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.
Today, we are thrilled to release the Final Report from our Brooklyn Insights community engagement project, alongside a bold new vision for our work.
Dear Friends: It has been a little over a year since I joined Brooklyn Community Foundation as its second President and CEO, and what a year it’s been! Since last September, the Foundation has been on a wonderful journey of exploration and transformation. And I personally have had the pleasure and privilege of constant learning about Brooklyn—a place I’ve called home for 25 years—and the role we can play.
Foundation Launches Partnership with City Council’s Brooklyn Delegation
We're heading to Crown Heights! Reach us at our new address starting September 5th.
Here in two parts we present the final Stories of Brooklyn Insights.
In less than five years, Brooklyn Community Foundation has impacted nearly every corner of our borough—from funding a recovery coalition in Gerritsen Beach to sustaining job training programs in Gowanus and helping emerging artists perform in Greenpoint. Through hundreds of grants, we’ve built countless partnerships with residents, activists, civic leaders, foundations, and donors. Next month, we will take our work to a new level based upon the results of our ambitious Brooklyn Insights project launched last January.
We're giving away dozens of pieces of furniture that we can't take with us to our new office!
We are pleased to announce that Brooklyn Community Foundation fund holders directed over $200,000 in grants—more than 90% going to Brooklyn nonprofits—during the first half of 2014, marking a tenfold increase over the same period last year.