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Through our Immigrant Rights Fund, we’re supporting AAANY’s advocacy and organizing in Brooklyn’s Muslim immigrant communities.


Kaberi Banerjee-Murthy
Vice President of Programs

The New York Immigration Coalition aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all.  

Damaris Villafana

Foundation Associate
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

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.

NY Post: Foundations are resisting Trump’s immigration policies


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.

Brooklyn Community Foundation Spotlights Borough’s Nonprofits at Inaugural Spark Prize Celebration

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.