Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation


March 2022

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Foundation President & CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey and Invest in Youth Advisory Council Member Daniel-José Cyan were recent guests on Fox 5 New York's Good Day Street Talk. 

Liane Stegmaier
Chief of Staff (She/Her/Hers)

The Fund supports nonprofits nationwide that work to dismantle barriers to building a successful small business by fostering equal opportunities to creative entrepreneurship. 

Together with the Office of the New York State Attorney General Leticia James, we are pleased to announce the 10 community-based organizations receiving $2.2 million in grants from our new Wellness and Recovery Fund for substance treatment programs, harm reduction services, and policy and systems change. 


Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

We spoke with Mordecai (Mordy) Walfish, Chief Operating Officer at Leading Edge, about his commitment to supporting local, community-led work in the borough, and how his connection with Brooklyn Community Foundation has impacted his giving and community engagement. ​

Dr. Jocelynne Rainey
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

In a new monthly blog, Brooklyn Community Foundation President and CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey shares reflections and stories of impact from our work across Brooklyn.

Jenny Walski
Vice President of Donor Engagement (She/Her/Hers)

Thank you to all who attended our 2022 Spark Breakfast hosted by the incomparable Ana Gasteyer! It was wonderful to be in community together again, lifting up the exceptional work of our Spark Prize recipients, Spark Prize Committee, and honoree, Clara Wu Tsai, founder of The Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation Social Justice Fund.