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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.

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)

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.

Jameela Syed
Development and Communications Associate (She/Her/Hers)

Our #BlackPhilanthropyMonth interview with Valaida Fullwood, award-winning author of Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists

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.

Lisa Cowan
Fund Adviser, The College Opportunity Fund

On College Decision Day and in the aftermatch of the college admissions scandal, fund advisor Lisa Cowan shares how her own son's path to college has motivated her to help establish the College Opportunity Fund at Brooklyn Community Foundation.

Every April—thanks to the tax deadline—we look back and assess the past year, including the tools used for our charitable giving

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

We're pleased to announce the launch of the Brooklyn Elders Fund, a permanent fund seeded by $10 million to promote the care and welfare of older adults in Brooklyn. 

We are pleased to join together with the Amalgamated Foundation and its partners for the Hate is Not Charitable Campaign, an initiative to prevent funding groups that promote hatred.

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