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.
Brooklyn Community Foundation Funds Youth Achievement through Learning, Literacy, the Arts and Urban Agriculture
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.
Brooklyn Community Foundation and Mayor's Office of NYC Service Host NEW Panel Series Featuring Exceptional Brooklyn Nonprofits
April 13, 2010
--AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers to Learn about Brooklyn’s Needs and Opportunities in New Educational Series—
Local Haitian-Led Organizations Receive Funding to Meet Rising Needs in NYC in Wake of January Earthquake
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 --
Brooklyn Community Foundation, Capital One Bank, Food Bank Partner with NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs to Urge Brooklynites to Use Free Tax Prep Center
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.