November News: One Week Until Giving Tuesday, Now Streaming Stacey Abrams, and More from Your Community Foundation

November 26, 2019

One Week Until Giving Tuesday!

Give Where You Live at

Giving Tuesday – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – is now the biggest day of giving in the world. How are you planning to give? 

Our #BrooklynGives campaign makes it easy to give right in your own backyard. Head to to discover more than 100 local nonprofits that need your support. 

Plus, from midnight until 11:59PM on Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, we're matching donations dollar for dollar up to $5,000 to the 20 finalists for our Spark Prize for Brooklyn nonprofits!

Join the world’s largest celebration of giving and spread love the Brooklyn way: tell your friends and neighbors to give at

Now Streaming: Inspiring Brooklyn Conversations

If you missed our Invest in Brooklyn Dinner or 400 Years of Inequality program last month, you can now watch them online!

Stream Stacey Abrams and Elaine Welteroth in conversation at our Invest in Brooklyn Dinner:

Stream the Foundation's Fair and Just Fellow Heather McGhee in conversation with Michael Eric Dyson:


Victory! NYS Commits $60M for Census

Last week Governor Cuomo announced New York state’s $60 million plan to “get out the count” for Census 2020, which includes $20 million for nonprofits working in hard-to-count areas.

This is a major victory for the Foundation and our fellow advocates who have led the rallying cry for the state to support community-based organizations, the most trusted voices in historically undercounted areas. Brooklyn is home to more than half of the hardest to count census tracts in all of New York state.

In total, thanks to the advocacy work of nonprofits, New York State and New York City have pledged an unprecedented $100 million for Census 2020 outreach.

Welcoming New Board Member Connie Sargent

An educator and champion of numerous Brooklyn nonprofits, Connie is a member of the Foundation's 2019-2020 Spark Prize Committee and previously served as the Vice Chair of the Board at Habitat for Humanity NYC.