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By

Chinwe Onyekere, Director of Equity and Inclusion

As we enter into the new year of 2022 and embark on the launch of the Dr. Frank E. Boston Black Justice Fund, I have been reflecting on the closing of 2021, Kwanzaa, and power. Power-building is a central tenet of the Dr. Frank E. Boston Black Justice Fund. Tapping into community power and...
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As 2021 draws to a close, we at HealthSpark spent some time reflecting on what we've heard from safety net providers over the last year about their challenges, hopes, and priorities. Through our conversations, surveys, and gatherings, we know that one thing is for certain- our sector is experiencing...
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Throughout our conversations with safety net partners over the last two years, HealthSpark has heard time and again the need to improve our sector’s capacity for advocacy and policy change. Safety net partners in fields from mental health to food security to senior services have noted the...
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HealthSpark Foundation is proud to share that Emma Hertz, Director of External Affairs, has been named to Generocity's 2021 RealLIST, a peer-nominated collection of 45 leaders in the nonprofit sector having an outsized impact on quality of life in Greater Philadelphia. In her role with HealthSpark...
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By

Chinwe Onyekere, Director of Equity and Inclusion

As HealthSpark continues on our journey to center equity and justice in our work, we have been asking ourselves “how do the tools and frameworks that we use as funders support or impede justice?”. A central tool, evaluation, has been a key driver of decision making in grantmaking. Evaluation can...
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HealthSpark Foundation is enormously proud to share that our Director of Equity and Inclusion, Chinwe Onyekere, was recognized by Main Line Today as one of the 2021 Power Women of the Main Line and Western Suburbs. The Power Women series identifies outstanding women in the area for their...
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As part of our work to create systemic change within the safety net system, HealthSpark recognizes that our role as a philanthropy must shift, too. Part of that shift includes embracing a culture and practice of trust-based philanthropy, which centers on philanthropies sharing and redistributing...
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As part of our efforts to build a more thriving Montgomery County, it is with great excitement that HealthSpark Foundation is announcing the creation of the Dr. Frank E. Boston Black Justice Fund. The Dr. Frank E. Boston Black Justice Fund addresses the historical exclusion of Black leaders and...
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HealthSpark Foundation is accepting applications to the Innovation Lab Grant Program now through November 1, 2021. The Innovation Lab provides up to $30,000 in grant funding for projects that will improve how the safety net system functions, such as by: reimagining how programs and services can...
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Following a year of reporting on the pandemic, the social impact news agency Generocity has published a report on the impact of the pandemic on the Greater Philadelphia region’s nonprofits and philanthropy. The report, “Until Next Time: Lessons from a Year of Crisis, Reckoning, and Disruption,”...