The following post comes from our friends at Advocates for Youth (AFY) and, in particular, directly from an email from Julie Reticker-Flynn. It invites any and all young activists to apply for AFY’s Youth Fundraising Advisory Board. Through this experience and the resources provided by AFY, young people will learn valuable fundraising skills to help them raise money for the causes and organizations they care about. As a Foundation, we definitely understand how important successful fundraising abilities are for non-profit leaders. This is a great opportunity to network and gain these skills early on in your career Continue reading
The Overbrook Foundation first started blogging in 2008 and hasn’t turned back since. We feel our blog is an effective means of spreading news that impacts our grantees and program areas, as well as the larger field of philanthropy. Blogging has also increased the visibility of our grantees’ fantastic campaigns and victories, from legal battles to grassroots demonstrations. We encourage you to read the following posts and to add your own comments to ours. Please enjoy (and follow us on Twitter)!
Last week, the Bloomberg Administration released its highly anticipated “Building Resiliency Report,” which addressed a comprehensive set of zoning and structural changes that New York City should undertake to be better prepared for the next Hurricane Sandy. At the request of the Administration, the Task Force tasked with writing the Report was led by Overbrook grantee Urban Green. Continue reading
At its most recent Board meeting, The Overbrook Foundation awarded a special grant to the North Star Fund for its Community Fund for Sandy Recovery. While you can find many more important details at the North Star Fund’s website (as well as information on their other programs), we want to outline why the Foundation believes it important to support a long-term rebuilding effort after Hurricane Sandy and why the Board has chosen to award this particular grant to do so.
As a New York-based Foundation, Overbrook has wanted to support longer-term recovery and rebuilding efforts since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in late October. Continue reading
When The Overbrook Foundation’s Board of Directors met on June 5, it voted to award 14 grants through its Human Rights Program. A total of $455,000 was awarded to human rights organizations in June. The Board is pleased to announce these grants in recognition of the important work of the Foundation’s grantees promoting human rights at home and abroad! Continue reading
The Environment Program awarded 12 grants this grant cycle, one in environmental media, four in the biodiversity program, and seven on sustainable production and consumption.
In total, the Environment Program in June awarded $440,000 to its grantees, whose work is listed below. The Foundation is extremely proud of the work of all its grantees, and congratulates them on their many and impressive successes!
Biodiversity Conservation in Latin America
Earthworks received a twelve-month grant of $35,000 for its Protecting Ecosystems and Communities from Dirty Mining initiative. Earthworks, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of irresponsible mineral and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions. Continue reading