July 1, 2010
With Independence Day upon us, we are inspired by our remembrance of the Battle of Brooklyn, and the valor and courage of those who sacrificed everything in their pursuit of independence. Our challenge today – building a new community foundation for Brooklyn - clearly does not compare with the challenge of building a...
June 28, 2010
Brooklyn Community Foundation, a new philanthropy focused solely on Brooklyn, will announce Monday its first round of grants totaling $2.5 million.The grants are being made to more than 170 nonprofits throughout the borough to fund initiatives in five fields of interest: arts for all, caring neighbors, community...
June 3, 2010
Turning patches of concrete into parcels of farmland; converting a business need into an employment opportunity; encouraging low income community residents to become philanthropists; creating a second chance high school; building affordable homes for public housing residents — impossible dreams?
June 3, 2010
It may come as a surprise that although we have made more than $70 million in grants over the past dozen years, the average grant was “only” in the $25,000 range. Can you have an impact on serious social issues with small grants?
May 18, 2010
The donation drives and telethons might be over, but local foundations and Haitian groups are just beginning their work to help the country and its people rebuild.
May 12, 2010
These days, we hear a lot of talk about our city’s different sectors, groups, and communities. But there’s one crucial group that doesn’t often see much light of day: The non-profit sector.
May 12, 2010
The President of the Brooklyn Community Foundation drops by NYNN to tell Chuck Scarborough how the Foundation serves Brooklyn.
April 12, 2010
The NYC Haitian Community Hope and Healing Fund, created to help local Haitians deal with the aftershocks of the earthquake, announced its first grants today.
April 11, 2010
One organization uses music to help Haitian children in New York overcome emotional trauma from the earthquake that struck Haiti in January. Another teaches English to Haitian adults so they can communicate with government agencies and employers. Still others provide social services, legal aid and other support...
February 25, 2010
NEW YORK, NY February 26, 2010 —Since the earthquake in Haiti, a slow trickle of Haitians have been looking for a way to restart their lives in and around New York. Some are citizens or green card holders who came on U.S. military evacuation flights. Some have come with U.S. citizen children. And more recently, they'...