Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation


April 2019

Jeanne Landers
Communications Intern

Our Brooklyn Youth Activists organized their 3rd annual conference on Saturday, April 20th at the YWCA Brooklyn, with this year’s theme “Youth Open Up”

Our statement in response to today’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court on whether Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross can legally add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

Iman Abdul
Guest Author

Iman Abdul, Director of Educaiton and Engagement for our Invest in Youth grantee IntegrateNYC, writes about their mission to promote integration and equity in NYC’s public school system and #RetireSegregation.

Liane Stegmaier
Chief of Staff (She/Her/Hers)

We are pleased to officially announce the addition of Mamie Kanfer Stewart and Vivian Liao Korich to our Board of Directors. Mamie and Vivian both have strong ties in the borough and are dedicated to our mission to strengthen neighborhoods and increase opportunities in Brooklyn.

Applications are now being accepted for our 18-month Incubator Project, which will award up to five emerging, innovative organizations at the early stages of development with free co-working space and a $5,000 grant for general operating costs.

Every April—thanks to the tax deadline—we look back and assess the past year, including the tools used for our charitable giving

Liane Stegmaier
Chief of Staff (She/Her/Hers)

Want to learn more about how we came to put racial justice at the center of our work? Inside Philanthropy's Michael Hamill Remaley digs into our journey in this interview with our President and CEO Cecilia Clarke.


While we are pleased to see that advocates were able to successfully push Governor Cuomo and state legislators to fund Census 2020 outreach in the state budget, the $20 million that they have allocated is woefully insufficient and just half of the $40 million needed. Even $40 million would have put New York far behind the $150 million California has invested in Census 2020.