Press Archive

May 31, 2012
Today, the Brooklyn Community Foundation—the only charitable foundation wholly dedicated to improving lives and strengthening communities in Brooklyn—officially introduced its newest initiative, Do Good Right Here, to encourage the borough’s 2.5 million residents to serve their communities by volunteering with local nonprofit organizations.
March 29, 2012
In Brooklyn, less than half of all graduating seniors enroll in college; fewer than 18 percent are truly ready for college-level courses.  
January 26, 2012
For Brooklynites—the 2.5 million residents of what would be the United States’ fourth largest city, stretching across an 71.5 square mile checkerboard of distinctive and diverse neighborhoods—there is now a new resource for accessing comprehensive hyper-local data about the communities they call home.
December 15, 2011
The Brooklyn Community Foundation, the largest charitable fund in New York City’s most populous borough, announced today the appointment of Michael Burke to its executive team.
December 14, 2011
The Brooklyn Community Foundation has announced 37 new grants to Brooklyn-serving nonprofits totaling $668,000, bringing its 2011 giving to $4.5 million to Brooklyn’s nonprofit community.
December 1, 2011
Dear Neighbors,For most of us the holiday season is an extra special time of year—good meals, gifts, gatherings with family and friends—as we reflect on faith and giving to others.For many Brooklynites however, this will be a season of greater anxiety about putting food on the table, making rent and mortgage payments, providing for their children, and battling poor health.
November 21, 2011
The Brooklyn Community Foundation and City Limits announced today the launch of The Brooklyn Bureau,, a website exclusively dedicated to in-depth reporting on Brooklyn civic affairs to
November 15, 2011
Junior’s Restaurant, Brooklyn’s legendary eatery, is partnering with Brooklyn Community Foundation, the borough’s largest charitable organization, to help borough residents in need this holiday season.
November 7, 2011
This morning at the New York Memory Center in Park Slope, Time Warner Cable’s Regional Vice President of Government Relations Rory Whelan presented Brooklyn Community Foundation President Marilyn Gelber with a check for $10,000 directed toward the charitable organization’s Caring Neighbors Fund.
October 19, 2011
The Brooklyn Community Foundation, through the generous support of the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Peter Jay Sharp Youth Arts Fellowship for promising Brooklyn high school students in the arts. Ten fellows were selected from nominations submitted by Brooklyn-based arts organizations for the 2011-12 inaugural cohort.