Inspiring local giving that supports and ignites community-led change in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Community Foundation is the first and only public foundation solely dedicated to
The Foundation’s grantmaking and community leadership programs are informed by a long track record of philanthropic excellence. Since its founding in 2009, the Foundation and its donors have provided over $20 million in grants to more than 300 nonprofits throughout the borough, bolstering vital programs and services while responding to urgent community needs and opportunities to fuel community-led change.
Connecting Assets with Need
The Foundation serves as an important bridge and voice between
Cecilia Clarke joined the Foundation as its second President & CEO in Fall 2013. Under Cecilia's leadership, the Foundation has launched a set of initiatives that will foster a new vision and strategic direction:
Donor Advised Funds: In addition to annual fundraising that supports the Foundation’s Community Fund, the Foundation is launching a new donor advised fund program and Professional Advisory Network to better serve families and donors and to stimulate philanthropy in the borough.
Leadership Groups: New donor groups include Brooklyn Now, a leadership council of young professional ages 25 to 40, and a women’s giving circle, slated to launch this fall.