Cecilia Clarke, president of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, is sitting on $60-million in assets ready to be distributed throughout the borough.But before she spends any money, she’s going to seek advice from her neighbors.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "Community Funds Ask People From Diverse Walks of Life for Priorities"
March 27, 2014
WSJ: Turning Brooklyn Cachet Into Cash, The Brooklyn Community Foundation Looks to Expand Under New Leadership
March 11, 2014
March 11, 2014
With a $1 million gift to the Brooklyn Community Foundation, Alan Fishman is hoping to set an example for others living in the borough.
January 30, 2014
The Brooklyn Recovery Fund has released an extensive report on conditions in six coastal Brooklyn neighborhoods since Superstorm Sandy.
May 15, 2013
In December, 24 New York City designers banded together to organize a charity auction for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Contributing furniture made from salvaged materials or that in some way alluded to the wreckage, the group, called Reclaim NYC, raised some $15,000 for the Red Cross.
April 11, 2013
The biggest accomplishment of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, established three-and-a-half years ago as the successor to the Independence Community Foundation, is the fact that “the foundation belongs to Brooklyn, rather than a private foundation, a wealthy individual or a corporation. Creating this foundation for Brooklyn is accomplishment number one.”
April 2, 2013
Gokhan Karakollukcu never imagined that the placid waters beyond Emmons Avenue would blast apart his café's windows one late and horrifying October night last year.
February 26, 2013
The Robin Hood Foundation in New York City raised $67.5 million for Superstorm Sandy relief and it is expected that all of it will be out the door by the end of next month. “It goes back to donor intent,” said Emary Aronson, Robin Hood’s managing director of education and the Robin Hood Relief Fund. “People didn’t give money for us to hold for a year or two.