Brooklyn Accelerator is a hub for information, idea exchange, and gathering of philanthropic resources. Among its many roles, Brooklyn Accelerator seeks to connect donors and nonprofits; sponsor capacity-building efforts and technical assistance services; provide training on equity, cultural competence and anti-racism; and—using the Foundation’s office space in Crown Heights—incubate and support promising local leaders and organizations.
Each year, we will recognize trailblazing Brooklyn organizations that demonstrate the creativity, diversity, and scope of the borough’s nonprofit sector.
Accelerating New Ideas
Each year, we will incubate up to three small, innovative organizations by providing free co-working space in our new office, technical assistance, trainings, and a $5,000 stipend for start-up costs.
- Community Space Rental
Free use of our conference room for nonprofit and community meetings.
- Accelerator News Updates
Monthly newsletter with funding opportunities, events, and job listings.
- Brooklyn Nonprofit Directory for Donors and Donor Advisors
Nonprofits vetted by the Foundation, indexed by neighborhood and program area.
- Building Brooklyn Boards
Free training and matchmaking for those interested in serving on boards of Brooklyn nonprofits.
- Executive Director Connection
A peer-to-peer group for leaders of Brooklyn-serving nonprofits, to encourage collaboration, shared learning, and support.