September 2015 Eblast
Catch up on the latest updates from Brooklyn Community Foundation in our March e-newsletter
2015 BY THE NUMBERS
In these final days of 2015, your charitable dollars can still go a long way.
On #GivingTuesday, join us in celebrating the inspiring work of Brooklyn nonprofits.
Today, we’re announcing the first cohort of our Invest in Youth Grantmaking Program: $1.54 million to support the work of 54 nonprofits.
With the holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about the way you give. Our Donor Advised Fund program is a new opportunity for Brooklynites to maximize their charitable giving while receiving excellent tax benefits.
This marks the exciting next phase of the Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project, a four-year partnership with the NYC Department of Education and Mayor’s Leadership Team on School Climate and Discipline to create a citywide model for school discipline reform.
Longtime Brooklynite, author and advocate Piper Kerman will join our first annual Invest in Youth Dinner for an in-depth conversation on youth and the criminal justice system.
We’re thrilled to share that our fund holders have given out almost $1.1 million in grants in the first half of 2015 -- already surpassing last year's total DAF giving. Plus, more than 80% went to Brooklyn-based nonprofits.