Brooklynites Give $3.7 Million to Support COVID-19 Relief for Neighbors in Need
Since launching the Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund in March, we have raised over $3.7 million from over 1,600 donors—making it the single largest community-funded effort in the Foundation’s 10-year history.
Grants from the Fund have addressed the vastly disproportionate social, economic, and health impacts of the pandemic in communities of color, and have provided emergency food, direct cash assistance, healthcare and mental health services, small business loans, and much more.
Major supporters of the Fund include MailChimp, Tiktok, Take Two Interactive Software, National Grid, Cumberland Packing Company (the makers of Sweet ‘n Low), the Sheehan Family Companies, the Endeavor Foundation, Harman Family Foundation, and the Seedworks Foundation.
“We are incredibly grateful to our generous partners who have helped power this racially just, boroughwide response to the COVID-19 pandemic in our communities. As we move to the next phase of the Fund, we want to focus on the profound economic impacts of this crisis and work towards reimagining and dismantling racist systems and policies that have so clearly failed us. In this way, we continue our mission to fight for a fair and just Brooklyn for all.”
- Brooklyn Community Foundation President and CEO Cecilia Clarke