Caring Neighbors Fund
Across Brooklyn, high school seniors are readying for an occasion that we hope they remember with a sense of pride for the rest of their lives: Commencement. It’s a day to reflect on the achievements of the past while kicking off the start of a new, exciting chapter.
For Many Brooklynites, a Good Meal is Hard to Find
Mapping Brooklyn's Food Supply and Demand
For the third installment of our month of spreading #BrooklynLove (yes we even created a Twitter hashtag), we are highlighting the local organizations dedicated to the health and wellness of our neighbors and our neighborhoods.
Love Lane in Brooklyn Heights (image courtesy of loop_oh/Flickr)
Brooklyn Community Foundation Announces $2.3 Million in Grants to Address Social and Economic Challenges in New York City’s Biggest Borough
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.
This week we’re hearing a lot about heroes returning home to Brooklyn—Barbra Streisand will perform her first-ever concert in the borough a week before Jimmy Kimmel hosts a week of late night talk at BAM Harvey in October. But some of our heroes never left Brooklyn, dedicating their personal and professional lives to doing good right here. Like Greg Jackson.
A new national report out this week offers some discouraging news: Brooklyn ranks 54th (out of 62) among New York State’s healthiest counties.
With over 300,000 of our residents now over age 65, Brooklyn is home to a senior community rapidly on the rise—which means more of our neighbors will be facing the challenges of aging in a time when government funding for programs and services is increasingly unsteady.
Brooklyn Community Foundation Announces Final Round of Grants for 2011; Year’s Giving Totals $4.5 Million to Brooklyn’s Nonprofit Community
The Brooklyn Community Foundation has announced 37 new grants to Brooklyn-serving nonprofits totaling $668,000, bringing its 2011 giving to $4.5 million to Brooklyn’s nonprofit community.
This morning at the New York Memory Center in Park Slope, Time Warner Cable’s Regional Vice President of Government Relations Rory Whelan presented Brooklyn Community Foundation President Marilyn Gelber with a check for $10,000 directed toward the charitable organization’s Caring Neighbors Fund.