We are pleased to join the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s call to action among community foundations to commit to funding Black communities, at a minimum, equal to their representation in our overall population.
Yesterday evening, in the moments before a Minneapolis jury read their verdict declaring that George Floyd had indeed been murdered by Dereck Chauvin, 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant—in need of help in so many ways—was shot four times and killed by a Columbus police officer.
The pain and grief are endless. We will not have peace until we achieve justice.
Each and every one of us must not only declare that Black Lives Matter, but also back up these words with actions.
Vice President of Programs and Partnerships (She/Her/Hers)
As part of our institutional commitment to racial justice, we are here to work with you to increase giving to Black-led and other people of color-led organizations working on the frontlines of the fight for social change.
In this conversation, our President and CEO Cecilia Clarke, philanthropist, social activist, and filmmaker Abigail E. Disney, and author of Decolonizing Wealth Edgar Villanueva discuss the changes that need to be made in order to repair the harm done in the name of philanthropy.
As the Mayor and City Council finalize New York City’s 2021 Budget with the pledge to divert funding from the NYPD to youth services and social services — we are calling on them to prioritize Black-led and POC-led organizations in this critical reinvestment.
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)
Brooklyn Community Foundation will be closed on Friday in observance of Juneteenth. We encourage you to join us as we use the day to celebrate Black liberation, deepen our knowledge, and take action for racial justice.