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June 13, 2022
Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso on Monday announced the launch of Brooklyn for All, Inc. (BFA), his city-affiliated charitable corporation. 
June 13, 2022
  Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso on Monday announced the launch of Brooklyn for All, Inc. (BFA), the BP’s city-affiliated charitable corporation, to promote the cultural diversity of Brooklyn through services, events, and programming that support community businesses and institutions and enhance the lives of Brooklyn residents.
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.
March 14, 2022
A cohort of successful Brooklyn nonprofits gathered last week for the return of Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Spark Breakfast, honoring the five winners of this year’s Spark Prize for Brooklyn social justice nonprofits.
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.