This September, Brooklyn’s community foundation will have a memorable new address in the heart of the borough: 1000 Dean Street.
Relocating from DUMBO to Crown Heights, Brooklyn Community Foundation’s 3000-sq. ft. headquarters within the just opened former Studebaker Service Station will house its day-to-day operations while serving as a convening hub and incubator for nonprofit and civic organizations from across the borough.
“We are thrilled to be moving into Central Brooklyn, closer to many of the organizations with whom we partner,” said Brooklyn Community Foundation President and CEO Cecilia Clarke. “We want this space to be a hive of action, ideas, and community-led impact.”
“As a native of Crown Heights, I think this is a logical next step for our organization,” added Foundation Board Chairman Alan Fishman. “To be centered in such a culturally rich, dynamic community will set a fresh tone for our work. And being able to bring in more partners will enable us to be a stronger, more supportive institution overall.”
The Foundation’s designs include work space for start-up nonprofits and meeting space for community groups. In addition, the Foundation aims to host events and open houses throughout the year to bring together residents, leaders, and nonprofits around issues facing the borough.
The Foundation is currently designing the space and expects to move in by September 5, 2014.