Press Archive

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.
November 2, 2012
       Brooklyn Community Foundation, Borough President Markowitz, and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Lead Effort to Raise Donations to Address Local Need  
October 30, 2012
We hope that you and your communities are safe and sound from the impact of Hurricane Sandy felt here across Brooklyn. We know that the coastal areas of our borough - Red Hook, Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, Brighton Beach, Dumbo, Sea Gate and Manhattan Beach - were hit particularly hard by flooding and power outages.
October 25, 2012
As Brooklynites prepare to head to the polls on Election Day, the borough’s largest charitable organization has unveiled a vital new resource to help them become more informed about their communities and more empowered to take on the issues critical to the future of the borough.
July 31, 2012
We’re pleased to share with you the latest newsletter from the Brooklyn Community Foundation, which features the story of our decade-plus investment in Red Hook—a dynamic community on the mend thanks to the dedication of visionary leaders and neighbors coming together to create change from the ground up.