2021-22 Impact Report


We mailed our annual Impact Report in September 2022 to Brooklyn Community Foundation donors who have contributed $150 in the past year. If you would like to request a copy sent to your home, please complete this form.

Dear Partners,
This has been an outstanding year for Brooklyn Community Foundation, with record funding for vital nonprofits, groundbreaking partnerships, a bold transition to participatory grantmaking across all of our strategic programs, and continued growth to meet needs and opportunities across our borough.
We are thrilled to say that, under the inspiring new leadership of President & CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey, the Foundation’s exciting next chapter is well underway.
The past two and a half years have presented unthinkable challenges for our communities, but through the clarity of our mission and our unwavering commitment to equity and racial justice, Brooklyn Community Foundation has proven itself to be an essential institution for our borough and a driving force for community-led change.
It is an honor to partner with you—our donors, fund holders, nonprofit grantees, and community advisors—as together we make a difference for Brooklyn, now and for generations to come.
Thank you, and we look forward to doing even more for the place we all call home.
Nicole Gueron and Harsha Marti
Co-Chairs, Board of Directors
Brooklyn Community Foundation

Dear Friends,

This is an exciting time at Brooklyn Community Foundation as we embark on the next phase of our work. In my first year as President & CEO, I have been inspired every day by the commitment of our partners across the borough—and I’m honored to share some of that magic with you.

In this annual Impact Report, we want to introduce you to our Brooklyn approach to philanthropy aimed at racial justice and community-led change, as told through the voices of our partners who are critical to this work. The warmth and resilience of our community is woven across the following pages, with our shared love of Brooklyn—our home—as the through line that ties our stories together and makes our work so urgent and effective.

Racial justice is an ongoing practice—a muscle to exercise, a flower brought to bloom. It is economic justice, criminal justice, gender justice. It is standing with our donors, our grantee partners, and all of Brooklyn, mobilizing resources to our communities at the margins of power and access. It is all those things and so much more—but most importantly, it is made possible with your deep partnership and shared dedication to our beloved borough.

Last year continued the extraordinary generosity we have seen since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This enabled us to distribute over $13 million to nonprofits from our strategic grantmaking and Donor Advised Fund programs in 2021—a new record for Brooklyn Community Foundation.

I have faith in our community: our Board of Directors and staff, our donors and advisors, and of course, our nonprofit partners. Hailing from my home neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant to Brighton Beach, from Sunset Park to Greenpoint, and everywhere in between, you continue to open your hearts and share your time, talent, and treasure with us, without hesitation.

It takes a village, and there is so much we can achieve together. To friends old and new, I say welcome—take your seat at the table.

Dr. Jocelynne Rainey
President & CEO
Brooklyn Community Foundation

Special Thanks

Anonymous (4)
Barbara Edwards Delsman and Alan M.
Delsman Fund
The Bay and Paul Foundations
Boger Family Foundation
CABS Community Foundation
Coleman Family Charitable Foundation
The Commonwealth Fund*
Cravens Foundation
Darrow Family Fund
The Dawn Fund
DeLaCour Family Foundation
Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust
Edward S. Moore Family Foundation
Elma Philanthropies
Embedded Justice Fund
Eric P. & Evelyn E. Newman Foundation
Fishman Family Fund
Gillespie Glant Family Fund
Giraffe Fund
The Gratitude Fund
Gueron-Strickland Family Fund
Harman Family Foundation
Horace and Amy Hagedorn Fund
The Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation Social
Justice Fund
The Kitchings Family Foundation
LeBlanc Family Fund
Mamie and Justin Stewart Family Fund
Margulf Foundation
Marti Family Fund
Mary J. Hutchins Foundation
The Meyer-Minoff Family Fund
The Moore Family Fund for Brooklyn
The Morgridge Family Foundation
The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund
Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
Oldenburg van Bruggen Foundation
PayPal Giving Fund
The Prism Fund
The Richard and Barbara Moore Family Foundation
Roger S. Firestone Foundation
Rohit and Katharine Desai Family Foundation
Roney Liu Brooklyn Impact Fund
The Scout Fund
The Seedworks Fund
Serescitos Fund
The Sesek Giving Fund
Sills Family Foundation
Stardust Fund
Starry Night Fund
Susan Beth Salo Foundation
Taylor Marriott Family Fund
Ventress Family Foundation
The Warburg Pincus Foundation*
Whoriskey Donor Advised Fund

American International Group (AIG)*
BDT & Company*
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Cresco Labs
Cumberland Packing Corporation
Davis Polk & Wardwell*
Industry City
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
McKinsey & Company*
MetroPlus Health Plan
National Grid

New York Business Development
S&P Global*
Select Equity Group Foundation*
Shag Shop
Silicon Valley Bank
The Social
Song Law
Stop & Stor Charitable Fund
Take-Two Interactive Software

* Employee Matching Program

Anonymous (46)
Rochelle and Hardy Adasko
Siobhan Adcock
Bolanle Adekoya
David Adelson
Drew Akason
Eman Al-Janabi
Ruth Altchek
Christopher Angove
John Anner
Nisha Aoyama
Jacob Arnold
Isabelle Autones and Francis Greenburger
John Bailin
Helene Banks and Michael Cioffi
Debra Bechtel
Kristin and Peter Becker
Sumner Becker
Shari Berman Pascarosa and Jack Pascarosa
Aquiba Benarroch
Ingrid Benedict ⬛
Thérèse Bernbach
Adele Bernhard and Peter Neufeld
Martha Berry and Curtis Cravens
Thomas Bettridge ⬛
Jonathan Bines
Molly Birnbaum
Roslyn Biskin
Allegra Blackburn Dwyer and John O’Neill
Valerie Bogart and Gerald Wein
Zachary Boger
Emily Boghossian
Nancy Borowick
Madeleine Boucher
Eric Brettschneider
Jaclyn Brilliant and Anthony Jenks
Susan Buchsbaum and Jeffrey Gratz
Maria Buck
Ansel Caine
Jing Cao
Walter Speight Carr
Francesca and Joshua Carson
Alison R. Castleman
Robert Catell ▲
Max Causey
Dain Chatel
Rishi Chhabria
Michael Ciccarone
Cecilia Clarke and John Born
Kathryn Clarke
Brendan Coburn and
Bertina Ceccarelli
Raymond Codrington
Leah Cohen
Romy Cohen
Stephanie and Josh Cohen
Nancy Cohen
Ursula Cohrs
David Condliffe
Alison Conn
Annie Coombs and
Dave Algoso
Rebecca Rosenberg and Adam Copeland
Kristin Corbett
Torin Cornell
Saundra and Don Cornwell
Ashley Cotton and
James Weiss
Benjamin Crane
Robin Cullen
Jackie Cuscuna and
Brian Smith
Michael Danziger
James Darrow
Katharine ⬛ and Peter
Virginia Davis Blair and
Jake Blair
Mark Dean
Michelle DeFossett ⬛
Bill Derrough and
Alvaro Derrough-Salas
Katharine and Rohit Desai ▲
Danielle Dettling
Lisa Diamond
Laura W. Dillon
Melissa Dougherty and Andrew Zeif
Corinne Duffy and Daniel Levine
Ingrid Eberly
Kathleen and Henry Elsesser
Jane and Richard Engquist
Christa Rice and Gail Erikson
Joan Erskine
Helen Evans and Eric Sorscher
Judith Fairweather
Carolyn Fast and Michael
Sharon Fay and Maxine
Sophie and Andrew Ferrer
Wendy Feuer
Leslie Findlen and Rich Wald
Jeanne Donovan Fisher
Judith and Alan Fishman ▲
Lizanne Fontaine and
Robert Buckholz
Blake and Andrew Foote
Samantha Fox
Berkman Frank
James Fraser
Chenda Fruchter
Celeste Frye
Peter Furci
Joan and Frederick Gardiner
Katherine Gass Stowe
Rosalie Genevro
Kathleen and Edward
Liza Gilbert and Shaun
Elizabeth and Lawrence Gile
Lauren Glant and
Michael Gillespie ⬛
Debra-Ellen Glickstein
Amy Glosser and
Janno Lieber
Julie Glynn
Michael Goering
Julia Goldstein
Lorna and David Goodrich
Evan Gourvitz
Maryanne Gradowitz
Alice and Robin Griffiths
Maksim Grinberg
Stephanie and Jason Gromek
Judith Gueron
Nicole Gueron ⬛ and
Carter Strickland
Jane Gutteridge
Kristine Haag
Margaret Hagen
Steven Hakusa
Ellen and Scott Hand
Marisa Harford
Nina E. Harkrader
Benjamin F. Heidlage
Jessica Hempel and
Frances Clayton
Susan Herman and
Jeremy Travis
Anne D. Herrmann
Amy Herzig
Karen Heyman
Ann C. Hill
Katharine Hill
Mary S. Hilles
Cora Hillman
Rachel Hines and
Michael Cembalest
Amanda and Jarrett Hoffman
Mary Beth Hogan and
John Kenny
Frazier Holloway and
Gary Hattem
Bridget Holmes
Danielle Horanieh
Robert Houston
Lisa Hoyes and
Tondrae Kemp
Susan Hutcher
Janet Hutchinson
Shari Hyman
Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia
Lesleigh Irish-Underwood ⬛
and Frederick Underwood
Rachel Jacobs
Hilary ⬛ and Edwin Jager
Melissa and Zul Jamal ⬛
Sarah James
Anne January and
Paul Van Horn
Dana Jenkins-Krind
Tobias Johnson
Rachel Johnston and AJ Pires
Nathaniel Jones
Jennifer Joyce
Melinda and Peter Kaminsky
Mamie Kanfer Stewart ⬛ and Justin Stewart
Rachel Karliner and
Neil Binder
Susan Karwoska and Benjamin Kligler
Susan Kath and Steven Schindler
Sarah Kaufmann
Julie Kay
Sara Keenan
Lawanna Kimbro ⬛
Mary King
Darin Kingston
Calvin Knickerbocker
Nidhi Kohli
Ellen Kreiger Rubin
Kristen and Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte
Juliana Lachenmeyer
Dune Lawrence
Amelia LeBlanc
Bonda Lee-Cunningham
Nicholas Lewin
Benjamin Lewis
Vivian Liao Korich ⬛ and Daniel Korich
Judith and Jonathan Lief
Jeff Lin ⬛
John Lipsky
Samantha Litt
Judith Loebl and John Gordon
Jona Lundborg
Isaac Luria
Jennifer Magida
Betsy Mallow and
Jeremy Robbins
Paul Malmstrom
Jenna Mandel-Ricci
Stephanie and Jason Manske
Charles Marsh
Leslie Marshall and
Mauro Premutico
Meera and Harsha Marti ⬛
Jimena Martinez and
Michael Hirschhorn
Laurie Mutchnik Maurer
and Stanley Maurer
Kyle McCabe
Maureen McCarthy
Pamela and Joseph McCarthy
Kevin McCaul
Megan McFarland and
Dan Tucker
Heather McGhee and
Cassim Shepard
Melissa McHam Green and Geoffrey Green
Gracie McNeely
Natalie M. McVeigh
John Mealy
Jamie Meconi
Alison Melick and
Duncan Kruse
Maralyn Mendez
Noa Meyer ⬛ and
Edward Minoff
Jane Meyers and
Roy Nathanson
Jennifer Miller and
Thomas French
Ashley Miller
Bonne and John Mogulescu
Barbara and Richard Moore ▲
Kelly Murphy
Maritza E. Myers
Emily Myerson
Asha and DV Nayak
Erika Nijenhuis
Tamara O’Flaherty
Kathryn Obler and
Kenneth Richieri
Maeve O’Connor
John and Sandy O’Donnell
Janet and David Offensend
Ambereen Sleemi and
Sean O’Neal
Benjamin Ortiz
Miriam Parker
Carolyn Paulus
Matias Pelenur
Andi Phillips ⬛ and
Paul Hinton
Rhonda Pirvulescu
Lise Porter and
Arthur Matin
Brittany Prescott
Rosanne Pugliese
Leela Ramnath
Kisha and Victor Ramsey
Megan and Matthew Rand
Emily Reisbaum and
Scott Medintz
Wendy Reitmeier
Susan and Peter Restler
Allister Reuben
Susan and William Rifkin
Marion T. Rodriguez
Alexandra Romano
Carley Roney ⬛ and
David Liu
Anouk and Matthew Roose
Constance ▲ and
Theodore Roosevelt
Lisa and Daniel Ross
Eliza and James Rossman
Lisa and Daniel Roth
Shaheen Rushd
Lynne Sachs and Mark Street
Magda Samborska-Murgio and
David Murgio
Constance ⬛ and John
Karin Satrom
Thomas Sauermilch
Hillary Weisman and
Edward Scarvalone
Bethany Schaid
Jen Schenkel and
Marc Lapidus
Bernadine Scherer
Darren Schluter
Linda Schrank
Emily Schriebl
Jolie Curtsinger Schwartz and Gabriel Schwartz ⬛
Jessica Schwartz
Lee and Peter Scott
Dana Seesel
Robert Seidel
Margaret Shafer
Shiman Shan
Amy Sheehan
Carla Shen and Christopher
Hildy Simmons ▲ and David
Mikhaela Singh
Samuel Sittenfield
Adrian Smith
Jason Smith
Valerie Smith
Patrick Snee
Mimi and Richard Somerby
Susan Sommer and
Stephen Warnke
Merrill Sovner and
David Erickson
Daniel Soyer
Andrew H. W. Sphar
Cary Stathopoulos
Kevin Stayton
Jennifer Stearns
Richard Stegmaier
Jessica Steinke
Diane ▲ and Joseph Steinberg
Lisa Stenson Desamours
Maureen Kelley Stewart and Tom Stewart
Rochelle and Shelley
Stewart III ⬛
Shelley Stewart Jr.
Nan and Carter Strickland
Clementine Swan
Manya Swick
Ilene Tannenbaum
Jillian Tate
Patricia Taylor
Susannah Taylor ⬛ and
Phillip Marriott
Susan and Robert Teich
Marla Tepper
Tupper Thomas
Rabbi Rachel Timoner ⬛
Judith Trenkner
Kaya Turan
Carol Vadnai
Cary Vaughan and
Herbert Eilberg
Rebecca and Michael Voorwinde
Asiya Wadud
Mordecai Walfish
Brenda and Solomon B. Watson IV
Claudia and Edward Weissberg
Lola C. West
Kamy Wicoff and
Matthew Kaplan
Carmencita Whonder ⬛
Katherine Williams
Kimberly and Daniel Williams
Sarah Williams ⬛ and
Andrew Kimball
Andrew Winslow
Joanne Witty and
Eugene Keilin
Lisa and Frank Wohl
Jonah Wolfson
John Worthley
Karen Wu
Allison and Benjamin Yarrow
Monona Yin and
Steve Fahrer
Francesca Zaccheo
Zhi-Da Zhong
Mark Zimet
⬛ Brooklyn Community Foundation Board Member
▲ Brooklyn Community Foundation Trustee Emeritus

We value the support of each and every one of our donors. For brevity, this list reflects all donors who contributed $100 or more to the Foundation from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. We make every effort to list names correctly and apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact our Donor Services team with any corrections at donorservices@bcfny.org.