Giving Matters: News from the Brooklyn Community Foundation

July 24, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Brooklyn Community Foundation fund holders directed over $200,000 in grants—more than 90% going to Brooklyn nonprofits—during the first half of 2014, marking a tenfold increase over the same period last year.

June 19, 2014

Our fourth installment of Stories of Brooklyn Insights features the growing Bangladeshi community in East New York and one local leader's efforts to help immigrant families navigate their new home while building bonds across cultures with their fellow Brooklynites.

June 5, 2014

The latest news from Brooklyn Community Foundation

June 4, 2014

Through our Neighborhood Dialogues in East New York, we've met with over 100 residents—gardeners, grandparents, students, artists and activists—commited to building local strength in a community facing many challenges, but rich with opportunity. In the third installment of Stories of Brooklyn Insights, we're sharing the voices of ARTs East New York, a storefront gallery and neighborhood hub using the arts to create community-led change.

April 24, 2014

Over 600 Brooklynites have participated in Brooklyn Insights since we launched in January, each with their own unique Brooklyn story—and we want to share a few of them with you. Visit BrooklynInsights.org for the first of these stories, featuring Abdu Rodney, a 20-year-old Boerum Hill resident whom we met in our Young Men’s Roundtable.

March 28, 2014

This week, The Chronicle of Philanthropy highlights the Foundation’s latest initiative in a story on the emerging trend of foundations utilizing community engagement strategies in order to increase the impact of foundations' work.

March 11, 2014

Today’s Wall Street Journal shares the outstanding news that Alan Fishman, our Board Chairman, has made a generous new pledge of $1 million to the Brooklyn Community Foundation—to show other Brooklynites how they can work with the foundation to support the strongest nonprofit organizations in the borough.

March 6, 2014

With our new Brooklyn Insights initiative, Brooklyn Community Foundation is engaging hundreds of Brooklynites to learn more about what’s happening in our communities—the challenges, the assets, and the opportunities—so that we can help ignite community-led change. Now you can listen along with us and add your voice at BrooklynInsights.org!

February 27, 2014

The latest on Brooklyn Insights, our first annual young professionals party, and a new report from the Brooklyn Recovery Fund. 

January 29, 2014

We are pleased to announce an exciting new initiative of the Brooklyn Community Foundation: Brooklyn Insights.

January 23, 2014

In 2013, Brooklyn (and beyond) gave $2.3 million back to Brooklyn. Thank You!

December 31, 2013

Make a donation to Brooklyn Community Foundation before midnight to have an immediate impact on your 2013 tax return and a lasting impact in your community.

December 19, 2013

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. This holiday season, we hope you will continue to partner with us so that we can help strengthen Brooklyn's communities together in the coming year.

December 17, 2013

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. This holiday season, we hope you will continue to partner with us so that we can help strengthen Brooklyn's communities together in the coming year.

December 10, 2013

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.

December 5, 2013

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.

December 3, 2013

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?  

November 26, 2013

Two Brooklyn Community Foundation grantees now hold the nation’s highest honor for youth programs.

November 15, 2013

Right now, thousands of New Yorkers are sharing their ideas and opinions on the future of the city. Are you?

November 7, 2013
For the first time in 12 years, Brooklynites are welcoming a new mayor and a new borough president, in addition to many new city council members. How will your community’s concerns be heard by these new representatives?