This week we are launching the next phase of the Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund, which begins with an ambitious community engagement process we’re calling Brooklyn Insights 2020.
As we continue the work of our Immigrant Rights Fund—an emergency and long-term response fund launched in the weeks after the 2016 Presidential Election—our communities’ needs are evolving and deepening, creating a “new normal” amidst an almost constant onslaught of urgency and crises.
We’re pleased to share the latest grant from our Immigrant Rights Fund’s Action Fund to Enlace for the National Freedom Cities Convening.
This month, we’re bringing you a multi-part update on our Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project. In this post, our evaluator Dr. Anne Gregory discusses the outlook for the second half of the project.
Last weekend, 70 youth came together for the second annual Youth Unite! Conference at the YWCA in Brooklyn. With workshops, an open mic, a community dinner, and more, it was a powerful event that left participants feeling unified in their shared goals.
This month, we’re bringing you a multi-part update on our Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project. Here,Dr. Anne Gregory shares findings from the first two years of the project.
Our 2018-19 Spark Prize selection process kicks off next week as we open online submissions for the $100,000 “no strings attached” award for Brooklyn nonprofits on Monday, April 2.
Since October 2017, 14 youth activists have been learning and organizing as part of our new Reproductive Justice Activists (RJA) program. In June, they will share their advocacy experiences and recommendations with Brooklyn Community Foundation and celebrate the culmination of their 10-month project.
2020 is fast approaching, especially in the eyes of those involved in the upcoming census. Here in Brooklyn, this means organizing and informing Brooklynites about the importance of the census in order to achieve an accurate count in two years.
Our President and CEO Cecilia Clarke reflects on actions taken by corporations and foundations in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, and highlights the Foundation’s 2016 decision to divest from gun manufacturers and our deep commitment to investing in the leadership of young people to advocate for policy change.
This week we’ve seen a spotlight on youth activism around the country that has inspired both hope and action. Here in Brooklyn, youth activists are showing their commitment to justice by rallying for immigrant rights legislation and organizing to invest in local youth leadership.
As federal policies on immigration become increasingly restrictive, the work of community organizations supporting immigrants and their families is more important than ever.
In a surprise announcement this week the Mayor indicated that the projected 10-year timeline to closer Rikers Island may be shortened as he and newly appointed City Council Speaker Corey Johnson announced a public review process of four alternate detention facility sites near local courthouses.
On Thursday morning we awarded $500,000 to 5 Brooklyn nonprofits for their commitment to racial and social justice while honoring philanthropic leader Hildy Simmons
Last week we officially welcomed Carley Roney and Zul Jamal as the newest members of our Board of Directors. Both are long-time Brooklyn residents who are enthusiastic about our mission to spark lasting change in the borough.
The passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in the final weeks of 2017 left many Americans scrambling for advice on how the new legislation will affect what they pay—and what they can deduct—on their federal income taxes. In the past few weeks, a clearer picture has emerged, and it’s one that may be cause for concern for nonprofits around the country. But there are some silver linings.
The Spark Prize recognizes outstanding pioneering nonprofit organizations rooted in the borough that have demonstrated a deep commitment to advancing racial and social justice.
In 2017, Brooklyn Community Foundation invested $5.4 million in nonprofit programs through our Community Fund and Donor Advised Fund programs—$1.5 million more than the previous year!
Of the 67 organizations funded through this year's Invest in Youth grant program, we are proud to welcome 13 new grantees to the cohort. We're excited to share highlights of the work we're now supporting thanks to the generosity of donors like you.
Today marks one year since we launched our Immigrant Rights Fund in partnership with our donors—a $1 million commitment to defending the rights, safety, and stability of Brooklyn’s immigrant communities under the new Presidential administration.
For many of us, this has been a year when charitable giving has been top of mind even more so than in past years. But when the world feels unpredictable and the need greater than ever, it's important to give in a way that achieves the greatest impact.
Along with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season comes the ever-important consideration around charitable giving. This has been a year when charitable giving has been top of mind more than past years, and continues to be crucial support for affected communities right here in Brooklyn.
We are thrilled to announce this year's #BrooklynGives on Giving Tuesday campaign has raised over $360,000 in just 24 hours!
Building on our commitment to advocacy and our desire to be led by our grantees, we were thrilled when Kesi Foster, f
November is the time to focus on planning your year-end giving, and establishing a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) at Brooklyn Community Foundation may be the right choice for you.
On Saturday, November 4th, dozens of brawny Brooklynites formed teams to compete for the top spot in CrossFit South Brooklyn’s annual Fight Gone Bad, raising $21,744 to support high-impact initiatives through our Community Fund!
As I approach my two year anniversary as Vice President of Programs here at Brooklyn Community Foundation, I’ve
Yesterday, a federal judge temporarily halted the Trump Administration’s new Muslim Ban 3.0 – the latest in a series of unjust and chaotic policies targeting immigrant communities that includes the recent rescinding of the DACA program.
Today we are thrilled to announce the 20 finalists for our Spark Prize for Brooklyn nonprofits—the only award of its kind to honor local nonprofit changemakers!