Brooklyn Accelerator News - Spring Program Preview

February 26, 2016

News from Brooklyn Community Foundation

On Leadership and Equity

Did you know that women account for a mere 16% of Fortune 500 executive teams, and just 1% of Fortune 500 CEOs are African-American?

To explore what foundations and nonprofits can do to address this dramatic divide, our President Cecilia Clarke moderated "National Leadership as Diverse as the U.S. - Philanthropy Can Make It Happen," a discussion held earlier this month at Philanthropy New York featuring Morgan Stanley Vice Chairman Carla Harris and former Planned Parenthood Federation of America CEO Gloria Feldt. Stream the insightful conversation in full here.

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Funding & Opportunities  

William T. Grant Foundation seeks applications for research to understand inequality. The foundation will award grants of up to $600,000 in support of research focused on ways to reduce disparities in academic, behavioral, social, and economic outcomes for youth. Application deadline is May 5.

We Are All Brooklyn Fellowship will award a grant of up to $2,000 to a Brooklyn-based organization that provides non-traditional educational opportunities for teens 13-18 years old through reading, writing and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics education programs). Special consideration will be given to organizations that provide programs for underserved teens that reside in Brooklyn.

The Korean American Community Foundation is now accepting applications for 2016 Community Grants. KACF seeks to invest in programs that strengthen the economic security of low-income Korean Americans in the greater New York metropolitan area. Apply by March 15.

Asian Women's Giving Circle seeks proposals from individual artists and organizations that bring about progressive social transformation, raise awareness and catalyze action around critical issues that affect Asian American women, girls and families, and highlight and promote women’s central role as leaders, creators, developers and managers of these projects. Apply by March 11.

Pollination Project seeks to award seed grants of $1,000 to projects in the early stages of development, including those that promote compassion toward all life (people, planet, animals), environmental sustainability, justice in all its forms, community health and wellness, and social change-oriented arts and culture. RFPs are accepted on a rolling basis.

The Fund for Public Health in New York, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Partnerships, NYCHA, and Green City Force, is seeking expressions of interest from community-based non-profit organizations to participate in the NYCHA Urban Agriculture Initiative in Canarsie, Brownsville and East Harlem. Submit your application by March 25.

Apply yourself or your organization for the 2016 National Youth Organizing Training Institute. Applications are due March 4th for the New York City training on April 27-30.

Money for Our Movements is the largest annual gathering for social justice fundraisers and fundraisers of color nationwide. The three-day conference, held August 12-14 in Denver, features 70+ workshops, lively debates, and plenaries where fundraising leaders share their wisdom for building more sustainable movements. Brooklyn Community Foundation grantees may be eligible for a group discount.

Philanthropy NY is now accepting applications for Public Policy Fellowship 2016. The program aims to identify early-career professionals who will benefit from learning about and networking within the philanthropic sector. Deadline for applications is March 25. 

Apply for Lakou NOU, the HCX Artist Residency that connects artists to the Haitian Diaspora community in Brooklyn and provides financial support and additional resources for completing creative projects. Submit your application by Monday February 29.

Around Brooklyn

Brooklyn Youth Fellow Marline Nkounkou will present Stay Strong, an exhibition about her fellowship at Atlas:DIY and Sanctuary for Families, at FiveMyles Gallery in Crown Heights on view February 27 & 28. Opening reception on February 27 from 4-6PM.

Wondering how New Yorkers perceive your organization? Curious if your donors see you differently? Brooklyn-based Big Duck is recruiting nonprofits for their Brandraising Barometer research study, which will answer these questions and more. Details on the Brandraising Barometer are in this PDF.

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2016 Building Brooklyn Awards, its annual real estate industry event recognizing recently completed and new construction projects that have a positive impact on the borough's economy. Submit your applications by March 28th.

Register your organization to host an information table at Community Board 14 Youth Conference 2016 on March 31 from 4-7PM at the Flatbush YMCA. Over 500 young people ages 12-19 attend this event each year to learn about opportunities from CBOs, city agencies and local businesses. Register by March 1. 

Employment Listings 


Director of Finance - Brooklyn Bridge Park  

Development & Communications

Development Director - Brooklyn Arts Council

Marketing and Communications Manager - Brooklyn Arts Council  

Deputy Director of Development - Center for Popular Democracy

Development and Communications Associate - The Arab-American Family Support Center

Development Coordinator - Food First

Grant Writer - Girls for Gender Equity

Development & Marketing Assistant - Poets & Writers, Inc.

Director of Development - Sadie Nash Leadership Project

Director of Development - Scenarios USA

Director of Communication and Campaigns - Slow Food USA

Individual Giving Program Initiator - Street Vendor Project

Development Director - Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls 


Teen Afterschool Coordinator - Brooklyn Children's Museum  

Office Manager/Community Liaison - Brooklyn Justice Initiatives

Program Assistant - Brooklyn Navy Yard

Program Manager, S.O.S. Bed-Stuy - Center for Court Innovation 

Community Gardens Organizer - East New York Farms

Youth Farm Manager - East New York Farms

Pink Houses Farm Manager - East New York Farms

Program Director - Good Shepherd Services

Economic Development Community Outreach Coordinator - IMPACCT Brooklyn

Office Manager - IMPACCT Brooklyn

Community Organizer - Neighbors Together

Americorps Public Programs Assistant - New York Restoration Project

Cop Watch Alliance Coordinator - Peoples' Justice

Women in Tech - Program Director - Research Foundation of CUNY


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