November 21, 2013
Some of New York City’s most prominent education philanthropies announced their six priorities for Mayor-elect de Blasio today, as he prepares to take over the nation's largest school system.
October 29, 2013
Today, the Brooklyn Recovery Fund and its six Community Collaboratives are releasing the initial findings of an extensive report on the state of recovery after Superstorm Sandy in Brooklyn. A final report will be released by the end of the year, with a focus on informing new government officials as they take office in...
October 24, 2013
Today, the Brooklyn Recovery Fund, a joint effort between the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, the Brooklyn Community Foundation and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, held a pre-anniversary forum on Superstorm Sandy for elected officials and city, state and federal agencies to hear current recovery progress...
September 30, 2013
With a focus on rebuilding and strengthening coastal communities against future environmental threats, Brooklyn Community Foundation has announced five new grants totaling $1,167,000 to continue the efforts of its Community Collaboratives established in th
June 27, 2013
Alan Fishman, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, announced today that Cecilia Clarke will join the Foundation as its new President and CEO. Ms. Clarke succeeds Marilyn Gelber, who will step down from the post on June 30, 2013.
June 10, 2013
May 29, 2013
The American Red Cross has awarded a $1.25 million grant to the Brooklyn Community Foundation to support long term recovery services for people affected by Superstorm Sandy in the borough’s hardest hit neighborhoods.
April 11, 2013
2013 has been a very active year for the Brooklyn Community Foundation.
April 5, 2013
Alan Fishman, chair of the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, announced today that founding President Marilyn Gelber would step down from her position at the end of June.
March 4, 2013
On Friday, March 1st, leaders from 20 community-based nonprofit organizations and city, state, and national agencies gathered at the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s DUMBO offices to discuss current successes and challenges related to mold remediation and removal, and physical repair and rehabilitation, in homes and...
February 27, 2013
The Brooklyn Recovery Fund today announced the recipient organizations of its Community Rebuilding Grant Program, which are receiving a total of $1,345,000 to support physical improvements to homes and buildings located in Brooklyn’s coastal communities severely affected by Superstorm Sandy.
January 25, 2013
The Convergence Partnership, a collaboration of eight of the nation’s leading funders and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has awarded $150,000 to the Brooklyn Community Foundation to support its work building healthier, more equitable communities. Established in 2009 as the first and only...
January 16, 2013
A “failing” Brooklyn school district now has a blueprint for change, and it starts with school collaboration, closing the disparity gap in after-school services, and engaging parents as key stakeholders.
November 30, 2012
To build and strengthen the coordinated response of nonprofit groups in two major areas devastated by Superstorm Sandy, the Brooklyn Recovery Fund today announced $100,000 grants for community-based collaboratives in Coney Island and Red Hook.
November 21, 2012
Stepping up its efforts to support Brooklyn's recovery from Superstorm Sandy, the Brooklyn Recovery Fund (BRF) today announced it was awarding its first round of fast track grants to 26 neighborhood organizations in the borough.
November 9, 2012
The Brooklyn Community Foundation, the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce today announced the release of two Requests for Proposals from Brooklyn nonprofit organizations working with the communities and individuals most affected by Hurricane Sandy for funding through the...
October 30, 2012
We hope that you and your communities are safe and sound from the impact of Hurricane Sandy felt here across Brooklyn. We know that the coastal areas of our borough - Red Hook, Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, Brighton Beach, Dumbo, Sea Gate and Manhattan Beach - were hit particularly hard by flooding and power...
October 25, 2012
As Brooklynites prepare to head to the polls on Election Day, the borough’s largest charitable organization has unveiled a vital new resource to help them become more informed about their communities and more empowered to take on the issues critical to the future of the borough.