Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

Insights to Impact

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.

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

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 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.

    July 18, 2016
    Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
    Vice President of Programs

    In response to the unceasing assaults on black women and men across our country, Brooklyn Community Foundation invited all of our grantees to join in a circle for reflection last Friday morning.

    July 7, 2016
    Julia Metro
    Manager of Donor Services

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

    June 29, 2016
    Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
    Vice President of Programs

    We’re excited to see national attention for our work so early on, and look forward to sharing our progress more fully in the coming months and years.

     
    June 23, 2016
    Prachi Patankar
    Senior Program Officer

    While GOS may be music to many nonprofits’ ears, for a lot of donors and philanthropists it’s not necessarily a familiar concept.

    June 15, 2016
    Liane Stegmaier
    Director of Communications

    Congratulations to Anurag Gupta of Be More America!

    June 14, 2016
    Liane Stegmaier
    Director of Communications

    The applicant pool for the inaugural Spark Prize is a dynamic mix of organizations representing the diversity, history, and depth of our borough’s nonprofit sector. Here are some highlights.

    June 8, 2016
    Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
    Vice President of Programs

    The visit was a valuable opportunity to see restorative practices first-hand, talk with school leaders, and experience the transformational power of Restorative Justice.

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