Top 5 Brooklyn Social Justice Nonprofits Win $100,000 Spark Prize


Five Brooklyn nonprofits are each receiving a $100,000 windfall this week as they’ve been named the winners of Brooklyn Community Foundation’s annual Spark Prize.

Since 2016, the Foundation has convened a committee of civic and philanthropic leaders to select the top social justice organizations of the year. This year’s winners are:

  • The Campaign Against Hunger
  • Cypress Hills Child Care Corporation
  • Girls for Gender Equity
  • Red Hook Community Justice Center
Courtesy of The Brooklyn Community Foundation

“As Brooklyn’s community foundation, we are honored to spotlight these five incredible organizations that have done so much to build equity and strength in our communities and take on our borough’s most pressing challenges,” said Brooklyn Community Foundation President and CEO Cecilia Clarke.

“Brooklyn is an exciting hub for groundbreaking, high impact nonprofits, and we hope that this prize not only rewards these organizations’ excellence but springboards their future work across our borough and beyond.”

The five winners will receive their $100,000 “no strings attached” awards at the Spark Breakfast on Thursday, February 28, 2019, from 8-10AM at BAM Lepercq Space. The event will also pay tribute to the Reverend Emma Jordan Simpson, an esteemed community and religious leader. Tickets are on sale now.

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