The Brooklyn Community Foundation is well on its way towards providing relief for those devastated by Hurricane Sandy, having raised over $1 million dollars in charitable contributions, and announcing its first requests for proposals from Brooklyn non-profits looking to use the funds to help in the rebuild effort.

The large sum of money raised, coming from large generous donations from Barclays, the Brooklyn Nets, Jerry Seinfeld, Junior’s restaurants, and many more, is ready to begin dispersing the cash via requests put in by local non-profits. The first RFP is for Community Collaborative Grants, which according to the BCF, “will provide three initial grants of $100,000 to consortia of nonprofits working to improve community-wide coordination efforts, in Red Hook (CB 6); Coney Island/Brighton Beach/Sea Gate (CB 13), and Sheepshead Bay/Gerritsen Beach/Canarsie/Manhattan Beach (CBs 15 and 18).” The second RFP is for Emergency Fast-Track Grants, which, “will provide up to $10,000 to Brooklyn-serving nonprofits grappling with Sandy’s aftereffects.”

The efforts of the Brooklyn Community Foundation are providing a vital infusion of cash to the local charities and non-profits that need them, and the deadline for all funding requests is this Friday, November 16, and all monies awarded will be paid out by Friday, November 30. If you want to put in your own request on behalf of your charitable non-profit organization, visit this site for more details. If you’d like to donate, or want more information, please visit the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s website.

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