Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund

Brooklyn Community Foundation launched the Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund in March 2020 with an explicit focus on racial justice and centering communities of color. The Fund has since become the largest community-supported emergency response in the Foundation’s history, with over $6.5 million in commitments to nonprofits across the borough.

In the first phase of the Fund, we distributed $3.3 million to 246 frontline organizations in just 16 weeks from March 2020 through July 2020. The Fund’s second phase launched in Fall 2020 with Brooklyn Insights 2020, a community engagement process to hear from the hardest hit communities about what they need going forward. In Spring 2021, we awarded an additional $3 million for ongoing urgent needs, vaccine education and outreach, and long-term investments in community-led social change to address the root causes of the pandemic’s unjust impacts.

 Learn More About Our Support for Community-led Social Change

 Explore Our COVID-19 Grants

 View Our Brooklyn Insights 2020 Report

 View Our Phase 1 Report



We hope that you will join us and make a contribution today or pledge a monthly recurring donation to sustain this ongoing work. 100% of your donation will go organizations on the frontline of the fight for justice and equity in Brooklyn. Thank you for all that you are doing for Brooklyn during this time. 

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