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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 (She/Her/Hers)

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

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

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.

 

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.

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

It’s almost Mother’s Day and to celebrate, we’re pledging a $5,000 match from our Community Fund to support VOCAL-NY's Mama's Bail Out NYC campaign!

 

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