Spark Prize Application Launches April 2; Applicants Get Exclusive Early Access to #BrooklynGives Registration
Our 2018-19 Spark Prize selection process kicks off next week as we open online submissions for the $100,000 “no strings attached” award for Brooklyn nonprofits on Monday, April 2. [Read the official announcement here]
Held annually, the Spark Prize recognizes five nonprofits for their service to Brooklyn's communities, organizational values, commitment to equity and racial justice, and vision for the future of their work. Winners and finalists are selected by a Committee of distinguished philanthropic, business, and civic leaders all hailing from Brooklyn.
Eligible Brooklyn nonprofits are invited to apply through Friday, May 11, 2018 at SparkPrize.org/How-to-Apply. If your organization is interested in learning more about this unique opportunity, sign up now for our application clinic on Monday, April 16 from 3-4PM.
More Reasons to Apply: Exclusive Early Access to #BrooklynGives Registration
As an added bonus, Spark Prize applicants will have early access to register for #BrooklynGives—Brooklyn’s biggest day of giving!
Now open to all Brooklyn nonprofits to participate, #BrooklynGives is a 24-hour local giving event taking place on Giving Tuesday to encourage Brooklynites to GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE! We aim to raise over $1 million for Brooklyn nonprofits in just 24 hours this Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018.
Spark Prize applicants will have access to exclusive customized support, in person workshops, and social media downloads to maximize their participation in #BrooklynGives. Plus, the 20 Finalists for the Spark Prize will have the opportunity to leverage $5,000 in #BrooklynGives matching funds.
It's free for any Brooklyn nonprofit to participate—and all organizations will have the opportunity to receive special challenge funds and fun prizes for their donors!
Learn more about the Spark Prize at www.SparkPrize.org and mark your calendars to apply starting April 2!