Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

April 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.

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. 

Julia Metro
Manager of Donor Services

Personality type matters, even when it comes to supporting community causes and especially if you're considering opening a Donor Advised Fund at Brooklyn Community Foundation. A Donor Advised Fund is a terrific vehicle to help you and your family organize gifts to charities, whether you identify as an "investor," a "connector," or an "activator." 

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.

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.