Press Archive

October 4, 2010
As you may know, the Brooklyn Do Gooder Awards site has experienced some delays due in part to an outpouring of voters logging on to help us recognize Brooklyn’s heroes. To accommodate your incredible spirit and enthusiasm, our developers have implemented an additional system upgrade to help make your voting experience smoother, more straightforward and meaningful.
August 27, 2010
BROOKLYN, NY, August 20, 2010 -- In honor of its first anniversary, the Brooklyn Community Foundation, the first borough-wide charitable organization focused solely on Brooklyn, today announced the first-ever online Brooklyn Do Gooder Awards campaign to identify and honor local individuals who embody the highest values of community giving and service.
July 19, 2010
Last week, Bridge Street Development Corporation, a community development nonprofit based in Bedford Stuyvesant, unveiled Joshua Court at 300 Putnam Avenue.
June 25, 2010
Brooklyn Community Foundation, the first borough-wide philanthropy focused solely on Brooklyn, today announced its first round of grants to support the critical work of more than 170 nonprofits in Brooklyn.
June 21, 2010
On Sunday, June 20, Brooklyn Community Foundation participated in the Ride with Pride Horse Show in Prospect Park. The event is run by GallopNYC, an innovative therapeutic horseback riding program designed for physically and developmentally children and teens.
June 18, 2010
Brooklyn Community Foundation was recently honored with the Sadie Nash Leadership Project's first annual Petticoat Award for leadership in nurturing Sadie Nash’s program for young women.
June 17, 2010
BROOKLYN, NY, JUNE 17, 2010—As New York City and New York State budget shortfalls threaten summer youth programs, the Brooklyn Community Foundation—the first of its kind in Brooklyn—is adding $30,000 for a total investment of $132,500 for programs that will serve more than over 2,500 young people throughout Brooklyn this summer.
April 13, 2010
--AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers to Learn about Brooklyn’s Needs and Opportunities in New Educational Series—
April 12, 2010
-- $250,000 awarded to 12 local organizations to help address long-term social service, legal, trauma and educational needs of NYC’s Haitian American communities in earthquake aftermath --
February 12, 2010
In a time of unprecedented economic pressure and high unemployment in the city and the nation, a free tax preparation center has opened in Downtown Brooklyn to provide significant financial assistance to low-wage working families and individuals as well as a multi-million dollar boost to New York’s economy.