In the News

August 25, 2021
Our VP of Programs and Partnerships Marcella Tillett joined the conversation on "The Argument," a New York Times Podcast, to discuss the benefits and risks of COVID-19 vaccine mandates
August 22, 2021
The officials, advocates and activists collaborating with communities to drive change.
June 19, 2021
  MacKenzie Scott, who just announced the third round of multi-billion-dollar donations from her Amazon fortune, is using her impressive platform to give voice to an evolution in philanthropy, one where gifts come with no strings attached and funding flows to organizations focused on equity and systemic change. We need more of this kind of commitment from foundations, corporations, and wealthy individuals–not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it is necessary if we want to end racism’s grip on our country once and for all.
March 16, 2021
Tonight our Chasing the Dream initiative on poverty, justice and economic opportunity in America takes us to the Bronx and Brooklyn where local nonprofits and the medical community are teaming up to bridge this divide and provide accurate information about the vaccine and virus.
March 12, 2021
  Marcella J. Tillett felt a calling to social work as a college student intrigued by the Afrocentric perspective of the classes. The experience provided the inspiration for the rest of her career. "I work from a social justice framework for all people," she said. "And all my professional roles have allowed me to work toward the betterment of Black people's lives."
July 1, 2020
In one of the country’s hardest hit neighborhoods, the coronavirus pandemic left Elzie Wright and her small Brooklyn-based nonprofit feeling afraid and alone. They were under-resourced and serving a high risk population; they had to look for help in new places. In a time when so much money was being funneled into the nonprofit sector — yet none of it seemed to trickle down to the smaller $100,000 organizations such as Wright’s — the nonprofit found support in their own backyard.
May 21, 2020
COVID-19 has shown us not just our vulnerability to crisis — but laid bare the deep racial inequality that has long existed in New York City. Over the past two months, nowhere have we seen this so starkly as in the city’s largest borough. Brooklyn, home to the largest black population in North America, has emerged as the clearest case study for the disease’s vastly disproportionate toll on black and brown communities.
May 14, 2020
For more than a decade, the Brooklyn Community Foundation, a fund with about $75 million in assets, has distributed donor monies to borough nonprofit outreach organizations that share its vision of, as its website says, "a fair and just Brooklyn."
May 7, 2020
What is typically a post-Thanksgiving tradition, some in Brooklyn are marking “Giving Tuesday” now as part of a global day of unity in response to the unprecedented need c