March News from Brooklyn Community Foundation

March 28, 2014

National Spotlight on Brooklyn Insights

This week, The Chronicle of Philanthropy highlights the Foundation’s latest initiative in a story on the emerging trend of foundations utilizing community engagement strategies in order to increase the impact of foundations' work.

Read the article on our website here.

Brooklyn Insights Update: 16 Roundtables & Counting!

As we enter the third month of Brooklyn Insights, we’re thrilled to share that over 400 Brooklynites have participated in our Boroughwide community engagement project so far!

We hope you will add your insights at, where we’re posting notes from each of our roundtable and neighborhood dialogue meetings. Read about conversations on:

  • Pre-K– 8th Grade Education
  • Immigrant Issues
  • Food Access & Urban Agriculture
  • Workforce Development
  • Life in East New York & Sunset Park

Have a reaction to what you’ve read? Drop us a line via the CONNECT form, or share. And stay tuned for the first of our Brooklyn Insights’ Stories, premiering next month!



 Wall Street Journal on Foundation's Growth

In two separate stories earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported on the foundation’s growth under President & CEO Cecilia Clarke and a generous new $1 million pledge by our Board Chair Alan Fishman. As a results of his gift, an additional $300,000 has come in to support effective Brooklyn nonprofits through the community foundation. Read the stories here.