What We Do

Through our Community Fund, Donor Advised Fund Program, and strategic initiatives, Brooklyn Community Foundation seeks to mobilize people, capital, and expertise for a fair and just Brooklyn.

Our unique approach has three components: first, we listen and engage the community; second, we build on what’s working, funding and supporting successful programs; third, we try new things, and when something works, we invest in its continued success.

Collaborate with local leaders. We partner with local leaders to identify and support proven models and accelerate bold new solutions.

Mobilize capital. We work with donors and manage resources to meet critical charitable goals and build a long-term asset base.

Leverage expertise. We call on a vast network of experts to build on best practices and advance the thinking needed to sustain our work.

Brooklyn has an unprecedented opportunity to build a sustainable source of support for its communities, led by the ideas and resources of its communities. As a start-up community foundation, we are assembling a community of donors committed to taking on Brooklyn’s challenges today, while fostering a powerful resource for the future. Please visit Ways to Give to learn more about how you can support Brooklyn today.