Brooklyn Community Foundation Partners with Resilia to Strengthen Local Nonprofits
Partnership will provide support through capacity-building technology and coaching to a cohort of BIPOC-led and serving organizations
Resilia, a social enterprise with offices in New Orleans and New York City, and Brooklyn Community Foundation have come together to build the capacity of a cohort of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) led and serving nonprofits in Brooklyn.
Working with residents closest to the challenges in their communities, Brooklyn Community Foundation prioritizes community-led participatory approaches and capacity building. As part of the partnership, Resilia will provide 1:1 nonprofit coaching, online training, operational templates, fundraising tools, and peer-to-peer learning to help to participate nonprofits build capacity and maximize their impact.
"Brooklyn Community Foundation is excited to partner with Resilia to deepen our investment in our nonprofit partners," said Sabrina Hargrave, Director of Programs of Brooklyn Community Foundation. "It's especially important that our partners' entire teams have access to Resilia's on-demand capacity-building support, which is greatly needed in navigating these challenging times for nonprofits."
"Resilia is proud to join forces with Brooklyn Community Foundation," said Sevetri Wilson, founder, and CEO of Resilia. "Together, we believe the people most capable of serving and uplifting a community are those within that community, and we look forward to providing our coaching and technology resources to strengthen those local changemakers."
Through the partnership, Brooklyn Community Foundation has also joined Resilia's Elevate initiative, a first-of-its-kind national learning and action network of 50+ funders aimed at elevating the capacity and voices of BIPOC-led and BIPOC-serving grassroots organizations.
Brooklyn Community Foundation
Brooklyn Community Foundation is on a mission to spark lasting social change, mobilizing people, capital, and expertise for a fair and just Brooklyn. It is the first and only public foundation solely dedicated to Brooklyn, working in partnership with generous donors and local leaders to advance racial justice and invest in community-led change. Since its founding in 2009, the Foundation and its donors have provided over $90 million in grants to hundreds of nonprofits in Brooklyn and beyond. Learn more at BrooklynCommunityFoundation.org.
Founded in 2016, Resilia is a Black-led organization that leverages technology and the human touch to help nonprofits and change makers build capacity, elevate stories, and increase impact in their communities. Resilia's Funder Program enables grantors (foundations, corporations, and government offices) to empower their nonprofit partners with on-demand back-office and mission-facing tools, 1:1 nonprofit coaching, and peer-to-peer learning support that meets them where they are in their development.
Visit the Resilia website to learn more about how funders can build grantee nonprofit capacity through the Resilia Funder Program.
This piece first appeared on Resilia.com.