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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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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...
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By Russell Johnson, President & CEO As we enter the seventh month of coronavirus relief efforts, the impact of philanthropic and government assistance is of keen public concern. How well are relief efforts targeted? What is the impact on these efforts? What can we learn about our response as large...
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HealthSpark Foundation is now inviting applications for the Fall 2020 Innovation Lab Grant Program! The Innovation Lab supports collaborative grant projects that will build a better safety net system in Montgomery County. Projects must align with the vision and guiding principles identified in the...
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Reposted from the Funders Together to End Homelessness website, available here. A statement from Amanda Andere, CEO, Funders Together to End Homelessness and Jeanne Fekade-Sellassie, Project Director, Funders for Housing and Opportunity, on the September 1 CDC eviction moratorium notice. On Tuesday...
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By Russell Johnson, President and CEO The pandemic has been with us for months now and the anticipated moment to think about ‘recovery’ continues to allude us. Here in Montgomery County, I have witnessed an amazing response by safety net providers to the myriad of challenges presented by COVID-19...