In the News

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.
January 13, 2022
Five Brooklyn nonprofits committed to racial and social justice in the borough have been awarded $100,000 each — no strings attached — as winners of Brooklyn Community Foundation’s annual Spark Prize.
January 13, 2022
Bed-Stuy's own Brooklyn Movement Center got a $100,000 boost this week for its work advancing racial justice in the borough. The Stuyvesant Avenue organization was one of 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.
December 24, 2021
Our President and CEO Jocelynne Rainey speaks to the need for New York City to strengthen its COVID-19 response—with local cases surging in the five boroughs and vaccine rates remaining lower in our city's Black neighborhoods—and how local nonprofits can fill that need by reaching communities hardest hit by the health and economic impacts of the pandemic.
November 30, 2021
A new flavor at Prospect Heights ice cream spot The Social is offering more than just a sweet treat, but a way to support local racial justice organizations. 
November 22, 2021
BROOKLYN, NY — An annual campaign to get Brooklynites to support charities in their own backyard is in its final push for donations. The #BrooklynGives campaign — organized each year by the Brooklyn Community Foundation — will wrap up on Giving Tuesday, the world's largest day of charitable giving the week after Thanksgiving retail holidays.

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