Care for Our Neighbors & Neighborhoods

February 15, 2013



Love Lane in Brooklyn Heights (image courtesy of loop_oh/Flickr)  

For the third installment of our month of spreading #BrooklynLove (yes we even created a Twitter hashtag), we are highlighting the local organizations dedicated to the health and wellness of our neighbors and our neighborhoods.

We created the Caring Neighbors Fund to give Brooklynites a way to support the nonprofits that provide care to our neighbors in need—covering a broad spectrum of services from emergency food pantries and in-home assistance for seniors to specialty programs for young children with Autism.

“Until we’re no longer needed, we’re here.”
– Denny Marsh, Executive Director of Neighbors Together in Brownsville

From food access to family stability, these organizations are on the front lines of the fight against poverty in Brooklyn. They’re also creating innovative ways to give isolated Brooklyniteseither by age, health, or special needsa means of connecting with the community around them.

And to ensure that these communities are strong environments rich with opportunity and engagement, we established the Community Development Fund. Through this channel, our donors invest in the organizations with deep ties to local residents and businesses, working to improve the neighborhood at every level. From affordable housing to safer streets, job training to merchant services, their work is strengthening our borough.

“If all of the people of modest means are forced out, I don’t think we’d have
the rich experience that embodies Brooklyn.”

- Michael Rochford, Executive Director of St. Nick’s Alliance in Greenpoint

Once again, we thank these organizations for their unending commitment over the years to making Brooklyn the place it is today. Our borough is built upon the success of their work, and with them we will continue to make sure it’s a place that everyone is able to call home.

Help Brooklyn’s Neighbors and Neighborhoods. Become a donor today:

Donate to the Caring Neighbors Fund | Donate to the Community Development Fund

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Brooklyn Love
Join us this Thursday, February 21st from 7-10PM at the Five Myles Gallery in Crown Heights for the first annual Brooklyn Love party to benefit Brooklyn Community Foundation's Arts for All Fund. Enjoy complimentary local bites and beverages, and performances from our Arts for All Fund grantee partners! Discount advance tickets start at just $20, or become a "Sweetheart" level supporter and receive a limited edition print by Brooklyn Flea artist Michelle Han!  Ticket order form and event details.  

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