Brooklyn Community Foundation Increases Investment in Youth Initiatives to $2.8M in 2018

Funding Supports Programs that Develop Youth Leadership, Divert Youth from the Criminal Justice System, and Protect Young Immigrants

Brooklyn Community Foundation is pleased to announce support for 71 local organizations through its Invest in Youth initiative, bringing its total funding for youth-focused nonprofit programs to $2.8 million in 2018. This represents an increase of over $250,000 from last year’s grantmaking.

Sabrina Hargrave

Program Officer
Damaris Dias
Manager of Donor Services

With a bit of planningand consultation with your tax professionalyour year-end giving can be a highly effective tool for long-term investing in charitable organizations in Brooklyn and beyond.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Brooklyn Community Foundation is setting out to prove that Brooklyn is not just New York City’s biggest borough, it also has the largest heart this holiday season with #BrooklynGives on Giving Tuesday, a 24-hour local giving campaign that aims to raise over $1 million for community-based nonprofits across the borough.

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

While it’s easy to feel discouraged during this time of intense national discord, I promise you can find hope and inspiration right in your own backyard. 

Center for Law and Social Justice

The NYC Black Leadership Advisory Coalition for Census 2020 (NYC BLAC) is the current focus of the CLSJ’s larger Census Justice 2020 and Redistricting Project. NYC BLAC is a community organizing and education project that aims to engage leaders, activists, and organizations of NYC’s very diverse communities of African descent towards a complete count of their communities in the 2020 Census.

New York Immigration Coalition

New York Counts 2020 is a broad-based, statewide coalition composed of racial, ethnic, immigrant, religious, health, education, labor, housing, social services, and business groups working in partnership with state and local government officials. The aim is to ensure that New Yorkers across the state—particularly marginalized communities in hard-to-count districts—can fully maximize their participation in the 2020 Census.