Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

Spark Prize

We have come a long way in our 10 years as Brooklyn’s community foundation. In our annual Insights to Impact Report, you will learn more about our work meeting the needs of our borough’s most vulnerable communities and supporting nonprofits on the frontlines of change.

For Black Philanthropy Month (BPM) we are highlighting stories of those who are committed to informing, inspiring, and investing in Black communities. Our first spotlight is on Jocelynne Rainey, Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and member of the Foundation’s Spark Prize Committee.

Jenny Walski
Director of Donor Engagement

Made up of 35 members all hailing from Brooklyn, the Committee includes local business owners Jackie Cuscana (Ample Hills Creamery), Andrew Tarlow (Marlow & Sons, Diner, Roman's) and Kai Avent-deLeon (Sincerely, Tommy), comedic actress Ana Gasteyer, and many more.

 

Read BKLYNER's profile of 2019 Spark Prize winner Red Hook Community Justice Center

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Thanks to the more than 325 of you who joined us at BAM's Leperq Space for the third annual Spark Breakfast—our largest event yet—where we honored the top five social justice organizations of 2019 with our $100,000 Spark Prize, the only honor celebrating the most pioneering nonprofits advancing equity in Brooklyn.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

With the Spark Breakfast just two weeks away, it’s time to get to know the rest of the winners! 

Jameela Syed
Development and Communications Associate

With the Spark Breakfast just three weeks away, it’s a great time to get to know the winners! This week, we’d like to introduce The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) and the Cypress Hills Child Care Corporation (CHCCC).

 
Jeanne Landers
Communications Intern

We’re thrilled to honor the incomparable Rev. Emma Jordan-Simpson at this year’s Spark Breakfast!

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

We are pleased to announce the winners of our annual $100,000 Spark Prize, the only honor celebrating the most pioneering organizations advancing equity in the borough.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Brooklyn Community Foundation is setting out to prove that Brooklyn is not just New York City’s biggest borough, it also has the largest heart this holiday season with #BrooklynGives on Giving Tuesday, a 24-hour local giving campaign that aims to raise over $1 million for community-based nonprofits across the borough.

 

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