Community Resilience Prize

The Community Resilience Prize supports creative community-driven solutions to some of the most challenging issues introduced or exacerbated by COVID-19 in Detroit, Miami-Dade County, and NYC.

About the Program

A periodic prize program that offers both direct funding and a community of peer leaders to problem solve and connect with on a regular basis.

Past Community Resilience Prize Recipients

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Achieve Miami

Miami, Round 2

Partnering with educators, students, and schools, Achieve Miami will distribute laptops to students in need, provide high quality virtual programs, and host food distribution events at partner schools to address ongoing student needs and food insecurity.

achievemiami.org
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Hot Bread Kitchen

NYC, Round 2

Continuing its mission to create economic opportunities for New York’s women, immigrants, and people of color, Hot Bread Kitchen, will build out their technology infrastructure to allow for remote instruction to train women for careers in Facilities Management, a new area of focus for the organization.

hotbreadkitchen.org
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Midtown Detroit

Detroit, Round 2

With a focus on real estate and economic development in the Detroit area, Midtown Detroit will hold engagement events in the Cass/Canfield micro-district, as well as expand to two additional hubs, in order to strengthen local small business.

midtowndetroitinc.org
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Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Miami, Round 2

Continuing their mission to provide hope, confidence, and independence to those who are blind or visually impaired, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired will operate at “Front Porch Support” program that enables staff to visit seniors on their porches and deliver art supplies to mitigate the risks of loneliness and social isolation.

miamilighthouse.org
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Food Rescue US

Stamford, Round 2

As a national organization, Food Rescue US will use technology to connect with restaurants in both Miami and Detroit to provide more than 9,000 meals to those in need.

foodrescue.us
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Lotus House

Miami, Round 2

Serving women, youth, and children who are homeless in Miami, the Lotus House Women’s Shelter will install an advanced UV air purification system within air systems at the shelter so they can continue to provide a safe space during the pandemic.

lotushouse.org
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Miller School of Medicine

Miami, Round 2

As a part of their SHOTZ-2-GO! program, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine will lease a mobile medical unit, which will be used to provide vaccinations to students, with a focus on those who are not compliant with Florida’s immunization requirements.

Miller School of Medicine Website
Teens for Food Justice

Teens for Food Justice

NYC, Round 2

As a youth-led food justice movement in New York City, Teens for Food Justice will make free, fresh produce available to residents of three under-resourced neighborhoods: Kingsbridge Heights in the Bronx, NYCHA Amsterdam Houses in Manhattan, and Far Rockaway, Queens, as will as build relationships with food providers that can be sustained after the COVID crisis.

teensforfoodjustice.org
Feed the Frontlines

Feed the Frontlines

NYC, Round 2

Launched in early 2020 as a response to COVID-19, Feed the Frontlines will purchase meals every week from local eateries to provide to members of the community who are food insecure.

feedthefrontlinesnyc.org
Springboard Collaborative

Springboard Collaborative

Detroit, Round 2

The Detroit location of Springboard Collaborative will help mitigate the challenges of at-home learning by training teachers and connecting them with parents, who will receive support, curriculum, and resources to help support their kids’ virtual schooling.

springboardcollaborative.org
BMS Health and Wellness Centers

BMS Health and Wellness Centers

NYC, Round 2

Expanding on their goal to provide and promote integrative and high quality medical, dental and social services in their community, the BMS Health and Wellness Centers will increase the number of patients that receive COVID-19 testing services and provide rapid testing to high-risk members of the community while running campaigns to increase trust in testing and vaccinations.

bmsfamilyhealth.org
Cultural Wellness Center

Cultural Wellness Center

Detroit, Round 1

Many low-income and pandemic essential workers bus to work as their only option but they fear catching the virus on the bus. B4E will provide bikes to those who need and want them for transportation.

culturalwellnesscenter.org
Voices for Earth Justice

Voices for Earth Justice

Detroit, Round 1

Voices for Earth Justice is tackling food and job insecurity and mental health by doubling the size of their community garden to grow food, make jobs for youth, and make a safe place for neighbors to gather outdoors.

voices4earth.org
Art and Scraps

Arts & Scraps

Detroit, Round 1

Arts & Scraps will provide families with creative learning supply kits and access to resources to aid in learning from home. These kits will be distributed along with food.

artsandscraps.org
Auntie Na's Village

Auntie Na’s Village

Detroit, Round 1

Families are suffering from food shortage during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Many are unable to leave their homes. Auntie Na’s Village is providing Free Food Boxes to the doorstep 215+ families in Detroit weekly.

auntienashouse.org
Replenish Detroit

Replenish Detroit

Detroit, Round 1

Replenish Detroit aims to supply the Brightmoor Pantry, serving one of Detroit’s most vulnerable populations, with sanitary, hygiene, & hard-to-find essential products to provide COVID-19 relief.

https://twitter.com/replenishdet
3D Printed PPE

3D Printed PPE

Detroit, Round 1

The shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) is an ongoing problem for many healthcare organizations during this time. By using 3D printing and working with makers, the 3D Printed PPE team can help to fulfill that need.

Pay it Forward

Pay it Forward

Detroit, Round 1

Pay it Forward’s goal is to cater meals from local restaurants who are feeling the strain from COVID-19, to Neighbourhood Service Organization’s homeless who will soon have no planned dinners.

Motor City Mitten Mission

Motor City Mitten Mission

Detroit, Round 1

Motor City Mitten Mission’s hope is to help a forgotten population during this pandemic. They will be providing basic and medical needs to the homeless in Detroit to prevent the virus spread to those who cannot shelter in place.

motorcitymittenmission.org
The Hungry Post

The Hungry Post

Detroit, Round 1

By helping restaurants stay operational, The Hungry Post is also helping the suppliers,drivers, distributors, wholesalers, farmers and more stay afloat, creating that chain effect, to #FeedTheChain.

hungrypost.com
Actors Theatre Workshop

Actors Theatre Workshop

NYC, Round 1

With schools closed, kids lack learning opportunities and cafeteria meals. Actors Theatre Workshop will provide online arts education for homeless children and distribute gift certificates for groceries to their families.

actorstheatreworkshop.com
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The West Harlem Art Fund

NYC, Round 1

The West Harlem Art fund will collect audio diaries by People of Color in the NYC area that have been impacted by this current pandemic and those interviews will be archived and woven into an outdoor botanical installation and soundscape performance piece designed by artist Nadia DeLane.

westharlem.art
Sixth Street Community Center

Sixth Street Community Center

NYC, Round 1

Low-income & jobless households are especially food insecure in the pandemic. SSCC will assist 100 more households with food from their Community Supported Agriculture program at a reduced rate or free.

sixthstreetcenter.org
Harlem Grown

Harlem Grown

NYC, Round 1

Beginning in late March and in partnership with local community restaurants, the HG Meals Harlem Helping Harlem program aims to provide hot, nutritious meals to youth and families living in shelters, support local businesses, and support the Harlem Grown nonprofit by providing this critical work.

harlemgrown.org
Buddy System Mia

Buddy System Mia

Miami, Round 1

Buddy System Mia will assist Miami residents in need, providing food, shelter, resources, and connections to people that have been directly affected by this pandemic.

buddysystemmia.com
AYUDA Miami

AYUDA Miami

Miami, Round 1

AYUDA will serve the Miami-Dade community during the pandemic by ensuring that affected families have food and supplies.

ayudamiami.org
Protecting Our Homeless Logo

Protecting Our Homeless

Miami, Round 1

Christina Carter-Grant and her partner, Ian Grant II, will make hand sanitizer and distribute face masks to Miami’s homeless, one of our most vulnerable populations.

Dade County Street Response Disaster Relief Team

Dade County Street Response Disaster Relief Team

Miami, Round 1

The Dade County Street Response Disaster Relief Team will be establishing weekly sites in the Miami-Dade County area where they will provide free COVID-19 testing and other services to homeless individuals.

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