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September 29, 2010
The Brooklyn Community Foundation today announced an online Brooklyn Do Gooder Awards campaign to identify and honor local selfless individuals who embody the highest values of community giving and service.
September 29, 2010
Charity workers and committed activists have found a great way of raising money and providing a service to their communities. Seeing Brooklyn as one giant community, the Brooklyn Community Foundation has formed to raise funds and awareness of great small non-profits that are doing good work in the borough.
September 29, 2010
The Brooklyn Community Foundation has a simple slogan that we love and try to live: "Do Good Right Here." They know that you don't have to go to Haiti or Pakistan or any economically hard-up place in this country or abroad to make a positive impact. There's plenty of work to be done right in your neighborhood, wherever you are.
September 29, 2010
Do you know a community service devotee right here in Brooklyn? He or she could be the recipient of the first annual “Brooklyn Do Gooder Awards.” The Brooklyn Community Foundation created a borough-wide initiative that seeks to identify and honor those who embody the highest values of community giving and service.
September 29, 2010
Know a Do Gooder?A decade ago, William Coplin, a professor of public affairs at Syracuse University who also had a hand in starting the Leadership & Public Service High School in New York City, wrote an amusing column about why Americans shun the label “Do-Gooder.”Good question. And one I’ve asked myself time and time again.
August 17, 2010
FORT GREENE -- Tables were piled high with peaches, eggplant, collard greens, carrots, plums, tomatoes, broccoli and more on Thursday in front of Ingersoll Houses on Myrtle Avenue. Behind the farm stand was the “Ingersoll Garden of Eden,” blooming with marigolds, butterfly bushes, lavender and daisies on what used to be a parched lawn in front of the large public housing development.
August 11, 2010
In its first full grantmaking cycle since becoming a public charity in October 2009, the Brooklyn Community Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $2.5 million to 172 nonprofits throughout the borough.
August 11, 2010
When we started the Brooklyn Community Foundation late last year, we recognized that the economy was in dire straits and that the top priority for Brooklynites would not be opening their checkbooks to a new charity.
August 11, 2010
NEW YORK—When I arrived at Vanderveer Place today, a small street with 27 family homes, Cecil Cuffley and her sisters Cheryl and Anette warmly greeted me, offering orange juice, mini turkey buns, and homemade coconut bread. They were celebrating.
August 11, 2010
BROOKLYN — The Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn, a premiere dance company and school, has been selected as a 2010 grantee partner of the Brooklyn Community Foundation.

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