This Spring, we're mobilizing Brooklynites to aid the newest New Yorkers. Every dollar donated to our Immigrant Rights Fund now through April 30th will go to further support for asylum seekers.
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Insights to Impact
As part of our capacity building work, we are partnering with the Association of Nonprofit Specialists and PennPac to provide brief consulting sessions to organizations working through a specific question this May. Applications are due April 14th.
In her monthly column, Brooklyn Community Foundation President & CEO highlights our new community engagement initiatives that aim to leverage Brooklyn’s collective power for change.
This week, we were honored to join NYC City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams and our philanthropic partners to announce a new public-private partnership to support the organizations assisting asylum seekers and communities in New York City.
We are pleased to announce that Liane Stegmaier has been promoted to Chief of Staff of Brooklyn Community Foundation.
In her monthly column, Foundation President & CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey shares the impact of our Spark Prize on past winner Weeksville and introduces our newest cohort of recipients
As we all know, the challenges created by the pandemic have not gone away, especially as higher costs of living have taken their toll. As Brooklyn's community foundation, we are here to help you continue to make a difference right in your own backyard and set goals to make your giving go even further.
Resilia, a social enterprise with offices in New Orleans and New York City, and Brooklyn Community Foundation have come together to build the capacity of a cohort of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) led and serving nonprofits in Brooklyn.
Join us Tuesday, March 14th at the Brooklyn Museum for our annual Spark Breakfast to celebrate the five newest $100,000 Spark Prize winners and honor the incomparable Jennifer Jones Austin.
Brooklyn Community Foundation grieves for Tyre Nichols and we send our deepest condolences to his mother, stepfather, his entire family and community.
In her monthly column, Brooklyn Community Foundation President & CEO reflects on 2022 and shares a look at what to expect in 2023.
Brooklyn Community Foundation mourns the passing of our friend and colleague John Wright.
With your support, we distributed a landmark $15.6 million to nonprofits through our Community Fund and Donor Advised Fund programs last year—surpassing our previous grantmaking record for Brooklyn Community Foundation and bringing our total grantmaking since our founding in 2009 to over $90 million! As we usher in a new year of community-led change, we are proud to share some of the many highlights of the past twelve months.
The Brooklyn Power List recognizes those named for their continued commitment, impact, and influence they have sustained on the borough over the past year. In this conversation, Schneps Media speaks with Dr. Rainey about her career, her commitment to equity, and her inspiration.
We know Brooklynites are experts on their communities and the issues they face, which is why we are thrilled to invite our neighbors to be part of Brooklyn Community Foundation’s grantmaking advisory councils.
When people from across our community can share in the joy of philanthropy, everyone wins. As we dive into the new year, we wanted to share a few stories of altruism that we’ve particularly enjoyed, which we think are worth checking out if you happened to miss them.
This Monday, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the New York Knicks honored our President & CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey with the Sweetwater Clifton ‘City Spirit’ Award.
We are pleased to a $500,000 investment in five outstanding nonprofits advancing racial justice in New York City’s largest borough through our 2023 Spark Prize. The winners are...
We are pleased to announce that the application for our next round of funding from our Brooklyn Elders Fund is now open.
Our grantee partners at YVote have a wide range of new and exciting initiatives on the horizon, including working with community boards to learn how to engage young people and encourage them to run for office.
If you already have a DAF, you can transfer it to Brooklyn Community Foundation, where our 1% management fee supports grants to nonprofits working for racial justice in Brooklyn and our investment options offer the potential to grow your fund, tax-free.
Funded by $1.2 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Greenwood Initiative and Donor Advised Funds at Brooklyn Community Foundation, this new Community Scholarship utilizes NYC Kids RISE’s Save for College Program as a community- driven wealth-building platform and is the largest Community Scholarship in the Program's history.
Many local nonprofits are grappling with an increased demand for services, fewer donations, and the impacts of inflation. Our CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey shares with NY1 how we can address this concerning trend.
In her monthly column, Brooklyn Community Foundation President & CEO shares how we're backing Brooklyn's next generation with large-scale funding support.
As their internship comes to a close, we're spotlighting our Communications Intern Jasmine Chrispin (they/them/she/her), who over the past several months has provided our team with support around digital content development, most notably in graphic design and animation.
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.
Important year-end giving deadlines and contribution instructions for our Donor Advisors
Brooklyn Community Foundation is committed to building the capacity of nonprofits across the borough — and we are thrilled to announce an open application to join our Leadership Collective.
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.