In the News

May 19, 2022
Dr. Rainey joins the Schneps Connects podcast to talk about participatory grantmaking, the Foundation's recent partnership with New York Attorney General Letitia James to help Brooklyn communities impacted by addiction and substance misuse, and key needs for underserved communities in Brooklyn that the Foundation is working to address.
March 26, 2022
Brooklyn Community Foundation President & CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey and Invest in Youth Advisory Council Member Daniel-José Cyan speak with Fox 5 New York's Antwan Lewis about our participatory grantmaking process, how we center racial justice and community-led decision making, and some of the issues impacting Brooklyn youth today.
March 14, 2022
The five Brooklyn social justice nonprofits that won the 2022 Brooklyn Community Foundation Spark Prize — a $100,000 no strings attached grant — were celebrated with a recent breakfast at Brooklyn Museum. The event, which attracted more than 300 people from the borough’s nonprofit world, was hosted by actress, comedian and singer Ana Gastayer hosting, and also honored businesswoman, investor and philanthropist, Claire Wu Tsai.
February 22, 2022
To choose the honorees, Crain’s consulted with trusted sources in New York City’s business world. Nominations, submitted by individuals and companies in the area, were then vetted. Ultimately, the honorees were picked for their career accomplishments as well as their broader community involvement.
February 13, 2022
A foundation in Brooklyn that funds not-for-profits is giving some of the city’s youth the power to decide how it donates its money. The Brooklyn Community Foundation says it’s the only foundation in the country to implement this participatory grant making process. 
February 11, 2022
The Brooklyn Community Foundation recently shared $2.5 million with local non-profit youth organizations — nearly 75 percent of which are Black-, indigenous-, or people-of-color-led.
February 10, 2022
Brooklyn Community Foundation announced the election of four new members to its Board of Directors, effective Feb. 4. They are Michelle DeFossett, Lesleigh Irish-Underwood, Lawanna Kimbro and Andi Phillips.
January 27, 2022
Sixteen Brooklyn youth, ages 16 to 24, have awarded $2.5 million in grants to a range of local nonprofit groups supporting Brooklyn’s young people.
January 19, 2022
  Brooklyn Community Foundation has announced the five winners of its 2022 spark prize, celebrating nonprofits that advance the cause of racial justice in the borough.
January 19, 2022
The Weeksville cultural institution and Black Women's Blueprint, found on Empire Boulevard, were among five nonprofits chosen for this year's Spark Prize, an annual award by the Brooklyn Community Foundation that celebrates racial and social justice advancements, the foundation announced.

Pages