February News: We're Hiring; Our Go-to Tool for Donors; New Immigrant Rights Fund Grants, and More from Your Community Foundation

February 27, 2019

We’re Hiring: Vice President of Programs and Partnerships

Brooklyn Community Foundation is seeking a Vice President of Programs and Partnerships to join our senior team and manage all of the Foundation’s grant programs, create a concrete advocacy agenda, and serve as a strategic partner both internally and externally to advance the Foundation’s mission and growth.

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éLana Dameron of the Black Art Futures Fund at Brooklyn Community Foundation

Donor Advised Funds: A Go-to Tool for Generous Brooklynites

Thanks to our generous donors, the Foundation had a record-breaking year for investment in Brooklyn in 2018—and in particular, we have seen the notable growth of our Donor Advised Fund (DAF) program.

Our DAF holders are incredibly active donors, and we are proud to report that they granted out $3.2m to nonprofits in 2018—with a remarkable 60% of those grants invested in Brooklyn!

New Grants Address Ongoing Challenges in Our Immigrant Communities

Today we’re pleased to announce four new grants from our Immigrant Rights Fund that address ongoing community needs stemming from policy changes initiated in 2017 and 2018 by the current presidential administration—including family separation, tightening restrictions on refugees entering the country, the Muslim Travel Ban, and protections for immigrant workers.

Welcoming CBE Rabbi Rachel Timoner to Our Board

We are pleased to welcome Rabbi Rachel Timoner as the newest member of our Board of Directors. Rabbi Timoner has led Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope since 2015, where her signature initiatives have focused on systemic racism, the refugee experience, criminal justice reform advocacy campaigns, and most notably, providing a home for the #GetOrganizedBK coalition in partnership with City Councilmember Brad Lander.

Spark Breakfast: See You Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is our third annual Spark Breakfast, celebrating the winners of this year’s $100,000 Spark Prize for Brooklyn nonprofits – and the 320+ person celebration is officially sold out! Thanks to all of you who have supported this inspiring event and we look forward to seeing you at BAM.