Insights to Impact 2017


I’m thrilled to present our second annual Insights to Impact report, which captures all that we’ve accomplished together over the past year, including the distribution of over $4 million in new support to nonprofits in Brooklyn and beyond. All of this is made possible because of your generosity and commitment to our borough.

Three years ago the Foundation took the bold step of creating a new strategy led by the INSIGHTS of Brooklyn’s communities. I am so heartened by the groundswell of support and new partnerships this work has since garnered, and of course the IMPACT we have seen in this short time.

Our shared vision of a fair and just borough, where everyone has the opportunity to participate and prosper, compels us to focus on the most pressing issues of our time. From our ongoing investment in the leadership and potential of Brooklyn’s young people of color, to positioning residents as decision-makers in the future of their neighborhoods, to the launch of our Immigrant Rights Fund in the first days after the November election—it is clear this strategy is powerful and effective because it originates with our communities.

Moreover, together we are invigorating Brooklyn’s nonprofit sector. Our new Spark Prize for Brooklyn nonprofits awarded $600,000 to recognize outstanding organizations that have had a lasting local impact. This spring, our Incubator Project welcomed its second cohort of three start-up nonprofits that will benefit from training, support, and workspace in our Crown Heights offices over the next 18 months.

Through our customized support, guidance, and services to donors, we have seen even greater philanthropic returns as we continue to build our Donor Advised Fund program. Last year alone our Donor Advisors directed over $2 million in grants—70% of which went to Brooklyn nonprofits—demonstrating the incredible ability of local donors to bolster organizations across our borough.

Thank you for helping us turn insights into impact for Brooklyn’s communities. Together, more than ever: We Spark Change.



Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO










Lucy Adams
Alexandra Alger
Deborah Archer and Richard Buery
Megan Arnold
Atlantic Philanthropies Employee
Designated Gift Fund
Bonnie August and John Mogulescu
Isabelle Autones and Francis Greenburger
Helene Banks and Michael Cioffi
BDT & Company
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration
Andrew Birsh
Allegra Blackburn Dwyer and John O’Neill
Jennifer Blum
Edward Blumenfeld
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Nets Foundation
Brownsville Community Development
Jaime and Tyrone Canaday
Donald Capoccia and
Tommie Pegues
Francesca and Joshua Carson
Robert and Joan Catell
Jackie Chang
Katherine Chapman
Tia and Robert China
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Marjorie T. and William R. Coleman
Rufus Collins
Con Edison
Concord Baptist Church of Christ
CrossFit South Brooklyn
Samara Daly
Katharine and Peter Darrow
Barbara and Alan Delsman
Jennifer and Steven Eisenstadt
Nicola and Andrew Fabens
Eliza and Jason Factor
Carolyn Fast and Michael Tiger
Sharon Fay and Maxine Schaffer
Wendy Feuer
Alan and Judith Fishman
Lizanne Fontaine and
Robert Buckholz
Claire Galland and
Stanford Brent
Meline Gardon
Kathleen and Edward Gentner
Robert Geryk
Gillett and John Gilbert
Betsy and Larry Gile
Michael Gillespie and
Lauren Glant
Amy Glosser and John Lieber
Joan Goldberg
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Robert J. Gore
Greenlight Bookstore
Stephanie and Jay Gromek
Nicole Gueron and
Carter Strickland
Karoly and Henry Gutman
Erika Halstead
Jane Hammerslough and Ezra Palmer
Ellen and Scott Hand
Gary Hattem and Frazier Holloway
Susan Herman and Paul Gangsei
Isabel Hill
Mary Hilles
Rachel Hines and
Michael Cembalest
Babbie Jacobs
The J.M. Kaplan Fund
Sarah James and Stuart Farr
Emma Jordan-Simpson and Gary Simpson
Genevieve Kahr and Daniel Freedberg
Julia Kahr
Mamie Kanfer Stewart and Justin Stewart
Rachel Karliner and Neil Binder
Michael Kaye
Michele Kirschbaum
Emily and Michael Kirven
Matthew Klein
Jennifer and Eric Komitee
Sarah Landreth
Honor Lassalle, Norman Foundation
Margo Levine and
Robert I. Cantor
Judith and Jonathan Lief
Kathryn Lisa
Elizabeth and Matt Luckett
William M. Lynch
Elizabeth Mallow and Jeremy Robbins
Gwen and Kenneth Mann
Marty Markowitz
Leslie Marshall and
Mauro Premutico
Harsha and Meera Marti
Amani Martin
Jimena Martinez and
Michael Hirschhorn
Mary J. Hutchins Foundation
Laurie and Stanley Maurer
Pamela and Joseph McCarthy
Ciara McCarthy
Melanie and Samuel McKnight
Alison Melick and
Duncan Kruse
Eda and Russ Messner
Noa Meyer and Edward Minoff
Richard W. and Barbara Moore
The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund
Joshua Muss
National Grid
Diep Nguyen
Erika Nijenhuis
Janet and David Offensend
Rachael Peters
Pinkerton Foundation
Gabrielle Prisco
George Prochnik
Prospect Hill Foundation
Rovika Rajkishun
Karlu Rambhala
Rebeca Ramirez and
Timothy Haskell
Jamie and Nicholas Renwick
Susan and Peter Restler
Susan and William Rifkin
Alice Ristroph and Jameel Jaffer
Jennifer and Sean Rodgers
Constance and Theodore Roosevelt
Eliza and Jim Rossman
Christine and Ken Rush
Shaheen Rushd
Audrey and Eric Ryan
Lynne Sachs and Mark Street
Constance and John Sargent
Thomas Sauermilch
Anne and Anthony Schlesinger
Gabriel Schwartz and Jolie Curtsinger
Jennifer Scully Lerner
Carla Shen and
Christopher Schott
Holly Sidford and John Englund
Claire Silberman
Sills Family Foundation
Hildy Simmons and
David Sprafkin
The Sister Fund
Eric Slovin
Marcia L. Smith
Patrick Snee
Sol W & Hermina Cantor Foundation
Susan Sommer and
Stephen Warnke
Jonathan Spear
Diane and Joseph Steinberg
Stop & Stor Charitable Fund
Jordan Tamagni and
Michael Schlein
TD Bank
Susan and Robert Teich
Tupper W. Thomas
Jeremy Travis
Viking Global Foundation, Inc.
Rebecca and Michael Voorwinde
Mordecai Walfish
The Warburg Pincus Foundation
Kathleen and William Weigel
Claudia and Edward Weissberg
Weissberg Foundation
Jane and Jonathan Weld
Susan and Neil Whoriskey
Katherine Williams
Sarah Williams and
Andrew Kimball
Andrew Winslow
Tim Wray
John Wright and Regina Woods
Richard Yancey
Allison and Benjamin Yarrow
Kathryn and Peter Yatrakis
Karyn Zieve and Joel Cohen
Barbara and Michael Zimmerman

*This list reflects donors who contributed $250 or more from January 1 – December 31, 2016. We make every effort to list names correctly and apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact our Donor Services team with any corrections at 718.480.7500.

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