In the News

September 5, 2023
For decades, rainwater would flood the streets of the low-lying neighborhood known as the Hole, which straddles the Brooklyn-Queens border.
September 5, 2023
The Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation’s Social Justice Fund and Brooklyn Community Foundation today announced the five recipients of the inaugural Just Brooklyn Prize, a new annual award to celebrate outstanding BIPOC champions in the fight for racial justice in Brooklyn.
August 31, 2023
On Sept. 22, AFROTECH Executive is taking place in Brooklyn, NY, at The William Vale. During the final stop of 2023 for the multi-city series, attendees will have the opportunity to network and collaborate with some of today’s industry leaders and executives. 
July 27, 2023
Dr. Jocelynne Rainey, the head of the Brooklyn Community Foundation and Lisa Cowan, vice president of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, join Lurie to discuss racial justice in philanthropy and why it is difficult for us to ensure that the communities that need certain resources have easy access to them.
July 10, 2023
The Brooklyn Community Foundation announced on July 5 that $1,485,000 in new funding from its Brooklyn Elders Fund will be used to support 14 local nonprofits. 
July 6, 2023
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June 30, 2023
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, NY — Prospect Heights-based Brooklyn Community Foundation announced three new heavy hitting board members Friday, including Center for Brooklyn History and Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation alums. Board members make key decisions at the organization on key programming and grant allocations within Brooklyn. The foundation has awarded over $90 million to Brooklyn nonprofits since its 2009 founding, according to a foundation representative.
June 30, 2023
 The Brooklyn Community Foundation, the first and only public foundation solely dedicated to Brooklyn, has appointed three new members to its Board of Directors: Timothy Simons, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Forethrough Advisors, LLC., Shaheen Rushd, Former Litigation Attorney at Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman, and Vishal Sheth, Partner and Co-Head of Global FIG at Apollo.
June 29, 2023
After the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Harvard and the University of North Carolina had taken a discriminatory and illegal approach by using race as a factor in admissions, many nonprofit and foundation leaders issued statements. 
June 21, 2023
Winning a slice of the hundreds of millions of foundation dollars given away each year is a perennial concern for fundraisers. Your odds will be improved more by the quality of your grant applications than the quantity. “Spending a lot of time on a few good fits is much more productive than spreading your time on a lot of poorly conceived applications, very few of which will stick,” according to Shawn Morested, vice president of grants for New York Community Trust.