Mission and Values
To improve the lives of people in Brooklyn by strengthening communities through local giving, grantmaking and community service.
Access to opportunity is the key organizing principle of our work. The money we raise from the public will support projects and programs that create opportunities for economic and social progress—for our people and our neighborhoods.
Facts and research-based information about Brooklyn, its people and its institutions are critical components of our work. The Foundation’s grants, activities and initiatives will respond to demonstrated needs.
Through a competitive grants process, we support innovative, creative, and efficient nonprofit organizations that clearly articulate missions and goals and that can prove successful at meeting the needs of Brooklyn families, individuals and neighborhoods.
Brooklyn Community Foundation is a partnership: of donors, nonprofit groups and civic leaders, and all those that care about Brooklyn. We strive to collaborate, convene and communicate in ways that promote generosity, civic involvement, good public policy and caring for our neighbors and neighborhoods.