This week we are launching the next phase of the Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund, which begins with an ambitious community engagement process we’re calling Brooklyn Insights 2020.
Last month, Brooklyn Community Foundation was privileged to host the great Fania Davis on a visit to Brooklyn to meet the schools and community-based organizations partnering with us in our Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project.
Thank you to our outstanding speakers—Jose Antonio Vargas, Linda Sarsour, and Opal Tometi—and our generous Dinner Committee and Board of Directors for making the evening such a success!
On September 24th, national and local advocates and practitioners came together at the Brooklyn Museum in front of an audience of over 200 people to discuss the school-to-prison pipeline and innovative alternatives to combat this crisis.
This year, 12 powerhouse Brooklyn Youth Fellows will be engaged in 8-months of community work in four key areas
Our first-ever Neighborhood Strength Fellow, Sandra Friedman, shares what she loves about her neighborhood of Crown Heights and what she's learning along the way
Learn how we engage grantees and communities in our work and why it's critical to achieving our vision for a fair and just Brooklyn.
A report released today by the Institute for Policy Studies and the Corporation for Enterprise Development,
Our new annual INSIGHTS TO IMPACT report celebrates our firm belief that when we are equipped with direct insights from Brooklyn’s communities we can make a significant impact on Brooklyn’s most pressing challenges.
Piper Anderson, the founder Create Forward, shares how a “design thinking” approach to community engagement will enhance the next phase of our Neighborhood Strength initiative.
How are you spending your summer vacation?
The more we know about the adolescent brain, the more we understand how hard it is for young people to assess risk, problem-solve, and control their impulses. It is no wonder that this stage of brain development puts young people in a world of trouble on a regular basis.
In response to the unceasing assaults on black women and men across our country, Brooklyn Community Foundation invited all of our grantees to join in a circle for reflection last Friday morning.
The Mohbat Prize for Writing, supported through the Joseph E. Mohbat Fund, recognizes a talented Brooklyn high school senior.
We’re excited to see national attention for our work so early on, and look forward to sharing our progress more fully in the coming months and years.
While GOS may be music to many nonprofits’ ears, for a lot of donors and philanthropists it’s not necessarily a familiar concept.
Congratulations to Anurag Gupta of Be More America!
The applicant pool for the inaugural Spark Prize is a dynamic mix of organizations representing the diversity, history, and depth of our borough’s nonprofit sector. Here are some highlights.
The visit was a valuable opportunity to see restorative practices first-hand, talk with school leaders, and experience the transformational power of Restorative Justice.
Like many nonprofits, we rely on the generosity of for-profit institutions’ pro bono support.
Last night we welcomed members of our inaugural Spark Prize Committee to Crown Heights to celebrate the exciting launch of this first-of-its-kind honor for Brooklyn nonprofits.
In this blog, Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project evaulator Anne Gregory shares lessons from her previous research and why they're critical to our success with the Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project.
Suzanne Hitchman, Restorative Practices Coordinator at Ebbets Field Middle School in Crown Heights, shares insights from the early stages of implementation through our Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project.
Last Friday night, Brooklyn Community Foundation played proud host to the first-ever Youth Voice Awards—a celebration of youth-led grantmaking.
Executive Directors of Brooklyn nonprofits are invited to sign up for one or more introductory breakfast meetings.
Application Clinics will take place on Monday, May 9th and Tuesday, May 17th.
Today, we are pleased to announce Brooklyn Community Foundation's inaugural Spark Prize for Brooklyn nonprofits.
With Tax Day just around the corner, The Non-Profit Times reports on a new study that reveals most donors don't know about or take advantage of the many non-cash charitable resources available to them that can help them better support the charities they love.
Guest blogger Skye Roper-Moses from New York Peace Institute writes about the way she's working with students, teachers, and staff at Rachel Carson High School in Coney Island to create a Restorative Justice program molded to their individual needs.
Guest blogger Ashley Ellis from Good Shepherd Services writes about their holistic, racially just approach to changing culture and discipline at The School for Democracy and Leadership.
Guest blogger Nicole Lavonne Smith from Sweet River Consulting shares their approach to Restorative Justice and how they're helping to build a new model for school discipline through our Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project.