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Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund

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

Because of your generosity, today we are announcing 17 new grants, bringing the total distributed so far to $253,500 to 25 local nonprofits.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

Watch the story for an interview with our VP of Programs and Partnerships Marcella Tillett and a look at one of the Fund's first grantees The Campaign Against Hunger:

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

We want to keep you—our incredible supporters—informed on this vital work.​


Today, thanks to the inspiring generosity of our donors, we are announcing the first grants from the Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund

We are proud to have signed on to this open letter that expresses our deep commitment to, and solidarity with, our vital community partners. 


At the Foundation, we believe this is the moment to be as generous as possible. Last Friday, in anticipation of surging community need due to the impact of the coronavirus, the Foundation’s Board of Directors initiated the creation of the Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund.