Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

Insights to Impact

March 20, 2017
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

First, thank you. In 2016 you gave over $3.2 million to support the work of vital nonprofits and it has made a big difference. I'd like to take a moment to reflect on all that we have accomplished together.  

April 13, 2017
Prachi Patankar
Senior Program Officer

Neighbors Together takes a multifaceted approach to poverty and hunger relief through its storefront soup kitchen, community center, and social service programs.

April 10, 2017
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

Today, together with criminal justice advocates across New York State, we are celebrating a landmark reform victory: the State Legislature has passed legislation to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18-years-old. 

April 7, 2017
Julia Metro
Manager of Donor Services

Personality type matters, even when it comes to supporting community causes and especially if you're considering

April 7, 2017
Prachi Patankar
Senior Program Officer

We are pleased to introduce the newest members of our Incubator Project cohort! These three emerging organizations will be working in our spacerent free!over the next 18 months as we also provide capacity building support and a $5,000 stipend to help them increase their fundraising abilities, develop their Boards, grow their staff, and navigate all of the opportunities and challenges facing start-up nonprofits today.
 

April 3, 2017
Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
Vice President of Programs

All across New York City, criminal justice advocates and organizers are celebrating one of the biggest victories in recent memory: the Mayor’s announcement of a plan to close Rikers Island by 2027.

March 29, 2017
Michelina Ferrara
Coordinator, Brooklyn Youth Fellowship

On Sunday, March 5th, our Brooklyn Youth Fellows led their first-ever conference, designed for youth, by youth. The Youth Resistance Conference  aka #YouthResist2017 — was held in partnership with youth leaders at the YWCA Brooklyn. 

March 28, 2017
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

Today we are proud to announce the return of our annual $100,000 Spark Prize. Eligible Brooklyn nonprofits are invited to apply Monday, April 10th - Friday, May 12th at SparkPrize.org.

March 24, 2017
Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
Vice President of Programs

Today, with the support of 19 other private, public and community foundations, we are sending a letter to New York elected officials urging them to Raise the Age of criminal responsibility in our state. 

March 23, 2017
Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
Vice President of Programs

Through our Immigrant Rights Fund, we’re supporting BAJI’s comprehensive outreach to Black Muslim immigrants.

March 22, 2017
Julia Metro
Manager of Donor Services

When families embark on a journey to make philanthropy a part of their lives across generations, it often starts with

March 15, 2017
Prachi Patankar
Senior Program Officer

Through our Immigrant Rights Fund, we’re supporting AAANY’s advocacy and organizing in Brooklyn’s Muslim immigrant communities.

 

March 7, 2017
Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
Vice President of Programs

The New York Immigration Coalition aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all.  

February 22, 2017
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

We are proud to join foundations across the country in a joint statement of support for our immigrant communities.

February 17, 2017
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Thursday, February 16th, as we honored five Brooklyn nonprofits with our first annual $100,000 Spark Prize, at a ceremony at 501 Union in Gowanus.

February 14, 2017
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

More than 500 people came out to the Brooklyn Museum last week in spite of nearly a foot of snow for "Defending Immigrant Rights: A Brooklyn Call to Action," which featured a critical conversation with local leaders working on the frontlines of the fight for immigrant rights.

 
February 6, 2017
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

We are pleased to announce nearly $100,000 in grants to support the critical response of 8 local nonprofits to challenges triggered by the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on immigration, deployed through our recently launched Immigrant Rights Fund.

January 19, 2017
Anne Gregory, Phd
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University

Restorative approaches to conflict have a long history rooted in cultural healing of indigenous communities.

January 17, 2017
Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
Vice President of Programs

My first national march on Washington, DC was as a teenager and it instilled in me a lifetime of activism.

January 12, 2017
Prachi Patankar
Senior Program Officer

In 2002, I moved to Brooklyn's Flatbush/Midwood neighborhood.

January 10, 2017
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

In this time of great uncertainty and concern for our communities, so many of our neighbors are working together to help make Brooklyn a fair and just place for all who call it home. And while our challenges may be mounting, so too are our victories. 

December 19, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

Last week, shortly after we launched our Immigrant Rights Fund, we gathered immigrant-led organizations from across Brooklyn to learn firsthand about challenges confronting our communities. 

December 15, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

This year, in addition to continuing our investment in over 40 outstanding youth-serving Brooklyn nonprofits, we are supporting 17 organizations for the first time through Invest in Youth.
 

December 13, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

Grants total $1,915,000, bringing the Foundation’s funding for youth-serving nonprofits in Brooklyn to $2.3 million in 2016.

December 7, 2016
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

Today, we are proud to announce a new Immigrant Rights Fund for Brooklyn.

 
December 1, 2016
Sarah Shannon
Chief Operating Officer

This year, the act of giving seems more meaningful than ever before.

November 30, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

We are thrilled to announce that our first-ever Brooklyn Gives on #GivingTuesday local giving campaign has raised well over $250,000 for 20 outstanding Brooklyn nonprofits in 24 hours!

November 29, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

It's #GivingTuesday!

 
November 28, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

We are on the eve of launching Brooklyn’s first-ever local giving campaign: Brooklyn Gives on #GivingTuesday! 

November 22, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

Save the date – Tuesday, November 29 – and save your holiday shopping for Brooklyn Gives on #GivingTuesday!
 

November 17, 2016
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

Too many Brooklyn organizations are trying to wage this battle with shockingly few resources. Now is the time to be generous.

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