Frequently Asked Questions - Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund

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FOR DONORS 

I’d like to donate from my Donor Advised Fund (DAF) that is not administered by Brooklyn Community Foundation. How can I do so? 
To donate from your donor advised fund, contact your DAF administrator and name Brooklyn Community Foundation as the recipient, noting Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund on the memo line. This donation can be mailed to: Donor Services, Brooklyn Community Foundation, 1000 Dean Street, Suite 307, Brooklyn, NY 11238.

What other methods are available to donate to this fund? 
Brooklyn Community Foundation staff can assist you with your donation over the phone. Our staff is currently working remotely; please email donorservices@bcfny.org with your phone number and a good time to reach you, and someone will reach out to you as soon as possible.

You can donate by mailing a check to Donor Services, Brooklyn Community Foundation, 1000 Dean Street, Suite 307, Brooklyn, NY 11238.

To initiate a matching gift, please obtain the appropriate form from the personnel or human resources department at your and/or your spouse’s employer, complete the form, and send it to: Donor Services, Brooklyn Community Foundation, 1000 Dean Street, Suite 307, Brooklyn, NY 11238.

Brooklyn Community Foundation is happy to accept gifts of publicly traded securities. Please share this form with your broker and use the instructions at the bottom of the form to complete your transfer. To appropriately allocate your donation, submit the completed form to ddias@brooklyncommunityfoundation.org.


FOR GRANTSEEKERS

My organization is interested in resources from this Fund. Can we be considered? Is there a geographic area of focus for the Fund?
We understand that COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on many nonprofits and nonprofit services. The Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund will prioritize community-based organizations serving vulnerable populations in the borough who face disproportionate health, economic, and social impacts, especially communities of color at the margins of power and access, who have been systematically denied the material resources to buffer from the emerging threats this pandemic presents.

Only organizations with 501(c)3 status are eligible to receive funding. If you represent an organization looking for funding, please visit our website for more information, and instructions on how to apply. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis. If you still have additional questions, send your inquiries by email to covid19@brooklyncommunityfoundation.org