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December 5, 2022
Dr. Jocelynne Rainey
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

With your continued support, we will grow our investment in these critical community-led organizations on the frontlines of social change. We are a borough of changemakers, and together we can—and must—do more.

 

December 5, 2022
Melissa Pawlak
Donor Services Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Important year-end giving deadlines and contribution instructions for our Donor Advisors

December 2, 2022
Sabrina Hargrave
Director of Programs (She/Her/Ella)

Brooklyn Community Foundation is committed to building the capacity of nonprofits across the borough —&nbs

December 2, 2022
Melissa Pawlak
Donor Services Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Our donor services team is here to support you as you map out your year-end giving, to determine the most powerful, tax-efficient ways to maximize your impact. 

December 1, 2022
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

On behalf of all participating organizations, we want to extend our sincere gratitude for your generosity and your commitment to your community.

November 28, 2022
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

Calling all nonprofits at BrooklynGives.org! Giving Tuesday is just ONE DAY AWAY - here’s what you need to know for tomorrow.

November 23, 2022
Elizabeth Park
Donor Engagement Associate (She/Her/Hers)

We are delighted to announce this year's #BrooklynGives Door Prizes, available to participating nonprofits at BrookynGives.org! 

November 21, 2022
Dr. Jocelynne Rainey
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

In her monthly column, Brooklyn Community Foundation President and CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey shares reflections and stories of impact from our work across Brooklyn

November 21, 2022
Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

With one week left until Giving Tuesday, there’s still time to go over last-minute tips and best practices to engage with your supporters and have a successful #BrooklynGives campaign.

November 16, 2022
Jenny Walski
Vice President of Donor Engagement (She/Her/Hers)

As Giving Tuesday 2022 approaches, our donor services team put together the below guide with five simple steps to help you reduce the noise and increase your impact right here in your own backyard.

 
November 15, 2022
Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

We are pleased to announce that Monique Nieves has joined our team as our new Chief Operating Officer.

November 7, 2022
Melissa Pawlak
Donor Services Manager (She/Her/Hers)

As we approach the end of the year, we wanted to share the many ways you can incorporate #BrooklynGives into your annual giving. 

November 2, 2022
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

Brooklyn Community Foundation is conducting a short survey to gain insight into the current state of nonprofit fundraising and operating costs.

October 28, 2022
Sabrina Hargrave
Director of Programs (She/Her/Ella)

After an arduous and dangerous journey to the United States, many asylum seekers are now being sent to New York City. As a sanctuary city, New York has long been a welcoming home for those seeking refuge. However, our city and its institutions were not yet prepared for the influx arriving daily. Learn about our partners who have stepped up to support asylum seekers at this critical time.

October 26, 2022
Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Earlier this year, Brooklyn Community Foundation launched a Listening Tour to visit ten neighborhoods across Brooklyn and meet with residents and leaders to learn about challenges facing the community and foster collaboration. We recently concluded this tour, and are now sharing what we learned from these community conversations.

 
October 25, 2022
Dr. Jocelynne Rainey
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

I know I speak for everyone at Brooklyn Community Foundation when I say that we are overwhelmed by all of the support we received at the inaugural Brooklyn Changemakers Ball. It was truly a celebration of the power of community-led change. And we hope that it was also a call to action. 

October 24, 2022
Kentara John
Program Officer (She/Her/Hers)

We are pleased to announce the 20 nonprofit finalists for our 2023 Spark Prize!

    October 19, 2022
    Jenny Walski
    Vice President of Donor Engagement (She/Her/Hers)
    The Brooklyn Changemakers Ball was designed to be both a celebration and a call to action. We walked away from the evening knowing that Brooklyn is truly the center of social change in this nation. And we are so privileged to be a partner to all who share our vision for a fair and just borough.
    October 17, 2022
    Jasmine Chrispin
    Communications Intern (They/Them/She/Her)

    Matching Funds and Peer-to-Peer Fundraising are two Giving Day features that can expand your reach for #BrooklynGives 2022 by both doubling the donations your organization receives and utilizing your most passionate supporters to share their stories and fundraise on behalf of your organization.

    October 6, 2022
    Melissa Pawlak
    Donor Services Manager (She/Her/Hers)

    It’s always a best practice to keep complete, accurate, and up-to-date tax records, with special care given to tracking your charitable giving. Establishing a fund with us is an easy way you can organize and track your charitable giving in one place. 

    September 29, 2022
    Dr. Jocelynne Rainey
    President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

    In our new annual Impact Report, we want to introduce you to our Brooklyn approach to philanthropy aimed at racial justice and community-led change, as told through the voices of our partners who are critical to this work. 
     

    September 27, 2022
    Jasmine Chrispin
    Communications Intern (They/Them/She/Her)

    Learn everything you need to know about #BrooklynGives, including how to register your organization for the big event and the features available to make your organization as successful as possible.

    September 8, 2022
    Elizabeth Park
    Donor Engagement Associate (She/Her/Hers)

    Join us on Wednesday, October 12th at the Weylin in Williamsburg for an ‘only in Brooklyn’ celebration of community-led change. 

    September 8, 2022
    Melissa Pawlak
    Donor Services Manager (She/Her/Hers)

    If you’ve not yet considered establishing a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) at Brooklyn Community Foundation to organize your charitable giving, you may be missing out. And if you’re already using a DAF at the Foundation to organize your giving, it never hurts to review the benefits of having your fund with us.

    September 6, 2022
    Jameela Syed
    Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

    NY1 Spectrum News shone a spotlight on our Spark Prize and the impact of our investment on past winning organization, The Campaign Against Hunger.

    September 1, 2022
    Jenny Walski
    Vice President of Donor Engagement (She/Her/Hers)

    We’re creating an event that’s unapologetically Brooklyn – celebrating the power of community-led change with dinner, dancing, special guests, and so much more on Wednesday, October 12th!

    August 31, 2022
    Jameela Syed
    Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

    It's that time of year again: nonprofit registration opens September 1st at

    August 29, 2022
    Jameela Syed
    Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

    Pix11 highlighted our investment in youth-centered nonprofits on a recent "It's a G Thing" feature, focusing on a new community garden stewarded by our grantee partners at Green Guerillas.

    August 29, 2022
    Jameela Syed
    Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

    Our Board Member Lawanna Kimbro, Managing Director of the Stardust Fund, shared with us her thoughts on the meaning of philanthropy—acknowledging its history of harm—and the critical need to center community in this work.

    August 24, 2022
    Dr. Jocelynne Rainey
    President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

    In her monthly column, Brooklyn Community Foundation President and CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey shares reflections and stories of impact from our work across Brooklyn.

    August 23, 2022
    Avery Gilliam
    Communications Intern (They/Them/Theirs)

    Muslim Community Network (MCN) aims to shape public understanding of Muslim identity while supporting members of New York’s Muslim community through civic education and leadership development.

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