Our Approach

A Different Approach to Philanthropy

The Bronx Community Foundation (BxCF) is the first and only community foundation in The Bronx, solely dedicated to delivering resources to the entire borough. Our model is unique in that we engage community stakeholders across the borough in identifying challenges and designing solutions that create four pillars of sustainability:

  • Community
  • Equity & Justice
  • Economic Security
  • Health

We believe that it’s the power of the people that drives the change. The strength and durability of our strategic solutions come from investing in and pooling our resources, talents, and expertise to create tangible and sustainable improvements to the quality of life in our community. Meaning Bronxites helping Bronxites.

Our Community Power Framework

The Bronx Community Foundation model is unique in that it not only focuses on a common agenda, but we develop a concentric approach to solving challenges and building community power through a participatory decision making process. The current patchwork of support and resources available to Bronxites leaves many needs unaddressed and also isn’t led by the community.

Furthermore, by enabling collaboration among residents, community organizations and institutions and engaging the local elected officials, we strive to fill those gaps and improve the quality of life in our borough. We use collective impact models and assessment methods with our partners, donors, and collaborators to meet shared outcomes in four pillars of sustainability:

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