Foundation Support

Brooklyn Public Library relies on the support of foundations to ensure we can provide high-quality free programming that is responsive to the diverse needs and interests of Brooklyn’s 2.6 million residents. Private funding is truly what allows the Library to turn a good program into a great program; it’s also what helps BPL to pilot new, innovative programs to test their efficacy before becoming part of our core offerings.

New programs and services that have launched and been sustained thanks to the generosity of foundations include: Brainy Babies and East New York Reads literacy initiatives for children; Brooklyn Connections school partnership program; Librarians of Tomorrow and Today’s Teens, Tomorrow’s Techies teen internship programs; the tuition-free Bard at BPL associate degree program; Culture Pass providing free museum passes to library cardholders; Bklyn Reach bringing free WiFi further into the community; Tech for All helping older adults improve their digital literacy skills; and the expansion of the Center for Brooklyn History’s archival collections.

Class visit to Brooklyn Collection

BPL is pleased to acknowledge the generous support of our donors:

  • Altman Foundation
  • Anonymous
  • Carmel Hill Fund
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Charles Hayden Foundation
  • David Berg Foundation, Inc.
  • Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust
  • ELSAM Fund
  • Epstein Teicher Philanthropies
  • Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
  • Fred L. Emerson Foundation
  • George Backer Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc.
  • Henry Luce Foundation
  • Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
  • Humanities New York
  • J.M. Kaplan Fund
  • Kettering Family Foundation
  • Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
  • Leaves of Grass Fund
  • Leon Levy Foundation
  • Long Ridge Foundation
  • Mellon Foundation
  • Michael Tuch Foundation, Inc.
  • Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
  • New England Society in the City of Brooklyn
  • Peck Stacpoole Foundation
  • Reinhart Foundation
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust
  • Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
  • Siegel Family Endowment
  • Sills Family Foundation
  • Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation
  • The Ferriday Fund Charitable Trust
  • The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
  • The Hearst Foundation, Inc.
  • The Herman Goldman Foundation
  • The JPB Foundation
  • The Laura B. Vogler Foundation
  • The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund
  • The Mose L. Parshelsky Foundation
  • The New York Community Trust
  • The Pine Tree Foundation of New York
  • The Steve Nash Foundation
  • The Weissman Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Tiger Baron Foundation
  • Zeldin Family Foundation

Noella Scott at
Director of Institutional Giving
Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238