Bricks and Mortals is a grassroots membership organization comprised of individuals and organizations from faith-based institutions and real-estate experts.
Bricks and Mortals is a grassroots membership-driven organization comprised of individuals and organizations from faith-based institutions and the real-estate community. We empower faith-based organizations by impartially providing connections to resources, connections and trainings to maximize and monetize their real property to support mission, benefit the community, and continue their good work.
faith-based institutions in New York City facing the challenge of staying open and mission-consistent in the context of aging buildings, declining membership, and rising real estate costsMeet our people
the variety of creative strategies that religious institutions might develop to sustain themselves and continue to provide their essential services to New York Cityread case studies
of the rich resources houses of worship provide to New York City regardless of faith, including social services, social justice advocacy, cultural programming, arts space, after-school programs, and community meeting spacego to RESOURCES
for faith-based institutions’ needs regarding real property, mission, and community service and educate the public and local officials regarding the sameupcoming events
Many congregations are overwhelmed with surplus space, and are open to sharing space with other community minded and oriented groups, but often do not have a system or staffing in place to do so.
Meanwhile, artists and community groups struggling to find adequate affordable space may not know local houses of faith could be made available - as well as have the necessary amenities, including heat, air conditioning, and multiple bathrooms.
Venuely is an easy-to-use website for sacred spaces to list spaces within their facility they would like to rent, and allow artists, community groups, and others to rent those spaces.
This will help congregations to not only survive through the post-pandemic world but to help them to thrive, enhancing their mission, by serving their community.