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Brooklyn Community Foundation

Brooklyn Community Foundation
Brooklyn, NY
We are on a mission to spark lasting social change, mobilizing people, capital and expertise for a fair and just Brooklyn.Brooklyn Community Foundation is the first and only public foundation solely dedicated to Brooklyn’s charitable community. Our grantmaking and community leadership programs are informed by a long track record of philanthropic excellence. Since our founding in 2009, the Foundation and our donors have provided over $20 million in grants to more than 300 nonprofits throughout the borough, bolstering vital programs and services while responding to urgent community needs and opportunities to fuel community-led change. 

What We Do

Through our Community Fund, Donor Advised Fund Program, and strategic initiatives, Brooklyn Community Foundation seeks to mobilize people, capital, and expertise for a fair and just Brooklyn.

Our unique approach has three components: first, we listen and engage the community; second, we build on what’s working, funding and supporting successful programs; third, we try new things, and when something works, we invest in its continued success.

• Collaborate with local leaders. We partner with local leaders to identify and support proven models and accelerate bold new solutions.

• Mobilize capital. We work with donors and manage resources to meet critical charitable goals and build a long-term asset base.

• Leverage expertise. We call on a vast network of experts to build on best practices and advance the thinking needed to sustain our work.

Brooklyn has an unprecedented opportunity to build a sustainable source of support for its communities, led by the ideas and resources of its communities. As a start-up community foundation, we are assembling a community of donors committed to taking on Brooklyn’s challenges today, while fostering a powerful resource for the future.