Foundation / Corporation
Brooklyn Community Foundation
05/10/19 5:00 PM
Prizes to Brooklyn, New York nonprofit social change organizations to recognize their work in addressing critical community opportunities and needs. Award recipients will have demonstrated strong values, a commitment to racial justice and social equity, impact and creativity, and a dynamic vision for the future of the community and their work.
The Spark Prize is informed by the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s mission to spark change for a fair and just Brooklyn.
Finalists and Prize Winners will embody the following:
- Born in Brooklyn: Organizations that have a deep history in Brooklyn and continued commitment to serving the borough.
- Commitment to Equity: Organizations that address systemic challenges and are working toward racial and social justice for all Brooklynites.
- Values Driven: Organizations that have strong, articulated values that permeate through all aspects of their work.
- Vision for Future: Organizations that have a strong vision for the future of their work in Brooklyn and beyond.
BCF centers its work with a racial justice lens due to disparities in opportunities and access that are caused by structural and systemic issues rooted in racism and other forms of oppression that have impacted the Brooklyn community. The Spark Prize committee assesses whether organizations use race and other forms of identities to understand these structural challenges and create forward-thinking solutions to disrupt traditional hierarchies of power in favor of empowering diverse communities.
Funds for prize winners will be awarded as general operating support.
GrantWatch ID#: 181137
20 Finalists and 5 Spark Prize Winners
- Winners: Organizations will be awarded a total of $100,000 each. (Organizations will be able to decide how much of the Prize to access per year, with a maximum amount of $70,000 in a single year.)
- Finalists each receive up to $5,000 in matching funds through the #Brooklyn Gives on Giving Tuesday campaign - celebrated each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
Funds for prize winners will be awarded as general operating support distributed over a two-to-three year period.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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Cecilia Clarke, CEO and President
Brooklyn Community Foundation
1000 Dean Street, Suite 307
Brooklyn, NY 11238
USA: New York City: Brooklyn; New York
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