April News: Spotlight on Our Racial Justice Work, Census Citizenship Question, Meet Our Newest Board Members, and More!

April 25, 2019

Statement on Census 2020 Arguments at the Supreme Court

Our President and CEO Cecilia Clarke released the following statement in response to Tuesday’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court on whether Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross can legally add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census:

“We applaud those states, cities and organizations who have stood up against the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. The change is clearly designed to intimidate immigrants, thwarting their participation in the decennial survey, and consequently punishing cities with large immigrant populations, like Brooklyn, who largely oppose the exclusionary, anti-immigrant policies of the Trump Administration.” Continue Reading


In The News: National Spotlight on Our Racial Justice Work

Want to learn more about how we came to center racial justice in all of our work? National philanthropy news site Inside Philanthropy digs into our ongoing journey in a comprehensive interview with our President and CEO Cecilia Clarke in its article, "Listening and Evolving: How a Community Foundation Put Racial Equity at the Center of Its Work."


Meet Our Newest Board Members

We are pleased to announce the addition of Mamie Kanfer Stewart (pictured left) and Vivian Liao Korich to our Board of Directors.

Mamie is an executive coach and Founder of Meeteor, a firm focused on building healthy, high performing teams with a special emphasis on productive meetings. Vivian is principal and co-founder of Totem, a real estate and urban design firm based in Brooklyn.


How Was April 15th for You? 

Did your 2018 taxes maximize charitable impact? Every April—thanks to the tax deadline—we get to look back on the past year, including the tools used for our charitable giving.

One way you can make a lasting impact and reduce your tax burden is with a Donor Advised Fund. Our fund offerings enable you to take full advantage of the charitable giving allowances from the new tax code to maximize your impact.


Free Co-Working Space & $5,000 for Emerging Nonprofits and Leaders

We are now accepting applications for our 18-month Incubator Project, which will award up to five start-up organizations at the early stages of development with free co-working space and a $5,000 grant for general operating costs.

The online application is open now through FridayMay 10, 2019 at 5PM.