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Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

NY1 Spectrum News shone a spotlight on our Spark Prize and the impact of our investment on past winning organization, The Campaign Against Hunger.

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Pix11 highlighted our investment in youth-centered nonprofits on a recent "It's a G Thing" feature, focusing on a new community garden stewarded by our grantee partners at Green Guerillas.

Jenny Walski
Vice President of Donor Engagement (She/Her/Hers)

We are pleased to announce the members of our 2022-2023 Spark Prize Committee! To date, the Spark Prize has awarded more than $3 million to Brooklyn nonprofits and continues to support organizations that are committed to racial and social justice. 

Jameela Syed
Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Foundation President & CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey and Invest in Youth Advisory Council Member Daniel-José Cyan were recent guests on Fox 5 New York's Good Day Street Talk. 

Together with the Office of the New York State Attorney General Leticia James, we are pleased to announce the 10 community-based organizations receiving $2.2 million in grants from our new Wellness and Recovery Fund for substance treatment programs, harm reduction services, and policy and systems change. 

 

Jenny Walski
Vice President of Donor Engagement (She/Her/Hers)

Thank you to all who attended our 2022 Spark Breakfast hosted by the incomparable Ana Gasteyer! It was wonderful to be in community together again, lifting up the exceptional work of our Spark Prize recipients, Spark Prize Committee, and honoree, Clara Wu Tsai, founder of The Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation Social Justice Fund. 

Spectrum News NY1 recently covered the work of our Invest in Youth Fund, including our Invest in Youth Advisory Council who helped decide $2.5 million in grants in late 2021.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

An Interview with Meg Massey and Ben Wrobel, authors of Letting Go: How Philanthropists and Impact Investors Can Do More Good by Giving Up Control.

 
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2022 Spark Prize, the only honor celebrating nonprofits advancing racial justice in the borough. 

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