Insights to Impact

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Insights to Impact

July 13, 2017
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Today we are proud to announce $100,000 in grants to five nonprofits that are expanding or advocating for inclusive public spaces in Crown Heights. The grants were directed by residents of Crown Heights through our Neighborhood Strength model.

March 20, 2017
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.  

March 15, 2017

Through our Immigrant Rights Fund, we’re supporting AAANY’s advocacy and organizing in Brooklyn’s Muslim immigrant communities.

 

March 7, 2017
Kaberi Banerjee-Murthy
Vice President of Programs

The New York Immigration Coalition aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all.  

February 22, 2017
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

We are proud to join foundations across the country in a joint statement of support for our immigrant communities.

February 17, 2017
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Thursday, February 16th, as we honored five Brooklyn nonprofits with our first annual $100,000 Spark Prize, at a ceremony at 501 Union in Gowanus.

February 14, 2017
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

More than 500 people came out to the Brooklyn Museum last week in spite of nearly a foot of snow for "Defending Immigrant Rights: A Brooklyn Call to Action," which featured a critical conversation with local leaders working on the frontlines of the fight for immigrant rights.

 
February 6, 2017
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

We are pleased to announce nearly $100,000 in grants to support the critical response of 8 local nonprofits to challenges triggered by the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on immigration, deployed through our recently launched Immigrant Rights Fund.

January 19, 2017
Anne Gregory, Phd
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University

Restorative approaches to conflict have a long history rooted in cultural healing of indigenous communities.

January 17, 2017
Kaberi Banerjee-Murthy
Vice President of Programs

My first national march on Washington, DC was as a teenager and it instilled in me a lifetime of activism.

January 12, 2017

In 2002, I moved to Brooklyn's Flatbush/Midwood neighborhood.

January 10, 2017
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

In this time of great uncertainty and concern for our communities, so many of our neighbors are working together to help make Brooklyn a fair and just place for all who call it home. And while our challenges may be mounting, so too are our victories. 

December 19, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Last week, shortly after we launched our Immigrant Rights Fund, we gathered immigrant-led organizations from across Brooklyn to learn firsthand about challenges confronting our communities. 

December 15, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

This year, in addition to continuing our investment in over 40 outstanding youth-serving Brooklyn nonprofits, we are supporting 17 organizations for the first time through Invest in Youth.
 

December 13, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Grants total $1,915,000, bringing the Foundation’s funding for youth-serving nonprofits in Brooklyn to $2.3 million in 2016.

December 7, 2016
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

Today, we are proud to announce a new Immigrant Rights Fund for Brooklyn.

 
December 1, 2016
Sarah Shannon
Chief Operating Officer

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

November 30, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

We are thrilled to announce that our first-ever Brooklyn Gives on #GivingTuesday local giving campaign has raised well over $250,000 for 20 outstanding Brooklyn nonprofits in 24 hours!

November 29, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

It's #GivingTuesday!

 
November 28, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

We are on the eve of launching Brooklyn’s first-ever local giving campaign: Brooklyn Gives on #GivingTuesday! 

November 22, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Save the date – Tuesday, November 29 – and save your holiday shopping for Brooklyn Gives on #GivingTuesday!
 

November 17, 2016
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

Too many Brooklyn organizations are trying to wage this battle with shockingly few resources. Now is the time to be generous.

November 10, 2016
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

We stand with you, today and every day. 

November 2, 2016
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

Today we are announcing that Brooklyn Community Foundation is formally divesting from private prisonsgun manufacturers, and predatory lenders in alignment with our commitment to advancing racial equity across all facets of its institution. 

October 24, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Join us for a special screening of Ava DuVernay's important, thought-provoking documentary, 13th, co-presented with Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAMCinematek.

October 13, 2016
Kaberi Banerjee-Murthy
Vice President of Programs

Ben and Jerry’s is in the news—and not for a new flavor, but instead for a strong and exemplary stance on racial justice

October 12, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

New Award Spotlights Brooklyn’s Nonprofit Sector and Launches Local Giving Campaign to Attract Much-Needed Support from the Borough’s Residents

October 10, 2016
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

Brooklyn Community Foundation mourns the passing of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson, the first African American to hold the position, who has served our borough since January 2014. 

October 10, 2016

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.

October 6, 2016
Kaberi Banerjee-Murthy
Vice President of Programs

Last month, Brooklyn Community Foundation was privileged to host the great Fania Davis on a visit to Brooklyn to meet the schools and community-based organizations partnering with us in our Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project.

September 30, 2016
Sarah Shannon
Chief Operating Officer

Thank you to our outstanding speakers—Jose Antonio Vargas, Linda Sarsour, and Opal Tometi—and our generous Dinner Committee and Board of Directors for making the evening such a success!

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