Green Communities Fund
Across Brooklyn, high school seniors are readying for an occasion that we hope they remember with a sense of pride for the rest of their lives: Commencement. It’s a day to reflect on the achievements of the past while kicking off the start of a new, exciting chapter.
Join Us in Helping Prospect Park Recover from Hurricane Irene
What's Happening: A Leaf Grows in Brooklyn; Walk for Prospect Park; Hungry in the 'Burg
This week, as we spring our clocks forward and say fuhgettaboutit to the last snowflakes of winter, we can’t help but feel excited. We’re anxious to get back into our borough’s beautiful gardens, farms, and parks, to sow new seeds and help make Brooklyn bloom.
First blooms at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Image courtesy of Pabo76/Flickr)
Continuing a month of spreading love for Brooklyn’s nonprofit community, this week we’re recognizing the work of organizations dedicated to making our borough greener and healthier for all.
This week, we’re thrilled to announce that the Foundation is one of just 13 in the country to receive a 2012 National Innovation Fund grant. The $150,000 award from the Convergence Partnership supports our work to build a network of healthy food and healthy living strategies in public housing communities in Brooklyn, specifically in Red Hook, Fort Greene, and Brownsville.
The Brooklyn Community Foundation's first strategic grantmaking initiative to align with its Green Communities field of interest area.
Things are getting pretty pricey in Brooklyn. From rising rent to restaurant bills, we all feel the pinch. No neighborhood is feeling it more than Bed-Stuy. Which is why we’re partnering with the Coalition for the Improvement of Bed-Stuy to present the Bedford Stuyvesant Food and Family Day, on Saturday, October 13th at Restoration Plaza.
Last August on a rooftop in Southside Williamsburg, alongside community leaders armed with paint rollers, we launched our most ambitious effort yet toward making Brooklyn a model of urban environmental sustainability.
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation's new community garden.