In a time of unprecedented economic pressure and high unemployment in the city and the nation, a free tax preparation center has opened in Downtown Brooklyn to provide significant financial assistance to low-wage working families and individuals as well as a multi-million dollar boost to New York’s economy.
Brooklyn Community Foundation, Capital One Bank, Food Bank Partner with NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs to Urge Brooklynites to Use Free Tax Prep Center
February 12, 2010
February 10, 2010
New York, NY – The Brooklyn Community Foundation and United Way of New York City today launched the NYC Haitian Community Hope and Healing Fund. New York City is home to one of the largest Haitian populations outside of Port au Prince–more than 140,000 people – the vast majority of whom live in Brooklyn and Queens. The impact of the January 12, 2010 earthquake has extended well beyond Haiti’s shores, penetrating some of the city’s most vibrant and under-resourced communities.
January 15, 2010
The tragedy unfolding in Haiti following the earthquake on January 10 is stunning in its proportions and sobering in its implications.
December 30, 2009
December 21, 2009, Brooklyn, NY—As a culmination to its “Caring Neighbors Holiday Campaign for Kids,” the Brooklyn Community Foundation—the first and only charitable organization of its kind in Brooklyn—will distribute some of the nearly 650 “Caring Neighbors Kits” filled with books, toys and other resources to homeless families and their children at the Flatbush Reformed Church on Tuesday. The kits are the result of the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s effort to increase charitable giving in Brooklyn and bring joy to some families through its first public seasonal fundraising initiative since the organization’s launch in October, 2009.
December 30, 2009
December 3, 2009, Brooklyn, NY—The Brooklyn Community Foundation—the first and only charitable organization of its kind in Brooklyn—has launched its first holiday fundraising initiative, the “Caring Neighbors Campaign for Kids.” The appeal, which encourages donors large and small to contribute, will provide nearly 650 homeless children with a “Caring Neighbors Kit” filled with educational books, toys and other resources. Thanks to an anonymous donation, gifts up to $250 will be matched dollar for dollar.
November 24, 2009
The Brooklyn Community Foundation congratulates Girls Write Now for receiving the 2009 Coming Up Taller Award from the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. The Brooklyn Community Foundation began supporting GWN in 2005 and continues to support their programming serving Brooklyn girls as part of its Education and Youth Achievement Fund.
November 12, 2009
Brooklynites—of all people—know that every dime and every dollar counts. At the Brooklyn Community Foundation, we know that even small donations can help improve the lives of people in Brooklyn—which means a better Brooklyn for everyone. That’s why, for a limited time, your dollars, your friend’s dollars, Brooklyn’s dollars, will all go further to support essential programs helping build stronger, greener communities, teaching our youth, providing critical services for the disabled, homeless, aged and needy throughout Brooklyn.
First and Only Community Foundation Focused Entirely on Brooklyn Builds Capacity to Help Improve Quality of Life in Brooklyn
November 3, 2009
The new Brooklyn Community Foundation—the first and only charitable organization of its kind in Brooklyn—is pleased to announce the addition of three new officers to the organization. Joining the Foundation are Philip Li as chief operating officer, Stephanie Hyacinth as vice president for development and Dara Lehon as vice president for communications.
New Pratt Center and Brooklyn Community Foundation Report Reveals Just One-Third of Public Housing Residents are Employed; Lagging Education and Inaccessible Transit Thwart Job-Seekers
October 27, 2009
As New York City works to promote economic opportunity for the poor, a new report by the Pratt Center for Community Development, "Public Housing in New York City: Building Communities of Opportunity," provides an in-depth look at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the nearly 500,000 New Yorkers who live in its 286 developments.
September 30, 2009
The first and only charitable organization of its kind in Brooklyn was launched to bring new resources to the borough’s most creative and effective nonprofits.