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Take Action for Brooklyn's Immigrants

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

Now more than ever, Brooklyn Community Foundation is being called upon to lift up organizations fighting for the dignity and respect of all Brooklyn residents.

In the past weeks, the safety and security of our immigrant communities have been threatened as they face potentially dangerous and exclusionary government policies. 

Representing nearly 40% of all Brooklyn residents—immigrants are vital to our borough’s strength, its legacy, and its future. 

We stand with our immigrant communities and we are taking action.

The fund will support both the immediate and long-term needs of immigrants across communities, while strengthening collaboration among immigrant-serving nonprofits.

Last year, we deployed more than $400,000 in grant funding to immigrant-led organizations in the borough. This new fund signals an additional and targeted investment in organizations that are lifelines to immigrant communities as their work becomes even more critical in the coming months and years. 

Our goal is to raise $1 million for this dedicated fund.

Members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors have generously committed over $550,000 in seed support. We are now calling on our supporters, neighbors, community leaders, and allies to join us in standing up for Brooklyn’s immigrant communities.

Support Brooklyn’s immigrant communities:

Give to the Immigrant Rights Fund today

100% of your contribution will support vital immigrant-serving nonprofits

 

Cecilia Clarke

President & CEO
This new fund signals an additional and targeted investment in organizations that are lifelines to immigrant communities as their work becomes even more critical in the coming months and years.