Doing Good: Weekly Updates from the Brooklyn Community Foundation

March 28, 2014

This week, The Chronicle of Philanthropy highlights the Foundation’s latest initiative in a story on the emerging trend of foundations utilizing community engagement strategies in order to increase the impact of foundations' work.

March 11, 2014

Today’s Wall Street Journal shares the outstanding news that Alan Fishman, our Board Chairman, has made a generous new pledge of $1 million to the Brooklyn Community Foundation—to show other Brooklynites how they can work with the foundation to support the strongest nonprofit organizations in the borough.

March 6, 2014

With our new Brooklyn Insights initiative, Brooklyn Community Foundation is engaging hundreds of Brooklynites to learn more about what’s happening in our communities—the challenges, the assets, and the opportunities—so that we can help ignite community-led change. Now you can listen along with us and add your voice at BrooklynInsights.org!

February 27, 2014

The latest on Brooklyn Insights, our first annual young professionals party, and a new report from the Brooklyn Recovery Fund. 

January 29, 2014

We are pleased to announce an exciting new initiative of the Brooklyn Community Foundation: Brooklyn Insights.

January 23, 2014

In 2013, Brooklyn (and beyond) gave $2.3 million back to Brooklyn. Thank You!

December 31, 2013

Make a donation to Brooklyn Community Foundation before midnight to have an immediate impact on your 2013 tax return and a lasting impact in your community.

December 19, 2013

At the Brooklyn Community Foundation, we believe Brooklyn's strength is in its people. So we asked a few of our neighbors to share what they're thankful for in their communities and what they hope for in the coming year. This holiday season, we hope you will continue to partner with us so that we can help strengthen Brooklyn's communities together in the coming year.

December 17, 2013

At the Brooklyn Community Foundation, we believe Brooklyn's strength is in its people. So we asked a few of our neighbors to share what they're thankful for in their communities and what they hope for in the coming year. This holiday season, we hope you will continue to partner with us so that we can help strengthen Brooklyn's communities together in the coming year.

December 10, 2013

At the Brooklyn Community Foundation, we believe Brooklyn's strength is in its people. So we asked a few of our neighbors to share what they're thankful for in their communities and what they hope for in the coming year.

December 5, 2013

At the Brooklyn Community Foundation, we believe Brooklyn's strength is in its people. So we asked a few of our neighbors to share what they're thankful for in their communities and what they hope for in the coming year. Working together, we will make the Brooklyn we love even better.

December 3, 2013

Access to good food, healthcare, and education. Family, friends, neighbors. A strong and supportive community. Chances are these are the things you’re grateful for this holiday season. But what if you suddenly found it difficult to put food on the table each night? To find a safe, affordable place to live, or a well paying job to go to in the morning?  

November 26, 2013

Two Brooklyn Community Foundation grantees now hold the nation’s highest honor for youth programs.

November 15, 2013

Right now, thousands of New Yorkers are sharing their ideas and opinions on the future of the city. Are you?

November 7, 2013
For the first time in 12 years, Brooklynites are welcoming a new mayor and a new borough president, in addition to many new city council members. How will your community’s concerns be heard by these new representatives?
October 29, 2013

The partners of the Brooklyn Recovery Fund—Brooklyn Community Foundation, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President—present this report to the community on the fund's impact, as we reflect on the year that has passed since Superstorm Sandy devastated Brooklyn's coastal communities.

October 3, 2013

Dear Friend,

It is my pleasure to write to you as I embark on my new role as President and CEO of Brooklyn Community Foundation. First, I want to extend my gratitude to the Board of Directors and my predecessor Marilyn Gelber for their leadership. It is an honor to take the helm of an organization that has repeatedly responded to the needs of the community, most recently demonstrated by its swift and prescient actions in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

August 16, 2013

Meet Dominique Bryant. She’s one of Fort Greene’s most community-minded residents. In addition to serving as president of the Ingersoll Residents Association—providing leadership for the nearly 4,000-person housing development—she helps to run a weekly farm stand at the corner of Myrtle & North Portland Avenues.

August 1, 2013

As one of New York City’s most challenged neighborhoods, you wouldn’t expect bike lines to be the top story in Brownsville this summer. Yet, with the unveiling of freshly painted lines last week, Brownsville is now a bike-friendly community in the national spotlight.

July 17, 2013

A month after its official opening, we stopped by the new farm at the Red Hook West Houses to see what’s growing—both in the ground and in the surrounding community