The Finalists

2017-18 Spark Prize Finalists

(in alphabetical order)

  • After Hours Project
  • Arab American Family Support Center
  • Atlas:DIY
  • Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger
  • Black Women’s Blueprint
  • Brooklyn Community Housing and Services
  • Cave Canem Foundation
  • Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College
  • Girls For Gender Equity
  • Griot Circle
  • Groundswell
  • Grow Brooklyn
  • El Puente
  • exalt
  • Participatory Budgeting Project
  • Red Hook Initiative
  • Red Hook Community Justice Center
  • Southside United HDFC – Los Sures
  • United Community Centers
  • Weeksville Heritage Center

Each of the 20 finalists will receive a $5,000 matching grant from Brooklyn Community Foundation as part of the local giving campaign Brooklyn Gives on Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2017—the annual national day of giving observed the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

A diverse committee of Brooklyn civic, business, and neighborhood leaders selected the 20 finalists from a highly competitive pool of 140 applicants in recognition of their social justice-oriented, values-driven service to the borough’s communities. In January, the five winners of this year’s Spark Prize will be awarded grants of $100,000 each.