At this year's Brooklyn Changemakers Ball we are privileged to honor Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and Gabriel Schwartz and Jolie Curtsinger Schwartz for their changemaking commitment to the people of Brooklyn.
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In partnership with the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation’s Social Justice Fund, Brooklyn Community Foundation is thrilled to announce the winners of the inaugural Just Brooklyn Prize, which awards $100,000 to five outstanding BIPOC champions of racial justice in our borough.
Brooklyn Gives Nonprofit Connection will be a first-of-its-kind platform to showcase all the incredible nonprofits that call the borough home.
Tickets and tables are now on sale for our Brooklyn Changemakers Ball on October 12, 2023!
Our President & CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey recently sat down with Chevelle Dixon, the founder and managing director of Pan-African Solutions Consulting LLC, and Dr. Meisha Porter, Bronx Community Foundation’s President & CEO for a conversation hosted by The Association of Fundraising Professionals New York City Chapter in celebration of Black Philanthropy Month.
In her monthly column, Brooklyn Community Foundation President & CEO highlights our work to support the care and welfare of older adults across the borough.
There are many ways to participate in Black Philanthropy Month that go beyond monetary giving. This year’s theme of Love and Action inspires us to “envision a field that moves beyond the rhetoric of philanthropy as love for humanity to make it real in Black communities.”
As nonprofit leaders, a great way to show your support during Black Philanthrop
We are thrilled to honor Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and longstanding champions for immigrant rights Gabriel Schwartz and Jolie Curtsinger Schwartz at our Brooklyn Changemakers Ball!
Yesterday’s announcement from Mayor Adams’ administration and New York City Comptroller Brad Lander is a step in the right direction, and we are grateful that nonprofits will now receive expedited payments on crucial work that has kept this city alive.
Brooklyn is home to more than 350,000 residents over the age of 65 (13.5% of the total population), making them a significant and crucial part of what makes Brooklyn Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Community Foundation and our fellow GoVoteNYC funder collaborative members are proud to announce $475,000 in grants for nonpartisan get-out-the-vote activities to nine New York City-based nonprofits.
At the heart of our mission at Brooklyn Community Foundation is working towards creating a more fair and just Brooklyn–that means making sure that Brookynites of all ages have the resources they need to thrive in the place they call home.
We spoke to Susan and Peter Restler, our longtime supporters whose steady partnership has spanned ac
We are proud to share that our Board has recently grown, with the addition of three new trustees who share our love for and dedication to Brooklyn.
In LOOT, Molly Wells (played by Maya Rudolph), becomes the third richest woman in the world after divorcing her billionaire husband — and experiences a personal transformation as she explores her giving.
Today’s Supreme Court decision will roll back the progress our country has made in the fight for racial justice and educational equity.
Funding from our Welcome NYC partnership has come at a critical time: Title 42 expired last month, setting countless refugees and asylum seekers — whose lives and well-being already hang in the balance — along increasingly uncertain paths.
Like many of you, I’m looking forward to this summer as a return to normal — life in Brooklyn is back in full force with cookouts, block parties, parades, and a bustling boardwalk. But behind that joy is a persistent truth that far too many of us are still coping with the impacts of the last three years, particularly when it comes to keeping food on the table.
We are pleased to announce the members of our 2024 Spark Prize Committee, a dynamic group of 30 Brooklyn leaders who represent a cross-section of the borough and span various industries.
Dr. Rainey and Cowan spoke with host Lurie Daniel Favors about reframing philanthropy in a way to uplift and materially support BlPOC leaders in their work towards collective liberation.
We are thrilled to invite you to Brooklyn Community Foundation's Brooklyn Changemakers Ball on October 12, 2023 at the beautiful Weylin in Williamsburg.
After three years of public campaigning, Los Deliveristas Unidos—an organizing arm of our 2023 Spark Prize winner Worker's Justice Project—are celebrating a huge legislative win for app-based delivery workers’ minimum pay rates.
Brooklyn Community Foundation is pleased to share that our team has grown to include a number of new staff members across departments in recent months.
So often, the broader conversation on financial planning is focused on a fixed goal on the horizon: retirement. However, it’s just as important to look beyond retirement.
We are honored to help shape National Grid’s inaugural Youth Spaces Competition and celebrate the winners at a reception that was held last week at the Weeksville Heritage Center.
We remain committed to advocating for the city to fix the payment backlog and improve its deeply flawed nonprofit contracting process.
A new study shows that white CEOs are disproportionately represented among leadership in our local nonprofit sector. But the systems that have bolstered and maintained white leadership are not immovable—and as funders, we can address them through intentional introspection and strategy.
We’re delighted to spotlight the work of the Bay Ridge Community Development Center (BRCDC), an organization working with South Brooklyn’s underserved communities.
This month, our team and donors had the pleasure of visiting long-term anti-hunger champion The Campaign for Hunger (TCAH), touring its sites in Brooklyn and Queens.