Stepping up its efforts to support Brooklyn's recovery from Superstorm Sandy, the Brooklyn Recovery Fund (BRF) today announced it was awarding its first round of fast track grants to 26 neighborhood organizations in the borough.
November 24, 2012
November 9, 2012
The Brooklyn Community Foundation, the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce today announced the release of two Requests for Proposals from Brooklyn nonprofit organizations working with the communities and individuals most affected by Hurricane Sandy for funding through the recently established Brooklyn Recovery Fund.
November 2, 2012
Brooklyn Community Foundation, Borough President Markowitz, and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Lead Effort to Raise Donations to Address Local Need
October 30, 2012
We hope that you and your communities are safe and sound from the impact of Hurricane Sandy felt here across Brooklyn. We know that the coastal areas of our borough - Red Hook, Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, Brighton Beach, Dumbo, Sea Gate and Manhattan Beach - were hit particularly hard by flooding and power outages.
Brooklyn Community Foundation Releases First Report of "Brooklyn Trends" Project, Providing New Insight into Civic Engagement across the Borough
October 25, 2012
As Brooklynites prepare to head to the polls on Election Day, the borough’s largest charitable organization has unveiled a vital new resource to help them become more informed about their communities and more empowered to take on the issues critical to the future of the borough.
August 8, 2012
July 31, 2012
We’re pleased to share with you the latest newsletter from the Brooklyn Community Foundation, which features the story of our decade-plus investment in Red Hook—a dynamic community on the mend thanks to the dedication of visionary leaders and neighbors coming together to create change from the ground up.
Brooklyn Community Foundation Announces $2.3 Million in Grants to Address Social and Economic Challenges in New York City’s Biggest Borough
July 5, 2012
The Brooklyn Community Foundation, the first and only philanthropy solely dedicated to New York City’s most populous borough, has announced the recipients of its competitive grantmaking for 2012, totaling $2,299,600 for 138 highly effective community-based programs and services.
Brooklyn Community Foundation Launches “Do Good Right Here” Campaign to Drive Volunteerism in New York City’s Biggest Borough
May 31, 2012
Today, the Brooklyn Community Foundation—the only charitable foundation wholly dedicated to improving lives and strengthening communities in Brooklyn—officially introduced its newest initiative, Do Good Right Here, to encourage the borough’s 2.5 million residents to serve their communities by volunteering with local nonprofit organizations.
March 29, 2012
In Brooklyn, less than half of all graduating seniors enroll in college; fewer than 18 percent are truly ready for college-level courses.