Board & Governance

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors approves the programmatic focus areas of the foundation's grant making. Within these guidelines, the program staff recommend grants to the president and chairman for approval.  Grants of $50,000 or more require full Board of Directors review and approval.  The Board reviews approved grants at their regular board meetings, which take place four times a year.

The President

The President, selected by the Board of Directors, implements board policies, oversees programs, and manages the day-to-day operations of the foundation.  Together, the Board and the president share the responsibility of representing the interests of the foundation to Brooklyn and the broader community.  Under the leadership of the president, the foundation looks for opportunities to refine strategy and to improve its effectiveness

Grantmaking Oversight

The Board of Directors determines the programmatic focus areas of the foundation's grant making. Within these guidelines, the foundation president and senior staff have the authority for approving most grants. Grants of $50,000 or more require Board of Directors review and approval.  The Board reviews approved grants at their regular board meetings, which take place four times a year.