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Community Fund

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

Brooklyn is home to the largest Black community in North America. Nearly 70 percent of the borough’s residents are non-white. For our staff at the Brooklyn Community Foundation, the events of the past year have revealed in the starkest terms that systemic racism is the greatest threat to the health and well-being of our communities.

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

2020 was a year of extraordinary grassroots generosity, enabling us to distribute $12.7 million to nonprofits, breaking all Foundation records. The remarkable scale and urgency of this grantmaking to address overwhelming community need was made possible by over 3,000 donors, also a milestone for our institution.

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

This moment demands a renewed commitment to a fair and just Brooklyn. Join us and deepen your investment in community-led change.

Jenny Walski
Director of Donor Engagement (She/Her/Hers)

In the face of a crisis, it’s common to be overwhelmed and unsure of where to start, so below we’ve compiled a list of easy, actionable steps you can take to support our beloved borough for the long-term.

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

At Brooklyn Community Foundation, we are deeply committed to achieving our vision for a fair and just Brooklyn. And in this moment, we are seeing momentum build for that vision in new and powerful ways. 

 

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

Thanks to our generous donors and community partners, 2019 set new records for the Foundation’s grantmaking! 

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

Our Invest in Brooklyn Dinner, held on Friday, October 18th, featured a powerful discussion with Stacey Abrams and Elaine Welteroth.

We have come a long way in our 10 years as Brooklyn’s community foundation. In our annual Insights to Impact Report, you will learn more about our work meeting the needs of our borough’s most vulnerable communities and supporting nonprofits on the frontlines of change.

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

Thanks to our donors and Donor Advised Fund holders, we raised a record-breaking $16.5 million in 2018 to serve our borough.

 
Jeanne Landers
Communications Intern

Last week, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s director of research, Ryan Schlegel, responded to an all-too-common trend among foundations in his article, “Recent Calls for Foundation Engagement Leave Out Grantees and Communities They Serve.”

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