Press Archive

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.
February 10, 2010
New York, NY – The Brooklyn Community Foundation and United Way of New York City today launched the NYC Haitian Community Hope and Healing Fund. New York City is home to one of the largest Haitian populations outside of Port au Prince–more than 140,000 people – the vast majority of whom live in Brooklyn and Queens. The impact of the January 12, 2010 earthquake has extended well beyond Haiti’s shores, penetrating some of the city’s most vibrant and under-resourced communities.
January 15, 2010
The tragedy unfolding in Haiti following the earthquake on January 10 is stunning in its proportions and sobering in its implications.
December 30, 2009
December 21, 2009, Brooklyn, NY—As a culmination to its “Caring Neighbors Holiday Campaign for Kids,” the Brooklyn Community Foundation—the first and only charitable organization of its kind in Brooklyn—will distribute some of the nearly 650 “Caring Neighbors Kits” filled with books, toys and other resources to homeless families and their children at the Flatbush Reformed Church on Tuesday. The kits are the result of the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s effort to increase charitable giving in Brooklyn and bring joy to some families through its first public seasonal fundraising initiative since the organization’s launch in October, 2009.
December 30, 2009
December 3, 2009, Brooklyn, NY—The Brooklyn Community Foundation—the first and only charitable organization of its kind in Brooklyn—has launched its first holiday fundraising initiative, the “Caring Neighbors Campaign for Kids.” The appeal, which encourages donors large and small to contribute, will provide nearly 650 homeless children with a “Caring Neighbors Kit” filled with educational books, toys and other resources. Thanks to an anonymous donation, gifts up to $250 will be matched dollar for dollar.
November 24, 2009
The Brooklyn Community Foundation congratulates Girls Write Now for receiving the 2009 Coming Up Taller Award from the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. The Brooklyn Community Foundation began supporting GWN in 2005 and continues to support their programming serving Brooklyn girls as part of its Education and Youth Achievement Fund.
November 12, 2009
Brooklynites—of all people—know that every dime and every dollar counts. At the Brooklyn Community Foundation, we know that even small donations can help improve the lives of people in Brooklyn—which means a better Brooklyn for everyone. That’s why, for a limited time, your dollars, your friend’s dollars, Brooklyn’s dollars, will all go further to support essential programs helping build stronger, greener communities, teaching our youth, providing critical services for the disabled, homeless, aged and needy throughout Brooklyn.