BROOKLINE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SUPPORTS OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL YOUTH

BROOKLINE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SUPPORTS OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL YOUTH

Awards $50,000 to Local Non-Profits Through Brookline Youth Fund

BROOKLINE, MA [April 20, 2017] — The Brookline Community Foundation (BCF) has awarded $50,000 in grants through the Brookline Youth Fund, a donor-advised fund at BCF.  This year’s grantees include 9 organizations making a difference for youth and their families in Brookline: Boston Mobilization; Brookline Arts Center; Brookline Early Education Program; Brookline Interactive Group; Brookline Recreation Department; Emerald Necklace Conservancy; Girls’ LEAP; Science Club for Girls; and The City School.  The Brookline Youth Fund received more than $105,000 in requests for funding, more than double the funds available for granting

“With out-of-school time (OST) being one of BCF’s strategic priorities, we’ve focused our limited resources on expanding OST opportunities in town, particularly for youth from low-income families and for middle school students.  The Brookline Youth Fund has made it possible for so many kids in Brookline to benefit from these innovative and effective programs,” said Jenny Amory, Executive Director of the Brookline Community Foundation

The Brookline Youth Fund was established at the Brookline Community Foundation in 1999 through the generosity of The Country Club (TCC). Grants from the fund are made to ensure equal access to opportunities for all youth in Brookline to support and enhance the well-being of youth and their families.  The Brookline Youth Fund seeks to promote activities that are inclusive within the Brookline community, with a focus on Brookline youth from low-income families, who are underserved or considered at-risk. Since its beginnings, the Brookline Youth Fund has awarded more than $600,000 in grants to youth-serving organizations.

Each year, The Country Club hosts an annual golf tournament to raise funds for the Brookline Youth Fund. This year’s 18th annual tournament will be held on August 3, 2017. Those interested in participating should contact Julie Huang at The Country Club at 617-456-3814.

 

To learn more about the Brookline Community Foundation or to give now to support youth through the Brookline Youth Fund, visit www.brooklinecommunity.org.

The Brookline Community Foundation shines a spotlight on community needs, inspires philanthropy and awards strategic grants to build a more vibrant, engaged and equitable Brookline.