In the News

October 22, 2019
Alloy Development’s new building in Dumbo will ask condo owners to make a donation to the Brooklyn Community Foundation and help make decisions about where in the community the money should go. When a new condo development opens in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood in late 2020 or early 2021, residents will get a unique request when they move in: an invitation to donate to a new philanthropic fund to support social causes in neighboring communities.
September 10, 2019
  Excerpt: Restorative justice asks “after a harm is committed, how do you repair the harm that has been done by bringing all parties into a conversation,” says Amy Chou, project officer for a restorative-justice pilot program launched by the Brooklyn Community Foundation at two high schools and a middle school.
August 13, 2019
The moment demands that every institution with a platform use it to speak out. Together, we must raise our voices to drown out the hate and call it out for what it is. This is racism. We must not tolerate or normalize it. We must condemn it, and then we must connect that rhetoric to the policies that are ruining the lives of people of color and holding back progress for us all.
July 5, 2019
Brooklyn Community Foundation has selected six local organization for the next cohort of its 2019-2020 Incubator Project. The program boosts emerging social justice nonprofits dedicated to sparking change for a fairer Brooklyn by providing them with a $5,000 seed grant, 18 months of free co-working space at Brooklyn Creative League and professional development support. 
June 19, 2019
New York state and city governments have turned the 2020 Census into a slow-moving train with no conductor. Given the major challenges tied to this Census — including the likely inclusion of a citizenship question that recent evidence indicates was explicitly designed to suppress the count in cities with large immigrant communities — we are desperately behind where we should be.
April 2, 2019
The Brooklyn Community Foundation announced on Wednesday the launch of a new fund dedicated to the care and welfare of older adults in Brooklyn. 
March 24, 2019
When Amazon announced they were pulling their new HQ2 from New York, taking with it the promise of billions of dollars in new revenue, many in the state Assembly celebrated while Gov. Cuomo railed on Twitter. But in the midst of this blame game, a new $50 billion dollar windfall is being almost entirely ignored by the same New York state officials.
January 23, 2019
As Brooklyn does better, so do its nonprofits. Brooklyn Community Foundation — the first and only public foundation totally dedicated to Brooklyn — distributed a whopping $7,068,413 in grants to local charities and nonprofits in 2018.
October 24, 2018
More than 80 percent of Brooklyn’s 2.6 million residents live in areas identified as “hard to count,” according to the City University of New York (CUNY) Mapping Service. This could come back to haunt the borough in the 2020 Census. Census figures factor in obtaining federal funding for health care, schools, housing, security, infrastructure, transportation and more. An undercounted population means Brooklyn loses out on much-needed funding it is entitled to. 
September 7, 2018
In compiling a list of the borough’s leaders, we came up with so many local movers and shakers that it was hard to whittle down the list to a manageable number.

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