Green Communities Fund
Renewal grant to support mentoring, after school & community service activities for 175 youth. Model incorporates action sports (skateboarding, surfing, & snow boarding) culture & skill building curriculum to help youth succeed in school, work & life.
Grant to preserve the long term viability and affordability of limited equity co op units. Many buildings lack strong leadership on the board and need capital repairs. These buildings represent viable home ownership opportunities for low income families.
General Operating Support to sustain Workforce Development comprehensive employment division and ensure its maximum impact and outcomes. Program provides credentialed technical training to 350+ individuals with multiple employment barriers.
Did you know that Brooklyn is home to 50 percent of the city’s community gardeners, many of whom live right here in Bed-Stuy?
Much of it can be owed to the late Hattie Carthan and the foundation Ms. Carthan laid in forming the Green Guerillas, now a citywide organization.
How green is your garden? If you live in Brooklyn—home to 50 percent of New York City’s community gardeners—chances are pretty good that your neighborhood is home to deep shades of kale, spinach and mint, with splashes of yellow corn, red tomato, and blueberry.
Brooklyn Community Foundation received an unprecented number of proposals for its first grantmaking cycle of 2011. We thank all those who participated in the process. Our program staff is currently reviewing the incredible number of impressive organizations, and will be in touch shortly with those organizations who will receive funding for this first cycle.
A Donor-Advised Fund for Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Community Foundation has created a Donor-Advised Fund Program to support donors who want to direct a major portion of their charitable giving to Brooklyn.
If your organization is helping make Brooklyn Greener, it may be eligible to participate in our new spring Micro Grants initiatives, two exciting partnerships with ioby.org and Green Guerillas.
A partnership with Green Guerillas
We should be thrilled. The world, it seems, has finally, famously "discovered" Brooklyn. Celebrities are naming their offspring after the borough; we have become the mark of coolness, of edge, of style and of innovation. We couldn't be more pleased with the successes of our small businesses, restaurants, and of the energy of the new arrivals streaming across the bridges into Brooklyn.