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May 4, 2023
When Aria Florant, cofounder of Liberation Ventures, told her audience at the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations’ 2022 national conference that “[the project of] reparations needs to shock the system, needs to disrupt White supremacist narratives, close the racial wealth gap, and build a culture of repair,” a question that arose for us was: How can we bring the insight and promise of the reparations movement to philanthropy, and how do we best use philanthropy to support the work of reparations?
April 19, 2023
Jocelynne Rainey has family roots in the Caribbean island of Jamaica, on her father’s side. She maintains a strong connection to her heritage through cooking. She grew up in Brooklyn, and she still lives there today. Her parents got divorced when she was young, thus a lot of her childhood was unstable. However, she still had lots of people in her life who looked out for her and her family.
April 19, 2023
A new public-private partnership will drive $2.2 million in funding to support local organizations that are working to assist asylum seekers in New York.  “Our immigrant communities are an essential part of the fabric of our city, and critical to who we are and our success,” said Speaker Adrienne Adams while announcing the new partnership in early March. 
April 14, 2023
【侨报记者高诗云4月13日纽约报道】由布鲁克林篮网队(Brooklyn Nets)老板蔡崇信夫妇创立的社会正义基金(Social Justice Fund)携手布碌仑社区基金会(Brooklyn Community Foundation),设立首届“Just Brooklyn Prize”奖项,10万奖金将表彰5位“致力于促进布碌仑社会和种族正义的布碌仑人”。该奖项现正开放申请中。
April 13, 2023
Applications are now open for the first-ever Just Brooklyn Prize, a $100,000 annual award for Brooklynites working to advance social and racial justice in Brooklyn. 
April 10, 2023
The Just Brooklyn Prize, presented by The Social Justice Fund in partnership with Brooklyn Community Foundation, is awarded to five BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) changemakers annually who are dedicated to strengthening and building power within Brooklyn’s communities. Leaders are submitted for consideration through a public nomination process (April 10 - May 15, 2023) and chosen by a Selection Committee of distinguished Brooklynites.
March 29, 2023
New Yorkers are known for having big opinions and telling it like it is. But when it comes to elections and other avenues of civic life, as a whole, we’re shockingly silent. Voter turnout across New York City is chronically low, with Brooklyn registering just 33% in last year’s election.
March 29, 2023
An educational savings program has boosted the college dreams of young students in a mostly Black school district in New York City. Last December, the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program opened college savings plans for 1,200 students in East Flatbush and Canarsie in Brooklyn School District 18, where Black students are 86% of the student population.
March 17, 2023
PROSPECT PARKS, NY — Five Brooklyn-based nonprofits took home $100,000 awards to support their local racial justice work, the Brooklyn Community Foundation announced Thursday. Recipients of the foundation's annual Spark Award were honored at the Brooklyn Museum Tuesday. The recipients included: Arab-American Family Support Center, Kings Against Violence Initiative, Mixteca Organization, STEM From Dance, and Workers Justice Project.
March 16, 2023
The Brooklyn Community Foundation announced the winners of their annual Spark Prize, and has donated $100,000 each to five Brooklyn-based nonprofits to aid in their extraordinary work advancing important causes affecting millions of borough residents. Gathered at the Brooklyn Museum on March 14, the organization honored this year’s winners with the no-strings-attached grant — marking the latest giveaway from the foundation that was established in 2016.