Insights to Impact

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Insights to Impact

March 20, 2017
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

First, thank you. In 2016 you gave over $3.2 million to support the work of vital nonprofits and it has made a big difference. I'd like to take a moment to reflect on all that we have accomplished together.  

March 24, 2017
Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
Vice President of Programs

Today, with the support of 19 other private, public and community foundations, we are sending a letter to New York elected officials urging them to Raise the Age of criminal responsibility in our state. 

March 23, 2017
Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
Vice President of Programs

Through our Immigrant Rights Fund, we’re supporting BAJI’s comprehensive outreach to Black Muslim immigrants.

March 22, 2017
Julia Metro
Manager of Donor Services

When families embark on a journey to make philanthropy a part of their lives across generations, it often starts with

March 15, 2017
Prachi Patankar
Senior Program Officer

Organization: Arab American Association of New York (AAANY)

March 7, 2017
Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
Vice President of Programs

We're pleased to introduce this new feature on our Insights to Impact blog, where we'll be highlighting grantees

February 22, 2017
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

We are proud to join foundations across the country in a joint statement of support for our immigrant communities.

February 17, 2017
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Thursday, February 16th, as we honored five Brooklyn nonprofits with our first annual $100,000 Spark Prize, at a ceremony at 501 Union in Gowanus.

February 14, 2017
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

More than 500 people came out to the Brooklyn Museum last week in spite of nearly a foot of snow for "Defending Immigrant Rights: A Brooklyn Call to Action," which featured a critical conversation with local leaders working on the frontlines of the fight for immigrant rights.

 
February 6, 2017
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

We are pleased to announce nearly $100,000 in grants to support the critical response of 8 local nonprofits to challenges triggered by the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on immigration, deployed through our recently launched Immigrant Rights Fund.

January 19, 2017
Anne Gregory, Phd
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University

Restorative approaches to conflict have a long history rooted in cultural healing of indigenous communities.

January 17, 2017
Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
Vice President of Programs

My first national march on Washington, DC was as a teenager and it instilled in me a lifetime of activism.

January 12, 2017
Prachi Patankar
Senior Program Officer

In 2002, I moved to Brooklyn's Flatbush/Midwood neighborhood.

January 10, 2017
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

In this time of great uncertainty and concern for our communities, so many of our neighbors are working together to help make Brooklyn a fair and just place for all who call it home. And while our challenges may be mounting, so too are our victories. 

December 19, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

Last week, shortly after we launched our Immigrant Rights Fund, we gathered immigrant-led organizations from across Brooklyn to learn firsthand about challenges confronting our communities. 

December 15, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

This year, in addition to continuing our investment in over 40 outstanding youth-serving Brooklyn nonprofits, we are supporting 17 organizations for the first time through Invest in Youth.
 

December 13, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

Grants total $1,915,000, bringing the Foundation’s funding for youth-serving nonprofits in Brooklyn to $2.3 million in 2016.

December 7, 2016
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

Today, we are proud to announce a new Immigrant Rights Fund for Brooklyn.

 
December 1, 2016
Sarah Shannon
Director of Philanthropy & Donor Services

This year, the act of giving seems more meaningful than ever before.

November 30, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

We are thrilled to announce that our first-ever Brooklyn Gives on #GivingTuesday local giving campaign has raised well over $250,000 for 20 outstanding Brooklyn nonprofits in 24 hours!

November 29, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

It's #GivingTuesday!

 
November 28, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

We are on the eve of launching Brooklyn’s first-ever local giving campaign: Brooklyn Gives on #GivingTuesday! 

November 22, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

Save the date – Tuesday, November 29 – and save your holiday shopping for Brooklyn Gives on #GivingTuesday!
 

November 17, 2016
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

Too many Brooklyn organizations are trying to wage this battle with shockingly few resources. Now is the time to be generous.

November 10, 2016
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

We stand with you, today and every day. 

November 2, 2016
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

Today we are announcing that Brooklyn Community Foundation is formally divesting from private prisonsgun manufacturers, and predatory lenders in alignment with our commitment to advancing racial equity across all facets of its institution. 

October 24, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

Join us for a special screening of Ava DuVernay's important, thought-provoking documentary, 13th, co-presented with Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAMCinematek.

October 13, 2016
Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
Vice President of Programs

Ben and Jerry’s is in the news—and not for a new flavor, but instead for a strong and exemplary stance on racial justice

October 12, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

New Award Spotlights Brooklyn’s Nonprofit Sector and Launches Local Giving Campaign to Attract Much-Needed Support from the Borough’s Residents

October 10, 2016
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

Brooklyn Community Foundation mourns the passing of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson, the first African American to hold the position, who has served our borough since January 2014. 

October 10, 2016
Julia Metro
Manager of Donor Services

Last week, The New York Times published an article on honoring the life of a loved one with a memorial fund. Here at Brooklyn Community Foundation, we’ve had the honor of working with a few families to create funds that preserve the legacy of their loved ones.

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