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$2.6M for Youth in 2019
Pictured: Invest in Youth grantee Neighbors in Action
Today, we are announcing funding for 55 local nonprofits as part of our Invest in Youth initiative, bringing our overall support for youth-focused programs to $2.6 million in 2019! Each organization will receive a minimum grant of $45,000—an increase from a minimum grant amount of $20,000 in previous years.
“We are so proud to announce our support for the fifth cohort of our Invest in Youth Grant Program. With each passing year, we strive to be a stronger partner and funder for transformative youth-serving programs across our borough. This year, in an effort to provide more equitable support to our grantees, we are funding each organization at the same level of $45,000—an amount that signifies a tipping point, enabling grantees to cover employee salaries and benefits. Through these investments we look forward to deepening our understanding of the challenges confronting Brooklyn’s next generation of leaders and advancing the solutions they are creating for their communities.”
- President and CEO Cecilia Clarke
Each year, our Invest in Youth Grant Program supports community-based nonprofits working in three areas: Youth Leadership, Youth Justice, and Immigrant Youth and Families. With a priority for funding grassroots organizations led by members of the communities they serve, 45% of organizations in the 2019-2020 cohort have operating budgets of $1 million or less, and 65% of their executive directors identify as people of color.
In these last days of 2019, your charitable dollars can still go a long way and have a lasting impact:
- Give to our Community Fund to support Brooklyn's most outstanding nonprofits and leaders
- Support our Immigrant Rights Fund to protect and defend the rights of your immigrant neighbors
- Invest in Brooklyn’s future with a gift designated to our Invest in Youth initiative
- Open a Donor Advised Fund to maximize your tax deductions and simplify your giving over time
Please join us — invest in Brooklyn and imagine what’s possible.
100% of your tax deductible contribution supports Brooklyn nonprofits
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We are seeking a talented writer and content creator to join our team for a paid part-time internship starting in January 2020.
$500 Grants for NYC Teachers
The Pelican Foundation for Creative Education, a Donor Advised Fund at Brooklyn Community Foundation, is offering $500 grants to New York City teachers of all disciplines who seek to enhance their classroom lessons with creative activities. Access the application here.