As the impacts—both emerging and still uncertain—of the novel coronavirus mount across our communities, Brooklyn Community Foundation has launched the Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund to provide immediate and longer-term resources to vulnerable residents across our borough. We ask that you join us and make a donation today.

We recognize that as the coronavirus pandemic continues to intensify locally, it will have vastly disproportionate health, economic, and social impacts on communities of color—especially older adults, people with compromised immune systems, low-wage workers, and people who are unhoused.

Through consultation with our community partners, we have gathered information about how to most effectively provide immediate support across Brooklyn, with the understanding that the impacts of COVID-19 will be long-lasting and recovery for many will be a difficult process.        

As a first step, we are issuing grants to front-line service and advocacy organizations throughout Brooklyn that provide lifelines for vulnerable populations, meal delivery and daily living needs for homebound neighbors, support for low-wage workers who may experience food insecurity, loss of wages, and limited access to healthcare and paid sick leave, as well as other emerging needs.

Learn more at bcfny.org/COVID19