Insights to Impact

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Insights to Impact

September 23, 2020

With immense gratitude, we are announcing that Brooklyn Community Foundation Chairman Alan H. Fishman will step down from his position on Friday, September 25, 2020. The Board of Directors will officially welcome Nicole Gueron and Harsha Marti as its new Co-Chairs, and Alan will continue to serve the Foundation as esteemed Chairman Emeritus.

July 20, 2016
Sarah Williams
Board Member, Brooklyn Community Foundation

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.

July 18, 2016

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.

July 7, 2016

The Mohbat Prize for Writing, supported through the Joseph E. Mohbat Fund, recognizes a talented Brooklyn high school senior.

June 29, 2016

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.

June 23, 2016

While GOS may be music to many nonprofits’ ears, for a lot of donors and philanthropists it’s not necessarily a familiar concept.

June 15, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

Congratulations to Anurag Gupta of Be More America!

June 14, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

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.

June 8, 2016

The visit was a valuable opportunity to see restorative practices first-hand, talk with school leaders, and experience the transformational power of Restorative Justice.

June 3, 2016
Sarah Shannon
Chief Operating Officer (She/Her/Hers)

Like many nonprofits, we rely on the generosity of for-profit institutions’ pro bono support.

May 11, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

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. 

May 9, 2016
Anne Gregory, Phd
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University

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.

May 5, 2016
Suzanne Hitchman
Restorative Practices Coordinator, Partnership with Children

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.

May 2, 2016

Last Friday night, Brooklyn Community Foundation played proud host to the first-ever Youth Voice Awards—a celebration of youth-led grantmaking.

April 28, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

Executive Directors of Brooklyn nonprofits are invited to sign up for one or more introductory breakfast meetings.

April 27, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

Application Clinics will take place on Monday, May 9th and Tuesday, May 17th.

April 19, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

Today, we are pleased to announce Brooklyn Community Foundation's inaugural Spark Prize for Brooklyn nonprofits. 

April 14, 2016
Sarah Shannon
Chief Operating Officer (She/Her/Hers)

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.


April 12, 2016
Skye Roper-Moses
Restorative Justice Coordinator, New York Peace Institute

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.

April 1, 2016
Ashley Ellis
Restorative Justice Coordinator, Good Shepherd Services

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. 

March 30, 2016
Nicole Lavonne Smith
Restorative Justice Coordinator at Sweet River Consulting

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. 

March 30, 2016

Last year we launched an ambitious leadership initiative to change the way children are disciplined in our schools.

March 18, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

We're recruiting Brooklyn nonprofits for our Board Matchmaking Mixer on April 19.

March 18, 2016

The Pelican Foundation for Creative Education, a donor advised fund, provides grants of up to $500 to middle and high school teachers.

March 15, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

It's March Madness at Brooklyn Community Foundation! 

March 10, 2016

Watch the full segment. 

March 9, 2016

At Brooklyn Community Foundation, we believe that residents of Brooklyn, those directly affected by the challenges, hold the wisdom, the ideas, and the power to transform them too.