(Brooklyn, N.Y.) — The Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation’s Social Justice Fund and Brooklyn Community Foundation announced today the launch of The Just Brooklyn Prize, a new $100,000 annual award to celebrate five outstanding BIPOC champions in the fight for racial justice in Brooklyn. Each winner of The Just Brooklyn Prize will receive $20,000 in recognition of their contributions to the pursuit of racial and social justice in the borough.
The Social Justice Fund and Brooklyn Community Foundation Announce $100,000 “Just Brooklyn Prize” to Honor Brooklyn Leaders Pursuing Racial Justice
April 10, 2023
Speaker Adams, NYC Council, and Philanthropic Foundations Announce New Public-Private Partnership with $2.2 Million to Aid Community-Based Organizations Supporting Asylum Seekers and Communities
March 1, 2023
City Hall, NY – Today, Speaker Adrienne Adams was joined by her New York City Council colleagues, and several philanthropic foundations to announce a new public-private partnership to support the organizations assisting asylum seekers and communities in New York City.
February 27, 2023
Brooklyn Community Foundation, the first and only public foundation solely dedicated to Brooklyn, today announced that Liane Stegmaier has been promoted to Chief of Staff of the organization. In her new role, she will serve as a key strategic advisor to the Foundation’s President and CEO, Jocelynne Rainey, and will be responsible for the execution of the Foundation’s strategic plan.
January 13, 2023
Brooklyn Community Foundation, the first and only public foundation solely dedicated to Brooklyn, today announced a $500,000 investment in five outstanding nonprofits advancing racial justice in New York City’s largest borough through its 2023 Spark Prize.
December 14, 2022
(Brooklyn, N.Y., December 14, 2022) — Brooklyn Community Foundation announced that its Invest in Youth grantmaking initiative has distributed $2.5 million to 56 youth-serving organizations in 2022 serving communities of color in the borough.
1,200 First Graders in Canarsie and East Flatbush to Receive $1,000 Each in College and Career Savings, As Part of Efforts to Narrow the Racial Wealth Gap
December 13, 2022
NYC Kids RISE, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Greenwood Initiative, and Brooklyn Community Foundation make $1.2 Million investment in students of communities with the city’s highest proportion of Black students.
Brooklyn Community Foundation Survey Reveals Nonprofits Experiencing Increased Demand for Service, Decreased Donations, and Impacts of Inflation
November 21, 2022
Financial challenges have many Brooklyn-based nonprofit organizations struggling to bridge the gap between demand for services and financial resources
November 15, 2022
Nieves brings over 30 years of corporate and government experience to the first and only public foundation solely dedicated to Brooklyn.
Attorney General James and Brooklyn Community Foundation Announce $2.2M to Brooklyn Substance Abuse Treatment Programs, Grantees Selected by People with Lived Experience
March 25, 2022
Brooklyn Community Foundation and the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) today announced the 10 community-based organizations receiving $2.2 million in grants from the Wellness and Recovery Fund for substance treatment programs and harm reduction services.
February 7, 2022
February 7, 2022 (Brooklyn, NY) - Brooklyn Community Foundation is pleased to announce the election of four new members to its Board of Directors, effective Friday, February 4, 2022.