A Last Minute Gift Idea

December 14, 2012

Whether you’re looking for that special gift before the last day of Hanukkah or in time for Christmas delivery, we’ve got a novel solution to your holiday giving dilemmas—the gift of Brooklyn.

For the new Brooklynite or the Brooklyn native, we can help you give them a present they’ll truly prize: a donation in their honor to support life-changing services and pioneering programs that are making Brooklyn a better home for all each day of the year.

We will send a letter notifying them that you've made donation in their name. Plus, this donation, like all donations to the Brooklyn Community Foundation, is 100% tax-deductible.

But time is running outgive now to guarantee your tribute gift reaches their stocking before the holidays are over.

There’s an added reason to give now: all donations up to $500 will be doubled by the Foundation’s Board Leadership through December 31st!

Fund Their Passion

You can tailor your tribute donation to align with your recipient’s personal interests. Simply choose from one of our five funds to back local nonprofit work in the area that matters to them most:

  • Is your friend a Caring Neighbor? Show them you care with a donation to support special needs programs and social services.
  • For the culture vulture, give the gift of Arts for All to bring great performances to all corners of the borough.
  • Got a model citizen in the family? Support their concerns for stronger neighborhoods and civic engagement through our Community Development Fund.
  • Help your favorite co-op member or farmers’ market regular make Brooklyn healthier and more environmentally sound with our Green Communities Fund.

Send Your Gift Now Online

100% of your donation will support Brooklyn’s nonprofit community.

Making Brooklyn Better

Brooklyn Community Foundation helps you realize the greatest value and impact of your charitable giving. Together, we make Brooklyn better. 

Feel free to chat to with us about how the Brooklyn Community Foundation can be a partner in your end of year giving. Whether you’d like to create a Donor Advised Fund, or wish to set up a monthly donation, your contribution will reach all parts of our great borough. To discuss your giving options, email Alex Villari at avillari@bcfny.org.

Brooklyn Recovery Fund Update:

  • Join us on Saturday, January 12th for the Municipal Arts Society’s “Charting the Road to Resilience: From the Ground Up – Policy, Planning and Process” conference at the New School. The full day program will delve into the issues and challenges surrounding a strong recovery across our region. Brooklyn Community Foundation and grantee partners will be presenting. Details and free registration here.

  • Next Tuesday December 18th, the great folks at Pork Slope will host a benefit for the Brooklyn Recovery Fund. From 9pm - 2am, comedian Wyatt Cenac, Questlove (of The Roots), and friends will get behind the bar and behind the turntables to raise funds for local recovery efforts. 247 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope.
  • Volunteers are still needed throughout Brooklyn to help with recovery efforts! This Saturday, our grantees ReStore Red Hook (members pictured below) are asking for 10 volunteers to help them to prepare for a fundraiser the following day. Simply show up to help 11am - 4pm at Kidd Studios, 133 Imlay Street. Find additional recovery volunteer opportunities at DoGoodRightHere.org.

 Please continue to support Brooklyn’s coastal communities. Our neighbors need you.
Donate at www.BrooklynRecoveryFund.org or text BROOKLYN to 25383 to give $10

A Farewell to Stuart Post

This week, we bid a fond farewell to our Senior Program Officer Stuart Post, who has overseen the Foundation's arts and human services grantmaking for more than ten years. Stuart is "retiring" with plans to pursue grad school and home economics. He will be greatly missed not only at the Foundation, but by the dozens of grantee partners he has helped grow and prosper through the years. Please help us wish him the best in whatever the next chapter holds by posting on our Facebook wall!