New BCF Research Report Understanding Brookline: A Report on Poverty
BCF launched the Understanding Brookline: A Report on Poverty, a follow up to Understanding Brookline: Emerging Trends and Changing Needs. The finding that has garnered the most attention from the first Understanding Brookline report is the 13% poverty rate (based on the 2010 U.S. Census) in Brookline.Understanding Brookline: A Report on Poverty explains who makes up the 13%, what factors cause financial stress, and highlights Brookline agencies already addressing poverty and the resources they currently provide. To engage the community in a discussion of the report's findings, BCF will host an Understanding Brookline forum at the Brookline Teen Center on February 26, 2015.
Seeking 2015 Brookline Teen Grantmakers
BCF is recruiting high school students who live or go to school in Brookline to participate in our 2015 Brookline Teen Grantmakers program. This program, which runs on Tuesday evenings from Jannuary 13 through June 3, provides an hands on learning experience that teaches teens about philanthropy and the fundamentals of grantmaking. Apply today!
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Brookline Forward Published
BCF published Brookline Forward, a report that builds on the Foundation's first Understanding Brookline report. We asked town leaders and experts to identify areas where the Foundation and its donors could make the most substantial, and lasting, impact. Those ideas became our three-year plan of action, which are:
- Reduce and Alleviate Poverty
- Expand Opportunities for Youth
- Invest in the Foundation's Capacity
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Welcome to the Brookline Community Foundation
BCF is a nonprofit organization that exists to promote a strong, engaged and inclusive community. BCF identifies and raises awareness of community needs, creates forums for public dialogue and problem solving, inspires philanthropy and volunteerism, and advances equal access to community resources and opportunities while strengthening and sustaining local nonprofits.
- We partner with donors like you to raise money to support the causes you care about.
- We work with community groups to assess needs and solve problems through targeted grantmaking.
- We lead on important community issues to identify levers of change and to move Brookline forward.
Brookline Community Foundation is confirmed by the Council on Foundations as operating in compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.