2013 Grants Awarded by BCF
In 2013, the Brookline Community Foundation (BCF) awarded 29 grants, totaling $280,548 to organizations that are creatively addressing the most pressing needs in our community. BCF's 2013 grantees are expanding access to the arts, empowering low-income families and individuals, addressing issues of educational equity and providing critical support to Brookline’s most vulnerable populations. Since 1999, BCF has given more than $5 million to local non-profits and initiatives. Learn more about the specific grants that were awarded...
Brookline Teen Grantmakers
This winter, BCF selected a team of 13 student leaders to participate in the Brookline Teen Grantmakers Program (BTG). The program, which is in its fourth year, aims to educate and engage the next generation of Brookline's philanthropic leaders. It provides teens, who live or go to school in Brookline, a hands-on learning experience that teaches them about philanthropy and the fundamentals of grantmaking. The Brookline Teen Grantmakers will distribute $10,000 to support arts and culture organizations that provide opportunities for Brookline's underserved populations and strengthen our community. Grants are intended to strengthen and enhance existing programming or to pilot new approaches and ideas. General support proposals will not be considered. Proposals should be in the range of $1,000-$7,000. Learn more about the Brookline Teen Grantmakers grant guidelines...
2012 Annual Report
In 2012, BCF provided $980,000 of support to more than 17 organizations in Brookline through contributions from nearly 750 individuals and businesses.
BCF Releases "Understanding Brookline"
At a sold-out event on May 15, the Brookline Community Foundation shared a first-of-its-kind report that provides a compelling, research-based profile of our community. "Understanding Brookline: Emerging Trends and Changing Needs" combines research from two BCF initiatives, highlighting important trends in our community and raising questions about how we can work together to build a better Brookline.
Brookline Community Foundation is confirmed by the Council on Foundations as operating in compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.
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Welcome to the Brookline Community Foundation
- 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.