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June 27, 2022
The head of Brooklyn Community Foundation, a local charity-based organization focused on social change, called the ruling “discriminatory,” “embarassing,” and “outrageous.”
June 23, 2022
Brooklyn leaders are reacting to the Supreme Court decision made Thursday that struck down the New York gun law that placed restrictions on carrying a concealed gun in public. In its decision, the Supreme Court said that the law violates the Second Amendment. Dr. Jocelynne Rainey, president and CEO of Brooklyn Community Foundation, disagreed with the decision.
June 15, 2022
Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso announced the launch of Brooklyn for All, Inc. (BFA), BP’s city-affiliated charitable corporation that will aid community businesses and organizations.
June 13, 2022
Brooklyn Community Foundation is the first and only public foundation solely dedicated to Brooklyn’s Charitable Community. President and CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey discusses their annual Spark Prize, a grant for Brooklyn-based organizations committed to advancing equity. For more, visit
June 13, 2022
Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso on Monday announced the launch of Brooklyn for All, Inc. (BFA), his city-affiliated charitable corporation. 
June 13, 2022
  Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso on Monday announced the launch of Brooklyn for All, Inc. (BFA), the BP’s city-affiliated charitable corporation, to promote the cultural diversity of Brooklyn through services, events, and programming that support community businesses and institutions and enhance the lives of Brooklyn residents.
May 19, 2022
Dr. Rainey joins the Schneps Connects podcast to talk about participatory grantmaking, the Foundation's recent partnership with New York Attorney General Letitia James to help Brooklyn communities impacted by addiction and substance misuse, and key needs for underserved communities in Brooklyn that the Foundation is working to address.
March 26, 2022
Brooklyn Community Foundation President & CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey and Invest in Youth Advisory Council Member Daniel-José Cyan speak with Fox 5 New York's Antwan Lewis about our participatory grantmaking process, how we center racial justice and community-led decision making, and some of the issues impacting Brooklyn youth today.
March 14, 2022
The five Brooklyn social justice nonprofits that won the 2022 Brooklyn Community Foundation Spark Prize — a $100,000 no strings attached grant — were celebrated with a recent breakfast at Brooklyn Museum. The event, which attracted more than 300 people from the borough’s nonprofit world, was hosted by actress, comedian and singer Ana Gastayer hosting, and also honored businesswoman, investor and philanthropist, Claire Wu Tsai.
February 22, 2022
To choose the honorees, Crain’s consulted with trusted sources in New York City’s business world. Nominations, submitted by individuals and companies in the area, were then vetted. Ultimately, the honorees were picked for their career accomplishments as well as their broader community involvement.