Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation


August 2022

Dr. Jocelynne Rainey
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

Mayor Adams’ recent announcement that the city’s “Clear the Backlog” initiative has unlocked more than $4.2 billion in contractual dollars for nonprofits is groundbreaking news for nonprofits and city residents. I am grateful the mayor is committed to supporting nonprofits that act as lifelines to the communities and people they serve. I hope his administration continues to quickly register contracts and pay nonprofits — as there is still much work to be done.

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Our Board Member Ingrid Benedict, Director of the Daphne Foundation, shared with us her thoughts on the meaning of philanthropy and the opportunity it provides for community engagement.

Avery Gilliam
Communications Intern (They/Them/Theirs)

Brooklyn Community Foundation extends a warm welcome to our new Program Associate, Keyla Davis!

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Brooklyn Community Foundation is thrilled to celebrate Black Philanthropy Month. Throughout August we're highlighting leaders within our own organization—and we encourage you to follow the hashtag #bpm2022 on social media and pledge your support for Black-led nonprofits across Brooklyn!

Maria Gutierrez
Donor Services Coordinator (She/Her/Hers)

Philanthropy means a “love of humanity”—in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing, and enhancing “what it is to be human” for both donors and the groups they want to support. As Brooklyn’s community foundation, we’re here to help you make that connection to explore ways to give in your community, your way.