NEW YORK—When I arrived at Vanderveer Place today, a small street with 27 family homes, Cecil Cuffley and her sisters Cheryl and Anette warmly greeted me, offering orange juice, mini turkey buns, and homemade coconut bread. They were celebrating.
August 11, 2010
BROOKLYN — The Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn, a premiere dance company and school, has been selected as a 2010 grantee partner of the Brooklyn Community Foundation.
July 7, 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 new nation.
June 30, 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 development, education and youth achievement, and green communities.
June 14, 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?
June 7, 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.
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?
May 13, 2010
The President of the Brooklyn Community Foundation drops by NYNN to tell Chuck Scarborough how the Foundation serves Brooklyn.
May 13, 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.
April 12, 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 intended to help Haitian immigrants survive and prosper.