Dr. Jocelynne Rainey is president and CEO of the Brooklyn Community Foundation where she advances the organization’s commitment to racial justice. Since joining the Foundation last year, Dr. Rainey has overseen the organization’s full transition to participatory grantmaking which gives community members with lived experience decision-making power, representing a huge advance in philanthropic racial justice. Last year, the Foundation deployed $4.8M to 134 Brooklyn nonprofits advancing racial justice. Notably, 87% of those grantees were led by people of color. The Foundation also surpassed the $100M endowment mark under Rainey’s leadership.
Why is corporate social responsibility important to you and your organization?
Community foundations build and strengthen communities by making it possible for a wide range of donors to participate in creating, fueling, and directing funds to meet present and future needs. Community foundations across the country advance philanthropy that is visionary, diverse, and inclusive.
How does your organization ensure that CSR flows through all of its areas?
Through our Community Fund and Donor Advised Fund programs and strategic initiatives, Brooklyn Community Foundation seeks to mobilize people, capital, and expertise for a fair and just Brooklyn.