Insights to Impact

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Insights to Impact

September 1, 2023
Dr. Jocelynne Rainey
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

At this year's Brooklyn Changemakers Ball we are privileged to honor Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and Gabriel Schwartz and Jolie Curtsinger Schwartz for their changemaking commitment to the people of Brooklyn. 

November 28, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Chief of Staff (She/Her/Hers)

We are on the eve of launching Brooklyn’s first-ever local giving campaign: Brooklyn Gives on #GivingTuesday! 

November 22, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Chief of Staff (She/Her/Hers)

Save the date – Tuesday, November 29 – and save your holiday shopping for Brooklyn Gives on #GivingTuesday!

November 17, 2016

Too many Brooklyn organizations are trying to wage this battle with shockingly few resources. Now is the time to be generous.

November 10, 2016

We stand with you, today and every day. 

November 2, 2016

Today we are announcing that Brooklyn Community Foundation is formally divesting from private prisonsgun manufacturers, and predatory lenders in alignment with our commitment to advancing racial equity across all facets of its institution. 

October 24, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Chief of Staff (She/Her/Hers)

Join us for a special screening of Ava DuVernay's important, thought-provoking documentary, 13th, co-presented with Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAMCinematek.

October 13, 2016

Ben and Jerry’s is in the news—and not for a new flavor, but instead for a strong and exemplary stance on racial justice

October 12, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Chief of Staff (She/Her/Hers)

New Award Spotlights Brooklyn’s Nonprofit Sector and Launches Local Giving Campaign to Attract Much-Needed Support from the Borough’s Residents

October 10, 2016

Brooklyn Community Foundation mourns the passing of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson, the first African American to hold the position, who has served our borough since January 2014. 

October 10, 2016

Last week, The New York Times published an article on honoring the life of a loved one with a memorial fund. Here at Brooklyn Community Foundation, we’ve had the honor of working with a few families to create funds that preserve the legacy of their loved ones.

October 6, 2016

Last month, Brooklyn Community Foundation was privileged to host the great Fania Davis on a visit to Brooklyn to meet the schools and community-based organizations partnering with us in our Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project.

September 30, 2016

Thank you to our outstanding speakers—Jose Antonio Vargas, Linda Sarsour, and Opal Tometi—and our generous Dinner Committee and Board of Directors for making the evening such a success!

September 29, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Chief of Staff (She/Her/Hers)

On September 24th, national and local advocates and practitioners came together at the Brooklyn Museum in front of an audience of over 200 people to discuss the school-to-prison pipeline and innovative alternatives to combat this crisis. 

September 22, 2016
Michelina Ferrara
Coordinator, Brooklyn Youth Fellowship

This year, 12 powerhouse Brooklyn Youth Fellows will be engaged in 8-months of community work in four key areas

    September 15, 2016
    Sandra Friedman
    Neighborhood Strength Fellow, Crown Heights

    Our first-ever Neighborhood Strength Fellow, Sandra Friedman, shares what she loves about her neighborhood of Crown Heights and what she's learning along the way

    August 11, 2016

    Learn how we engage grantees and communities in our work and why it's critical to achieving our vision for a fair and just Brooklyn.

    August 9, 2016
    Liane Stegmaier
    Chief of Staff (She/Her/Hers)

    A report released today by the Institute for Policy Studies and the Corporation for Enterprise Development, 

    August 4, 2016

    Our new annual INSIGHTS TO IMPACT report celebrates our firm belief that when we are equipped with direct insights from Brooklyn’s communities we can make a significant impact on Brooklyn’s most pressing challenges.

    July 27, 2016
    Piper Anderson
    Founder, Create Forward

    Piper Anderson, the founder Create Forward, shares how a “design thinking” approach to community engagement will enhance the next phase of our Neighborhood Strength initiative.

    July 22, 2016
    Liane Stegmaier
    Chief of Staff (She/Her/Hers)

    How are you spending your summer vacation? 

    July 20, 2016
    Sarah Williams
    Board Member, Brooklyn Community Foundation

    The more we know about the adolescent brain, the more we understand how hard it is for young people to assess risk, problem-solve, and control their impulses. It is no wonder that this stage of brain development puts young people in a world of trouble on a regular basis.

    July 18, 2016

    In response to the unceasing assaults on black women and men across our country, Brooklyn Community Foundation invited all of our grantees to join in a circle for reflection last Friday morning.

    July 7, 2016

    The Mohbat Prize for Writing, supported through the Joseph E. Mohbat Fund, recognizes a talented Brooklyn high school senior.

    June 29, 2016

    We’re excited to see national attention for our work so early on, and look forward to sharing our progress more fully in the coming months and years.

    June 23, 2016

    While GOS may be music to many nonprofits’ ears, for a lot of donors and philanthropists it’s not necessarily a familiar concept.

    June 15, 2016
    Liane Stegmaier
    Chief of Staff (She/Her/Hers)

    Congratulations to Anurag Gupta of Be More America!

    June 14, 2016
    Liane Stegmaier
    Chief of Staff (She/Her/Hers)

    The applicant pool for the inaugural Spark Prize is a dynamic mix of organizations representing the diversity, history, and depth of our borough’s nonprofit sector. Here are some highlights.

    June 8, 2016

    The visit was a valuable opportunity to see restorative practices first-hand, talk with school leaders, and experience the transformational power of Restorative Justice.

    June 3, 2016

    Like many nonprofits, we rely on the generosity of for-profit institutions’ pro bono support.

    May 11, 2016
    Liane Stegmaier
    Chief of Staff (She/Her/Hers)

    Last night we welcomed members of our inaugural Spark Prize Committee to Crown Heights to celebrate the exciting launch of this first-of-its-kind honor for Brooklyn nonprofits.