Foundations provide crucial funding to support core library resources and to launch new and innovative programs and services. These include early childhood and K-12 programs such as First Five Years, Brooklyn Connections and Today’s Teens, Tomorrow’s Techies (T4); Outreach Services programs including Creative Aging and TeleStory; a diverse roster of arts & culture programs; and the community-focused programs piloted through BKLYN Incubator.

Class visit to Brooklyn Collection

For FY16 & FY17, BPL is pleased to acknowledge the generous support of the following donors:

  • Altman Foundation
  • Altschul Fund
  • American Chai Trust
  • Arete Foundation
  • Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.
  • The George Backer Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust
  • The David Berg Foundation, Inc.
  • Bridges Ride for Autism
  • The William C. Bullitt Foundation
  • Butler Family Fund
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Charina Endowment Fund
  • The Chicago Community Foundation
  • Citizens Committee for NYC
  • The Cline Family Foundation
  • Corwin Family Charitable Foundation
  • DeLaCour Family Foundation
  • ELSAM Fund
  • Fund for the City of New York
  • The Arthur and Patricia Hill Foundation
  • The J.M. Kaplan Fund
  • Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
  • Karen A. and Kevin W. Kennedy Foundation
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Lemberg Foundation, Inc.
  • Leon Levy Foundation
  • Henry Luce Foundation
  • The McCance Foundation Trust
  • The John P. and Anne Welsh McNulty Foundation
  • The Ambrose Monell Foundation
  • Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc.
  • New York Community Trust
  • New York Stock Exchange Foundation
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation
  • Open Society Foundations
  • Moses L. Parshelsky Foundation
  • Peck Stacpoole Foundation
  • Albert Penick Fund
  • The Pinkerton Foundation
  • Poetry Foundation
  • Prior Family Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Gilbert Rivera Charitable Foundation
  • Robertson Foundation
  • The Robin Hood Foundation
  • Sagalyn Family Fund
  • The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund
  • Schleifer Family Foundation
  • The Edith Glick Shoolman Children's Foundation
  • Sills Family Foundation
  • The Speedwell Foundation
  • Spencer Foundation MG Program
  • The Starr Foundation
  • The Tang Fund
  • Tiger Baron Foundation
  • Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
  • Michael Tuch Foundation, Inc.
  • The Wallace Foundation
  • Whispering Bells Foundation
  • Yelp Foundation
  • Zeldin Family Foundation