Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

Invest in Youth

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.
Hannah Jatsch
Guest Author

Hannah Jatsch, a student at The Packer Collegiate Institute, writes about a panel event hosted by the Foundation that centered on race, equity, and community engagement, and how communication between youth and adults plays an important role in the journey to build a more fair and just Brooklyn.

Iman Abdul
Guest Author

Iman Abdul, Director of Educaiton and Engagement for our Invest in Youth grantee IntegrateNYC, writes about their mission to promote integration and equity in NYC’s public school system and #RetireSegregation.

We recently visited the Brownsville Community Justice Center (BCJC) to learn more about their inspiring work supported by our Invest in Youth grant program. 

Jeanne Landers
Communications Intern

Brooklyn Community Foundation is committed to supporting the leadership and agency of youth in creating community change. The Brooklyn Youth Activists is a youth-led grantmaking and advocacy program that sees youth as experts and central players in making decisions around supporting youth-centered and youth-led projects.

Amy Chou
Program Officer

This is a record-breaking total in the Foundation’s nearly 10-year history and a huge milestone for our growth.

Amy Chou
Program Officer

We are excited to announce our support for 71 local organizations through our Invest in Youth initiative this year. This brings our total annual funding for youth-focused nonprofit programs to $2.8 million—an increase of $250,000 over last year’s grantmaking.

Jenny Walski
Director of Donor Engagement

Our 4th annual Invest in Youth Dinner, held on Thursday, October 25th, featured an inspiring conversation on women's leadership moderated by MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid.

We urge you to take a moment to explore what Brooklyn’s community foundation is doing to address pressing challenges, support inspiring nonprofits, and spark lasting change for our borough.

Michelina Ferrara
Coordinator, Brooklyn Youth Fellowship

While celebrating the theme of justice and healing, the Brooklyn Youth Fellows presented the 2018 recipients of The Youth Voice Awards in a ceremony held at the Foundation on Friday, June 8th.

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