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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...
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Posted on behalf of Russell Johnson, President and CEO HealthSpark Foundation is pleased to offer tuition support for up to 10 Montgomery County community leaders who apply and are accepted to participate in the 2020 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange (GPLEX) Conference. This year’s GPLEX...
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Since June, over sixty leaders from the Montgomery County safety net system have been meeting every two weeks to discuss a critical question facing health and human services nonprofits: How do we build a more resilient and equitable social safety net? Sponsored by HealthSpark Foundation, these...
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HealthSpark Foundation is proud to announce the election of its new Board officers and to welcome the class of community volunteers for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Dr. Warren Hilton, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Kutztown University, is the Foundation’s new Board...
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By Russell Johnson, President and CEO Earlier this month, after years of advocacy work, the United State Supreme Court issued a ruling protecting LGBTQ+ people from workplace discrimination. It was a long overdue ruling. The ruling resonates personally for me. I serve as president of a private...
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By Russell Johnson, President and CEO This past Wednesday, nearly 50 Montgomery County leaders joined together in two separate sessions to talk about building back a better safety net system in Montgomery County. The leaders work in health and human services, businesses, colleges and universities...
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HealthSpark Foundation is proud to announce $209,000 in grant awards to relief and recovery efforts for communities impacted by COVID-19. This brings the Foundation’s total support for COVID-related investments to $259,000 since March 2020. The Montco Anti-Hunger Network will receive a grant of $50...
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Together with forty-one community partners, HealthSpark Foundation has launched an effort to rebuild the social safety net post-pandemic called Build Back Better. Partner organizations, which represent nonprofit safety net providers, universities, faith groups, advocacy groups, elected officials...