Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

The Spark Prize recognizes outstanding pioneering nonprofit organizations rooted in the borough that have demonstrated a deep commitment to advancing racial and social justice.

Brooklyn Community Foundation Announces 5 Winners of $100,000 Spark Prize

Today, Brooklyn Community Foundation announces the five Brooklyn nonprofit organizations selected to receive its annual Spark Prize, the only honor of its kind celebrating excellence and impact in the borough's thriving nonprofit sector. The winners are Cave Canem Foundation, the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College, Exalt Youth (exalt), GRIOT Circle, and Red Hook Initiative.

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

In 2017, Brooklyn Community Foundation invested $5.4 million in nonprofit programs through our Community Fund and Donor Advised Fund programs—$1.5 million more than the previous year!

Kaberi Banerjee-Murthy
Vice President of Programs

Of the 67 organizations funded through this year's Invest in Youth grant program, we are proud to welcome 13 new grantees to the cohort. We're excited to share highlights of the work we're now supporting thanks to the generosity of donors like you.

El Puente

To organize communities of color to fight gentrification through youth-led community campaigns and initiatives focused on environmental justice, climate change, community safety, and racial/cultural equity in education, the arts, and wellness

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