For Grantseekers

The Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund is deeply rooted in the Foundation’s values of racial equity and racial justice lens, which prioritizes support for nonprofits that are led by members of affected communities and center the voices of those directly impacted by structural racism in their decisionmaking. We do this because we understand that our most vulnerable communities already exist at the margins of power and access due to historical and systemic denial of resources. 

We are deeply committed to attacking the root causes of the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on Black and brown residents. In Fall 2020, we began the next phase of our Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund by engaging with our hardest hit communities. Their ideas and insights are informing future investments in advocacy and organizing to address systemic injustices, as well as support for immediate needs.

Phase 2 Funding Opportunities