September News: Support Girls' Leadership, Immigrant Women and #MeToo, #BrooklynGives and More from Your Community Foundation

September 27, 2018

Support Girls' Leadership: Invest in Youth Dinner – Tickets on Sale

Thursday, October 25th 
501 Union

Join MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid for a powerful conversation with leading local activists on women’s leadership, democracy, and our future. This annual dinner raises critical funds for our Invest in Youth portfolio, in support of vital youth-serving organizations across Brooklyn. 

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Immigrant Women, Labor, and the Quest for Gender Justice

Wednesday, October 10th
Brooklyn Historical Society

How can immigrant women workers achieve safe and just work environments free from sexual harassment and violence?

Join us as Bernice Yeung, ProPublica reporter and author of In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers, shares the harrowing experiences she chronicles in her book. She is joined by Rachel Isreeli of the Center for Family Life’s Cooperative Development Program in Sunset Park, which organizes cooperatives in the traditionally exploitative domestic work industry, and Roksana Mun, Director of Strategy and Training at DRUM-Desis Rising Up and Moving, an organization of low-wage South Asian and Indo-Caribbean immigrant workers and youth in New York City. Joanna Morales, a home care worker, will share her perspective as a worker-owner of Golden Steps Elder Care Cooperative

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Admission is $5 or free for Brooklyn Historical Society members.

#BrooklynGives: 100+ Nonprofits, $1 Million, 1 Day!

As you may know by now, Giving Tuesday is the world’s single biggest day of giving, taking place annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

To make the most of this global movement right here in our own backyard, we created #BrooklynGives on Giving Tuesday, Brooklyn's first and only boroughwide 24-hour giving day campaign. We're aiming to give Brooklyn nonprofits an extra boost by providing them with an innovative and exciting way to both fundraise and build awareness for their work. 

This year, our goal is to raise more than $1 million for 100+ Brooklyn nonprofits on Tuesday, November 27th from 12:00am to 11:59pm. Nonprofits interested in being a part of #BrooklynGives are encouraged to sign up by October 15th to be featured in our public launch!

If you are part of a local business, learn more about how your company can give back and support #BrooklynGives as a sponsor

Brooklyn Helps Reunite Families

Last month, thanks to the generosity of donors, we deployed $50,000 to address the ongoing national emergency of immigrant families separated and detained at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Five organizations each received $10,000 Immediate Response grants to help provide critical legal representation and support services for the nearly 250 separated children relocated to New York City.

“We are so impressed by how quickly your team responded to the current crisis. We needed your support and you responded!” - Eve Stotland, director of the Legal Services Center at The Door.

To continue supporting these families, give to the Immigrant Right Fund

In the News: “How a Brooklyn Giving Circle Sets a Trend in Charity”

Local newsite The Bridge BK profiled ALLINBKLYN, a women’s philanthropic initiative based here at the Foundation, which has given away nearly $1 million since 2014. Founded by Eliza Rossman, the group now counts more than 60 members and is inspiring others to follow in its footsteps.

Quoted in the story, our CEO Cecilia Clarke says, “Eliza has been exceedingly successful. I should add that we now have five giving circles and Eliza was the first. I think she had a hand in bringing some of them directly to us. So that’s been a delight. She’s been a model in that regard.”

Insights to Impact Report 2018

This summer, we released our annual report highlighting strategic investments and leadership initiatives through our Community Fund, as well as spotlighting the generosity of our donors and Donor Advised Funds. Take a moment to explore all the ways Brooklyn's community foundation is fueling impact across our borough!