Founded in 2016, Building on Brooklyn Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting Brooklyn's artists and artisans by providing them with temporary space in which to create, exhibit, and engage with the community. The foundation, alone and in partnership with other local not-for-profit organizations, is also active in producing cultural events for the public; events which aim to bring people together across creative disciplines.

By providing space for creative talent working in Brooklyn, the foundation hopes to support Brooklyn's strong sense of community and artistic identity. 

Cultures that may seem as durable as stone can break like glass, leaving all the things that held them together unattended. I believe that the craftsman, the artist, the cook and the silversmith are peacemakers. They instill grace; they lull the world to calm.
— Anthony Shadid