2018 Grants for Community Service

In 2017 the Kornfeld Foundation resolved to address increasingly complex and timely community concerns in New York City, focusing on fair treatment for immigrant and minority youth.

Arab-American Family Support Center

New in-house Behavioral Specialist to provide one-on-one counseling sessions in AAFSC’s youth programs, to counter effects of discrimination and bullying and reduce stigma associated with mental health assistance (Brooklyn).

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

New environmental action curriculum, included in the Garden Apprentice Program, providing low-income 8th – 12th graders with three tiers of training, apprenticeship and mentorship aimed at developing professional, personal and horticultural skills (Brooklyn). Second installment of two-year $100,000 grant.

Brooklyn Museum

Pilot education and social justice program, “InterseXtions: Gender and Sexuality,” to provide LGBTQ teenagers with opportunities for paid internships, small group discussions, study and art-making in a museum setting, and planning and producing large scale events (Brooklyn). First installment of two-year $40,000 grant.

CAMBA (Church Avenue Business Merchants’ Association)

Strengthening a network of Parent/Coaches who can support students and their families participating in CAMBA’s Collegiate Express program, part of the Beacon Community Center’s after-school initiative (Brooklyn).

COPO (Council of Peoples Organization)

Addition of anti-bullying intervention component to COPO’s Youth Empowerment Program, using a specialized conflict resolution program to address politicized bullying affecting Muslim teenagers (Brooklyn).

COPO (Council of Peoples Organization)

Capacity building grant, working with a professional consultant to address staff development, logistics, leadership abilities, and strategic expansion plans for this rapidly growing community organization that provides education and youth development, legal services, food pantry, ESOL, and Halal Meals on Wheels to primarily East Asian, immigrant communities (Brooklyn).