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Spark Prize

Dr. Jocelynne Rainey
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

We are pleased to a $500,000 investment in five outstanding nonprofits advancing racial justice in New York City’s largest borough through our 2023 Spark Prize. The winners are...

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

Calling all nonprofits at! Giving Tuesday is just ONE DAY AWAY - here’s what you need to know for tomorrow.

Elizabeth Park
Donor Engagement Associate (She/Her/Hers)

We are delighted to announce this year's #BrooklynGives Door Prizes, available to participating nonprofits at! 

Kentara John
Program Officer (She/Her/Hers)

We are pleased to announce the 20 nonprofit finalists for our 2023 Spark Prize!


    Jameela Syed
    Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)

    NY1 Spectrum News shone a spotlight on our Spark Prize and the impact of our investment on past winning organization, The Campaign Against Hunger.

    Jenny Walski
    Vice President of Donor Engagement (She/Her/Hers)

    We are pleased to announce the members of our 2022-2023 Spark Prize Committee! To date, the Spark Prize has awarded more than $3 million to Brooklyn nonprofits and continues to support organizations that are committed to racial and social justice. 

    Jenny Walski
    Vice President of Donor Engagement (She/Her/Hers)

    Thank you to all who attended our 2022 Spark Breakfast hosted by the incomparable Ana Gasteyer! It was wonderful to be in community together again, lifting up the exceptional work of our Spark Prize recipients, Spark Prize Committee, and honoree, Clara Wu Tsai, founder of The Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation Social Justice Fund. 

    Elizabeth Park
    Donor Engagement Associate (She/Her/Hers)
    We’re excited to announce that actress, comedian, and singer Ana Gasteyer will be joining us to host the Spark Breakfast on March 8th! Don’t miss the opportunity to join us for this special event. Purchase your ticket today!
    Jenny Walski
    Vice President of Donor Engagement (She/Her/Hers)

    Join us on Tuesday, March 8th as we celebrate our Spark Prize Winners and honor Clara Wu Tsai for her commitment to racial justice in Brooklyn.