Doing Good: Weekly Updates from the Brooklyn Community Foundation
At the Brooklyn Community Foundation, we believe Brooklyn's strength is in its people. So we asked a few of our neighbors to share what they're thankful for in their communities and what they hope for in the coming year.
At the Brooklyn Community Foundation, we believe Brooklyn's strength is in its people. So we asked a few of our neighbors to share what they're thankful for in their communities and what they hope for in the coming year. Working together, we will make the Brooklyn we love even better.
Access to good food, healthcare, and education. Family, friends, neighbors. A strong and supportive community. Chances are these are the things you’re grateful for this holiday season. But what if you suddenly found it difficult to put food on the table each night? To find a safe, affordable place to live, or a well paying job to go to in the morning?
Two Brooklyn Community Foundation grantees now hold the nation’s highest honor for youth programs.
Right now, thousands of New Yorkers are sharing their ideas and opinions on the future of the city. Are you?
The partners of the Brooklyn Recovery Fund—Brooklyn Community Foundation, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President—present this report to the community on the fund's impact, as we reflect on the year that has passed since Superstorm Sandy devastated Brooklyn's coastal communities.
It is my pleasure to write to you as I embark on my new role as President and CEO of Brooklyn Community Foundation. First, I want to extend my gratitude to the Board of Directors and my predecessor Marilyn Gelber for their leadership. It is an honor to take the helm of an organization that has repeatedly responded to the needs of the community, most recently demonstrated by its swift and prescient actions in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
Meet Dominique Bryant. She’s one of Fort Greene’s most community-minded residents. In addition to serving as president of the Ingersoll Residents Association—providing leadership for the nearly 4,000-person housing development—she helps to run a weekly farm stand at the corner of Myrtle & North Portland Avenues.
As one of New York City’s most challenged neighborhoods, you wouldn’t expect bike lines to be the top story in Brownsville this summer. Yet, with the unveiling of freshly painted lines last week, Brownsville is now a bike-friendly community in the national spotlight.
A month after its official opening, we stopped by the new farm at the Red Hook West Houses to see what’s growing—both in the ground and in the surrounding community
With the official start of summer, schools are out, the pools are open, and Brooklyn is bursting with activity. It’s the perfect time to use your free time to become a Brooklyn volunteer.
We want to wish every dad who calls Brooklyn home a wonderful Father’s Day this Sunday, and pay special tribute to the fathers who—in the face of significant challenges—are taking the steps to build brighter futures for their families.
Have you ever wondered how Celebrate Brooklyn!—now in its 35th year—got its start in Prospect Park? Or who brings hip-hop’s biggest names to perform in DUMBO each summer? If so, you’re in luck: for this month’s installment of our new event series, Brooklyn For Good, we’re hosting the producers behind two of Brooklyn’s most influential summer music festivals.
From the steps of Borough Hall on Wednesday, we announced critical new support for the Brooklyn Recovery Fund. Starting this summer, an additional $1.25 million dollars from the American Red Cross will boost the work of the local nonprofits leading long-term recovery in our coastal communities after Superstorm Sandy.
We are pleased to share with you the just-published Brooklyn Recovery Fund Report to the Community, a view into the Brooklyn Community Foundation's response to Superstorm Sandy.
Last week, as we near the halfway point of an important election year, we asked you what you’re looking for in a new leader for Brooklyn in 2014. This week, we want you to think about Brooklyn in 2050.
This week, we’re thinking ahead. It’s a transition year for our city and borough. Soon we’ll be electing a new mayor and a new borough president, and with them, potentially, new visions for our communities. So we’re wondering: what are you looking for in a leader for Brooklyn?
This week marks an inauspicious anniversary: six months since Superstorm Sandy.
Join us May 15th as we launch an exciting new monthly event series featuring stories and conversation from Brooklyn's innovative entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders.