February News from Brooklyn Community Foundation

February 11, 2015

Brooklyn Accelerator: Building Momentum for Local Nonprofits

Last week, we launched Brooklyn Accelerator, a unique component of our new community impact strategy. Among its many functions, the Accelerator will aim to connect community-based nonprofits to new donors and board members and provide training and technical assistance to nonprofits.

A signature of the new program is the Incubator Project, through which the Foundation will award up to three emerging leaders/nonprofits free co-working space in our Crown Heights office for one year.   


 Support the Incubator Project

Interested in investing in innovative nonprofits at their earliest stages?

With a $5000 donation right now, you can "adopt" an emerging nonprofit and fuel its development—or make a gift of any size to support the entire program.

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Foundation Board Adds Six Members

We are pleased to announce the addition of Deborah Archer, Genevieve Kahr, Harsha Marti, Gabriel Schwartz, Sarah Williams and John Wright to the Foundation’s Board of Directors. 

“We are thrilled to have such accomplished and passionate Brooklynites dedicate themselves to our mission and the future of our borough,” said Brooklyn Community Foundation Chair Alan Fishman. 

New Faces on Staff

Help us welcome four new staff to our growing team: Russatta Buford, Director of Strategy and Operations, Sarah Shannon, Director of Philanthropy and Donor Services, Prachi Patankar, Senior Program Associate, and Andrew Weaver, Administrative and Program Assistant.

Read their bios here and attend our March 4th Open House to meet them all in person!