The Brooklyn Recovery Fund is a joint effort between the Brooklyn Community Foundation, the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to create a pooled fund to provide support to Brooklyn’s nonprofit organizations working with the communities and individuals most affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Brooklyn Recovery Fund will focus on building strength locally in nonprofit organizations so they can effectively and quickly serve the needs of Brooklynites affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The Fund will respond to the immediate, mid- and long-term impacts of the natural disaster, serving as a flexible source of financial support to local nonprofit organizations and businesses in impacted areas across Brooklyn.
The Fund has established a Community Advisory Committee comprised of nonprofit, business, and civic leaders from affected neighborhoods, as well as leaders from fields of disaster relief and human services.
Brooklyn Community Foundation program staff will lead Fund activities to publicize and solicit proposal submissions from across Brooklyn, conduct the due diligence of grant review, and select projects to be funded in consultation with Fund partners, with the entire process informed by the deep expertise of the Community Advisory Committee.
Community Collaboratives: Establish community-based collaboratives to coordinate immediate and long-term relief services to residents and economic recovery services to small businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy.
Community Rebuilding Grant Program: Support physical improvements to homes and buildings located in Brooklyn’s coastal communities.
Emergency Fast-Track Grants: Provide short-term assistance to Brooklyn-based nonprofits and Brooklyn-serving nonprofits that work in communities directly impacted by Super Storm Sandy.