4 Ways to Give

1. Community Fund

Donating to our Community Fund helps the Foundation carry out its ambitious vision to advance community-led change across Brooklyn through the vital work of local nonprofit organizations and neighborhood leaders.

Learn more and donate to the Community Fund. 

2. Establish a Fund

Opening a Donor Advised Fund with a tax-deductible gift of cash or stock is the most efficient way to support the organizations you care about (in Brooklyn and beyond) through one simple channel. Our Donor Advised Fund program is informed by years of philanthropic leadership and local grantmaking experience, making it the natural choice for donors who want to strengthen Brooklyn’s communities today and the future.

Learn more about establishing a Fund, including fund options.

3. Create a Legacy

We offer many options for families to establish a permanent philanthropic legacy in Brooklyn through bequests, endowment funds, and other estate planning vehicles. Contact our Donor Services team to discuss your options. 

4. Donor Leadership

We support the philanthropic leadership of donors in Brooklyn seeking to build strategic partnerships around their giving. 

  • Giving Circles enable like-minded donors to pool their resources to address a specific issue or program area they care about. Join an existing giving circle or start your own to see how the power of collective giving can amplify your impact in Brooklyn. Learn more about Giving Circles at Brooklyn Community Foundation.
  • ALLINBKLYN is a women’s philanthropic initiative dedicated to promoting a tradition of giving in Brooklyn. Members pool their funds and make grants to organizations in service to the people and places of Brooklyn. Learn more about ALLINBKLYN.

Brooklyn Community Foundation accepts donations of cash, stock, real estate, artwork, and bequests. All non-cash donations are subject to approval by the Foundation and all donations are 100% tax-deductible. Read our complete gift acceptance policy here.