Press Archive

April 11, 2013
2013 has been a very active year for the Brooklyn Community Foundation.
April 5, 2013
Alan Fishman, chair of the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, announced today that founding President Marilyn Gelber would step down from her position at the end of June.
March 4, 2013
On Friday, March 1st, leaders from 20 community-based nonprofit organizations and city, state, and national agencies gathered at the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s DUMBO offices to discuss current successes and challenges related to mold remediation and removal, and physical repair and rehabilitation, in homes and small businesses damaged by Superstorm Sandy in the Brooklyn communities of
February 27, 2013
The Brooklyn Recovery Fund today announced the recipient organizations of its Community Rebuilding Grant Program, which are receiving a total of $1,345,000 to support physical improvements to homes and buildings located in Brooklyn’s coastal communities severely affected by Superstorm Sandy.
February 27, 2013
January 25, 2013
The Convergence Partnership, a collaboration of eight of the nation’s leading funders and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has awarded $150,000 to the Brooklyn Community Foundation to support its work building healthier, more equitable communities.  Established in 2009 as the first and only charitable foundation for New York City’s largest borough, B
January 16, 2013
A “failing” Brooklyn school district now has a blueprint for change, and it starts with school collaboration, closing the disparity gap in after-school services, and engaging parents as key stakeholders.
November 30, 2012
To build and strengthen the coordinated response of nonprofit groups in two major areas devastated by Superstorm Sandy, the Brooklyn Recovery Fund today announced $100,000 grants for community-based collaboratives in Coney Island and Red Hook.
November 24, 2012
Stepping up its efforts to support Brooklyn's recovery from Superstorm Sandy, the Brooklyn Recovery Fund (BRF) today announced it was awarding its first round of fast track grants to 26 neighborhood organizations in the borough.
November 9, 2012
The Brooklyn Community Foundation, the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce today announced the release of two Requests for Proposals from Brooklyn nonprofit organizations working with the communities and individuals most affected by Hurricane Sandy for funding through the recently established Brooklyn Recovery Fund.