The third annual Joseph E. Mohbat Prize for Writing in Memory of Verdery Knights was awarded to Kafilah Ali muhammad, a senior at Benjamin Banneker Academy for Community Development in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, at the school’s graduation ceremonies on June 26, 2014.
July 7, 2014
New York City Change Capital Fund Launches New Initiative to Support Community Development Groups Tackling Poverty
June 3, 2014
The New York City Change Capital Fund (CCF), a collaboration of 17 foundations and financial institutions dedicated to the revitalization of distressed New York City communities, today announced the launch of a new initiative to harness the strength of community development corporations (CDCs) to reduce poverty in high-need New York City neighborhoods.
May 29, 2014
We are immensely proud to announce that the Foundation’s Program Director Toya Williford will be joining the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City as the Director of Programs and Policy, starting June 9.
April 22, 2014
Brooklyn Recovery Fund Releases Report on Post-Sandy Recovery, with Recommendations for Accelerating Rebuilding and Enhancing Local Resiliency
January 27, 2014
Today, the Brooklyn Recovery Fund and its Community Collaboratives released an extensive report on conditions in six coastal Brooklyn neighborhoods post-Superstorm Sandy, with urgent recommendations for government agencies on how to address persistent recovery challenges while building resiliency in partnership with
November 26, 2013
Some of New York City’s most prominent education philanthropies announced their six priorities for Mayor-elect de Blasio today, as he prepares to take over the nation's largest school system.
October 29, 2013
Today, the Brooklyn Recovery Fund and its six Community Collaboratives are releasing the initial findings of an extensive report on the state of recovery after Superstorm Sandy in Brooklyn. A final report will be released by the end of the year, with a focus on informing new government officials as they take office in January 2014.
October 24, 2013
Today, the Brooklyn Recovery Fund, a joint effort between the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, the Brooklyn Community Foundation and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, held a pre-anniversary forum on Superstorm Sandy for elected officials and city, state and federal agencies to hear current recovery progress and challenges from the borough’s Sandy-impacted communities.
Brooklyn Community Foundation Announces $1.2 Million for Long-Term Recovery Projects in Five Coastal Neighborhoods
September 30, 2013
With a focus on rebuilding and strengthening coastal communities against future environmental threats, Brooklyn Community Foundation has announced five new grants totaling $1,167,000 to continue the efforts of its Community Collaboratives established in th