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.
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.
November 30, 2012
To build and strengthen the coordinated response of nonprofit groups in two major areas devastated by Superstorm Sandy, the Brooklyn Recovery Fund today announced $100,000 grants for community-based collaboratives in Coney Island and Red Hook.
November 21, 2012
Stepping up its efforts to support Brooklyn's recovery from Superstorm Sandy, the Brooklyn Recovery Fund (BRF) today announced it was awarding its first round of fast track grants to 26 neighborhood organizations in the borough.
November 9, 2012
The Brooklyn Community Foundation, the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce today announced the release of two Requests for Proposals from Brooklyn nonprofit organizations working with the communities and individuals most affected by Hurricane Sandy for funding through the...
October 30, 2012
We hope that you and your communities are safe and sound from the impact of Hurricane Sandy felt here across Brooklyn. We know that the coastal areas of our borough - Red Hook, Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, Brighton Beach, Dumbo, Sea Gate and Manhattan Beach - were hit particularly hard by flooding and power...
October 25, 2012
As Brooklynites prepare to head to the polls on Election Day, the borough’s largest charitable organization has unveiled a vital new resource to help them become more informed about their communities and more empowered to take on the issues critical to the future of the borough.
July 31, 2012
We’re pleased to share with you the latest newsletter from the Brooklyn Community Foundation, which features the story of our decade-plus investment in Red Hook—a dynamic community on the mend thanks to the dedication of visionary leaders and neighbors coming together to create change from the ground up.
July 17, 2012
The Brooklyn Community Foundation, the largest charitable fund in New York City’s most populous borough, announced today the election of two new members to its Board of Directors: Michael Sherman, a managing director at Barclays Capital’s Investment Banking Division, and Claire Silberman, a philanthropist and former...
July 5, 2012
The Brooklyn Community Foundation, the first and only philanthropy solely dedicated to New York City’s most populous borough, has announced the recipients of its competitive grantmaking for 2012, totaling $2,299,600 for 138 highly effective community-based programs and services.
June 1, 2012
Today, the Brooklyn Community Foundation—the only charitable foundation wholly dedicated to improving lives and strengthening communities in Brooklyn—officially introduced its newest initiative, Do Good Right Here, to encourage the borough’s 2.5 million residents to serve their communities by volunteering with local...
March 29, 2012
In Brooklyn, less than half of all graduating seniors enroll in college; fewer than 18 percent are truly ready for college-level courses.
January 26, 2012
For Brooklynites—the 2.5 million residents of what would be the United States’ fourth largest city, stretching across an 71.5 square mile checkerboard of distinctive and diverse neighborhoods—there is now a new resource for accessing comprehensive hyper-local data about the communities they call home.