P.O. Box 022096, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11202-2096
Tel: 347.495.7722
The Breukelein Institute


In 1988, The Breukelein Institute, a 501(c) (3) not for profit, non-religious entity was established by men and women inspired by St. Philip Neri (1515-1595). His legacy is best described as a joyful and creative commitment to "good works" in an urban setting.

Five centuries later, The Breukelein Institute is dedicated to raising funds and organizing programs that would affirm, improve and reform the quality of life in the City of New York, particularly in Kings County.

Since its beginnings, the Institute has received financial support from foundations, corporations and individuals who wished to assist us in our commitment to aiding inner city education, homelessness, food insecurity and all areas of the arts. The Institute has assisted in projects as diverse as historic preservation, education scholarships, concerts, lectures and foreign travel.

Our outreach is usually to smaller organizations who work with the poor, particularly poor children. Often these groups live "under the radar" of large grant giving foundations or corporations. For these "good works," The Breukelein Institute has its special mission.