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The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

Immigrant Rights Fund

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.

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

We are proud to join foundations across the country in a joint statement of support for our immigrant communities. The statement, prepared by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, now has well over 100 signatories, ranging from community foundations to international grantmakers to family philanthropies.

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.

 
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.

Prachi Patankar
Senior Program Officer

In 2002, I moved to Brooklyn's Flatbush/Midwood neighborhood. As an immigrant and a recent resident of Brooklyn, this neighborhood—with its bustling Pakistani and Bangladeshi businesses and the sounds of Urdu and Bangla from families walking on the streets—felt like home. Being able to have the essential curry leaves and lentils a stone’s throw away from home, was an added bonus.

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. 

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

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

 

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