Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

Community Fund

We have come a long way in our 10 years as Brooklyn’s community foundation. In our annual Insights to Impact Report, you will learn more about our work meeting the needs of our borough’s most vulnerable communities and supporting nonprofits on the frontlines of change.
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

Thanks to our donors and Donor Advised Fund holders, we raised a record-breaking $16.5 million in 2018 to serve our borough.

 
Jeanne Landers
Communications Intern

Last week, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s director of research, Ryan Schlegel, responded to an all-too-common trend among foundations in his article, “Recent Calls for Foundation Engagement Leave Out Grantees and Communities They Serve.”

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Tune into the latest episode of BRIC TV’s 112BK for an inspiring conversation with our Fair and Just Fellow Heather McGhee.

Amy Chou
Program Officer

This is a record-breaking total in the Foundation’s nearly 10-year history and a huge milestone for our growth.

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

As 2019 shapes up to be even more politically volatile than last year, there are lots of national issues and organizations grabbing our attention. But the greatest impact we can make as individuals is often right at home.

 
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

While it’s easy to feel discouraged during this time of intense national discord, I promise you can find hope and inspiration right in your own backyard. 

Sarah Figgatt
Communications Intern

On October 20th, nearly 200 brawny Brooklynites will compete for the top spot in CrossFit South Brooklyn’s annual Fight Gone Bad! This will be the Gowanus-based gym’s 6th year in a row raising funds to support high-impact community initiatives in Brooklyn through our Community Fund.

We urge you to take a moment to explore what Brooklyn’s community foundation is doing to address pressing challenges, support inspiring nonprofits, and spark lasting change for our borough.

Amy Chou
Program Officer

As of May 21st, VOCAL-NY has bailed out 15 mothers, with bails ranging from $750 to $10,500.

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