Brooklyn Community Foundation Selects Incubator Project Winners

Brooklyn Community Foundation Selects Incubator Project Winners

June 25, 2015

After a competitive RFP process, Brooklyn Community Foundation selected three organizations to participate in its Incubator Project for emerging nonprofits.

Be More, an organization focused on using technology to combat racial inequality, Domestic Workers United, which advocates for the rights of caregivers and housekeepers, and the Precedential Group, an organization that uses a neighborhood approach for addressing gun violence, were award winners. The early stage nonprofits are entitled to free co-working space in the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s offices, $5,000 stipends for start-up costs and technical assistance from the Brooklyn Community Foundation.

“With this opportunity, we will plant strong roots in our hometown of Brooklyn, build partnerships with our resilient social change organizations, and apply our work to support the racial justice movement,” said Be More Founder & CEO Anurag Gupta.

The Incubator Project is part of the foundation’s Brooklyn Accelerator, which serves as “a capacity-building hub for the borough’s nonprofit sector,” according to a press release.

Accelerator programs try to connect local nonprofits to donors and board members, provide meeting spaces and organize technical assistance and training sessions for local nonprofits.

“As Brooklyn’s community foundation, we want to think outside traditional models of support for nonprofits and fuel new ideas spurring social change across the borough,” said Brooklyn Community Foundation President & CEO Cecilia Clarke in a press release.

The Incubator Project award winners were announced on June 25.





Thomas Seubert