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Spark Prize

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.

 
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Today we are thrilled to announce the 20 finalists for our Spark Prize for Brooklyn nonprofits—the only award of its kind to honor local nonprofit changemakers!

 

We urge you to take a moment to explore what Brooklyn’s community foundation is doing to address pressing challenges, support inspiring nonprofits, and spark lasting change for our borough.

Jenny Walski
Director of Individual Giving

This year’s Spark Prize Committee is made up of people from all walks of life across Brooklyn, including but not limited to filmmakers, writers, attorneys and olympic medalists!

 
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Our 2018-19 Spark Prize selection process kicks off next week as we open online submissions for the $100,000 “no strings attached” award for Brooklyn nonprofits on Monday, April 2.

 
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

On Thursday morning we awarded $500,000 to 5 Brooklyn nonprofits for their commitment to racial and social justice while honoring philanthropic leader Hildy Simmons

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.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

We are thrilled to announce this year's #BrooklynGives on Giving Tuesday campaign has raised over $360,000 in just 24 hours! 

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy
Brooklyn is out to prove that it’s New York City’s most generous borough this holiday season with #BrooklynGives on Giving Tuesday, a 24-hour giving day that aims to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local nonprofits.
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Today we are thrilled to announce the 20 finalists for our Spark Prize for Brooklyn nonprofits—the only award of its kind to honor local nonprofit changemakers! 

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