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March 27, 2019
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

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. 

February 26, 2019
Amy Chou
Program Officer

Today we’re pleased to announce four new grants from our Immigrant Rights Fund that address ongoing community needs stemming from policy changes initiated in 2017 and 2018 by the current presidential administration—including family separation, tightening restrictions on refugees entering the country, the Muslim Travel Ban, and protections for immigrant workers.

February 25, 2019
Jeanne Landers
Communications Intern

Brooklyn Community Foundation is committed to supporting the leadership and agency of youth in creating community cha

February 25, 2019

Brooklyn Community Foundation is committed to supporting the leadership and agency of youth in creating community cha

February 25, 2019
Damaris Dias
Manager of Donor Services

Thanks to our generous donors, the Foundation had a record-breaking year for investment in Brooklyn in 2018—and in particular, we have seen the growth of our Donor Advised Funds (DAFs).

February 22, 2019
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Brooklyn Community Foundation welcomes Rabbi Rachel Timoner, the Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth Elohim (CBE) in Park Slope, to our Board of Directors effective Friday, January 25, 2019.

February 14, 2019
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

Thanks to our donors and Donor Advised Fund holders, we raised a record-breaking $16.5 million in 2018 to serve our borough.

 
February 13, 2019
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

With the Spark Breakfast just two weeks away, it’s time to get to know the rest of the winners! 

February 7, 2019
Jameela Syed
Development and Communications Associate

With the Spark Breakfast just three weeks away, it’s a great time to get to know the winners! This week, we’d like to introduce The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) and the Cypress Hills Child Care Corporation (CHCCC).

 
January 31, 2019
Jeanne Landers
Communications Intern

We’re thrilled to honor the incomparable Rev. Emma Jordan-Simpson at this year’s Spark Breakfast!

January 28, 2019
Jeanne Landers
Communications Intern
January 22, 2019
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Tune into the latest episode of BRIC TV’s 112BK for an inspiring conversation with our Fair and Just Fellow Heather McGhee.

January 18, 2019
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.

January 15, 2019
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

"This is a resounding victory in our fight to #MakeBrooklynCount."

January 9, 2019
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

We are pleased to announce the winners of our annual $100,000 Spark Prize, the only honor celebrating the most pioneering organizations advancing equity in the borough.

January 2, 2019
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

As 2019 shapes up to be even more politically volatile than last year, there are lots of national issues and organizations grabbing our attention. But the greatest impact we can make as individuals is often right at home.

 
December 11, 2018
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.

December 6, 2018
Damaris Dias
Manager of Donor Services

With a bit of planningand consultation with your tax professionalyour year-end giving can be a highly effective tool for long-term investing in charitable organizations in Brooklyn and beyond.

 
November 28, 2018
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

On Tuesday, November 27th, thousands of Brooklynites made a point to give where they live through our #BrooklynGives on Giving Tuesday campaign, which has raised over $560,000 for 92 local nonprofits. 

November 14, 2018
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Brooklyn Community Foundation is setting out to prove that Brooklyn is not just New York City’s biggest borough, it also has the largest heart this holiday season with #BrooklynGives on Giving Tuesday, a 24-hour local giving campaign that aims to raise over $1 million for community-based nonprofits across the borough.

 
November 14, 2018
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

While it’s easy to feel discouraged during this time of intense national discord, I promise you can find hope and inspiration right in your own backyard. 

November 8, 2018
Amy Chou
Program Officer

As we enter the final months of 2018, we are pleased to announce $170,000 from our Immigrant Rights Fund to support immigrant-serving nonprofits across Brooklyn providing social services, legal aid, and advocacy. These new grants bring our total funding to date to $837,300 since the Fund was launch in the weeks following the 2016 presidential election.

October 30, 2018
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.

October 23, 2018
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

On Tuesday, October 23rd, we proudly launched the #MakeBrooklynCount campaign and the Brooklyn Complete Count Committee for Census 2020 in partnership with the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President. 

October 17, 2018
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Today we are thrilled to announce the 20 finalists for our Spark Prize for Brooklyn nonprofits—the only award of its kind to honor local nonprofit changemakers!

 
October 10, 2018
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Brooklyn Community Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Ingrid H. Benedict to its Board of Directors, effective Friday, September 28, 2018.

September 24, 2018
Sarah Figgatt
Communications Intern

On October 20th, nearly 200 brawny Brooklynites will compete for the top spot in CrossFit South Brooklyn’s annual Fight Gone Bad! This will be the Gowanus-based gym’s 6th year in a row raising funds to support high-impact community initiatives in Brooklyn through our Community Fund.

September 19, 2018
Sarah Figgatt
Communications Intern

#BrooklynGives aims to give Brooklyn nonprofits an extra boost by providing them with an innovative and exciting way to both fundraise and build awareness for their work. This year, our goal is to raise more than $1 million for 100+ Brooklyn nonprofits on Tuesday, November 27th from 12:00am to 11:59pm.

August 9, 2018
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

Thanks to the generosity of donors, we have deployed $50,000 from our Immigrant Rights Fund to address the ongoing national emergency of immigrant families separated and detained at the U.S.-Mexico border.

August 7, 2018
Dorothy Jiang
Program Intern

As this summer’s Program intern, I have had the opportunity to read applications from organizations seeking funding through our grant programs, as well as reports from grantees on their progress over the past year. Getting to know these organizations has deepened my understanding of the needs of Brooklyn community members. One of my favorite projects has been mapping the neighborhoods and communities our Immigrant Rights Fund (IRF) grantees serve. 

July 30, 2018
Simone Roberts-Payne
Communications Intern

Tucked away at 1233 Pacific St. in Crown Heights is the Westbrook Memorial Garden, my last stop of this year’s Neighborhood Strength grantees and the pilot project of Haiti Cultural Exchange’s venture into public gardens. 

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