Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

Donor Advised Funds

Andrea MacDonald
Manager of Donor Services

For many of us, this has been a year when charitable giving has been top of mind even more so than in past years. But when the world feels unpredictable and the need greater than ever, it's important to give in a way that achieves the greatest impact.

Andrea MacDonald
Manager of Donor Services

November is the time to focus on planning your year-end giving, and establishing a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) at Brooklyn Community Foundation may be the right choice for you. 

Casey Perez
2017 Mohbat Prize Winner

Casey Perez, a graduating senior at Benjamin Banneker Academy in Clinton Hill, is the winner of the 2017 Joseph E. Mohbat Prize for Writing in Memory of Verdery Knights. Casey's essay, reprinted here, earned him the award and a $1500 check, which will be presented to him at the 2017 Benjamin Banneker graduation on June 28th. 

Andrea MacDonald
Manager of Donor Services

Personality type matters, even when it comes to supporting community causes and especially if you're considering opening a Donor Advised Fund at Brooklyn Community Foundation.

Your community foundation helps you take it to the next level, so both you and your community get the most out of your family's social impact experiences. Here are four steps that make it all work.

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

First, thank you. In 2016 you gave over $3.2 million to support the work of vital nonprofits and it has made a big difference. I'd like to take a moment to reflect on all that we have accomplished together.  

Sarah Shannon
Chief Operating Officer

This year, the act of giving seems more meaningful than ever before.

Last week, The New York Times published an article on honoring the life of a loved one with a memorial fund. Here at Brooklyn Community Foundation, we’ve had the honor of working with a few families to create funds that preserve the legacy of their loved ones.

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

Our new annual INSIGHTS TO IMPACT report celebrates our firm belief that when we are equipped with direct insights from Brooklyn’s communities we can make a significant impact on Brooklyn’s most pressing challenges.

The Mohbat Prize for Writing, supported through the Joseph E. Mohbat Fund, recognizes a talented Brooklyn high school senior.

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