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
In-house Behavioral Specialist providing 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). Second annual installment of two-year $50,000 grant.
|Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Support for program planning and enhancements at the Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment (BASE) high school, founded by and partnered with BBG, in furtherance of strengthened experiential education for environmental students and community collaboration.(Brooklyn). First annual installment of two-year $100,000 grant.
Education and social justice program, “InterseXtions: Gender and Sexuality,” providing 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). Second annual installment of two-year $40,000 grant.
|CAMBA (Church Avenue Business Merchants’ Association)
Collegiate Express, a 4-year program supporting high school students who will be the first in their families to attend college, with advisement, academic support, financial advice, college tours and summer opportunities, and a “Parent-Coaches” network (Brooklyn).
|TOTAL 2019 COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANTS:||$135,000|