Restoration one of 20 “Spark Prize” Finalists for Brooklyn Non Profits

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October 18th- Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration) was selected as one of 20 finalists for the $100,000 Spark Prize presented by the Brooklyn Community Foundation. The Spark Prize honors Brooklyn born nonprofits making a difference in lives of residents through equity, inclusion, and a future forward vision. Restoration was selected from 130 applicants. Five winners will be announced in January.

In addition to awarding the Spark Prize, the Brooklyn Community Foundation is also matching up to $5,000 of donations contributed to finalists for #BrooklynGives on Giving Tuesday on November 27th.

#BrooklynGives on Giving Tuesday has partnered with the finalist organizations to raise money on a day made popular as a day to support philanthropic causes throughout the country following the copious levels of consumption exercised on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Each campaign will unite under the Brooklyn Community Foundation to connect with individuals about their causes with a goal to raise $1 million dollars in 24 hours. To learn more about #BrooklynGives on Giving Tuesday and how to donate visit their website.

In announcing the finalist, Brooklyn Community Foundation President & CEO Cecilia Clarke remarked, “Congratulations to these 20 organizations as well as to our Spark Prize Committee for their hard work in selecting from such a competitive field of entries. Both the Spark Prize and the #BrooklynGives campaign are designed to showcase and support outstanding and often overlooked organizations rooted in Brooklyn. We continue to take immense pride in our nonprofit community and we hope every Brooklynite will join us to support local nonprofits and give where they live!”