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
  • Arete Foundation
  • Blumberg Family Foundation
  • Brooklyn Community Foundation
  • Carmel Hill Fund
  • Carson Family Charitable Trust
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Charles Hayden Foundation
  • Clark R. Green Charitable Foundation
  • Corwin Family Charitable Foundation
  • David Berg Foundation
  • DeLaCour Family Foundation
  • Double-R Foundation
  • E. Wachs Family Foundation
  • ELSAM Fund
  • Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
  • Epstein Teicher Philanthropies
  • Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
  • Fund for the City of New York
  • Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
  • FJC–A Foundation of Donor Advised Funds
  • George Backer Family Foundation
  • Hamond Family Foundation
  • Harold and Colene Brown Family Foundation
  • Heckscher Foundation for Children
  • Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc.
  • Henry Luce Foundation
  • Herman Goldman Foundation
  • Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
  • Humanities New York
  • J.M. Kaplan Fund
  • Karen A. and Kevin W. Kennedy Foundation
  • LaundryCares Foundation
  • Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
  • Leaves of Grass Fund
  • Leon Levy Foundation
  • Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.
  • May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation
  • Michael Tuch Foundation, Inc.
  • Moses L. Parshelsky Foundation
  • Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
  • Novack Family Foundation
  • Peck Stacpoole Foundation
  • Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
  • Robertson Foundation
  • Schiffman Family Foundation
  • Schmidt Futures
  • Shelly & Donald Rubin Foundation
  • Sills Family Foundation
  • Solomon Wilson Family Foundation
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation
  • Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation
  • The Ambrose Monell Foundation
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • The Bay and Paul Foundations
  • The Chicago Community Foundation
  • The Cline Family Foundation
  • The Ferriday Fund Charitable Trust
  • The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
  • The Great Island Foundation
  • The Hearst Foundation, Inc.
  • The John P. and Anne Welsh McNulty Foundation
  • The JPB Foundation
  • The McCance Foundation Trust
  • The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund
  • The New York Community Trust
  • The Penobscot Fund
  • The Pine Tree Foundation of New York
  • The Pinkerton Foundation
  • The Poetry Foundation
  • The Robin Hood Foundation
  • The Sagalyn Family Fund
  • The Starr Foundation
  • The Steve Nash Foundation
  • The Weissman Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Tiger Baron Foundation
  • White Cedar Fund
  • Zeldin Family Foundation