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Last week, over 200 people joined us for our Community of Practice event, ‘Meeting the Moment: Taking Action on Homelessness and Affordable Housing in Montgomery County’ to discuss these dual crises taking place. Our goal was two-pronged: bring together the voices solutioning this important work and...

Image of Angelique Hinton, Executive Director, PA Youth Vote; Dave Wilkinson, Board President, Interagency Council of Norristown; Emma Hertz, President & CEO, HealthSpark Foundation; Roberta Brooks, Volunteer, Coalition for Racial Equity and Social Justice; and Dr. Bernadine Eyo Ahonkhai, Founder & CEO, Coalition for Racial Equity and Social Justice standing around a table

Social Innovation Journal’s Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Awards 2024 took place on January 25th. Each year, the awards celebrate the region’s social innovators and changemakers “achieving a more just society.” How the process works: the planning team behind the awards accepts nominations...

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Dear Friends, It is with utmost excitement that we share we have awarded $300,000 to 13 Montgomery County nonprofit organizations to support the safety net system. This was a highly competitive round: the Safety Net Fund received a record high of 85 applications this past fall. Our evaluation...

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HealthSpark Foundation is to proud share that our President & CEO Emma Hertz is featured in Untours Foundation’s Paradigm Shifters. This newsletter captures “leaders using endowments, CDFIs, and other piles of money to create real change.” Untours Foundation was founded in 1992 and unleashes capital...
HealthSpark Foundation was thrilled to sponsor attendance to the Greater Philadelphia’s Leadership Exchange (GPLEX) conference, an initiative of the Economy League . This year’s conference took place in New Orleans. GPLEX intentionally plans peer exchanges in peer cities to help conference attendees...
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HealthSpark Foundation is excited to announce our first program-related Investment as part of our commitment to strengthening and expanding the safety net system in Montgomery County. This program-related investment provides a below-market rate loan to Manna on Main Street to support the renovations...
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HealthSpark Foundation is accepting applications to the Safety Net Fund now through October 17, 2023. The Safety Net Fund provides up to 30,000 in grant funding for one year for organizations that support a strong safety net system in Montgomery County. The Safety Net Initiative was built with...
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We are excited to announce our next Community of Practice, 'Embracing Our Spark: Stepping into Our Voice and Power.' Please join us on Friday, October 13 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm for an engaging gathering at Normandy Farms. Our Community of Practice events provide a platform for connecting with...

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HealthSpark is pleased to announce $197,500 in grant funds has been awarded to four organizations through our Racial Equity Learning Community initiative and Latino/a Media and Information Grant Program. Organizations awarded were invited to apply. "As our communities continue to see challenges...
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A new fiscal year brings changes to our Board. Our deep thanks to Dr. Hilton for his tenure at HealthSpark. In addition, member Kareem Afzal is also retiring from the Board. Kareem served for two years, and during his service brought insights gained from his years of volunteer service in the North...