In the News

June 14, 2010
It may come as a surprise that although we have made more than $70 million in grants over the past dozen years, the average grant was “only” in the $25,000 range. Can you have an impact on serious social issues with small grants?
June 7, 2010
The donation drives and telethons might be over, but local foundations and Haitian groups are just beginning their work to help the country and its people rebuild.
June 3, 2010
Turning patches of concrete into parcels of farmland; converting a business need into an employment opportunity; encouraging low income community residents to become philanthropists; creating a second chance high school; building affordable homes for public housing residents — impossible dreams?
May 13, 2010
The President of the Brooklyn Community Foundation drops by NYNN to tell Chuck Scarborough how the Foundation serves Brooklyn.
May 13, 2010
These days, we hear a lot of talk about our city’s different sectors, groups, and communities. But there’s one crucial group that doesn’t often see much light of day: The non-profit sector.
April 12, 2010
One organization uses music to help Haitian children in New York overcome emotional trauma from the earthquake that struck Haiti in January. Another teaches English to Haitian adults so they can communicate with government agencies and employers. Still others provide social services, legal aid and other support intended to help Haitian immigrants survive and prosper.
April 12, 2010
The NYC Haitian Community Hope and Healing Fund, created to help local Haitians deal with the aftershocks of the earthquake, announced its first grants today.
March 2, 2010
NEW YORK, NY February 26, 2010 —Since the earthquake in Haiti, a slow trickle of Haitians have been looking for a way to restart their lives in and around New York. Some are citizens or green card holders who came on U.S. military evacuation flights. Some have come with U.S. citizen children. And more recently, they're coming with tourist visas they got before the quake.
March 2, 2010
FULTON MALL -- A free tax preparation center has opened in Downtown Brooklyn to provide significant financial assistance to low-wage working families and individuals and to give a multi-million dollar boost to New York’s economy.
March 2, 2010
This week, United Way and The Brooklyn Community Foundation (BCF) kicked off the Haitian Community Hope and Healing Fund, which brings together city and borough-wide non-profits with groups focused on the city’s Haitian community to help them provide counseling, literacy education, family unification and immigration law services, including helping immigrants fill out Temporary Protected Status

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