Insights to Impact

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Insights to Impact

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. 

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
Prachi Patankar
Senior Program Officer

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

December 19, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

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
Director of Communications

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
Director of Communications

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
Director of Philanthropy & Donor Services

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

November 30, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

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
Director of Communications

It's #GivingTuesday!

 
November 28, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

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

November 22, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

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
Director of Communications

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 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
Julia Metro
Manager of Donor Services

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
Director of Philanthropy & Donor Services

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!

September 29, 2016
Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

On September 24th, national and local advocates and practitioners came together at the Brooklyn Museum in front of an audience of over 200 people to discuss the school-to-prison pipeline and innovative alternatives to combat this crisis. 

September 22, 2016
Michelina Ferrara
Coordinator, Brooklyn Youth Fellowship

This year, 12 powerhouse Brooklyn Youth Fellows will be engaged in 8-months of community work in four key areas

 
    September 15, 2016
    Sandra Friedman
    Neighborhood Strength Fellow, Crown Heights

    Our first-ever Neighborhood Strength Fellow, Sandra Friedman, shares what she loves about her neighborhood of Crown Heights and what she's learning along the way

    August 11, 2016
    Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
    Vice President of Programs

    Learn how we engage grantees and communities in our work and why it's critical to achieving our vision for a fair and just Brooklyn.

    August 9, 2016
    Liane Stegmaier
    Director of Communications

    A report released today by the Institute for Policy Studies and the Corporation for Enterprise Development, 

    August 4, 2016
    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.

    July 27, 2016
    Piper Anderson
    Founder, Create Forward

    Piper Anderson, the founder Create Forward, shares how a “design thinking” approach to community engagement will enhance the next phase of our Neighborhood Strength initiative.

    July 22, 2016
    Liane Stegmaier
    Director of Communications

    How are you spending your summer vacation? 

    July 20, 2016
    Sarah Williams
    Board Member, Brooklyn Community Foundation

    The more we know about the adolescent brain, the more we understand how hard it is for young people to assess risk, problem-solve, and control their impulses. It is no wonder that this stage of brain development puts young people in a world of trouble on a regular basis.

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