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Akshara Vivekananthan joins HealthSpark Foundation following 4.5 years at the United Way of Greater Lehigh Valley, serving as the Director of School Readiness. There, she was a champion for early childhood and education grantmaking. During her time at United Way, Akshara recognized a need for deeper...
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In the realm of nonprofit organizations, the dedication and tireless efforts of board members play a crucial role in driving positive change and making a lasting impact on communities. As HealthSpark Foundation bids farewell to former board chair Dr. Warren Hilton, it is an opportune moment to...
HealthSpark Foundation is pleased to share that $125,000 in grant funds have been awarded to nine organizations through the latest round of the Dr. Frank E. Boston Black Justice Fund. Since its inception in 2020, the Fund has now provided a total of $251,100 in grant funds to 16 organizations...
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Dear community partners, Happy new year! As I step in as President, CEO of HealthSpark Foundation, I’m excited to reconnect with you. This time of year is an opportunity for both reflection and looking ahead, and for that reason it is an appropriate companion to HealthSpark’s own moment in time as a...
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HealthSpark Foundation is pleased to share the grant recipients from the fall/ winter 2022 grantmaking round. This round awarded fourteen (14) grants to local nonprofit organizations under the Safety Net Fund totaling $370,000, and one (1) grant in support of human services advocacy work over the...
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On behalf of HealthSpark Foundation’s Board of Directors, Joel Johnson, Board Chair, is pleased to announce Emma Hertz as the foundation’s new CEO and President, effective December 5, 2022. Emma was one of more than one hundred people who participated in the national executive search process...
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Russell Johnson, President & CEO

For the past 20 years HealthSpark Foundation has engaged the community in seeking solutions to address the unmet needs of individuals and families served by the safety net system. From investments in equity focused organizations to the recent initiation of the Dr. Frank E. Boston Black Justice Fund...
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Russell Johnson, President and CEO, and Jesse Hardman of Internews

We envision an equitable, connected, and thriving community. Hispanic Heritage Month reminds me of the people I have met through my time with HealthSpark Foundation who have enriched my work through friendship, knowledge sharing, and connections. I am not bi-lingual and the language barrier with...
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Dear HealthSpark Community and Partners, It has been a tremendous honor and pleasure to work alongside you for the past seven and half years, as Board member, Board Chair, and most recently in HealthSpark's inaugural role as the Director of Equity and Inclusion, to create a thriving and just safety...
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“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker HealthSpark Foundation is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its Community of Practice event, on Tuesday, September 14, 2022 from 9:00 am – 10:00 pm. The Community of Practice is...