Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

Brooklyn Accelerator

We have come a long way in our 10 years as Brooklyn’s community foundation. In our annual Insights to Impact Report, you will learn more about our work meeting the needs of our borough’s most vulnerable communities and supporting nonprofits on the frontlines of change.

For our Black Philanthropy Month series we spoke with BlackSpace about philanthropy, legacy, and their work to protect and create Black spaces. BlackSpace is a collective of Black residents, changemakers, urban planners, architects, artists, activists, designers, and leaders, and one of the Foundation’s 2019-2020 Incubator Project Winners.

Sabrina Hargrave
Program Officer

We are excited to announce the 6 organizations chosen for our next Incubator Project cohort! Through the Incubator Project we help build the capacity of start-up, innovative organizations at the earliest stages of development dedicated to sparking change for a more fair and just Brooklyn.

Amy Chou
Program Officer

Applications are now being accepted for our 18-month Incubator Project, which will award up to five emerging, innovative organizations at the early stages of development with free co-working space and a $5,000 grant for general operating costs.

Read BKLYNER's profile of 2019 Spark Prize winner Red Hook Community Justice Center

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Today 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!

 

We urge you to take a moment to explore what Brooklyn’s community foundation is doing to address pressing challenges, support inspiring nonprofits, and spark lasting change for our borough.

Jenny Walski
Director of Donor Engagement

This year’s Spark Prize Committee is made up of people from all walks of life across Brooklyn, including but not limited to filmmakers, writers, attorneys and olympic medalists!

 
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

On Thursday morning we awarded $500,000 to 5 Brooklyn nonprofits for their commitment to racial and social justice while honoring philanthropic leader Hildy Simmons

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

The Spark Prize recognizes outstanding pioneering nonprofit organizations rooted in the borough that have demonstrated a deep commitment to advancing racial and social justice.

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