2014 Annual Report Published
In 2014, BCF distributed more than $663,000 to organizations that are making a difference in Brookline. Read more about how BCF is shining a spotlight on community needs, inspiring philanthropy and awarding strategic grants in Town in the 2014 Annual Report.
BCF is confirmed by the Council on Foundations as operating in compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.
Campaign to Help Double Amount of College Scholarships Awarded to BHS Graduates
Scholarship Recipient Dilin Zhu
On June 7, the 25th Annual Brookline High School (BHS) Scholarship Breakfast celebrated the achievements of 155 graduating seniors who received a total of $170,000 in scholarships to use towards their college or post-secondary training programs. Each year, scholarships ranging from $1,000-$10,000 are awarded to BHS students with financial need, specificaly for crucial tuition payments.
BCF has recently partnered with the Town of Brookline and BHS to launch a scholarship fund, with the goal of doubling the annual amount of scholarship awards to more than $300,000 over the next ten years by raising $3.7 million. This new endowed fund is linked to BCF’s strategic work to reduce and alleviate poverty, because research shows that people with a college degree earn on average 75% more in total wages than those with a high school diploma.