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.
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As we head towards the new year and you plan your year-end giving, please refer to our upcoming deadlines and instructions for giving at Brooklyn Community Foundation.
Your support helped Brooklyn’s community foundation rise to the challenges of this past year with over $11 million in grants to date for nonprofits—and we hope you will continue to partner with us to create a new way forward under the visionary leadership of our incoming President and CEO Jocelynne Rainey.
Over 3,100 donors have contributed $1 million (and counting!) to 113 nonprofits at BrooklynGives.org. This is the most ever raised through the campaign, and proof of what is possible when you GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE!
It's the year's biggest day of giving—make sure to GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE! Search, discover, and support more than 200 local nonprofits at BrooklynGives.org. We've already halfway to our $1 million goal!
As your community foundation, we’re here to provide tips and guidance on your giving to maximize your impact in Brooklyn and beyond. Read on for some of the many ways you can plan your giving.
We are thrilled to announce this year's #BrooklynGives Door Prizes, available to participating nonprofits at BrookynGives.org!
With only a few weeks until #BrooklynGives, there’s still plenty of time to make sure your #BrooklynGives campaign is ready to go.
We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Jocelynne Rainey will join Brooklyn Community Foundation as President and CEO on December 6, 2021. She follows Cecilia Clarke, who departed in July after holding the position since 2013.
Matching Funds and Peer-to-Peer Fundraising are two Giving Day features that can expand your reach for #BrooklynGives 2021 by both doubling the donations your organization receives and utilizing your most passionate supporters to share their stories and fundraise on behalf of your organization.
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.
To pay tribute to the leader who shaped nearly a decade of growth and transformation for our institution, we are proud to announce the Cecilia Clarke Fund for Nonprofit Leaders.
Learn everything you need to know about #BrooklynGives, including how to register your organization for the big event and the features available to make your organization as successful as possible.
We spoke with Jacquel Clemons Moore, Interim Executive Director at Kings Against Violence Initiative, Inc. (KAVI), an organization that connects with youth of color in various settings—at their schools, in their communities, and in hospitals—as part of a holistic approach to violence intervention that begins and ends with recognizing their humanity.
Our VP of Programs and Partnerships Marcella Tillett joined this week's conversation on "The Argument," a New York Times Podcast, to discuss the benefits and risks of COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
"From that moment on, I was destined to follow my heart, to continue to live my truth as a Black gay man, to always stand up for what I saw as right, even if I stood alone." - Uchechukwu Onwa
We spoke with Yamilée Toussaint Beach, Founder and CEO of STEM From Dance, an organization that uses dance to empower, educate, and encourage girls of color to purse their interests in fields such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
To celebrate this year's Black Philanthropy Month, we reached out to several Black leaders in our nonprofit
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.
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.
We are pleased to join the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s call to action among community foundations to commit to funding Black communities, at a minimum, equal to their representation in our overall population.
We are pleased to announce the addition of Shelley Stewart III to our Board of Directors this spring.
Because structural change doesn't happen overnight, we are investing an additional $2.5 million in community-led advocacy and organizing over the next five years. Join us in the fight for a fair and just Brooklyn by donating today.
We are thrilled to announce the return of our $100,000 Spark Prize for Brooklyn nonprofits! The application is now open through Friday, June 25th.
Rabbi Rachel Timoner joins author Heather McGhee to discuss her new book 'The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.'
In this conversation qw discuss the findings of our Brooklyn Insights 2020 community discussions, including community-led solutions to barriers of systemic inequity.
Each and every one of us must not only declare that Black Lives Matter, but also back up these words with actions.
As the COVID-19 pandemic surpasses the one-year mark, we are announcing $541,000 in new grants from our Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund to address ongoing health, economic, and social challenges in communities of color.
We are pleased to share the findings from our Brooklyn Insights 2020 process, which is informing over $3 million in new grants through the next phase of the Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund.