Seeding great ideas.

HealthSpark Foundation invests in promising opportunities to build healthy and thriving communities. More than a grantmaker, we seek to inspire leadership, knowledge, and the entrepreneurial spirit that drives forward progress and social justice for all people.

Through COVID-19, We Can Build Back Better

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken our communities, our workplaces, and our families. The pandemic is laying bare the historic disinvestment in public health and social safety net systems as well as the stark inequities in our society. As our community continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we're gathering our partners to begin thinking about how we build back a better safety net than before. This spring, HealthSpark launched Build Back Better, an effort to understand safety net system experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, envision a better future for the safety net in light of these experiences, and craft a plan to rebuild our system so it is even stronger in the years to come. 

You can get involved by attending a virtual meeting in August or September, where we will share our recommendations so far and continue to gather community input.

Featured Resource

In "Anti-Racist Organizational Change: Resources and Tools for Nonprofits," CommunityWise Resource Centre shares how it started a process of Anti-Racist Organizational Change (AROC). With AROC, they have been using anti-racism as an approach to strengthen their commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. 

The purpose of this resource booklet is to: 

  • Tell the story of how an anti-racist organizational change project started
  • Share some of the resources this nonprofit has found and developed along the way.
  • Provide guidance on how other nonprofits can start their own process.

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A regional cohort of safety net providers, government, businesses, residents, faith leaders, and others building a culture of trust, innovation, and resilience.