In the News

February 25, 2011
The Brooklyn Borough President issued the following news release: On February 3, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was joined by Deputy Borough President Yvonne Graham, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, other elected officials and hundreds of guests and honorees for the 2011 State of the Borough Address at Sunset Park High School.
February 25, 2011
When Salvatore Forte turned 30, he decided it was time to make a list of things he wanted to do before he kicked the proverbial bucket. On the roster: get a dog, go skydiving, and give back to the community.
February 25, 2011
During a training seminar in Brooklyn last week for young members of New York’s Haitian community, the participants went around the room sharing their favorite Haitian expressions.
February 24, 2011
The Brooklyn Community Foundation yesterday was honored with one of the annual Mayor’s Awards for Arts & Culture.
February 23, 2011
To encourage student to take up careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), two Brooklyn institutions have extended their partnership. For this purpose, Polytechnic Institute of New York University has received $500,000 grant from Brooklyn Community Foundation.
February 11, 2011
When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and John F. Kennedy were assassinated in the late 1960s, they both left behind legacies that posed a challenge for the country: how can we better service and uplift one another?Marilyn Gelber, back then a freshmen at Queens College, knew early on that she would answer that call of service.
January 18, 2011
Brooklyn Community Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for new and renewed funding requests through January 31, 2011. Please review our guidelines and procedures prior to beginning your online application. The next window in which to submit Letters of Inquiry will take place in July 2011.
January 13, 2011
One year ago, the roar of the earthquake that shook Haiti was heard worldwide but no where more loudly than here in Brooklyn, home to one of the largest Haitian communities outside of Haiti itself.
November 19, 2010
 Willowtown resident Brad Smith has been chosen a finalist in the community development category of the “Brooklyn Do-Gooders” campaign, sponsored by the Brooklyn Community Foundation. Smith is recognized for his work as a Big Apple Greeter, in which he gives tourists free guided tours of Brooklyn neighborhoods. As the BCF website notes:
November 19, 2010
FORT GREENE — On Saturday, Nov. 20, prospective business owners will tour available storefronts on Fulton Street and Washington Avenue in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bedford Stuyvesant and Prospect Heights Brooklyn as part of another “Rolling Up the Gates” (RUG) Storefront Stroll.