Here in Brooklyn—home to the largest Black community in North America—tens of thousands of activists have taken to our streets to demand an end to the same conditions that have both led Black Brooklynites to die from COVID-19 at twice the rate of whites and taken the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and so many more.
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On Friday, September 15th, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an Executive Order barring New York State agencies—including the New York State Police—from asking about a person’s immigration status.
Today we are deploying $50,000 in Immediate Response Grants through our Immigrant Rights Fund to enable advocates here in Brooklyn to fight back and protect our Dreamers.
Our summer intern interviews leaders of the Youth Voice Award-winning "No Eye Candy" project, supported by YWCA Brooklyn, to discuss their project.
Today, we are thrilled to announce our new Reproductive Justice Activists (RJA) program along with the opening of the online application for the inaugural cohort.
As a Brooklyn Youth Fellow, I got to see one side of grantmaking by helping in the process of creating, reviewing, and accepting applications for the Youth Voice Awards. Now as a Foundation intern, I get to see another important side of grantmaking: going on site visits to see our grantees programming firsthand, starting with El Puente in Bushwick.
Today we are proud to announce $100,000 in grants to five nonprofits that are expanding or advocating for inclusive public spaces in Crown Heights. The grants were directed by residents of Crown Heights through our Neighborhood Strength model.
Global Action Project (GAP)—an Invest in Youth grantee—is an intersectional youth organizing and activism
This summer, our Communications Intern Daniel-Joseph Cyan is writing about the Foundation's grantees as he experiences their work first-hand.
Casey Perez, a graduating senior at Benjamin Banneker Academy in Clinton Hill, is the winner of the 2017 Joseph E. Mohbat Prize for Writing in Memory of Verdery Knights. Casey's essay, reprinted here, earned him the award and a $1500 check, which will be presented to him at the 2017 Benjamin Banneker graduation on June 28th.
Daniel-Joseph Cyan is a two-time Brooklyn Youth Fellow joining our Communications team this summer to learn more about storytelling and the work of Brooklyn nonprofits
Today, we are proud to announce new grants through our Immigrant Rights Fund, a special initiative created by our donors in the weeks after the 2016 presidential election to build a boroughwide response to unjust government policy changes threatening Brooklyn’s immigrants and their families.
On Friday, June 2nd, our Brooklyn Youth Fellows honored the eight winning projects submitted by young people in partnership with local nonprofits, at an event filled with performances, a professional photo-booth, delicious local food, and lots of fun.
As the Founder of Youth Advocacy Corps, I feel especially fortunate to have been selected by the Brooklyn Community Foundation to be part of the 2017 Incubator Project.
In February, we announced that our Immigrant Rights Fund would support ongoing civil resistance and organizing efforts—including community-building, bystander training, public education, action planning, and event logistics—through a new Action Fund with grants up to $2,500.
Movement Netlab applied for Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Incubator Project late in the game, and as such we were truly surprised when we got the call back to come in for interview.
The New York Civil Liberties Union has published a stunning analysis of new data made public through the Student Safety Act, which requires the New York City Police Department to issue quarterly reports on arrests, summonses, and other police-involved incidents in New York City public schools.
When we launched our Immigrant Rights Fund, we committed to easing the burden on nonprofits seeking support by focusing on responsive conversations rather than a lengthy application process. Our Senior Program Officer Prachi Patankar shares 6 key takeaways from these conversations so far.
Earlier this month, a few of our staff members and donors had the pleasure of joining our Invest in Youth grantee Footsteps for a special look at artist Sara Erenthal’s solo show Moving On at FiveMyles Gallery in Crown Heights.
Neighbors Together takes a multifaceted approach to poverty and hunger relief through its storefront soup kitchen, community center, and social service programs.
Today, together with criminal justice advocates across New York State, we are celebrating a landmark reform victory: the State Legislature has passed legislation to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18-years-old.
Personality type matters, even when it comes to supporting community causes and especially if you're considering opening a Donor Advised Fund at Brooklyn Community Foundation.
We are pleased to introduce the newest members of our Incubator Project cohort! These three emerging organizations will be working in our space—rent free!—over the next 18 months.
All across New York City, criminal justice advocates and organizers are celebrating one of the biggest victories in recent memory: the Mayor’s announcement of a plan to close Rikers Island by 2027.
On Sunday, March 5th, our Brooklyn Youth Fellows led their first-ever conference, designed for youth, by youth. The Youth Resistance Conference — aka #YouthResist2017 — was held in partnership with youth leaders at the YWCA Brooklyn.
Today we are proud to announce the return of our annual $100,000 Spark Prize. Eligible Brooklyn nonprofits are invited to apply Monday, April 10th - Friday, May 12th at SparkPrize.org.
Today, with the support of 19 other private, public and community foundations, we are sending a letter to New York elected officials urging them to Raise the Age of criminal responsibility in our state.
Through our Immigrant Rights Fund, we’re supporting BAJI’s comprehensive outreach to Black Muslim immigrants.