Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation


October 2021

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Matching Funds and Peer-to-Peer Fundraising are two Giving Day features that can expand your reach for #BrooklynGives 2021 by both doubling the donations your organization receives and utilizing your most passionate supporters to share their stories and fundraise on behalf of your organization.

Marcella J Tillett
Vice President of Programs and Partnerships (She/Her/Hers)

After being on pause last year, our Brooklyn Community Foundation $100,000 SPARK Prize has returned for 2021—and we are thrilled to share the 20 nonprofit finalists selected by our Spark Prize Committee.

Sarah Shannon
Chief Operating Officer (She/Her/Hers)

The act of redistributing wealth is a powerful tool for community change — and a recent study, the 2021 Bank of America Study of Philanthropy: Charitable Giving by Affluent Households, confirms that wealthy families are as committed as ever to creating equitable and thriving communities.

Sarah Shannon
Chief Operating Officer (She/Her/Hers)

To pay tribute to the leader who shaped nearly a decade of growth and transformation for our institution, we are proud to announce the Cecilia Clarke Fund for Nonprofit Leaders.