In her monthly column, Brooklyn Community Foundation President & CEO highlights the power of local leaders, and shares updates on The Just Brooklyn Prize.
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Insights to Impact
Brooklyn Community Foundation mourns the passing of our friend and colleague John Wright.
With your support, we distributed a landmark $15.6 million to nonprofits through our Community Fund and Donor Advised Fund programs last year—surpassing our previous grantmaking record for Brooklyn Community Foundation and bringing our total grantmaking since our founding in 2009 to over $90 million! As we usher in a new year of community-led change, we are proud to share some of the many highlights of the past twelve months.
The Brooklyn Power List recognizes those named for their continued commitment, impact, and influence they have sustained on the borough over the past year. In this conversation, Schneps Media speaks with Dr. Rainey about her career, her commitment to equity, and her inspiration.
We know Brooklynites are experts on their communities and the issues they face, which is why we are thrilled to invite our neighbors to be part of Brooklyn Community Foundation’s grantmaking advisory councils.
When people from across our community can share in the joy of philanthropy, everyone wins. As we dive into the new year, we wanted to share a few stories of altruism that we’ve particularly enjoyed, which we think are worth checking out if you happened to miss them.
This Monday, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the New York Knicks honored our President & CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey with the Sweetwater Clifton ‘City Spirit’ Award.
We are pleased to a $500,000 investment in five outstanding nonprofits advancing racial justice in New York City’s largest borough through our 2023 Spark Prize. The winners are...
We are pleased to announce that the application for our next round of funding from our Brooklyn Elders Fund is now open.
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.
If you already have a DAF, you can transfer it to Brooklyn Community Foundation, where our 1% management fee supports grants to nonprofits working for racial justice in Brooklyn and our investment options offer the potential to grow your fund, tax-free.
Funded by $1.2 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Greenwood Initiative and Donor Advised Funds at Brooklyn Community Foundation, this new Community Scholarship utilizes NYC Kids RISE’s Save for College Program as a community- driven wealth-building platform and is the largest Community Scholarship in the Program's history.
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.
In her monthly column, Brooklyn Community Foundation President & CEO shares how we're backing Brooklyn's next generation with large-scale funding support.
As their internship comes to a close, we're spotlighting our Communications Intern Jasmine Chrispin (they/them/she/her), who over the past several months has provided our team with support around digital content development, most notably in graphic design and animation.
With your continued support, we will grow our investment in these critical community-led organizations on the frontlines of social change. We are a borough of changemakers, and together we can—and must—do more.
Important year-end giving deadlines and contribution instructions for our Donor Advisors
Brooklyn Community Foundation is committed to building the capacity of nonprofits across the borough — and we are thrilled to announce an open application to join our Leadership Collective.
Our donor services team is here to support you as you map out your year-end giving, to determine the most powerful, tax-efficient ways to maximize your impact.
On behalf of all participating organizations, we want to extend our sincere gratitude for your generosity and your commitment to your community.
Calling all nonprofits at BrooklynGives.org! Giving Tuesday is just ONE DAY AWAY - here’s what you need to know for tomorrow.
We are delighted to announce this year's #BrooklynGives Door Prizes, available to participating nonprofits at BrookynGives.org!
In her monthly column, Brooklyn Community Foundation President and CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey shares reflections and stories of impact from our work across Brooklyn
With one week left until Giving Tuesday, there’s still time to go over last-minute tips and best practices to engage with your supporters and have a successful #BrooklynGives campaign.
As Giving Tuesday 2022 approaches, our donor services team put together the below guide with five simple steps to help you reduce the noise and increase your impact right here in your own backyard.
We are pleased to announce that Monique Nieves has joined our team as our new Chief Operating Officer.
As we approach the end of the year, we wanted to share the many ways you can incorporate #BrooklynGives into your annual giving.
Brooklyn Community Foundation is conducting a short survey to gain insight into the current state of nonprofit fundraising and operating costs.
After an arduous and dangerous journey to the United States, many asylum seekers are now being sent to New York City. As a sanctuary city, New York has long been a welcoming home for those seeking refuge. However, our city and its institutions were not yet prepared for the influx arriving daily. Learn about our partners who have stepped up to support asylum seekers at this critical time.
Earlier this year, Brooklyn Community Foundation launched a Listening Tour to visit ten neighborhoods across Brooklyn and meet with residents and leaders to learn about challenges facing the community and foster collaboration. We recently concluded this tour, and are now sharing what we learned from these community conversations.
I know I speak for everyone at Brooklyn Community Foundation when I say that we are overwhelmed by all of the support we received at the inaugural Brooklyn Changemakers Ball. It was truly a celebration of the power of community-led change. And we hope that it was also a call to action.