Spark Prize is designed
to provide recognition and meaningful support to organizations with a strong track record of addressing critical
challenges and opportunities in Brooklyn. We aim to celebrate organizations
that demonstrate creativity, impact, and healthy disruption within their field,
as well as a strong vision for the future of their organization, in Brooklyn
The Prize is informed by the Brooklyn
Community Foundation’s mission to spark lasting social change by supporting
organizations working toward greater equity and justice, with a critical focus
on racial justice.
Spark Prize is a
signature program of Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Brooklyn
Accelerator, a hub
for building capacity and resources in the borough’s flourishing nonprofit
community. The Prize will strengthen the Foundation’s services to its donors
who depend on its expertise and knowledge to help guide their local
In order to apply organizations must
meet each of the following requirements:
in operation for longer than five (5) years
the people and communities of Brooklyn
organizational budget of $350,000.
a 501(c) 3 determination letter or MOU from the fiscal sponsor
an active governing body
a completed online application (narrative and attachments) by
noon (12pm), on Friday, May 11, 2018.