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We Are United in this Fight: 1000 Donors. $2.7 Million Raised. 100+ Grants.

So much about life in Brooklyn’s communities has changed over the past 7 weeks, starting with the incredible isolation we’re all facing. Yet, while we wrestle with the countless impacts this crisis is having on our communities, we know that Brooklyn has never been more united:

The 7 o’clock cheers. The rainbows in windows. The many mutual aid networks that have emerged to care for vulnerable neighbors. And of course the outpouring of donations for vital frontline organizations and workers.

Nearly 1,000 donors have supported our Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund, raising $2.7 million and counting.

This generosity enables us to continue significant weekly infusions of financial aid to our hardest hit communities: this week’s 21 new grants bring our Immediate Response grantmaking to $1.1 million.

While we have been able to address some of the most urgent needs, we have so much more work ahead of us. Please give today—100% of your donations goes directly to our neighbors in need.

 

Our Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund focuses on the unjust impact of this crisis on communities of color. Grants are targeting under resourced grassroots organizations that have limited or no access to traditional streams of support. For them, our Fund is a vital lifeline.

Among the new organizations receiving funding are:

View All COVID-19 Grants to Date

Want to learn more? Stream our latest webinar featuring Kavita Mehra, Executive Director of Sakhi for South Asian Women, discussing the growing impact of the public health crisis on survivors of domestic violence and how your support is mitigating the impact of COVID-19 across our borough. 


Don't miss our next conversation with local experts discussing the impact of COVID-19 on low-wage workers on Thursday, May 7th. 


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Brooklyn Unites with the World for #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5th

In partnership with #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity set for next Tuesday, May 5th, we are launching #BrooklynGives for COVID-19 ReliefJoin this worldwide movement and pledge to give where you live at BrooklynGives.org. You can donate to the Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund as well as to the many essential nonprofits represented on the site. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 5th and learn more at BrooklynGives.org.

Cecilia Clarke

President & CEO
Grants are targeting under resourced grassroots organizations that have limited or no access to traditional streams of support. For them, our Fund is a vital lifeline.