Press Archive

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.
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
June 27, 2013
Alan Fishman, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, announced today that Cecilia Clarke will join the Foundation as its new President and CEO. Ms. Clarke succeeds Marilyn Gelber, who will step down from the post on June 30, 2013. 
May 29, 2013
The American Red Cross has awarded a $1.25 million grant to the Brooklyn Community Foundation to support long term recovery services for people affected by Superstorm Sandy in the borough’s hardest hit neighborhoods.
April 11, 2013
2013 has been a very active year for the Brooklyn Community Foundation.
April 5, 2013
Alan Fishman, chair of the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, announced today that founding President Marilyn Gelber would step down from her position at the end of June.
March 4, 2013
On Friday, March 1st, leaders from 20 community-based nonprofit organizations and city, state, and national agencies gathered at the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s DUMBO offices to discuss current successes and challenges related to mold remediation and removal, and physical repair and rehabilitation, in homes and small businesses damaged by Superstorm Sandy in the Brooklyn communities of
February 27, 2013
The Brooklyn Recovery Fund today announced the recipient organizations of its Community Rebuilding Grant Program, which are receiving a total of $1,345,000 to support physical improvements to homes and buildings located in Brooklyn’s coastal communities severely affected by Superstorm Sandy.

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