlement Association, Inc.

    Union Settlement is one of the largest community service agencies in East Harlem serving more than 10,000 residents each year through a wide array of programs. The Business Development Center provides a range of one-on-one and group-based business development and entrepreneurship services for women including Women??s Entrepreneurial Success Training (WEST) which provides a cohort of prospective entrepreneurs with business courses, technology and accounting training and workshops in a female-only environment.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Partnership for Women’s Prosperity

    • Award Amount: $35,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    United Community Centers, Inc. (UCC)

    United Community Centers (UCC) is a neighborhood-based organization whose mission has been two-fold: 1) Provide necessary services to the community; and 2) Involve residents of all backgrounds in efforts to collectively address and resolve community issues. The organization’s history is deeply rooted in East New York, where single mothers head 60 percent of households. UCC cultivates community members at various levels of programming, and over time women’s needs have become central to the organization’s focus.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    United Community Centers, Inc. (UCC)

    UCC’s East New York Farms! program in East New York, Brooklyn builds food and economic justice by helping older women grow and market more produce, strengthening connections between older adult gardeners and younger community members, increasing access to healthy food, and generating supplemental income for older women gardeners.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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  • United Women Firefighters (UWF)

    Women represent less than 1 percent of firefighters in the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY). UWF provides a women’s-only training environment to provide candidates with the knowledge and physical training they need to become successful firefighters and advocate for gender inclusivity within the FDNY.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Vera Institute of Justice

    A leader in the criminal justice field, Vera is leading a six-month planning effort in New York City to divert women and girls from New York City’s main jail complex – Rikers Island. The planning effort brings together a wide range of public, private, and community-based stakeholders to plan a diversion pilot and create streamlined alternatives to incarceration for women and girls currently held in the jail facility.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Violence Intervention Program

    Violence Intervention Program (VIP) offers bilingual, culturally competent services and shelters for survivors of domestic violence and their families. VIP’s Economic Empowerment Program covers a variety of services that build the economic stability of survivors including building financial knowledge and personal financial skill sets. Working with primarily Spanish speaking populations, VIP provides culturally competent services that have long-lasting impact for women and their families.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Partnership for Women’s Prosperity

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Violence Intervention Program

    Violence Intervention Program provides bilingual, culturally competent services for survivors of domestic violence and their families in New York City. Their Economic Empowerment program builds financial independence through financial literacy instruction and asset building, computer literacy, life skills development, and entrepreneurial support.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Partnership for Women’s Prosperity

    • Award Amount: $35,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Voices of Community Activists and Leaders, Inc.

    VOCAL-NY builds power among people affected by HIV/AIDS, drug use and mass incarceration to create healthy and just communities. VOCAL-NY received a capacity building grant for assistance in the area of Communications/Marketing.

    • Focus: Capacity Building

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $5,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Voices of Community Activists and Leaders, Inc. (VOCAL-NY)

    VOCAL-NY is a statewide grassroots membership organization building power among low-income people affected by HIV/AIDS, the drug war, and mass incarceration. VOCAL-NY’s Civil Rights and Homeless Organizing Program advocates for systemic change to remove the stigma that individuals face when coming out of prison and applying for jobs, and works towards attaining more supportive and affordable housing for formerly incarcerated women.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: N/A

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Brooklyn

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    Welfare Rights Initiative (WRI)

    WRI is a grassroots student activist and community leadership training organization located at Hunter College New York. Their Community Leadership Training of Trainers project trains WRI alumni to be effective change agents in their own communities. WRI trains families on their rights to education at CUNY and in their neighborhoods and streamlines access to education supports.

    • Focus: Economic Security

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

    • Award Amount: $60,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Manhattan

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    Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corp

    Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDCo) works to lead Bronx communities out of poverty by giving women greater access to education, health, and economic stability services. WHEDCo’s Home-Based Childcare program offers English/Spanish bilingual training, technical assistance, and business development services to low-income women so they can own and operate high-quality home-based childcare businesses in the Bronx.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Partnership for Women's Prosperity

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2017

    • Location: Bronx

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    Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corp

    WHEDCo’s Home-Based Childcare Training Institute provides training and technical assistance to low-income women so they can own and operate high-quality home-based childcare businesses in the Bronx. Their initiative addresses intersecting needs in the Bronx including limited access to quality childcare and lack of economic opportunities for low-income women with modest educational attainment.

    • Focus: Economic Security

    • Initiative: Partnership for Women’s Prosperity

    • Award Amount: $70,000

    • Year: 2016

    • Location: Bronx

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