In the News

September 12, 2022
Interest in participatory grantmaking has grown over time, but few have embraced it like the Brooklyn Community Foundation. Here’s a look at how the Foundation centers community decision-makers in its elder funding and elsewhere.
September 6, 2022
NY1 Spectrum News aired a feature on our Spark Prize and its impact on past winning organization, The Campaign Against Hunger. Watch below:
August 26, 2022
Teens are taking over the streets and it’s a good thing. They’ve partnered with seniors to grow community gardens in underserved New York neighborhoods and they’re making a big impact. The two organizations that brought them together are the Green Guerillas and the Brooklyn Community Foundation.
August 17, 2022
Mayor Adams’ recent announcement that the city’s “Clear the Backlog” initiative has unlocked more than $4.2 billion in contractual dollars for nonprofits is groundbreaking news for nonprofits and city residents. I am grateful the mayor is committed to supporting nonprofits that act as lifelines to the communities and people they serve. I hope his administration continues to quickly register contracts and pay nonprofits — as there is still much work to be done.
July 11, 2022
Brooklyn Community Foundation President & CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey named to the prestigious City & State New York 2022 Brooklyn Power 100 List.
July 6, 2022
Lantern is one of 10 community-based organizations that recently received a grant from a $2.2 million grant pool set up by the Brooklyn Community Foundation and the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to fund substance treatment programs and harm reduction services in Brooklyn.
June 27, 2022
The head of Brooklyn Community Foundation, a local charity-based organization focused on social change, called the ruling “discriminatory,” “embarassing,” and “outrageous.”
June 23, 2022
Brooklyn leaders are reacting to the Supreme Court decision made Thursday that struck down the New York gun law that placed restrictions on carrying a concealed gun in public. In its decision, the Supreme Court said that the law violates the Second Amendment. Dr. Jocelynne Rainey, president and CEO of Brooklyn Community Foundation, disagreed with the decision.
June 15, 2022
Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso announced the launch of Brooklyn for All, Inc. (BFA), BP’s city-affiliated charitable corporation that will aid community businesses and organizations.
June 13, 2022
Brooklyn Community Foundation is the first and only public foundation solely dedicated to Brooklyn’s Charitable Community. President and CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey discusses their annual Spark Prize, a grant for Brooklyn-based organizations committed to advancing equity. For more, visit