News from the Brooklyn Community Foundation

January 5, 2016


December 22, 2015

In these final days of 2015, your charitable dollars can still go a long way.

December 1, 2015

On #GivingTuesday, join us in celebrating the inspiring work of Brooklyn nonprofits.


November 23, 2015

Today, we’re announcing the first cohort of our Invest in Youth Grantmaking Program: $1.54 million to support the work of 54 nonprofits

November 19, 2015

With the holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about the way you give. Our Donor Advised Fund program is a new opportunity for Brooklynites to maximize their charitable giving while receiving excellent tax benefits. 

October 22, 2015

This marks the exciting next phase of the Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project, a four-year partnership with the NYC Department of Education and Mayor’s Leadership Team on School Climate and Discipline to create a citywide model for school discipline reform.

September 23, 2015

Longtime Brooklynite, author and advocate Piper Kerman will join our first annual Invest in Youth Dinner for an in-depth conversation on youth and the criminal justice system. 

August 20, 2015

We’re thrilled to share that our fund holders have given out almost $1.1 million in grants in the first half of 2015 -- already surpassing last year's total DAF giving. Plus, more than 80% went to Brooklyn-based nonprofits.

June 25, 2015

We are pleased to announce the inaugural cohort of our Incubator Project for emerging nonprofits.

June 22, 2015

Four Brooklyn middle and high schools will implement pioneering restorative justice practices next school year thanks to an exciting new pilot program led by Brooklyn Community Foundation. In a first for the Foundation, the program will work in partnership with the New York City Department of Education and Mayor de Blasio’s Leadership Team on School Climate and Discipline.

May 27, 2015

On Tuesday, May 19, Foundation President Cecilia Clarke traveled to San Francisco to accept the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s 2015 Impact Award.

May 6, 2015

We are pleased to announce the launch of Invest in Youth, our cornerstone initiative to improve opportunities and outcomes for vulnerable young people across Brooklyn.

April 16, 2015

Last week, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy announced Brooklyn Community Foundation as a recipient of its 2015 Impact Award! We are one of just five foundation winners nationwide, and the only community foundation to be recognized. Thanks to all who participated in Brooklyn Insights for elevating our efforts to the national stage!

April 7, 2015

Today, we’re thrilled to share that Brooklyn Community Foundation will receive the 2015 Impact Award from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP).

March 11, 2015

We are grateful to the young artists of Groundswell for envisioning and creating the beautiful mural that now graces the walls of our Community Room! With imagery that captures our new mission and vision for Brooklyn, the vibrant mural will bring energy to meetings and community conversations in the space for years to come.

February 11, 2015

Last week, we launched Brooklyn Accelerator, a unique component of our new community impact strategy. Among its many functions, the Accelerator will aim to connect community-based nonprofits to new donors and board members and provide training and technical assistance to nonprofits.

December 23, 2014

East Brooklyn, bordering Queens, is increasingly home to new Americans. More than 75,000 residents of the neighborhoods of Cypress Hills, City Line, and East New York were born in another country. They’re here to work, raise their children, and find opportunity. But for many, their first challenge is finding help.

December 17, 2014

This year, as part of Brooklyn Insights, we had the pleasure of working alongside seven young people who filled us with hope and excitement about Brooklyn’s future.