Alloy Development’s new building in Dumbo will ask condo owners to make a donation to the Brooklyn Community Foundation and help make decisions about where in the community the money should go. When a new condo development opens in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood in late 2020 or early 2021, residents will get a unique request when they move in: an invitation to donate to a new philanthropic fund to support social causes in neighboring communities.
October 22, 2019
September 10, 2019
Excerpt: Restorative justice asks “after a harm is committed, how do you repair the harm that has been done by bringing all parties into a conversation,” says Amy Chou, project officer for a restorative-justice pilot program launched by the Brooklyn Community Foundation at two high schools and a middle school.
January 23, 2019
As Brooklyn does better, so do its nonprofits. Brooklyn Community Foundation — the first and only public foundation totally dedicated to Brooklyn — distributed a whopping $7,068,413 in grants to local charities and nonprofits in 2018.
October 24, 2018
More than 80 percent of Brooklyn’s 2.6 million residents live in areas identified as “hard to count,” according to the City University of New York (CUNY) Mapping Service. This could come back to haunt the borough in the 2020 Census. Census figures factor in obtaining federal funding for health care, schools, housing, security, infrastructure, transportation and more. An undercounted population means Brooklyn loses out on much-needed funding it is entitled to.
September 7, 2018
In compiling a list of the borough’s leaders, we came up with so many local movers and shakers that it was hard to whittle down the list to a manageable number.
Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College Wins $100K Vote of Confidence from Brooklyn Community Foundation
February 6, 2018
The Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College is a winner of the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Annual Spark Prize, which recognizes exceptional nonprofits rooted in Brooklyn that advances racial and social justice. The center will receive $100,000 in general operating support from the foundation.
February 6, 2018
Philanthropy is many things, but at the core, it’s people making decisions about money. For philanthropy to be effective, it matters who those people are, how they make those decisions, and who gets the money. In short, it’s about power and who has it. It stands to reason, then, that thoughtful decision making will involve the people most affected by the problems that foundations are trying to solve. Yet this practice is far from the norm among foundations, especially larger ones.
January 11, 2018
Philanthropists under the age of 30 have given a total of more than $19 million since 2001 through youth grantmaking programs, a study from YouthGiving.org, an initiative of
January 11, 2018
November 30, 2017
Brooklyn Community Foundation launched its second annual Brooklyn Gives campaign Tuesday. The 24-hour donation drive helps raise money for 20 not-for-profits serving the borough. For every dollar each organization raises, Brooklyn Community Foundation will match it, up to $5,000. "There's phenomenal work happening and there's also real need, so what we want to say is let’s make Brooklyn generous to support Brooklyn communities through the work of these non-profits," said Cecilia Clarke, the president of Brooklyn Community Foundation.