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By Russell Johnson, President & CEO Several years ago, I served as board chair on a nonprofit organization that suddenly lost a major contract with our primary funder. Faced with a significant revenue loss supporting the overhead expenses of a large staff and facility, we had to make swift and...
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HealthSpark Foundation is excited to announce the creation of a new position to join the team. The position is the Manager of Strategic Analytics and is a full-time position with the Foundation. The Manager of Strategic Analytics will develop and implement a strategic vision for community-wide data...
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“When one's life has been shattered into a million pieces, most set out to pick up the pieces & rebuild. Others look at those broken pieces & decide this is their opportunity to start anew, the bigger picture comes into view.” ― Sanjo Jendayi, author and spoken word artist The COVID-19 pandemic has...
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“It is important for me personally to give back to the community where I grew up and am growing my professional career. I am proud to be part of two organizations that have stepped up to help provide this much needed aid,” says Nicholas Bucci, CFP at BLB&B Advisors and HealthSpark Foundation Board...
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The second round of MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund grants have been awarded, bringing the total amount of grant funds awarded to $212,000. A total of 63 nonprofit organizations have received grant awards through the MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund since its opening on March 26, 2020. Grant funds...
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With its partners, HeathSpark awarded the first round of grants through the MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund two weeks after opening the Fund for grant applications. A total of $141,500 has been awarded to 41 nonprofit organizations as part of a community-driven effort to support the immediate needs...
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By Russell Johnson, President and CEO The Covid-19 pandemic caught the world by surprise. While epidemiologists created scenarios of how a pandemic might impact local communities, the reality of its length is just starting to sink in. Many of us are sheltering in place and practicing social...
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Joining more than 400 national foundations, HealthSpark Foundation has signed on to the Council on Foundation's Call to Action for Philanthropy During COVID-19. The Pledge outlines the actions that signatories agree to follow during the pandemic, centering flexibility, responsiveness, and equity in...
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"As the novel coronavirus spreads nationwide and in the Commonwealth, enormous flaws in our healthcare system — and the larger system of programs and benefits that protect families and individuals from disaster — have been exposed. We are now undoubtedly facing the largest public health crisis of...
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In coordination with our partners, HealthSpark Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund. This Fund will provide emergency general operating support to social safety net organizations serving Montgomery County residents impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak...