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Gowanus Mutual Aid

Fiscal Host: Pact Collective

We are a grassroots community collective based in Gowanus, Brooklyn. We are dedicated to supporting our neighbors throughout Gowanus and meeting the needs of those in need.

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Financial Contributions

Membership
Monthly Support

Make a monthly contribution to help provide essential supplies and services for your neighbors.

Starts at
$5 USD / month

Latest activity by


+ 54
Membership

Our neighborhood shelters have seen an influx of immigrants who are in need of broad and immediate support — immigration, education, food, job trai... Read more

Starts at
$15 USD

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+ 198
Membership

The Gowanus Mutual Aid NYCHA CSA fights food insecurity by bringing fresh local produce to our neighbors for FREE. Produce is sourced from regional... Read more

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$11 USD

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+ 17
Custom contribution
Donation
Make a custom one-time or recurring contribution.

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+ 767
Membership
1:1 Support

Help us address some of the more significant needs of our neighbors, from assistance purchasing medical supplies to help with moving expenses.

Starts at
$50 USD

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+ 9

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Chana Joffe-Walt

$4,120 USD since Jan 2023

2
Zach Lembke

$2,750 USD since Feb 2021

3
Elizabeth Roberts Architects

$2,750 USD since Dec 2023

4
Hope Brooklyn

$2,600 USD since Aug 2021

5
Pepita Foundation

$2,500 USD since Sep 2023

6
Guest

$2,500 USD since Feb 2024

7
Rebecca Greubel

$2,000 USD since Oct 2022

8
Kate Yearwood Young

$2,000 USD since Jul 2023

9
Pearl Cohen

$1,960 USD since Nov 2020

10
Guest

$1,850 USD since Nov 2022

Organizations

1
Pact Collective

$29,254.77 USD since Mar 2024

2
Impact Assets

$8,000 USD since May 2023

3
Fidelity Charitable

$2,400 USD since Mar 2021

4
The Neighbor Fund

$1,500 USD since Nov 2020

5
Greater Cincinatti Fdn.

$1,000 USD since Jan 2022

6
UBS Financial Services Inc

$1,000 USD since Jan 2023

7
Code Blue Solutions Fund

$500 USD since Jun 2021

Gowanus Mutual Aid is all of us

Our contributors 773

Thank you for supporting Gowanus Mutual Aid.

Zach Lembke

Admin

$2,750 USD

Gowanus Resid...

Admin

$1,271 USD

Pact Collective

$29,255 USD

Impact Assets

$8,000 USD

Chana Joffe-Walt

Monthly Support

$4,120 USD

Elizabeth Rob...

$2,750 USD

Hope Brooklyn

$2,600 USD

Pepita Founda...

$2,500 USD

Guest

Support Newly Arrived Immig...

$2,500 USD

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Reimbursement #198378
asylum seeker support
-$190.00 USD
Pending
Reimbursement #198377
asylum seeker support
-$195.00 USD
Pending
Reimbursement #198373
asylum seeker support
$
Today’s balance

$29,523.32 USD

Total raised

$167,758.12 USD

Total disbursed

$138,234.80 USD

Estimated annual budget

$85,629.24 USD

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News from Gowanus Mutual Aid

Updates on our activities and progress.

Transactions Resumed

Dear all, Thank you for your support and patience as we’ve navigated transitioning to a new fiscal host. We’re up and running again, on the same Open Collective platform, but with a different fiscal host:...
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Published on March 22, 2024 by Gowanus Residents

Important: Temporary Pause of Transactions

Dear all, As many of you know, our current fiscal host Open Collective Foundation is closing. While we will continue to use the Open Collective technology platform (which is a separate company from the foundation, and will remain in operati...
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Published on March 16, 2024 by Gowanus Residents

Urgent update for our donors.

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Published on March 4, 2024 by Gowanus Residents

About


Call/text (929) 243-4408 or email [email protected] for assistance.
 
In an effort to create solidarity in the community against economic disparity and systemic racism, we work with our most affected neighbors to create equity and transparency. Your donation will contribute to work with neighbors, including residents of 3 NYCHA houses, various local DHS shelters, and Asylum shelters.
 
Our programs help provide for basic needs, such as fresh local produce and groceries, fees for work and skill training, clothing, metro cards and cell phones for asylum seekers and the unsheltered, as well as give-away events — such as diaper distributions, holiday meals, back-to-school supplies. We also collaborate with other mutual aid organizations in Brooklyn.
 
Please help us by contributing to our fund below.  Any amount you're able to contribute will be gratefully accepted and put to good use. A monthly contribution, no matter how small, goes a long way towards sustaining our core programs. We appreciate your support and solidarity.

If you'd like to join us as a member, please email us or follow us on social media:
instagram.com/gowanusmutualaid 
 

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