Press Archive

October 19, 2011
The Brooklyn Community Foundation, through the generous support of the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Peter Jay Sharp Youth Arts Fellowship for promising Brooklyn high school students in the arts. Ten fellows were selected from nominations submitted by Brooklyn-based arts organizations for the 2011-12 inaugural cohort.
October 7, 2011
The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) today announced the launch of the BAM Professional Development Program (BAM PDP). Led by BAM and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management (DVIAM) at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, the BAM PDP will be one of the first programs to reside in the BAM Richard B.
October 3, 2011
A new Brooklyn Food Atlas, available in both paper copies and on-line (PDF download), provides the first-ever comprehensive sets of maps of food resources borough-wide in Brooklyn, showing the location of diverse resources including farmers’ markets, soup kitchens and food pantries, community gardens, food retailers, and food stamp
September 27, 2011
Join the Coalition for the Improvement of Bedford-Stuyvesant (CIBS) in partnership with Council Member Albert Vann and the Brooklyn Community Foundation on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 9:30am to 4pm at Restoration Plaza for an all day fun-filled educational event focusing on Bedford-Stuyvesant and healthy eating.
August 10, 2011
Today, the Brooklyn Community Foundation officially launched Brooklyn Greens, a three-year $750,000 action plan to guide three distinct Brooklyn communities in their efforts to implement sustainable practices toward broad environmental improvement.
August 9, 2011
City Limits, an independent, investigative journalism organization that publishes in-depth reporting about civic affairs in New York City, will launch a new website exclusively dedicated to coverage of the borough of Brooklyn, with $100,000 in support from the John S. and James L.
August 3, 2011
The winners of the 2011 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest were announced today at a press conference on the champion residential block, East 25th Street between Avenue D and Clarendon Road (
July 18, 2011
Brooklyn Community Foundation, the largest public philanthropy in the borough, has awarded its first round of 2011 grants totaling $2.3 million to 118 nonprofits working in five strategic areas of focus: Education and Youth Achievement, Arts for All, Caring Neighbors, Community Development, and Green Communities.
July 11, 2011
How green is your garden? If you live in Brooklyn—home to 50 percent of New York City’s community gardeners—chances are pretty good that your neighborhood is home to deep shades of kale, spinach and mint, with splashes of yellow corn, red tomato, and blueberry. 
June 15, 2011
Across Brooklyn, high school seniors are readying for an occasion that we hope they remember with a sense of pride for the rest of their lives: Commencement. It’s a day to reflect on the achievements of the past while kicking off the start of a new, exciting chapter.

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