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Project: Beyond Memorial

Project: Beyond Memorial

This grant is part of the Neighborhood Collective Impact Project, which provides funding to address concerns raised during Brooklyn Org’s annual Listening Tours.

Nonprofit Partners: Liminal SPBrownsville Community Justice Center

The Beyond Memorial project aims to reclaim public spaces associated with gun violence and community trauma by incorporating thoughtful solutions such as intentional lighting in place of NYPD light towers that cause sound and light pollution; hosting nighttime activations in under-utilized spaces to deter crime; and incorporating creative-environmental strategies to improve safety conditions at the Rockaway Ave. 3 train station.

  • Total Awarded $25,000
  • Award Years 2024–2025
Project: Cultivate Green

Project: Cultivate Green

This grant is part of the Neighborhood Collective Impact Project, which provides funding to address concerns raised during Brooklyn Org’s annual Listening Tours.

Nonprofit Partners: Brooklyn Level Up and Wyckoff House & Association

Studies found that soil in East Flatbush has the 3rd highest level of lead contamination in NYC, potentially jeopardizing the health of homeowners and community gardeners growing and sharing produce; while asthma-related hospitalization rates in East Flatbush are higher compared to Brooklyn and NYC overall. Cultivate Green will conduct soil testing, air monitoring and remediation, host community workshops to raise awareness of health risks, sustainability, and preliminary remediation tactics.

  • Total Awarded $25,000
  • Award Years 2024–2025

Red Hook Initiative

Nurtures young people in Red Hook with youth development, community building, and job placement so that they can positively shape their futures and their communities.

  • Total Awarded $135,000
  • Award Years 2021–2024

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