Living in one of Brooklyn’s highest-need neighborhoods, the low-income residents of Brownsville face social and economic barriers, with especially significant impacts upon youth of color and women. We believe that supporting the Brownsville-born and bred leadership to create solutions to their own challenges is crucial in creating positive neighborhood change. Working through our three areas of grant making—social justice, the environment, and heritage conservation—we invest in Brownsville to advance resident-led projects that create inclusive economic and community engagement opportunities, empower youth, promote healthy living, protect cultural assets, build creative entrepreneurship models, and offer alternatives to incarceration.
Please note that we make grants by invitation only and do not accept unsolicited requests.
Made in Brownsville, one of our Brownsville grantees, was featured in Hyundai’s Young Entrepreneurs video series. Watch the video here.