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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,”...
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“Without community, there is no liberation." Audre Lorde HealthSpark Foundation is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 8th Community of Practice event, on Tuesday, September 21st from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. The Community of Practice is part of the 10-year Safety Net Resiliency...
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HealthSpark Foundation, in partnership with The Independence Public Media Foundation (IPMF) and the Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund, announces grants totaling $2.3 million to community media-makers, journalism, and film with an emphasis on supporting projects led by underrepresented...
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In a time of crisis, the Montgomery County safety net system responded with agility and a call for long overdue investments in the sector and the people who staff it. HealthSpark Foundation is pleased to share, on behalf of our community partners, the State of the Safety Net 2020-2021 Report and two...
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HealthSpark Foundation is pleased to announce its latest round of grant awards that further support our mission to build a more just and financially resilient social safety net in Montgomery County. The grant awards include $150,000 in support for the county’s first ever collaborative community...
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HealthSpark is humbled to create space for authentic discussion commemorating Juneteenth in the context of the continued struggle for freedom today. The live discussion will take place virtually on Wednesday, June 16th from 12-1pm (register here) and the recording will be posted to our website...
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The stories we tell help us understand our world and build connections with others. Yet the stories we hear the most still disproportionately favor and represent a select few. By elevating underrepresented and unheard voices through deeper investments in arts, journalism, and storytelling in our...
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Chinwe Onyekere, MPH

“Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Late last year, we shared an update on the ways in which HealthSpark Foundation has been holding itself accountable...
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As a learning organization, HealthSpark is continually looking to assess the impact of our grantmaking and find ways to strengthen our programs. Recently, HealthSpark engaged Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health intern Duong Tina Nguyen to evaluate the impact of our Innovation Lab...