Brooklyn Community Foundation, the largest public philanthropy in the borough, has awarded its first round of 2011 grants totaling $2.3 million to 118 nonprofits working in five strategic areas of focus: Education and Youth Achievement, Arts for All, Caring Neighbors, Community Development, and Green Communities.
July 18, 2011
July 11, 2011
How green is your garden? If you live in Brooklyn—home to 50 percent of New York City’s community gardeners—chances are pretty good that your neighborhood is home to deep shades of kale, spinach and mint, with splashes of yellow corn, red tomato, and blueberry.
June 15, 2011
Across Brooklyn, high school seniors are readying for an occasion that we hope they remember with a sense of pride for the rest of their lives: Commencement. It’s a day to reflect on the achievements of the past while kicking off the start of a new, exciting chapter.
June 10, 2011
The We Are All Brooklyn (WAAB) Fellowship is currently accepting applications for a 10-month leadership development program, which are due by Monday, July 18, 2011. Now entering its fifth year, the WAAB Fellowship is dedicated to advancing the next generation of Brooklyn’s young diverse leaders.
June 1, 2011
Brooklyn Community Foundation received an unprecented number of proposals for its first grantmaking cycle of 2011. We thank all those who participated in the process. Our program staff is currently reviewing the incredible number of impressive organizations, and will be in touch shortly with those organizations who will receive funding for this first cycle.
March 21, 2011
The ITAVA Robotics campaign is helping raise $15,000 to send some of Brooklyn's youngest engineers, beneficiaries of the Foundation's Central Brooklyn STEM Initiative (CBSI), to participate in the World’s U.S.
March 21, 2011
If your organization is helping make Brooklyn Greener, it may be eligible to participate in our new spring Micro Grants initiatives, two exciting partnerships with ioby.org and Green Guerillas.
February 14, 2011
Two Brooklyn institutions today announced an expanded partnership to help encourage Brooklyn’s young people to explore careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
February 4, 2011
On February 3, Brooklyn Community Foundation was honored by the Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC) for its work in helping to build stronger communities in the borough through its philanthropic investments in affordable housing, economic development, workforce training and a range of social, cultural and educational initiatives.
November 8, 2010
Brooklyn Community Foundation today announced that it is a recipient of a 2010 Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture, an honor which recognizes individuals or organizations for their outstanding contributions to New York City’s cultural life.