Are you a resident of Crown Heights? Do you have an idea about how to better your neighborhood? Click here to apply for a grant from the Brooklyn Community Foundation. The foundation wants to invest $100,000 in Crown Heights—and local residents are deciding where the funds will go. brooklyn community foundation

The new grants program will support advocacy and organizing projects by Crown Heights nonprofits, community groups, and community residents working in four areas:

  • Housing Rights
  • Cross Cultural Learning & Relationship Building
  • Youth Opportunities
  • Transparent and Accountable Policing

Grants will be made in two categories: nonprofits and unincorporated groups can apply for grants between $10,000 − $25,000; residents can apply for grants between $5,000 − $10,000.

Proposals must be submitted by Wednesday, September 23, 2015, and will be vetted by the Council in partnership with Foundation staff. Grants will be announced this November.

Priority consideration for funding will be given to organizations and residents that work with directly affected communities and those that have historically resided in Crown Heights (such as the African American, Caribbean, and Chasidic communities). Applying organizations and residents should have at least 2-3 years’ experience working in Crown Heights.

This grant could help make your idea into a reality for a safer, stronger Crown Heights. For more information, visit