Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation


Insights to Impact

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. 

May 2, 2016

Last Friday night, Brooklyn Community Foundation played proud host to the first-ever Youth Voice Awards—a celebration of youth-led grantmaking.

April 28, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

Executive Directors of Brooklyn nonprofits are invited to sign up for one or more introductory breakfast meetings.

April 27, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

Application Clinics will take place on Monday, May 9th and Tuesday, May 17th.

April 19, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

Today, we are pleased to announce Brooklyn Community Foundation's inaugural Spark Prize for Brooklyn nonprofits. 

April 14, 2016
Sarah Shannon
Chief Philanthropic Officer (She/Her/Hers)

With Tax Day just around the corner, The Non-Profit Times reports on a new study that reveals most donors don't know about or take advantage of the many non-cash charitable resources available to them that can help them better support the charities they love.


April 12, 2016
Skye Roper-Moses
Restorative Justice Coordinator, New York Peace Institute

Guest blogger Skye Roper-Moses from New York Peace Institute writes about the way she's working with students, teachers, and staff at Rachel Carson High School in Coney Island to create a Restorative Justice program molded to their individual needs.

April 1, 2016
Ashley Ellis
Restorative Justice Coordinator, Good Shepherd Services

Guest blogger Ashley Ellis from Good Shepherd Services writes about their holistic, racially just approach to changing culture and discipline at The School for Democracy and Leadership. 

March 30, 2016
Nicole Lavonne Smith
Restorative Justice Coordinator at Sweet River Consulting

Guest blogger Nicole Lavonne Smith from Sweet River Consulting shares their approach to Restorative Justice and how they're helping to build a new model for school discipline through our Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project. 

March 30, 2016

Last year we launched an ambitious leadership initiative to change the way children are disciplined in our schools.

March 18, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

We're recruiting Brooklyn nonprofits for our Board Matchmaking Mixer on April 19.

March 18, 2016

The Pelican Foundation for Creative Education, a donor advised fund, provides grants of up to $500 to middle and high school teachers.

March 15, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

It's March Madness at Brooklyn Community Foundation! 

March 10, 2016

Watch the full segment. 

March 9, 2016

At Brooklyn Community Foundation, we believe that residents of Brooklyn, those directly affected by the challenges, hold the wisdom, the ideas, and the power to transform them too.