Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

Donor Advised Funds

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.  

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." 

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.

Sarah Shannon
Chief Operating Officer

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

Julia Metro
Manager of Donor Services

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.

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

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.

Julia Metro
Manager of Donor Services

The Mohbat Prize for Writing, supported through the Joseph E. Mohbat Fund, recognizes a talented Brooklyn high school senior.

Prachi Patankar
Senior Program Officer

While GOS may be music to many nonprofits’ ears, for a lot of donors and philanthropists it’s not necessarily a familiar concept.

Sarah Shannon
Chief Operating Officer

With Tax Day just around the corner, The Non-Profit Times reports on a new study that reveals most donors don't know about or take advantage of the many non-cash charitable resources available to them that can help them better support the charities they love.

 

Julia Metro
Manager of Donor Services

The Pelican Foundation for Creative Education, a donor advised fund, provides grants of up to $500 to middle and high school teachers.

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