April News: Our First 100 Days | Meet the Next Incubator Project Cohort!

April 26, 2017

Our First 100 Days: Join the Conversation on Facebook this Monday

Foundation President & CEO Cecilia Clarke will host a Facebook Live conversation next Monday, May 1st at Noon to discuss what we have accomplished together during the Trump Administration’s first 100 days—from the launch of our $1-million Immigrant Rights Fund to the success of the #CloseRikers and Raise the Age campaigns for criminal justice reform. 

Mark your calendars for May 1st at 12PM and join us at Facebook.com/BklynFoundation

$100,000 Spark Prize: Apply by May 12

We’re thrilled to be kicking off the 2nd year of the Spark Prize, awarding up to $600,000 to Brooklyn nonprofits! The Spark Prize recognizes service to our communities, commitment to equity and racial justice, strong organizational values, and a clear vision for future work.

All local organizations with at least 5 years of service to the borough and annual operating budgets over $350,000 are encouraged to apply at SparkPrize.org by Friday, May 12th. 

What does it take to win the Spark Prize? Learn about one of the inaugural recipients, Neighbors Together, in our latest Grantee Spotlight

Introducing Our Newest Incubator Project Cohort!


Three exciting emerging organizations—Alex House ProjectMovement NetLab, and Youth Advocacy Corps—will spend the next 18 months working out of our Crown Heights offices in addition to receiving access to capacity building support and trainings and a $5,000 stipend for start-up costs.

On Our Blog:

Donor Advised Funds and Your Personality Type

Personality type matters, especially if you're considering opening a Donor Advised Fund at Brooklyn Community Foundation. A Donor Advised Fund is a terrific vehicle to help you and your family organize gifts to charities, whether you identify as an "investor," a "connector," or an "activator." 


The Site Visit Experience: Giving Donors a Closer Look at Our Grantees

Earlier this month, a few Foundation staff and donors joined our Invest in Youth grantee Footsteps for a special visit to artist Sara Erenthal’s show at FiveMyles Gallery in Crown Heights. Sarah is a member of Footsteps, which is dedicated to supporting individuals transitioning out of the ultra-Orthodox community and was recently featured in The New York Times Magazine.