Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation


Racial Justice Lens

Sabrina Hargrave
Director of Programs (She/Her/Ella)

Brooklyn Community Foundation is committed to building the capacity of nonprofits across the borough — and we are thrilled to announce an open application to join our Leadership Collective, which will be led by our partner consultant Brooke Richie-Babbage. Leaders will have access to our bi-weekly group coaching, training library, workshops, and related resources over a period of six months beginning in mid-January 2023.

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Earlier this year, Brooklyn Community Foundation launched a Listening Tour to visit ten neighborhoods across Brooklyn and meet with residents and leaders to learn about challenges facing the community and foster collaboration. We recently concluded this tour, and are now sharing what we learned from these community conversations.

Melissa Pawlak
Donor Services Manager (She/Her/Hers)

As donors grow more in tune with social impact, they are looking to structure and plan their charitable giving around the causes that they are passionate about, and are considering ways to incorporate philanthropy into financial and estate plans. 

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

There are deep-seated reasons why the vaccination numbers are much lower in certain neighborhoods, and those reasons explain why the broader, well-funded effort to increase vaccination rates — including ad blitzes and cash and cash-equivalent giveaways — has failed in pockets across the city.

Economic justice is racial justice - and a Donor Advised Fund is a unique tool that can help you mobilize critical resources to support grassroots nonprofits at the forefront of lasting social change.

In 13 days we start a new chapter of American history, led by courageous organizers and movement builders who have not given up on their belief in a better future for us all.

This moment demands a renewed commitment to a fair and just Brooklyn. Join us and deepen your investment in community-led change.

As part of our institutional commitment to racial justice, we are here to work with you to increase giving to Black-led and other people of color-led organizations working on the frontlines of the fight for social change.

The moment demands that every institution with a platform use it to speak out. Together, we must raise our voices to drown out the hate and call it out for what it is. This is racism. We must not tolerate or normalize it. We must condemn it, and then we must connect that rhetoric to the policies that are ruining the lives of people of color and holding back progress for us all.

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.