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Because you make the difference.
When you give through BCF, you support the causes you care about right here in Brookline.
When you give through BCF, you invest in your town, strengthening programs for the elderly and youth, sustaining local nonprofit organizations, and supporting vital services for low-income families such as childcare and emergency assistance.
"I'd like to express my appreciation for your help and the support of the Foundation. The Puppet Showplace has seen a lot of growth over the past few years, and I know that the Foundation has played a substantial part in making us a much stronger organization. The dollars certainly help. But more importantly, the Foundation's trust and confidence have bolstered our efforts and encouraged the Theatre to demonstrate our strengths. You've always pushed us to focus our efforts on the services we provide the community, and not just our own well-being." -Kris Higgins, Director, Puppet Showplace
When you give through BCF, you inspire new initiatives like the Brookline Teen Center, the Fund for Young Children, and other innovative responses to demonstrated needs in our community.
"I will always be grateful to the Community Foundation. This is the second time you have been the lifesaver for early education in Brookline. It is so wonderful to be able to tell parents that we know we will be able to take their children for the school year." -Vicki Milstein, Principal, Brookline Early Education Program
When you give through BCF, you connect to your neighbors. Pool your contribution with gifts from others who share your concerns, or target a specific philanthropic goal that complements the goals of others, building a stronger, more caring community in the process.
"I wanted to let you know that I'm very thankful for the book money and scholarship money. $100 may not be much but it definitely makes life $100 easier for my Dad and that to me means more. It's really nice to know that there are still kind warm-hearted people out there in such a cold world today…I love the Brookline Community Foundation and if and when I do make it in today's world I'll always remember what goes around comes around..." -Lin Li, Opportunity for Change Student
Give Where You Live
As your local partner in philanthropy, the Brookline Community Foundation (BCF) helps people like you address the causes that matter most to Brookline’s residents.
"My gift to BCF means I become part of the solution. I give because it helps." -Chobee Hoy, BCF Donor
We listen to our donors, we are committed to serving the needs of our community, and we search for creative, effective ways to fill those needs. Our accounts are public, and we are governed by a limited-term, volunteer Board of Trustees. Grants are professionally administered and formally evaluated for effectiveness. Gifts entrusted to us are professionally managed, and monitored regularly by an independent investment advisory committee. As a public charitable foundation, we are able to offer the maximum deductibility for income, gift and estate tax purposes.