2018 Community Grant Winners

Part of the mission of the Civic Council is to support the community in which we call home. As part of our mission, we award grants to local community non for profits to help them fund an important project that they are working on. The criteria that we look for are the community impact, the communities that are served and the overall quality of the application. This year we are pleased to announce that we have awarded 8 grants to local organizations. Read more……..

Camp Friendship: Camp Friendship was established in 1973 as a committee of concerned neighbors working to raise funds to send children in need to summer camp. Camp Friendship is requesting funding for the start up of a JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) club. JOAD is a nationwide program of USA Archery that provides youth ages 8 to 20 with ongoing archery classes that helps them progress from beginner to advanced level archery, at their own pace. This program will provide underserved youth from the community with tee health and fitness benefits of archery. To start up the program, Camp Friendship will need the equipment necessary to set up a safe indoor archery range. The lifespan of most of the equipment is upwards of ten years, during which time Camp Friendship anticipates training underserved of young archers from the community.

GreenSpace on Fourth Community Garden: GreenSpace on Fourth is a community garden on 4th Avenue between Union and Sackett streets. The grant would help fund microscopes and supplies to lunch a new Plant and Soil Workshop program. The Workshops would instruct children and adults in the identification and close study of native plants and soil components in the garden. For adults, the workshops would also focus on the cultivation of native plants in home gardens, street tree bed maintenance, and related topics.

Heights & Hills: Heights and Hills is a 46-year-old service organization that, amongst many other activities, runs the Park Slope Center for Successful Aging. They recently recruited an experienced arts therapist who is willing to teach drawing and painting classes at the center on a pro bono basis. They requite funding to purchase brushes, drawing pencils, paint and other supplies for the program, which would include two 8 week sessions.

One Breath Rising Inc. a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for diverse artists working in the African American tradition, to support their partnership with the 440 Gallery on 6 Avenue and 9 Street. Overall, there are 10 performances scheduled for 2018 and our grant will help pay to bring musicians to the space, supplementing funding already in place that will pay to showcase writers.

Friends of Pacific Library: The grant would go to pay for 2 benches in the garden space they have planned for the library’s backyard. The space would be used by patrons for reading and socializing, serve the community as a green space, and host library events such as story time and small concerts. A librarian submitted this application on behalf of the library.

Piper Theatre Productions: Piper Theatre is a Brooklyn based education company committed to creating exciting performance opportunities for emerging theater artists ages 7 to 70. In residence at the Old Stone House and Washington Park since 2005, Piper serves families from our local neighborhoods and audiences across the city. Piper is looking for funding for their Library Project that will bring free outdoor performance at local libraries.

PS 39 PTA/Green Committee: The Green Committee at PS39 is a group of 20 4th and 5th graders selected to help improve sustainability practices at the schools by overseeing the Zero Waste school recycling initiatives and facilitating work in our Community Garden. The grant will support promoting green living by planting bulbs and flowers and constructing tree pit bench fences around the 7 trees along 6th avenue and 8th street and adjacent to the Park Slope Library.

T.E.A.L – Tell Every Amazing Lady: TEAL’s mission is to promote public awareness and education of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of Ovarian Cancer, while providing support to survivors and raisin funds for research in order to find the cure for Ovarian Cancer. The grant will help support the further development of their Youth Ambassador program. Applicants must be enrolled full time as a student and must reside in Park Slope. The Ambassadors will help educate, engage and empower women and girls n Park Slope through awareness events, strategic partnerships, campaigns, wellness activities, volunteerism and additional opportunities.

  • Posted on Feb 9, 2018 by Kedin Kilgore
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