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April 2020

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

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.

Jameela Syed
Development and Communications Associate

Support of our Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund allows us to fuel essential relief services across the borough—including critical work to support survivors of domestic violence.

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

We believe that now is the time to be as generous as possible.

That’s why we committed an additional $700,000 from our endowment to the Brooklyn COVID-19 Response FundAnd that’s also why we are providing additional funding to vital grassroots organizations that we support through our regular grantmaking programs to ensure that they, too, survive this crisis.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Brooklyn Community Foundation is launching #BrooklynGives for COVID-19 Relief in partnership with #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. 

 

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

We are working hard to get funds to our communities as quickly as possible. This week’s 25 new grants brings our total to $625,500 for 64 frontline organizations.
 

Jameela Syed
Development and Communications Associate

As our partners, want to keep you updated on how we are working to get support where it is needed most in our borough.

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

This week, new funds provide support for vulnerable essential workers, assistance for women and young people recently released or currently detained on Rikers Island, home delivered meals for elders, and much more