Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation


May 2020

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Economic, social, and health inequities are rooted along racial lines due to historic and ongoing policies that maintain structural racism—and in Brooklyn, we are seeing critical nonprofits working hard to mitigate the heightened impact of COVID-19 on communities of color.

As we mark 10 weeks of the Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund, we want to share a snapshot of grantmaking so far. 

Join us this Thursday, May 21st for “The Impact of COVID-19 on Black Communities,” a live conversation with Heather McGhee and Lurie Daniel Favors. They will offer their analysis of what steps governments and communities can take to address the crisis and ensure a racially just recovery. 

We are pleased to announce that, thanks to an outpouring of donations to the Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund, we have surpassed $3,000,000 from 1200+ givers.


Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Low-wage workers across sectors are facing extreme economic vulnerability and exposure to infection, making them especially susceptible to the short- and long-term impacts of the ongoing public health crisis.

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity, and we want to put Brooklyn at the forefront of this international call to action.