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Giving for Racial Justice

With the new year approaching, we're ready to support you—our generous donor and donor advisor community—as you plan your year-end giving. Read on for tips and guidance to help maximize your support for racial justice and your impact in Brooklyn, and key dates for giving within the 2021 tax deadline.

Give Locally: Consider a Donation to Brooklyn Community Foundation

In times of crisis, our commitment to racial justice and our deep community partnerships have enabled us to act swiftly and efficiently to channel funding to nonprofits throughout Brooklyn, ensuring that our support goes where it’s needed most. There are so many ways you can support our work, and we encourage you to choose what works best for you.

Please note, to meet the 2021 tax deadlines:
  • All stock contribution or wire transfer requests must be submitted to Donor Services (donorservices@bcfny.org) by Thursday, December 30th at 1PM
  • All donations made by check must be dated and postmarked on or before Dec 31st

You can make a one-time donation, sign up for a monthly gift , or make a gift in honor or memory of a loved one online at any time.

Find other ways to support our racial justice work in Brooklyn here!

Give to Brooklyn at https://give.classy.org/bklynfoundation


Donor Advised Funds

If you’re aiming to reach a certain level of charitable giving within the 2021 tax year but are short on time, consider opening a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) with us—you can contribute an initial gift now, and designate donations from your fund later. Benefits include:
  • Immediate tax deduction for all fund contributions
  • Flexibility to distribute donations over time
  • Easy online setup and account management
  • 1% administrative fee goes back to Brooklyn

To open a DAF or to make contributions to your existing fund, please contact our Donor Services team via email at donorservices@bcfny.org by Thursday, December 30th at 1pm. Check contributions to your fund must be dated and postmarked on or before Dec 31st.


Your Guide to Giving in Brooklyn

At Brooklyn Community Foundation, we believe that giving with intention can be bold, courageous, and strategic. If the options above don't meet your needs, please visit our guide to giving in Brooklyn, which we've put together to support our donor community: it features advice on creating a giving plan, tools to support your giving, and more!

Elizabeth Park

Donor Engagement Associate (She/Her/Hers)
With the new year approaching, we're ready to support you—our generous donor and donor advisor community—as you plan your year-end giving.