February News

February 27, 2014


Brooklyn Insights

We're one month into our Boroughwide community engagement project, and so far we’ve sat down with nearly 200 residents, entrepreneurs, leaders and advocates to talk about the challenges, assets and opportunities across our communities, and discussed key issues such as youth development, jobs, small business, healthy food access, and health and human services.

Next week, we’ll be launching BrooklynInsights.org, where you can closely follow our work and join the conversation.

Get Down to Lift Up BK Nonprofits

Join our young professionals group, Brooklyn Now, for their first annual benefit party on Saturday, March 15th in Gowanus. The night’s festivities will feature music from DJ Steve Reynolds of Party Like It’s 1999 and food and drinks from Brooklyn Brewery, NY Distilling Co., Q Drinks, and JOYA.

Tickets are on sale now, from $35.

New Brooklyn Recovery Fund Report

Published last month, Brooklyn Communities Speak: An Action Guide for Local Decision-Makers Post Sandy documents lessons learned by the Brooklyn Recovery Fund partners and our community collaboratives, and offers specific recommendations to elected officials and government agencies for achieving a holistic recovery while building local resiliency.

With over $3.5 million deployed to more than 100 community-based organizations to address recovery and rebuilding in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the Brooklyn Recovery Fund finalized its grantmaking operations on January 31, 2014. Learn more.

More News from BCF

Charity Chili Cook-off: Williamsburg’s Barcade hosts its annual B.R.U.C.E. Brooklyn Underground Chili Extravaganza this Sunday, March 2nd from 4-7PM with proceeds benefiting Brooklyn Community Foundation! Learn more.

Talking Transition Results: After last year's mayoral election, we joined other New York-based foundations to support this innovative city-wide civic initiative. See what happened, analyze the data, and learn about the ideas New Yorkers have for improving city government.