Advisory Councils

In 2021, Brooklyn Community Foundation adopted a participatory grantmaking approach across all of our unrestricted grantmaking programs. As a compliment to our Brooklyn Insights process, through which we engage community members to inform our overall funding strategies, we have created Community Advisory Councils for each of our strategic grantmaking iniatives. Guided by our belief that those who are closest to the challenges are closest to the solutions, we center residents with lived experience and expertise as key decisionmakers in reviewing grant proposals, conducting site visits, and selecting nonprofits for funding.

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