Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

March 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. 

Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
Vice President of Programs

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

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 simple concepts: Having fun as a family, getting in touch with nature, being authentic and open about values, celebrating every birthday and holiday with a big cake and a gift to charity. In today's social impact culture, “doing good” is a powerful way to create a sense of belongingin the family, the community, and the world.

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.  

Prachi Patankar
Senior Program Officer

Organization: Arab American Association of New York (AAANY)

Recent Grants: $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grant (2017), 10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Emergency Grant (2016); $40,000 Invest in Youth Grant (2016)


Year Founded: 2001

Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
Vice President of Programs

We're pleased to introduce this new feature on our Insights to Impact blog, where we'll be highlighting grantees supported through our Community Fund. Learn more about our Community Fund grantmaking strategy here.