February 17, 2011
Two Brooklyn institutions today announced an expanded partnership to help encourage Brooklyn’s young people to explore careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
February 4, 2011
On February 3, Brooklyn Community Foundation was honored by the Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC) for its work in helping to build stronger communities in the borough through its philanthropic investments in affordable housing, economic development, workforce training and a range of social, cultural and educational...
November 8, 2010
Brooklyn Community Foundation today announced that it is a recipient of a 2010 Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture, an honor which recognizes individuals or organizations for their outstanding contributions to New York City’s cultural life.
November 4, 2010
The feelings, the food, the people were All Good at last night’s first-ever “Brooklyn Does Good,” a celebration that marked the first anniversary of the Brooklyn Community Foundation and the culmination of the inaugural Brooklyn Do Gooder Awards campaign.
October 28, 2010
BROOKLYN, NY – Six “Do Gooders,” whose good works include everything from growing food for the hungry to fighting pollution to helping children of imprisoned parents to teaching music to young people to planning community events to helping promote civic engagement among new and long-time Brooklyn residents, were...
October 20, 2010
OCTOBER 20, 2010, BROOKLYN, NY – Following weeks of campaigning, an outpouring of enthusiasm and participation from across the borough and beyond, the Brooklyn Community Foundation, the first borough-wide charitable organization focused solely on Brooklyn, today announced 20 finalists for its inaugural Brooklyn Do...
October 12, 2010
VOTING UNDERWAY FOR BROOKLYN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION’S FIRST EVER ONLINE BROOKLYN DO GOODER AWARDS– More than 250 nominated, thousands log on to select finalists for Brooklyn's community-service and philanthropy honor --
October 6, 2010
As you may know, the Brooklyn Do Gooder Awards site has experienced some delays due in part to an outpouring of voters logging on to help us recognize Brooklyn’s heroes. To accommodate your incredible spirit and enthusiasm, our developers have implemented an additional system upgrade to help make your voting...
August 20, 2010
BROOKLYN, NY, August 20, 2010 -- In honor of its first anniversary, the Brooklyn Community Foundation, the first borough-wide charitable organization focused solely on Brooklyn, today announced the first-ever online Brooklyn Do Gooder Awards campaign to identify and honor local individuals who embody the highest...
July 19, 2010
Last week, Bridge Street Development Corporation, a community development nonprofit based in Bedford Stuyvesant, unveiled Joshua Court at 300 Putnam Avenue.
June 28, 2010
Brooklyn Community Foundation, the first borough-wide philanthropy focused solely on Brooklyn, today announced its first round of grants to support the critical work of more than 170 nonprofits in Brooklyn.
June 21, 2010
On Sunday, June 20, Brooklyn Community Foundation participated in the Ride with Pride Horse Show in Prospect Park. The event is run by GallopNYC, an innovative therapeutic horseback riding program designed for physically and developmentally children and teens.
June 18, 2010
Brooklyn Community Foundation was recently honored with the Sadie Nash Leadership Project's first annual Petticoat Award for leadership in nurturing Sadie Nash’s program for young women.
June 17, 2010
BROOKLYN, NY, JUNE 17, 2010—As New York City and New York State budget shortfalls threaten summer youth programs, the Brooklyn Community Foundation—the first of its kind in Brooklyn—is adding $30,000 for a total investment of $132,500 for programs that will serve more than over 2,500 young people throughout Brooklyn...
April 13, 2010
--AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers to Learn about Brooklyn’s Needs and Opportunities in New Educational Series—
April 12, 2010
-- $250,000 awarded to 12 local organizations to help address long-term social service, legal, trauma and educational needs of NYC’s Haitian American communities in earthquake aftermath --
February 19, 2010
In a time of unprecedented economic pressure and high unemployment in the city and the nation, a free tax preparation center has opened in Downtown Brooklyn to provide significant financial assistance to low-wage working families and individuals as well as a multi-million dollar boost to New York’s economy.
February 11, 2010
New York, NY – The Brooklyn Community Foundation and United Way of New York City today launched the NYC Haitian Community Hope and Healing Fund. New York City is home to one of the largest Haitian populations outside of Port au Prince–more than 140,000 people – the vast majority of whom live in Brooklyn and Queens....
January 15, 2010
The tragedy unfolding in Haiti following the earthquake on January 10 is stunning in its proportions and sobering in its implications.
December 21, 2009
December 21, 2009, Brooklyn, NY—As a culmination to its “Caring Neighbors Holiday Campaign for Kids,” the Brooklyn Community Foundation—the first and only charitable organization of its kind in Brooklyn—will distribute some of the nearly 650 “Caring Neighbors Kits” filled with books, toys and other resources to...