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The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

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Grantee Spotlight

Sabine Frid-Bernards
Program Officer (She/Her/Hers)

Our grantee partners at YVote have a wide range of new and exciting initiatives on the horizon, including working with community boards to learn how to engage young people and encourage them to run for office. 

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Many local nonprofits are grappling with an increased demand for services, fewer donations, and the impacts of inflation. Our CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey shares with NY1 how we can address this concerning trend.

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

NY1 Spectrum News shone a spotlight on our Spark Prize and the impact of our investment on past winning organization, The Campaign Against Hunger.

Avery Gilliam
Communications Intern (They/Them/Theirs)

Muslim Community Network (MCN) aims to shape public understanding of Muslim identity while supporting members of New York’s Muslim community through civic education and leadership development.

Ximena Gallego
Communications Intern

The work of our partners at VOCAL-NY is steadily building momentum—and their advocacy is more critical today than ever before.

Dr. Jocelynne Rainey
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

In her monthly column, Brooklyn Community Foundation President and CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey shares reflections and stories of impact from our work across Brooklyn.

Ximena Gallego
Communications Intern

Through our Community-led Social Change grants, we’re partnering with the Center for Law and Social Justice over five years as they dismantle and reimagine policies and systems that have prevented Black, Indigenous and other communities of color from thriving both prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re excited to share a look at some of their recent work, and the impact of our partnership.

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Older adults across the country and around the world are at a heightened risk of contracting and becoming seriously ill from COVID-19, often facing life-threatening complications from the spread of the disease. Brooklyn has the largest population of older adults of any county in New York state—13.5 percent of the borough’s population—and more than one in five live below the poverty line.

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Economic, social, and health inequities are rooted along racial lines due to historic and ongoing policies that maintain structural racism—and in Brooklyn, we are seeing critical nonprofits working hard to mitigate the heightened impact of COVID-19 on communities of color.

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Low-wage workers across sectors are facing extreme economic vulnerability and exposure to infection, making them especially susceptible to the short- and long-term impacts of the ongoing public health crisis.

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