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Your support helped Brooklyn’s community foundation rise to the challenges of this past year with over $11 million in grants to date for nonprofits—and we hope you will continue to partner with us to create a new way forward under the visionary leadership of our incoming President and CEO Jocelynne Rainey. 
 

Jenny Walski
Vice President of Donor Engagement (She/Her/Hers)

As your community foundation, we’re here to provide tips and guidance on your giving to maximize your impact in Brooklyn and beyond. Read on for some of the many ways you can plan your giving.

 
Sarah Shannon
Chief Philanthropic 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 Philanthropic 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.

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

Economic justice is racial justice - and a Donor Advised Fund is a unique tool that can help you mobilize critical resources to support grassroots nonprofits at the forefront of lasting social change.

It is with a full heart that I write to share that I will be leaving the Foundation this summer to embark on a new personal and professional chapter.
 

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
Vice President 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.

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