A new study shows that white CEOs are disproportionately represented among leadership in our local nonprofit sector. But the systems that have bolstered and maintained white leadership are not immovable—and as funders, we can address them through intentional introspection and strategy.
We're delighted to announce the launch of The Just Brooklyn Prize with The Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation's Social Justice Fund to celebrate five oustanding BIPOC champions in the fight for racial justice in Brooklyn. Nominations are open to the public now through May 15, 2023.
Thank you to all who attended our 2023 Spark Breakfast! We hope you left inspired and energized to do even more good for Brooklyn by pressing for change, investing in local leaders, and putting ideas into action.
At Brooklyn Community Foundation, we transitioned all our strategic grantmaking—over $4 million annually—to the participatory model in 2021. To help others take on this transition, we are sharing a number of lessons learned—both what we did right and what we wish we knew before starting.
We know Brooklynites are experts on their communities and the issues they face, which is why we are thrilled to invite our neighbors to be part of Brooklyn Community Foundation’s grantmaking advisory councils.