Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

Neighborhood Strength

Amy Chou
Program Officer

In the third year of Neighborhood Strength our resident-led grantmaking model the Crown Heights Advisory Council has recommended that we renew support for three community-based organizations addressing the challenge of limited public space for community engagement in the neighborhood.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Today we are proud to announce $100,000 in grants to five nonprofits that are expanding or advocating for inclusive public spaces in Crown Heights. The grants were directed by residents of Crown Heights through our Neighborhood Strength model.

Sandra Friedman
Neighborhood Strength Fellow, Crown Heights

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

Kaberi Banerjee-Murthy
Vice President of Programs

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.

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.

Piper Anderson
Founder, Create Forward

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.

At Brooklyn Community Foundation, we believe that residents of Brooklyn, those directly affected by the challenges, hold the wisdom, the ideas, and the power to transform them too.