Donate + Volunteer.
Almar has set up a GoFundMe to support its staff and overheard costs while their doors remain closed. Link to donate here.
Seamore's has set up a fund to support their team of 150, now all on unemployment. A donation can really make a difference for a team-member on unemployment. Details here.
Superfine has launched a GoFundMe to support their capacity to stay open and serve the neighborhood in a positive way in this time. See their GoFundMe here.
In addition, they are donating all proceeds of the sales of co-founder Tanya Rynd's very own art to supporting the Superfine staff. Buy art + do good! Give them a call at (718) 243-9005 to get a list of works available.
***Help the Dumbo arts institutions and nonprofits that support the ecosystem
These organizatioins have never been important to our collective wellbeing.
A.I.R. Gallery is an artist-run non-profit arts organization and exhibition space founded in 1972. A.I.R. supports the open exchange of ideas and risk-taking by women and non-binary artists in order to provide support and visibility. A self-directed governing body, the organization is an alternative to mainstream institutions and thrives on the network of active participants.
Artadia is a national non-profit organization that identifies innovative visual artists and supports them with unrestricted financial awards and connections to a network of opportunities. Since 1999, Artadia has awarded over $5 million in unrestricted funds to over 344 artists in 6 cities. They're based right here in Dumbo.
Asian American Arts Alliance
The Asian American Arts Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring greater representation, equity, and opportunities for Asian American artists and cultural organizations through resource sharing, promotion, and community building. They are the only service organization in the country dedicated to the professional development of Asian American artists in all disciplines.
Brooklyn Arts Council
The Brooklyn Arts Council empowers artists and communities with the aim of advancing an inclusive and vibrant borough. They support artists and foster their diverse forms of expression; and they amplify the arts as a source for social innovation and community connection. Always, but especially now, your contribution directly supports Brooklyn artists who have nurtured our borough’s one-of-a-kind culture and continue to work amid the current crisis. Help them sustain the borough’s artistic heritage as the ongoing pandemic continues to disrupt our cultural landscape in countless ways.
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has worked for over 35 years to bring Brooklyn Bridge Park to life. The Conservancy started out as grassroots advocates, bringing together residents, government, and local supporters to transform Brooklyn’s abandoned waterfront into the beautiful park we know and love today.
Now an essential supporter, the Conservancy serves as the Park’s main programming partner. Through a yearly line-up of hundreds of free and low-cost cultural, recreational, and educational events, our programs help the Park reach its full potential as a dynamic and vibrant public space for all. Since 2000, more than 1.8 million visitors have enjoyed the Conservancy’s programs. From Movies With A View, to environmental education, citizen science initiatives, waterfront workouts, kayaking, live music, theatre, dance and more, we strive to offer world-class events and activities for all interests and ages.
The Brooklyn Public Library
Your steady stream of support keeps the Library's essential resources and programs free and accessible to all Brooklynites, all year long. By making an affordable automatic tax-deductible gift each month, you can help Brooklyn Public Library make a lasting impact within our community.
Center for Cuban Studies
Founded in 1972 and located in New York City, it is dedicated to providing information about contemporary Cuba and contributing to a normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States, including an end to the embargo.
The Cuban Art Space is incorporated within the Center for Cuban Studies to promote the work of Cuban artists, especially those living and working in Cuba, and to educate the U.S. public about Cuba’s cultural life. From its beginning, CCS has stressed the importance of Cuban art and culture. Their collection of more than 10,000 posters, photographs, prints, drawings, paintings, ceramics and other examples of the visual arts in Cuba, plus thousands of slides, catalogs and other information about Cuban artists, provides a unique look into the country’s evolution. Many of these works are available as exhibits that travel around the country.
The Doe Fund
The Doe Fund breaks the devastating cycles of homelessness, incarceration, and criminal recidivism. You'll recognize them as our Clean Team, out every day keeping Dumbo shiny.
Edible Schoolyard NYC’s mission is to support edible education for every child in New York City. We partner with New York City public schools to cultivate healthy students and communities through hands-on cooking and gardening education, transforming children’s relationship with food.
Girl Be Heard
Girl Be Heard builds leaders, changemakers & activists. We do this through developing, amplifying and celebrating the voices of girls and young women through socially conscious theater-making, storytelling and performance.
New York Foundation for the Arts
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) provides artists, emerging arts organizations, arts administrators, and students with critical support, professional development tools, and resources for defining and achieving career success. Your support will help NYFA continue to provide resources to artists who are hurting economically during this crisis.
Smack Mellon’s mission is to nurture and support emerging, under-recognized mid-career and women artists in the creation and exhibition of new work, by providing exhibition opportunities, studio workspace, and access to equipment and technical assistance for the realization of ambitious projects.
The Photoville Festival, New York City’s FREE premier photo destination, returns for a ninth year in a different way – online community and artist programming plus photo exhibitions in public spaces throughout New York City. The Photoville Festival provides an accessible venue for photographers and audiences from every walk of life to engage with each other, and experience thought-provoking photography from across the globe – with free admission for all!
St Ann's Warehouse
St. Ann’s Warehouse plays a vital role on the global cultural landscape as an artistic home for international companies of distinction, American avant-garde masters and talented emerging artists ready to work on a grand scale. St. Ann’s signature flexible, open space allows artists to stretch, both literally and figuratively, enabling them to approach work with unfettered creativity, knowing that the theater can be adapted in multiple configurations to suit their needs.
STOKED creates a community of fearless leaders through mentoring, opportunity, and action. Through mentorship and action sports culture, STOKED empowers underserved youth to reach their fullest potential, instilling passion, resilience and determination.
Triangle Arts Association
Triangle is an artist-founded non-profit art institution in New York City, working locally and globally since 1982. Our programs emphasize research, dialogue and experimentation through residencies and public programs.
*** Help our neighbors right here in Dumbo
If you can, please consider donating money or time to one of these great causes.
Farragut & Fort Greene Fresh Pantry and Farragut Food Club
Food access was already a critical problem for many neighbors in Farragut, Whitman & Ingersoll Houses. The impacts of COVID-19 has this heightened the need for too many local families.Since April, the Farragut & Fort Greene Fresh Pantry and Farragut Food Club has been operating a weekly, delivery-based model, bringing free groceries to 1,200 households every Saturday. On October 10, 2020 they made their 30,000th delivery and surpassed 1,000,000 lbs of free groceries distributed to families within Farragut, Whitman, Ingersoll and Atlantic Terminal Houses!
Help us Call & Check In On Our Elderly Neighbors!
We are working with our friends at the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership to assemble a team to make wellness phone calls to isolated seniors and other vulnerable people living in our community.
We need 100 people to help us make regular phone calls to isolated vulnerable people. Callers will participate in training with experienced senior social workers and be given scripts to work from, with links to resources that can address issues they may encounter. Each team member will be asked to only call the number of people that makes sense for them. Every call helps!
Dumbo's small businesses are the heart of the neighborhood. We love them and hope you will support the creative innovative restaurants, shops, gyms, play spaces and services that make Dumbo shine.
In response to the pandemic, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce launched the #BringBackBrooklyn Fund to provide community-driven, no interest loans to Brooklyn’s most vulnerable small businesses
34% of the 63,000 businesses in Brooklyn may never reopen post-COVID19. Let's help Dumbo reopen!