Foundation Wins National Impact Award

April 7, 2015

Foundation Wins National Impact Award

Today, we’re thrilled to share that Brooklyn Community Foundation will receive the 2015 Impact Award from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP).

The NCRP Impact Awards celebrate foundations that have shown leadership and innovation in solving the country's toughest problems. The awards honor grantmakers that practice high-impact philanthropy in four categories: Grantmaking Public Charity/Community Foundation, Small/Midsized Foundation, Large Private Foundation, and Corporate Foundation. 

We are honored to be recognized alongside fellow metro area philanthropies New York Foundation and Open Society Foundations, as well as San Francisco’s Blue Shield of California Foundation and Ohio’s Needmor Fund.

“I am inspired by the work of Brooklyn Community Foundation, New York Foundation and Open Society Foundations,” said Aaron Dorfman, executive director of NCRP. “The New York metropolitan area is a fertile ground for grassroots organizing, revealing communities that are eager to lead the fight for social justice. These foundations are stepping up as critical partners in these efforts, especially around racial equity, addressing the needs of underserved populations and strengthening our democracy.” 

Brooklyn Community Foundation is being acknowledged for our Brooklyn Insights project and the Foundation’s new direction spurred by the ideas and insights of our communities to take on critical challenges and opportunities across the borough.

Hundreds of foundations were nominated for the 2015 NCRP Impact Awards – the largest pool of nominees since the awards launched in 2013. The awards will be given out on May 19 during the Center for Effective Philanthropy's Conference in San Francisco.