“It felt so good to inspire people, to let them know things are going to get better.”
- Brigitte Purvis, Brooklyn Insights Participant
In every neighborhood across Brooklyn, residents are stepping up to make a difference for their communities. Together with donors to our Community Fund, Brooklyn Community Foundation is here to be the spark that ignites their work.
This year, through our Brooklyn Insights project, we met Brigitte Purvis, a passionate advocate and volunteer in Coney Island, often found lending a hand at the nearby high school, community center, and food pantry.
Brigitte goes above and beyond to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together to strengthen the struggling community, where the average annual income is just $9,675.
Brooklyn Community Foundation is committed to Brooklyn’s neighborhoods, and the residents who strive to make them better each day. This holiday, help us give to the givers.
All donations to Brooklyn Community Foundation are 100% tax-deductible.