Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation


April 2020

So much about life in Brooklyn’s communities has changed over the past 7 weeks, starting with the incredible isolation we’re all facing. Yet, while we wrestle with the countless impacts this crisis is having on our communities, we know that Brooklyn has never been more united.

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Support of our Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund allows us to fuel essential relief services across the borough—including critical work to support survivors of domestic violence.

We believe that now is the time to be as generous as possible.


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

Brooklyn Community Foundation is launching #BrooklynGives for COVID-19 Relief in partnership with #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. 


We are working hard to get funds to our communities as quickly as possible. This week’s 25 new grants brings our total to $625,500 for 64 frontline organizations.

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

As our partners, want to keep you updated on how we are working to get support where it is needed most in our borough.

This week, new funds provide support for vulnerable essential workers, assistance for women and young people recently released or currently detained on Rikers Island, home delivered meals for elders, and much more