New York’s well-heeled philanthropic groups are doling out big bucks to resist President Trump’s immigration policies and defend targeted social welfare and environmental programs. The Brooklyn Community Foundation created a $1 million Immigrant Rights Fund to support “civil resistance” efforts to battle Trump’s executive order banning travelers from seven Muslim majority countries and to aid illegal immigrants who fear deportation.
February 19, 2017
January 31, 2017
"This week we are in the CEO corner with David Nocenti, executive director of Union Settlement, who did some research into the wide range of reimbursements he was receiving from New York City’s Department for the Aging to provide the same services across his four senior centers. We talk about what he thinks the city and other nonprofits should be doing to draw attention to the issue.
December 30, 2016
Many charities in New York and around the country saw a surge in donations after the presidential election, a proactive stance taken by those who fear how the poor and marginalized might suffer under the Trump administration. A few board members of the Brooklyn Community Foundation quickly came together to seed an immigrants’ rights fund to support Brooklyn residents with $600,000 pledged so far. In the Brooklyn district of City Councilman Carlos Menchaca, neighbors came together to host dinners for undocumented immigrants to better help them understand their rights. Who is going to make fun of Brooklyn now?
July 3, 2016
Article Excerpt: A number of forces factor into the gentrification phenomenon — a major influx of migrants in search of modestly priced housing and the American Dream, an ever-growing wealth divide among the city’s population, and statistically safer neighborhoods than ever before, to name a few. The top of the pile, however, is simply supply and demand.
November 4, 2014
A new report curating six-months of interviews with everyday Brooklynites reveals residents’ varied hopes and concerns, spotlighting a range of issues from income inequality to rising immigrant populations to inequities in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
November 3, 2014
The Brooklyn Community Foundation announced the results of a survey it conducted that asked what Brooklyn residents are concerned about.Topping the list was youth services.
October 30, 2014
After six months of borough-wide discussions with residents and local leaders, The Brooklyn Community Foundation on Thursday announced a new plan to refocus and refine its grant-making activity in Brooklyn.
September 12, 2014
Almost two years after Hurricane Sandy submerged the neighborhood and left residents stranded without heat or electricity, the community is not taking any chances on the next deadly disaster.
Chronicle of Philanthropy Letter to the Editor: Community Fund Plans to Keep Providing Operating Support
May 13, 2014
To the Editors: