Press Archive

May 6, 2015
Today, Brooklyn Community Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its cornerstone initiative, Invest in Youth, to improve social and economic opportunities and outcomes for vulnerable young people across Brooklyn.
April 7, 2015
 Today, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) announced that Brooklyn Community Foundation, New York Foundation and Open Society Foundations are recipients of the coveted
February 5, 2015
 Today, Brooklyn Community Foundation announces the launch of the Brooklyn Accelerator, a unique component of its new community impact strategy designed to be a hub of information, idea exchange, and gathering of philanthropic resources across the borough.  “The idea for the Brooklyn Acceler
January 26, 2015
As part of our new program strategy, Brooklyn Community Foundation will launch Invest in Youth, a breakthrough initiative focused on achieving greater equity and increasing opportunities and successful outcomes for our borough’s youth—and supporting their work for a more fair and just Brooklyn.
October 30, 2014
  Pictured: At left, Brooklyn Community Foundation President & CEO Cecilia Clark
June 2, 2014
The New York City Change Capital Fund (CCF), a collaboration of 17 foundations and financial institutions dedicated to the revitalization of distressed New York City communities, today announced the launch of a new initiative to harness the strength of community development corporations (CDCs) to reduce poverty in...
May 29, 2014
We are immensely proud to announce that the Foundation’s Program Director Toya Williford will be joining the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City as the Director of Programs and Policy, starting June 9.
January 27, 2014
Today, the Brooklyn Recovery Fund and its Community Collaboratives released an extensive report on conditions in six coastal Brooklyn neighborhoods post-Superstorm Sandy, with urgent recommendations for government agencies on how to address persistent recovery challenges while building resiliency in partnership with
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.