The 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 and beyond.
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.
The 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 philanthropy.
In order to apply organizations must meet each of the following requirements:
- Be in operation for longer than five (5) years
- Serve the people and communities of Brooklyn
- Minimum organizational budget of $350,000
- Have a 501(c) 3 determination letter or MOU from the fiscal sponsor
- Have an active governing body
Online applications are due by 5PM on Friday, May 10, 2019. Late submissions will not be considered.