December 15, 2011
The Brooklyn Community Foundation, the largest charitable fund in New York City’s most populous borough, announced today the appointment of Michael Burke to its executive team.
December 14, 2011
The Brooklyn Community Foundation has announced 37 new grants to Brooklyn-serving nonprofits totaling $668,000, bringing its 2011 giving to $4.5 million to Brooklyn’s nonprofit community.
December 2, 2011
Dear Neighbors,For most of us the holiday season is an extra special time of year—good meals, gifts, gatherings with family and friends—as we reflect on faith and giving to others.For many Brooklynites however, this will be a season of greater anxiety about putting food on the table, making rent and mortgage payments...
November 21, 2011
The Brooklyn Community Foundation and City Limits announced today the launch of The Brooklyn Bureau, www.bkbureau.org, a website exclusively dedicated to in-depth reporting on Brooklyn civic affairs to
November 15, 2011
Junior’s Restaurant, Brooklyn’s legendary eatery, is partnering with Brooklyn Community Foundation, the borough’s largest charitable organization, to help borough residents in need this holiday season.
November 7, 2011
This morning at the New York Memory Center in Park Slope, Time Warner Cable’s Regional Vice President of Government Relations Rory Whelan presented Brooklyn Community Foundation President Marilyn Gelber with a check for $10,000 directed toward the charitable organization’s Caring Neighbors Fund.
October 19, 2011
The Brooklyn Community Foundation, through the generous support of the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Peter Jay Sharp Youth Arts Fellowship for promising Brooklyn high school students in the arts. Ten fellows were selected from nominations submitted by Brooklyn-based...
October 3, 2011
The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) today announced the launch of the BAM Professional Development Program (BAM PDP). Led by BAM and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management (DVIAM) at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, the BAM PDP will be one of the first programs to reside in the BAM Richard B.
October 1, 2011
A new Brooklyn Food Atlas, available in both paper copies and on-line (PDF download), provides the first-ever comprehensive sets of maps of food resources borough-wide in Brooklyn, showing the location of diverse resources including farmers’ markets, soup kitchens and food pantries, community gardens, food retailers,...
September 15, 2011
Join the Coalition for the Improvement of Bedford-Stuyvesant (CIBS) in partnership with Council Member Albert Vann and the Brooklyn Community Foundation on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 9:30am to 4pm at Restoration Plaza for an all day fun-filled educational event focusing on Bedford-Stuyvesant and healthy eating.
August 10, 2011
Today, the Brooklyn Community Foundation officially launched Brooklyn Greens, a three-year $750,000 action plan to guide three distinct Brooklyn communities in their efforts to implement sustainable practices toward broad environmental improvement.
August 9, 2011
City Limits, an independent, investigative journalism organization that publishes in-depth reporting about civic affairs in New York City, will launch a new website exclusively dedicated to coverage of the borough of Brooklyn, with $100,000 in support from the John S. and James L.
August 3, 2011
The winners of the 2011 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest were announced today at a press conference on the champion residential block, East 25th Street between Avenue D and Clarendon Road (
July 18, 2011
Brooklyn Community Foundation, the largest public philanthropy in the borough, has awarded its first round of 2011 grants totaling $2.3 million to 118 nonprofits working in five strategic areas of focus: Education and Youth Achievement, Arts for All, Caring Neighbors, Community Development, and Green Communities.
July 11, 2011
How green is your garden? If you live in Brooklyn—home to 50 percent of New York City’s community gardeners—chances are pretty good that your neighborhood is home to deep shades of kale, spinach and mint, with splashes of yellow corn, red tomato, and blueberry.
June 16, 2011
Across Brooklyn, high school seniors are readying for an occasion that we hope they remember with a sense of pride for the rest of their lives: Commencement. It’s a day to reflect on the achievements of the past while kicking off the start of a new, exciting chapter.
June 10, 2011
The We Are All Brooklyn (WAAB) Fellowship is currently accepting applications for a 10-month leadership development program, which are due by Monday, July 18, 2011. Now entering its fifth year, the WAAB Fellowship is dedicated to advancing the next generation of Brooklyn’s young diverse leaders.
June 1, 2011
Brooklyn Community Foundation received an unprecented number of proposals for its first grantmaking cycle of 2011. We thank all those who participated in the process. Our program staff is currently reviewing the incredible number of impressive organizations, and will be in touch shortly with those organizations who...
March 21, 2011
If your organization is helping make Brooklyn Greener, it may be eligible to participate in our new spring Micro Grants initiatives, two exciting partnerships with ioby.org and Green Guerillas.
March 21, 2011
The ITAVA Robotics campaign is helping raise $15,000 to send some of Brooklyn's youngest engineers, beneficiaries of the Foundation's Central Brooklyn STEM Initiative (CBSI), to participate in the World’s U.S.