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December 3, 2019
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

April 23, 2019
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

Our statement in response to today’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court on whether Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross can legally add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

April 22, 2019
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.

April 17, 2019
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

We are pleased to officially announce the addition of Mamie Kanfer Stewart and Vivian Liao Korich to our Board of Directors. Mamie and Vivian both have strong ties in the borough and are dedicated to our mission to strengthen neighborhoods and increase opportunities in Brooklyn.

April 11, 2019
Amy Chou
Program Officer

Applications are now being accepted for our 18-month Incubator Project, which will award up to five emerging, innovative organizations at the early stages of development with free co-working space and a $5,000 grant for general operating costs.

April 10, 2019
Damaris Dias
Manager of Donor Services

Every April—thanks to the tax deadline—we look back and assess the past year, including the tools used for our charitable giving.

One way you can make a lasting impact and reduce your tax burden is with a Donor Advised Fund, a highly effective tool for investing in nonprofit organizations in Brooklyn and around the nation.

April 2, 2019
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Want to learn more about how we came to put racial justice at the center of our work? Inside Philanthropy's Michael Hamill Remaley digs into our journey in this interview with our President and CEO Cecilia Clarke.

 
 
April 1, 2019
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

While we are pleased to see that advocates were able to successfully push Governor Cuomo and state legislators to fund Census 2020 outreach in the state budget, the $20 million that they have allocated is woefully insufficient and just half of the $40 million needed. Even $40 million would have put New York far behind the $150 million California has invested in Census 2020.

March 28, 2019

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

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. 

March 26, 2019

Read BKLYNER's profile of 2019 Spark Prize winner Red Hook Community Justice Center

March 19, 2019
Damaris Dias
Manager of Donor Services

We are pleased to join together with the Amalgamated Foundation and its partners for the Hate is Not Charitable Campaign, an initiative to prevent funding groups that promote hatred.

March 7, 2019
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

It’s been a busy few weeks as we approach the one-year countdown to Census 2020 — which has included an op-ed in the New York Daily News authored by our President and CEO Cecilia, the second meeting of the Brooklyn Complete Count Committee, and a trip to Albany to advocate for $40M in this year’s state budget.

March 4, 2019
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

Don't miss our NY Daily News op-ed on why New York needs to fund Census 2020 outreach now.

 
March 1, 2019
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Thanks to the more than 325 of you who joined us at BAM's Leperq Space for the third annual Spark Breakfast—our largest event yet—where we honored the top five social justice organizations of 2019 with our $100,000 Spark Prize, the only honor celebrating the most pioneering nonprofits advancing equity 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.

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