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Three Years of $1M+ for Brooklyn’s Nonprofits on GivingTuesday

A group of people standing in front of a building with bags of food.
The Campaign Against Hunger

For the third straight year, our Brooklyn Gives on GivingTuesday campaign  has surpassed our goal of raising $1M for local nonprofits! Thanks to the generosity of over 4,000 donors, 104 nonprofits across Brooklyn will be better equipped to carry out their missions this year. Brooklyn Org is so grateful to everyone who’s shown their support for Brooklyn on GivingTuesday and every day of the year.

Missed your chance to give to Brooklyn nonprofits? Year-round, you can discover local nonprofits through our Brooklyn Gives Nonprofit Connection. This brand new platform makes learning about organizations right in your own backyard easier than ever before.

We’re proud to support the incredible work of community partners across the borough – and are so inspired by the success of the nonprofits that maximized our platform to rally Brooklynites to give where they live. Below are the top nonprofits that rose through the ranks of our 2023 Brooklyn Gives on Giving Tuesday by most raised, most donors, and highest individual fundraisers.

Congratulations to all who participated and we can’t wait to do it again in 2024 – mark your calendars for GivingTuesday on November 26th.

104 Brooklyn nonprofits will benefit from the $1M+ raised on GivingTuesday


1. READ 718, $107K+ Raised

Provides individualized, evidence-based, one-to-one literacy instruction to students in grades 1-8 from low-income families to close the literacy gap in Brooklyn.

2. The Campaign Against Hunger, $84K+ Raised

Fights against food insecurity by empowering vulnerable populations with healthy food options, workforce development, nutrition education, and urban agriculture.

3. exalt, $79K+ Raised

Provides New York City justice-involved youth age 15-19 with educational engagement that motivates, inspires, and re-engages them with their love for learning.

4. Brooklyn Book Bodega, $56K+ Raised

Increases literacy for children age 0-18 by providing access to and ownership of books, builds community, and creates a passion for learning through free events and literacy-based community programming.

5. Ruth’s Refuge, $52K+ Raised

Provides home furnishings and essentials to refugees, asylees and asylum seekers in New York City.

6. Inspiring Minds NYC, $45K+ Raised

Empowers students to succeed and thrive in school and life by providing culturally responsive, academic, and social-emotional resources.

7. Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York, $44K+ Raised

Supports foster, adoptive, and kinship care families in New York State by providing post-adoption and guardianship services, training opportunities, local peer support groups, and more.

8. Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School, $28K+ Raised

Educates young people from underserved communities to become men and women of faith, purpose and service through a rigorous curriculum and unique work-study program.

9. Teens of Color Abroad (TOCA), $26K+ Raised

Illuminates a pathway towards global citizenship for high school students of color through language learning and cultural exchange opportunities.

10. New York State Leadership Council, $21K+ Raised

Advocates for the unique needs of undocumented youth through mentorship programs that support students with college access, professional development, and self-advocacy skills.

A woman reading a book to a boy.
Courtesy of READ 718


1. READ 718, 1,000 Donors 

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2. Ember Charter School, 400+ Donors

Utilizes a holistic human development school model to provide young people with pathways to become social entrepreneurs, engineers, and global leaders.

3. Ruth’s Refuge, 280+ Donors

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4. Brooklyn Book Bodega, 140+ Donors 

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5. The National Fellowship for Black and Latino Male Educators, 130 Donors:

Offers a dynamic, empowering fellowship to Black and Latino educators that springboards them into principal, senior level, and C-suite roles.

6. The Campaign Against Hunger, 120+ Donors

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7. STooPs Bed Stuy, 120+ Donors

Increases art accessibility to the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood with block parties, classes, and opportunities for artistic expression in unconventional spaces.

8. Brooklyn Queens Land Trust (BQLT), 110+ Donors

Establish a community of gardeners in Brooklyn and Queens who act as stewards to BQLT’s open space properties to Ensure their conservation and preservation.

9. Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School, 110+ Donors

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10. Teens of Color Abroad (TOCA), 100 Donors 

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4,000+ donors backed Brooklyn this GivingTuesday


  1. Rai King, $14.8K+ Raised for READ 718

  2. Emily Berger, $8.3K Raised for Ruth’s Refuge

  3. Susannah Taylor, $6.1K+ Raised for READ 718

  4. Rebecca Romano, $5K Raised for READ 718

  5. Loveena Rajanayakam, $5K Raised for Brooklyn Book Bodega

  6. Quardean Lewis-Allen, $5K Raised for Youth Design Center

  7. Kenneth Clinton, $4.8K+ for Raised READ 718

  8. Laura Feinland Katz, $4.3K+ Raised for Ruth’s Refuge

  9. Phil Marriott, $4.1K+ Raised for READ 718

  10. Jonathan Waldauer, $3.9K+ Raised for Ruth’s Refugee