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HealthSpark Foundation is inviting applications to the Innovation Lab Grant Program for our Spring/Summer 2021 round. The Innovation Lab Grant Program supports collaborative grant projects that will build a better safety net system in Montgomery County. Projects must align with the vision and goals...
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By

Russell Johnson, President and CEO

As we edge closer to the one-year anniversary of the pandemic, I’ve been reflecting on the ways that our social safety net system is being challenged to not just return to normal, but to lead a paradigm shift in how we conceptualize a healthy community. Our country’s “normal” includes systemic...
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If babies born to Black women in Montgomery County had the same infant mortality rate as babies born to white women, then 61% of Black infant deaths could be prevented. This shocking call to action is the impetus behind Montco Mamas, a public-private collaboration and 2021 HealthSpark Innovation Lab...
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Following a recent interview with HealthSpark's Director of Equity and Inclusion, Christine Tarlecki of Montco Today published a profile of Chinwe Onyekere's career path and aspirations for her work with HealthSpark Foundation. Ms. Tarlecki writes, "With just a few words with HealthSpark Foundation...
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Today, we reflect on the anniversary of the closure of Auschwitz and join those commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Jews across the world continue to face persecution and violence, yet their spirit and determination to persevere serve as an inspiration for all striving for a more...
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By

Chinwe Onyekere

Dear Community and Partners, I am deeply humbled and honored to serve as HealthSpark’s first Director of Equity and Inclusion. With this newly created position, and HealthSpark’s commitment and investments in addressing racial equity, we are at a unique inflection point in our history to deeply...
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HealthSpark Foundation is announcing the award of $631,000 in grant funds to support 14 projects under the Safety Net Resiliency Initiative. The grants include 11 Innovation Lab grants, a 2-year grant to continue advocacy efforts through the Here for Us Advocacy Coalition, a research and planning...
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Dear community partners and friends, We want to acknowledge the distress many in our community are feeling in this moment, following yesterday’s events at the U S Capitol. It was heartbreaking to watch the events unfold, as violence and anger overtook compassion, civility, and the democratic...
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HealthSpark Foundation recognizes its role in advancing racial and social justice opportunities for all people- in both word and action. We understand that the roots of inequity run deep in our society, and we strive, with our philanthropic and community partners, to fully understand our own roles...
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The Nonprofit Repositioning Fund, in partnership with its members from HealthSpark Foundation, The Scattergood Foundation and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, released a new report today at the Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia's SPARX Conference that...