BCF Safety Net Fund Provides Short-Term Relief

Our Hope: Economic security for all Brookline residents
Our Goal: Raise $140,000
Our Success: Help ALL Brookline neighbors in need

The Brookline Community Foundation (BCF) is here to support you, your neighbors and our town. One of the many ways we do this is through the BCF Safety Net Fund, which provides urgent short-term relief to individuals and families in need for items such as:

  • Clothing Vouchers
  • Emergency Medical Needs
  • Food Security
  • Rental Assistance
  • School Supplies
  • Transportation Costs

Last year 823 Brookline residents were thankful for your help. Continue to help your neighbors in need with a gift to the BCF Safety Net Fund today

BCF Spotlight Event: Poverty, Income Inequality and Our Community

Nearly two hundred guests filled the Brookline Teen Center on February 26 for a sold-out event hosted by the Brookline Community Foundation (BCF). The event focused on poverty and income inequality in Brookline, featuring the findings of BCF's most recent research publication, Understanding Brookline: A Report on Poverty, as well as a keynote address by Barry Bluestone, Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy at the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University. 

During the event BCF Executive Director Jenny Amory shared that many residents were surprised with the finding in this report that "nearly 30%, or one in three, of Brookline residents live with economic insecurity – which is 300% of poverty."

Video of BCF Spotlight Event

How can you help?

  1. Build Understanding: Share this report with your neighbors.
  2. Get Involved: Volunteer with a local organization making a difference.
  3. Make a Difference: Contribute to BCF's Brookline Forward campaign.

Thank you to our corporate sponsors: Boston Portfolio Advisers; Bove & Langa, P.C.; Brookline Bank; Chobee Hoy Associates Real Estate, Inc.; Eastern Bank; Kaplan Construction; Law Office of Robert L. Allen, Jr., LLP; Mason Investment Advisory Services, Inc.; Smith, Sullivan and Brown, P.C. and TripAdvisor.


Brookline Community Foundation

Brookline Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that exists to promote a strong, engaged and inclusive community. BCF identifies and raises awareness of community needs, creates forums for public dialogue and problem solving, inspires philanthropy and volunteerism, and advances equal access to community resources and opportunities while strengthening and sustaining local nonprofits.

  • We partner with donors like you to raise money to support the causes you care about.

  • We work with community groups to assess needs and solve problems through targeted grantmaking.

  • Give Now

    We lead on important community issues to identify levers of change and to move Brookline forward.

Speakers at BCF Spotlight Event: Poverty, Income Inequality and Our Community
Speakers for the BCF Spotlight Event: Poverty, Income Inequality and Our Community held on February 26.


Council on Foundations National Standards

BCF is confirmed by the Council on Foundations as operating in compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.

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