April News from Brooklyn Community Foundation

April 16, 2015

Foundation Wins National Award

Last week, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy announced Brooklyn Community Foundation as a recipient of its 2015 Impact Award! We are one of just five foundation winners nationwide, and the only community foundation to be recognized. Thanks to all who participated in Brooklyn Insights for elevating our efforts to the national stage! 

And Another Award Goes to...

The Municipal Arts Society is honoring the Foundation’s new Crown Heights home, 1000 Dean Street, with its 2015 MASterworks Award for "Best Neighborhood Catalyst." We are thrilled to be able to welcome so many nonprofits and community groups to use our Community Space in this exciting building surrounded by such a vibrant neighborhood. 

Brooklyn Youth Fellowship Partners Selected 

We are pleased to announce the 11 nonprofits that will partner with us for the 2015-16 Brooklyn Youth Fellowship. These organizations will identify the 20 youth fellows in our inaugural cohort, to commence in June.

  • Arab American Family Support Center
  • Brooklyn Community Pride Center
  • Center for Court Innovation
  • Center for Family Life
  • Center for NuLeadership
  • Global Action Project
  • Five Myles
  • Haiti Cultural Exchange
  • Mayday Community Space
  • Red Hook Initiative
  • United Community Centers of East New York

For 10 months, youth fellows will work part-time at their respective nonprofits, and the group as a whole will participate in trainings, strategic planning discussions for the Foundation, and youth-led grantmaking. 


Update on Foundation Grantmaking

Next month we will announce the guidelines for our cornerstone initiative, Invest in Youth, as well as the first participants in our Incubator Project. Stay tuned to BrooklynCommunityFoundation.org for the latest updates. 

Foundation in the News

New York Times: Director of Community Leadership Tynesha McHarris joins FLEXN Conversations at the Park Avenue Armory

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: Foundation Co-Hosts “Rebuilding Juvenile Justice” Panel at Brooklyn Museum