BCF partners with numerous donors and organizations to create funds benefiting the Brookline community. You can contribute to these existing funds or establish a fund of your own.

Wondering where to make a contribution? We’d recommend considering a gift to one of the following funds:

BCF Fund for Brookline (unrestricted)

This unrestricted fund allows BCF to award discretionary grants that help carry out our mission to shine a spotlight on community needs, inspire philanthropy and award strategic grants to build a more vibrant, engaged and equitable Brookline.

BCF Rapid Response Fund

This fund allows BCF to address short-term, emergency needs in our community in the aftermath of a disaster or other unforeseen event.

BCF Safety Net Fund

This fund allows BCF to provide temporary emergency assistance, such as food vouchers, money for back rent or fuel bills and extraordinary expenses such as moving costs, transportation costs for job seekers, or essential furniture, to Brookline residents in times of financial crisis and unexpected need and to support pathways to economic security.

BCF Scholarship Fund for Brookline High School
This endowed designated fund allows BCF, in collaboration with Brookline High School and Town of Brookline, to help Brookline High School students who have a financial need with scholarships to pursue their dream of a post-secondary or college education.

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Fund Fund TypeYear Inc. 
BCF Fund for Brookline (unrestricted)
(1999) To carry out BCF's mission, which is to shine a spotlight on community needs, inspire philanthropy and award strategic grants to build a more vibrant, engaged and equitable Brookline.
Unrestricted
BCF Fund for Brookline (unrestricted)
To carry out BCF's mission, which is to shine a spotlight on community needs, inspire philanthropy and award strategic grants to build a more vibrant, engaged and equitable Brookline.
Unrestricted1999Donate
BCF Rapid Response Fund
(2015) To help address short-term, emergency needs in our community in the aftermath of a disaster or other unforeseen event.
Restricted
BCF Rapid Response Fund
To help address short-term, emergency needs in our community in the aftermath of a disaster or other unforeseen event.
Restricted2015Donate
BCF Safety Net Fund
(1989) To provide temporary emergency assistance to Brookline residents in times of financial crisis and unexpected need and support pathways to ecomonic security.
Restricted
BCF Safety Net Fund
To provide temporary emergency assistance to Brookline residents in times of financial crisis and unexpected need and support pathways to ecomonic security.
Restricted1989Donate
BCF Scholarship Fund for Brookline High School
(2014) To help Brookline High School students who have a financial need with scholarships to pursue their dream of a post-secondary or college education.
Designated
BCF Scholarship Fund for Brookline High School
To help Brookline High School students who have a financial need with scholarships to pursue their dream of a post-secondary or college education.
Designated2014Donate
Lauren Dunne Astley Fund
(2007) To enable young children from low-income families to attend the Brookline Early Education Program (BEEP).
Designated
Lauren Dunne Astley Fund
To enable young children from low-income families to attend the Brookline Early Education Program (BEEP).
Designated2007Donate
Bountiful Brookline Fund
(2010) To assist Bountiful Brookline to achieve its goals, to promote growing healthy food, to provide healthy fresh food and to create a sustainable local food system.
Fiscal Sponsor
Bountiful Brookline Fund
To assist Bountiful Brookline to achieve its goals, to promote growing healthy food, to provide healthy fresh food and to create a sustainable local food system.
Fiscal Sponsor2010Donate
Brookline Open Studios
(2012) To allow Brookline Open Studios to accomplish its goals and purposes.
Fiscal Sponsor
Brookline Open Studios
To allow Brookline Open Studios to accomplish its goals and purposes.
Fiscal Sponsor2012Donate
Brookline Youth Fund
(2000) To provide equal access to opportunities for underserved Brookline youth.
Donor Advised
Brookline Youth Fund
To provide equal access to opportunities for underserved Brookline youth.
Donor Advised2000Donate
Environmental Stewardship Fund
(2003) To support environmental programs that benefits Brookline and surrounding areas.
Field of Interest
Environmental Stewardship Fund
To support environmental programs that benefits Brookline and surrounding areas.
Field of Interest2003Donate
Fund for Young Children
(2007) To provide scholarships and other necessary supports for early childhood education and afterschool care in Brookline.
Field of Interest
Fund for Young Children
To provide scholarships and other necessary supports for early childhood education and afterschool care in Brookline.
Field of Interest2007Donate
Thomas P. Hennessey Scholarship Fund
(2014) To award scholarship(s) to and support a student(s) who has financial need and who exemplifies some or all of the key characteristics of Thomas P. Hennessey.
Scholarship
Thomas P. Hennessey Scholarship Fund
To award scholarship(s) to and support a student(s) who has financial need and who exemplifies some or all of the key characteristics of Thomas P. Hennessey.
Scholarship2014Donate
JFK Centennial
(2017) May 29, 2017, Town of Brookline JFK Centennial.
JFK Centennial
May 29, 2017, Town of Brookline JFK Centennial.
 2017Donate
Jennifer Lynch Fund
(2007) To support forums on domestic violence awareness and education and to help maintain the Peace Garden in Brookline.
Fiscal Sponsor
Jennifer Lynch Fund
To support forums on domestic violence awareness and education and to help maintain the Peace Garden in Brookline.
Fiscal Sponsor2007Donate
Emily Novick Fund for Teens
(2013) To support the enrichment of teens who live or go to school in Brookline.
Field of Interest
Emily Novick Fund for Teens
To support the enrichment of teens who live or go to school in Brookline.
Field of Interest2013Donate
Friends of Brookline Recreation Fund
(2009) To allow the Friends of Brookline Recreation to achieve their goals to provide equitable recreation opportunities, to provide financial aid for recreation programs, to provide awareness for Brookline Recreation as well as the Friends.
Designated
Friends of Brookline Recreation Fund
To allow the Friends of Brookline Recreation to achieve their goals to provide equitable recreation opportunities, to provide financial aid for recreation programs, to provide awareness for Brookline Recreation as well as the Friends.
Designated2009Donate
Vaule Fund for Arts and Culture
(2007) To support arts and culture related initiatives that are undertaken by BCF.
Field of Interest
Vaule Fund for Arts and Culture
To support arts and culture related initiatives that are undertaken by BCF.
Field of Interest2007Donate