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June 2, 2014
The New York City Change Capital Fund (CCF), a collaboration of 17 foundations and financial institutions dedicated to the revitalization of distressed New York City communities, today announced the launch of a new initiative to harness the strength of community development corporations (CDCs) to reduce poverty in...
May 29, 2014
We are immensely proud to announce that the Foundation’s Program Director Toya Williford will be joining the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City as the Director of Programs and Policy, starting June 9.
January 27, 2014
Today, the Brooklyn Recovery Fund and its Community Collaboratives released an extensive report on conditions in six coastal Brooklyn neighborhoods post-Superstorm Sandy, with urgent recommendations for government agencies on how to address persistent recovery challenges while building resiliency in partnership with
November 21, 2013
Some of New York City’s most prominent education philanthropies announced their six priorities for Mayor-elect de Blasio today, as he prepares to take over the nation's largest school system.
October 29, 2013
Today, the Brooklyn Recovery Fund and its six Community Collaboratives are releasing the initial findings of an extensive report on the state of recovery after Superstorm Sandy in Brooklyn. A final report will be released by the end of the year, with a focus on informing new government officials as they take office in...
October 24, 2013
Today, the Brooklyn Recovery Fund, a joint effort between the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, the Brooklyn Community Foundation and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, held a pre-anniversary forum on Superstorm Sandy for elected officials and city, state and federal agencies to hear current recovery progress...
September 30, 2013
With a focus on rebuilding and strengthening coastal communities against future environmental threats, Brooklyn Community Foundation has announced five new grants totaling $1,167,000 to continue the efforts of its Community Collaboratives established in th
June 27, 2013
Alan Fishman, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, announced today that Cecilia Clarke will join the Foundation as its new President and CEO. Ms. Clarke succeeds Marilyn Gelber, who will step down from the post on June 30, 2013. 
May 29, 2013
The American Red Cross has awarded a $1.25 million grant to the Brooklyn Community Foundation to support long term recovery services for people affected by Superstorm Sandy in the borough’s hardest hit neighborhoods.
April 11, 2013
2013 has been a very active year for the Brooklyn Community Foundation.
April 5, 2013
Alan Fishman, chair of the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, announced today that founding President Marilyn Gelber would step down from her position at the end of June.
March 4, 2013
On Friday, March 1st, leaders from 20 community-based nonprofit organizations and city, state, and national agencies gathered at the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s DUMBO offices to discuss current successes and challenges related to mold remediation and removal, and physical repair and rehabilitation, in homes and...
February 27, 2013
The Brooklyn Recovery Fund today announced the recipient organizations of its Community Rebuilding Grant Program, which are receiving a total of $1,345,000 to support physical improvements to homes and buildings located in Brooklyn’s coastal communities severely affected by Superstorm Sandy.
February 27, 2013
 
January 25, 2013
The Convergence Partnership, a collaboration of eight of the nation’s leading funders and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has awarded $150,000 to the Brooklyn Community Foundation to support its work building healthier, more equitable communities.  Established in 2009 as the first and only...
January 16, 2013
A “failing” Brooklyn school district now has a blueprint for change, and it starts with school collaboration, closing the disparity gap in after-school services, and engaging parents as key stakeholders.