With the holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about the way you give. Our Donor Advised Fund program is a new opportunity for Brooklynites to maximize their charitable giving while receiving excellent tax benefits.
This marks the exciting next phase of the Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project, a four-year partnership with the NYC Department of Education and Mayor’s Leadership Team on School Climate and Discipline to create a citywide model for school discipline reform.
Longtime Brooklynite, author and advocate Piper Kerman will join our first annual Invest in Youth Dinner for an in-depth conversation on youth and the criminal justice system.
We’re thrilled to share that our fund holders have given out almost $1.1 million in grants in the first half of 2015 -- already surpassing last year's total DAF giving. Plus, more than 80% went to Brooklyn-based nonprofits.
We are pleased to announce the inaugural cohort of our Incubator Project for emerging nonprofits.
Four Brooklyn middle and high schools will implement pioneering restorative justice practices next school year thanks to an exciting new pilot program led by Brooklyn Community Foundation. In a first for the Foundation, the program will work in partnership with the New York City Department of Education and Mayor de Blasio’s Leadership Team on School Climate and Discipline.
On Tuesday, May 19, Foundation President Cecilia Clarke traveled to San Francisco to accept the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s 2015 Impact Award.
We are pleased to announce the launch of Invest in Youth, our cornerstone initiative to improve opportunities and outcomes for vulnerable young people across Brooklyn.
Last week, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy announced Brooklyn Community Foundation as a recipient of its 2015 Impact Award! We are one of just five foundation winners nationwide, and the only community foundation to be recognized. Thanks to all who participated in Brooklyn Insights for elevating our efforts to the national stage!
Today, we’re thrilled to share that Brooklyn Community Foundation will receive the 2015 Impact Award from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP).
We are grateful to the young artists of Groundswell for envisioning and creating the beautiful mural that now graces the walls of our Community Room! With imagery that captures our new mission and vision for Brooklyn, the vibrant mural will bring energy to meetings and community conversations in the space for years to come.
Last week, we launched Brooklyn Accelerator, a unique component of our new community impact strategy. Among its many functions, the Accelerator will aim to connect community-based nonprofits to new donors and board members and provide training and technical assistance to nonprofits.
East Brooklyn, bordering Queens, is increasingly home to new Americans. More than 75,000 residents of the neighborhoods of Cypress Hills, City Line, and East New York were born in another country. They’re here to work, raise their children, and find opportunity. But for many, their first challenge is finding help.
This year, as part of Brooklyn Insights, we had the pleasure of working alongside seven young people who filled us with hope and excitement about Brooklyn’s future.
Setting up a Donor Advised Fund at Brooklyn Community Foundation—rather than at a commercial gift fund (such as Fidelity or Vanguard)—serves both our donors and the place they call home. As a community foundation, we partner with donors, nonprofits, and community leaders to help Brooklyn thrive now and into the future. We are a nimble and highly personal team, dedicated to our communities.
Through Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Donor Advised Fund (DAF) Program, you can receive an immediate 2014 tax deduction while taking your time to decide where to give—all in partnership with your community foundation.
In every neighborhood across Brooklyn, residents are stepping up to make a difference for their communities. Together with donors to our Community Fund, Brooklyn Community Foundation is here to be the spark that ignites their work.
Today is a day for giving globally, but sometimes the needs in our very own community can go unnoticed.
Since we released the findings from Brooklyn Insights last month, we’ve been overwhelmed by both the local and national response to our boroughwide community engagement effort.