A view of the Williamsburg Bridge from the Brooklyn Greenway

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) raises funds to meet its operating budget through a mix of government, foundation, corporate and individual donations. BGI also helps to secure capital funding for Greenway construction, but these funds do not underwrite BGI’s day-to-day operations. You can support BGI by becoming a member today!

Capital Funding

Construction of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway will be funded using federal, state and city capital funds. To date, over $20 million in federal funding has been secured:

  • In 2005, $14.6 million in federal TEA-LU funding for design and construction of the Greenway and Bush Terminal Park was secured, sponsored by Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez;
  • In 2006, $3 million in federal capital funding was secured for the Brooklyn Navy Yard segment, through the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality program;
  • In 2008, marking a further milestone, NYC Department of Transportation ( NYC DOT) agreed to sponsor the federal funding and build the Greenway;
  • In 2009, $2.5 million in federal Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP) funding was secured for the West Street segment in Greenpoint, sponsored by NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.

Program Funding

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative receives funding support for planning, programs and operations from the following government, foundation and corporate partners:

  • Government Partners
  • NYC Council Member Brad Lander
  • NYC Council Member Steve Levin
  • NYS Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program under Title 11 of the NYS Environmental Protection Fund, sponsored by the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President
  • Foundation Partners
  • Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.
  • NYC Environmental Fund
  • The New York Community Trust
  • TKF Foundation

Corporate Partners

BGI NV14 website sponsor block

BGI Epic Ride 14 website sponsor block

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, email Brian McCormick, Director of Development, or call him at 718.522.0193.