Congratulations to our

2018 Spark Prize Finalists!

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!

Each organization will not only advance in consideration to be one of five winners of the $100,000 award, but will also be a beneficiary of our $100,000 donation match as part of #BrooklynGives on Giving Tuesday, a 24-hour local giving campaign taking place this November 27, 2018.

The 35-member Spark Prize Committee—comprised of Brooklyn civic, business, and neighborhood leaders—selected the 20 finalists from a highly competitive pool of almost 130 applicants. The Spark Prize honors local nonprofits that embody four criteria: 1.) Born in Brooklyn, 2.) Commitment to Equity 3.) Values Driven, and 4.) Vision for the Future.

We will announce the five winners of this year's $100,000 Spark Prize in January following in person interviews with the Finalists and our Committee members this Fall.

"Congratulations to these 20 organizations, as well as to our Spark Prize Committee, for their hard work in selecting from such a competitive field of entries. Both the Spark Prize and the #BrooklynGives campaign are designed to showcase and support outstanding and often overlooked organizations rooted in Brooklyn. We continue to take immense pride in our nonprofit community and we hope every Brooklynite will join us to support local nonprofits and give where they live!"

- Brooklyn Community Foundation President and CEO Cecilia Clarke