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Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Foundation President & CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey and Invest in Youth Advisory Council Member Daniel-José Cyan were recent guests on Fox 5 New York's Good Day Street Talk. 

Marcella J Tillett
Vice President of Programs and Partnerships (She/Her/Hers)

Together with the Office of the New York State Attorney General Leticia James, we are pleased to announce the 10 community-based organizations receiving $2.2 million in grants from our new Wellness and Recovery Fund for substance treatment programs, harm reduction services, and policy and systems change. 

 

Jenny Walski
Vice President of Donor Engagement (She/Her/Hers)

Thank you to all who attended our 2022 Spark Breakfast hosted by the incomparable Ana Gasteyer! It was wonderful to be in community together again, lifting up the exceptional work of our Spark Prize recipients, Spark Prize Committee, and honoree, Clara Wu Tsai, founder of The Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation Social Justice Fund. 

Spectrum News NY1 recently covered the work of our Invest in Youth Fund, including our Invest in Youth Advisory Council who helped decide $2.5 million in grants in late 2021.

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

An Interview with Meg Massey and Ben Wrobel, authors of Letting Go: How Philanthropists and Impact Investors Can Do More Good by Giving Up Control.

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

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2022 Spark Prize, the only honor celebrating nonprofits advancing racial justice in the borough. 

We are proud to announce $2.5M in grants to 55 organizations through our Invest in Youth initiative in 2021, determined for the first time in partnership with our new council of youth advisors. 

Beatriz Beckford
Program Officer (She/Her/Ella)

We are now accepting applications for our new Wellness and Recovery Fund, which will support organizations working to ensure that those who navigate the difficult road of substance abuse and addiction do so with reliable support that honors their agency and dignity. 

Marcella J Tillett
Vice President of Programs and Partnerships (She/Her/Hers)

After being on pause last year, our Brooklyn Community Foundation $100,000 SPARK Prize has returned for 2021—and we are thrilled to share the 20 nonprofit finalists selected by our Spark Prize Committee.

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

Today, we are excited to announce over $4.4 million in multiyear grantmaking commitments to 25 nonprofits advancing racial justice and advocating for long-term change in our borough, made possible with the critical continued support of our donors.

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