The Foundation pointed to Brooklyn Movement Center's decade of organizing in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights' Black communities on a range of issues including police accountability and community safety, food sovereignty, environmental justice, anti-gentrification media production, electoral justice and tenant organizing.
Each winner of the Spark Prize will get $100,000 in a "no strings attached" grant at an event hosted by the foundation in March at the Brooklyn Museum, according to the organization.
The 2022 awards are the seventh year the Brooklyn Community Foundation has handed out the prizes, which will also include 20 $5,000 matches for Spark Prize finalists as part of their Giving Tuesday campaign.
Here's a look at all the winners:
- Arab American Association of New York
- Black Women's Blueprint
- Brooklyn Movement Center
- Groundswell Community Mural Project
- Weeksville Heritage Center