2021 Grants for Community Service and Civic Engagement

In 2017 the Kornfeld Foundation resolved to address increasingly complex and timely community concerns in New York City with the addition of a Community Service category. In 2020 this was expanded to include civic engagement grants that respond to increasing threats to our democracy, including, but not limited to, meaningful work on voting rights and against voter suppression.

Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC)

Mental health services for over 200 people across all AAFSC programs, including Young Adult, health, domestic violence survivors, and adult education classes. Reallocated to Human Resources Manager due to COVID-19 exigencies (Brooklyn). Second annual installment of two-year $90,000 grant.
[www.aafscny.org]

$45,000
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Support for the education and community greening programs of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, including a partnership with the Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment (BASE) high school that strengthens experiential and environmental education and community collaboration (Brooklyn).
[www.bbg.org]

$50,000
Brooklyn Museum

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 $50,000 grant.
[www.brooklynmuseum.org]

$25,000
Civic Influencers

Support for Civic Influencers, a national data-driven program to protect youth voting rights and policies that impact Black, Indigenous, and Youth of Color (BIYoC) on campuses and in communities (NY, NJ, PA).
[www.campuselect.org]

$50,000
TOTAL 2021 COMMUNITY SERVICE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT GRANTS: $170,000