We are proud to join foundations across the country in a joint statement of support for our immigrant communities. The statement, prepared by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, now has well over 100 signatories, ranging from community foundations to international grantmakers to family philanthropies.
New York’s well-heeled philanthropic groups are doling out big bucks to resist President Trump’s immigration policies and defend targeted social welfare and environmental programs.
The Brooklyn Community Foundation created a $1 million Immigrant Rights Fund to support “civil resistance” efforts to battle Trump’s executive order banning travelers from seven Muslim majority countries and to aid illegal immigrants who fear deportation.
Ceremony Honored Recipients of $100,000 Spark Prize, Featured Tribute to Brooklyn Philanthropist Robert Catell
Brooklyn Community Foundation honored five Brooklyn nonprofits with its first annual $100,000 Spark Prize at a ceremony held Thursday morning, February 16th, at 501 Union in Gowanus. The Spark Prize is the only honor of its kind celebrating excellence and impact in Brooklyn’s nonprofit sector, and was awarded to The Audre Lorde Project, Common Justice, Make the Road New York, MoCADA, and Neighbors Together.