On Thursday morning we awarded $500,000 to 5 Brooklyn nonprofits for their commitment to racial and social justice while honoring philanthropic leader Hildy Simmons
- “I’m completely optimistic, but aware this is not a short-term struggle." —Esmeralda Simmons, Founder of the Center… https://t.co/VO4NdMcaIy 14 hours 18 min ago
- February News: Youth Fellows Rally in DC, Meet Our Newest Board Members + More from Your Community Foundation https://t.co/aeDviU7JTe 14 hours 27 min ago
- Study: Wide Black-White Wealth Gap Growing https://t.co/BEsiJFjJS0 via @DiverseIssues 15 hours 47 min ago
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.
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.
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.
Grants total $1,915,000, bringing the Foundation’s funding for youth-serving nonprofits in Brooklyn to $2.3 million in 2016.
Today, we are proud to announce a new Immigrant Rights Fund for Brooklyn.
This year, the act of giving seems more meaningful than ever before.
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!
We are on the eve of launching Brooklyn’s first-ever local giving campaign: Brooklyn Gives on #GivingTuesday!
Save the date – Tuesday, November 29 – and save your holiday shopping for Brooklyn Gives on #GivingTuesday!
Too many Brooklyn organizations are trying to wage this battle with shockingly few resources. Now is the time to be generous.
We stand with you, today and every day.
Today we are announcing that Brooklyn Community Foundation is formally divesting from private prisons, gun manufacturers, and predatory lenders in alignment with our commitment to advancing racial equity across all facets of its institution.
Join us for a special screening of Ava DuVernay's important, thought-provoking documentary, 13th, co-presented with Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAMCinematek.
Ben and Jerry’s is in the news—and not for a new flavor, but instead for a strong and exemplary stance on racial justice
New Award Spotlights Brooklyn’s Nonprofit Sector and Launches Local Giving Campaign to Attract Much-Needed Support from the Borough’s Residents
Brooklyn Community Foundation mourns the passing of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson, the first African American to hold the position, who has served our borough since January 2014.
Last week, The New York Times published an article on honoring the life of a loved one with a memorial fund. Here at Brooklyn Community Foundation, we’ve had the honor of working with a few families to create funds that preserve the legacy of their loved ones.
Last month, Brooklyn Community Foundation was privileged to host the great Fania Davis on a visit to Brooklyn to meet the schools and community-based organizations partnering with us in our Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project.
Thank you to our outstanding speakers—Jose Antonio Vargas, Linda Sarsour, and Opal Tometi—and our generous Dinner Committee and Board of Directors for making the evening such a success!
On September 24th, national and local advocates and practitioners came together at the Brooklyn Museum in front of an audience of over 200 people to discuss the school-to-prison pipeline and innovative alternatives to combat this crisis.
This year, 12 powerhouse Brooklyn Youth Fellows will be engaged in 8-months of community work in four key areas
Our first-ever Neighborhood Strength Fellow, Sandra Friedman, shares what she loves about her neighborhood of Crown Heights and what she's learning along the way
Learn how we engage grantees and communities in our work and why it's critical to achieving our vision for a fair and just Brooklyn.
A report released today by the Institute for Policy Studies and the Corporation for Enterprise Development,
Our new annual INSIGHTS TO IMPACT report celebrates our firm belief that when we are equipped with direct insights from Brooklyn’s communities we can make a significant impact on Brooklyn’s most pressing challenges.
Piper Anderson, the founder Create Forward, shares how a “design thinking” approach to community engagement will enhance the next phase of our Neighborhood Strength initiative.
How are you spending your summer vacation?
The more we know about the adolescent brain, the more we understand how hard it is for young people to assess risk, problem-solve, and control their impulses. It is no wonder that this stage of brain development puts young people in a world of trouble on a regular basis.
In response to the unceasing assaults on black women and men across our country, Brooklyn Community Foundation invited all of our grantees to join in a circle for reflection last Friday morning.