People of color represent nearly 70% of all Brooklyn’s residents, yet there are significant racial disparities in the distribution of power, resources, and opportunities in our communities.
Dr. Jocelynne Rainey, Ed.D., President & CEO of Brooklyn Community Foundation oversees and develops strategic initiatives that embody the Foundation’s deep commitment to racial justice. Since its founding in 2009, the Foundation and its donors have provided over $75 million in grants to nonprofits in Brooklyn and beyond.
Dr. Rainey talks about participatory grantmaking, the recent partnership with New York Attorney General Letitia James to help Brooklyn communities impacted by addiction and substance misuse, and about key needs for underserved communities in Brooklyn that the Foundation is working to address.
Get involved and support Brooklyn Community Foundation’s work by checking their website at www.BrooklynCommunityFoundation.org
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