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.
BCF Awards Over $100,000 in Grants to Brookline Non-Profits
This fall, the Brookline Community Foundation (BCF) awarded 14 grants totaling $116,000 to organizations dedicated to making a difference in Brookline. The fall 2012 grantees are focused on a range of services that improve the quality of life for all Brookline residents, including meeting basic needs, addressing issues of educational equity, empowering low-income families and individuals, supporting seniors, and expanding access to the arts.
BCF Announces New Executive Director
The Board of Trustees has appointed Brookline resident and longtime nonprofit leader Jenny Amory to lead the Foundation as its new executive director. She will begin her new role on September 4, 2012.
2011 Annual Report
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.
From Brookline Patch:
How Charitable is Brookline?
Brookline ranks 225 out of over 28,000 communities nationwide, and finds it beats the national giving average. Does this surprise you?
From the Boston Globe:
Increased Need for BCF Safety Net
"Brookline isn't usually associated with poverty. But not only is Brookline home to about 7,000 households making less than the federal poverty level, the number of people in need has been increasing even as the recession appears to be winding down."