In the News

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.
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.

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