Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

March 2017

Michelina Ferrara
Coordinator, Brooklyn Youth Fellowship

On Sunday, March 5th, our Brooklyn Youth Fellows led their first-ever conference, designed for youth, by youth. The Youth Resistance Conference  aka #YouthResist2017 — was held in partnership with youth leaders at the YWCA Brooklyn. 

Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

Today we are proud to announce the return of our annual $100,000 Spark Prize. Eligible Brooklyn nonprofits are invited to apply Monday, April 10th - Friday, May 12th at

Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
Vice President of Programs

Today, with the support of 19 other private, public and community foundations, we are sending a letter to New York elected officials urging them to Raise the Age of criminal responsibility in our state. 

Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
Vice President of Programs

Through our Immigrant Rights Fund, we’re supporting BAJI’s comprehensive outreach to Black Muslim immigrants.

Julia Metro
Manager of Donor Services

When families embark on a journey to make philanthropy a part of their lives across generations, it often starts with simple concepts: Having fun as a family, getting in touch with nature, being authentic and open about values, celebrating every birthday and holiday with a big cake and a gift to charity. In today's social impact culture, “doing good” is a powerful way to create a sense of belongingin the family, the community, and the world.

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

First, thank you. In 2016 you gave over $3.2 million to support the work of vital nonprofits and it has made a big difference. I'd like to take a moment to reflect on all that we have accomplished together.  

Prachi Patankar
Senior Program Officer

Through our Immigrant Rights Fund, we’re supporting AAANY’s advocacy and organizing in Brooklyn’s Muslim immigrant communities.


Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
Vice President of Programs

The New York Immigration Coalition aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all.