Phase 2: Community Engagement


Brooklyn Insights 2020 Preview from Brooklyn Community Foundation on Vimeo.

Brooklyn Community Foundation wants to learn from you about the challenges you have faced and the solutions that work for you, so that together we can create a stronger future for all. Change starts here!

Launched by our Board of Directors in early March 2020 with a seed commitment of $500,000, the Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund has since become the largest community-supported emergency response in our history. In the first phase of the Fund, which concluded in July, we distributed $3.3 million through 420 grants to grassroots organizations across our borough. Learn more.

This Fall, we are embarking on Phase 2 of the Fund, beginning with an extensive community engagement process: Brooklyn Insights 2020. This will enable us to learn from—and partner with—leaders and residents in communities of color, in order to identify and invest in community-led strategies that address injustice through advocacy and organizing, as well as direct relief for urgent needs exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join Us! Our goal is to host 15-20 virtual engagement sessions with community partners in ten priority neighborhoods, as well as within specific sectors and populations like Small Businesses, Arts & Culture, Wellness, Youth, Older Adults, LGBTQIAGNC, to name a few.