Brooklyn Accelerator February News

February 5, 2015

News for Brooklyn's Nonprofit Community

Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

What's the Brooklyn Accelerator?

We are pleased to announce the official launch of the Brooklyn Accelerator, a unique component of our new community impact strategy designed to be a hub of information, idea exchange, and gathering of philanthropic resources across the borough. Each month, you’ll receive Brooklyn Accelerator updates—featuring local nonprofit news, funding opportunities, and job openings. Visit the Brooklyn Accelerator section of our site to learn more.

Incubator Project – Join Us March 4 to Learn More

Emerging Brooklyn nonprofits and community leaders in need of affordable office space are encouraged to apply for the Incubator Project—a signature program of the Brooklyn Accelerator— that will award up to three recipients free co-working space within our office at 1000 Dean Street for one year and a stipend of up to $5,000. Deadline to apply is March 20, 2015. Learn more here and RSVP for our March Open House.

Brooklyn Youth Fellowship

As part of our new program strategy, we will launch Invest in Youth, a breakthrough initiative focused on achieving greater equity and increasing opportunities and successful outcomes for our borough’s youth. As an initial project, we are excited to announce the Brooklyn Youth Fellowship. We are currently seeking Brooklyn-based organizations to apply to host Brooklyn Youth Fellows for 10 months. Learn more here.

Reserve Our Space for Your Next Event

We are making our conference room and office amenities available to community groups for one-time events and regular meetings. Learn more here.


Around Brooklyn

  • Crown Heights Community Meditation Center is hosting “Paving the Way to Healing and Recovery: Conversations with Young Men of Color Who Survive Violence” on April 10, 2015 at Achievement First in Crown Heights. Find more information here.
  • Weeksville Community Heritage Center announces artist talks, conferences, and exhibitions for “Black History Month: Living the Legacy” through March 2015. Find a full list of events throughout the month here.
  • 651 Arts announces 2015 Spring Season with panels, concerts, performances, and more contemporary art from the culture of African Diaspora. See the full calendar here.
  • JACK announces a season-long firehouse of arts and activism in Clinton Hill. See the schedule of cutting-edge theater, music and dance here.
  • BRIC announces free and low-cost events, exhibitions, classes, and performances in media and arts. Find all of BRIC’s offerings here.
  • Brooklyn Movement Center is hosting two No Disrespect dance parties on February 21 and March 21. Proceeds will help pay for travel, lodging, and registration costs of BMC presenters at INCITE’s Color of Violence 4 conference in Chicago March 26-29. Register and find more information about BMC here.
  • Brooklyn Community Board 6 is accepting nominations for the Youth Acknowledgement Award and Robert Acito Award for Youth Involvement through April 3, 2015. Read more about the awards and Brooklyn CB6 here.


Funding Opportunities

  • Andrus Family Fund is accepting letters of inquiry for its May 2015 grant cycle through February 11, 2015. AFF supports organizations that advance social justice and improve outcomes for vulnerable youth ages 16-24. Apply directly here.
  • NYC Department of Cultural Affairs is accepting applications for grants through February 9, 2015. Register with the department and read more about the Cultural Development Fund here.


Employment Opportunities


Share Your News!
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