Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation


October 2022

Sabrina Hargrave
Vice President of Programs (She/Her/Ella)

After an arduous and dangerous journey to the United States, many asylum seekers are now being sent to New York City. As a sanctuary city, New York has long been a welcoming home for those seeking refuge. However, our city and its institutions were not yet prepared for the influx arriving daily. Learn about our partners who have stepped up to support asylum seekers at this critical time.

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Earlier this year, Brooklyn Community Foundation launched a Listening Tour to visit ten neighborhoods across Brooklyn and meet with residents and leaders to learn about challenges facing the community and foster collaboration. We recently concluded this tour, and are now sharing what we learned from these community conversations.

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

I know I speak for everyone at Brooklyn Community Foundation when I say that we are overwhelmed by all of the support we received at the inaugural Brooklyn Changemakers Ball. It was truly a celebration of the power of community-led change. And we hope that it was also a call to action. 

We are pleased to announce the 20 nonprofit finalists for our 2023 Spark Prize!

    Jenny Walski
    Vice President of Donor Engagement (She/Her/Hers)
    The Brooklyn Changemakers Ball was designed to be both a celebration and a call to action. We walked away from the evening knowing that Brooklyn is truly the center of social change in this nation. And we are so privileged to be a partner to all who share our vision for a fair and just borough.
    Jasmine Chrispin
    Communications Intern (They/Them/She/Her)

    Matching Funds and Peer-to-Peer Fundraising are two Giving Day features that can expand your reach for #BrooklynGives 2022 by both doubling the donations your organization receives and utilizing your most passionate supporters to share their stories and fundraise on behalf of your organization.

    Melissa Pawlak
    Donor Services Manager (She/Her/Hers)

    It’s always a best practice to keep complete, accurate, and up-to-date tax records, with special care given to tracking your charitable giving. Establishing a fund with us is an easy way you can organize and track your charitable giving in one place.