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By Russell Johnson, President and CEO The Covid-19 pandemic caught the world by surprise. While epidemiologists created scenarios of how a pandemic might impact local communities, the reality of its length is just starting to sink in. Many of us are sheltering in place and practicing social...
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Joining more than 400 national foundations, HealthSpark Foundation has signed on to the Council on Foundation's Call to Action for Philanthropy During COVID-19. The Pledge outlines the actions that signatories agree to follow during the pandemic, centering flexibility, responsiveness, and equity in...
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"As the novel coronavirus spreads nationwide and in the Commonwealth, enormous flaws in our healthcare system — and the larger system of programs and benefits that protect families and individuals from disaster — have been exposed. We are now undoubtedly facing the largest public health crisis of...
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In coordination with our partners, HealthSpark Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund. This Fund will provide emergency general operating support to social safety net organizations serving Montgomery County residents impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak...
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The presence of the COVID-19 virus in Montgomery County is a daunting reality for all of us. The implications of the pandemic are both personal and professional. We are all trying to cope with the stress of school and business closures, loss of routines and disconnects from our families, peers and...
In order to prevent community spread of COVID-19, HealthSpark Foundation, the Community Partners Center for Health and Human Services public meeting spaces, and 2506 LLC offices are closed until further notice. Staff at HealthSpark Foundation and 2506 LLC may be reached via email. We will provide...
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HealthSpark Foundation is now seeking job candidates for a Business Administration Manager. The Business Administration Manager, reporting to the Controller, manages the day-to-day operations of HealthSpark Foundation and 2506, LLC. She/he manages the operations of our nonprofit center supporting...
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HealthSpark Foundation is bidding farewell to our Business Administration Manager, Kim Hedrick, at the end of this month. Kim is leaving the Foundation to accept a position with her church, leading their operational efforts. Kim has been a cornerstone of the Foundation's operations since she began...
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The momentum of the Safety Net Resiliency Initiative continues to build through HealthSpark Foundation’s Community of Practice, which hosted close to 200 guests during the 5th Community of Practice event on February 18, 2020. Guests included staff and board members from human services nonprofits...
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How we tell our story matters. Montgomery County safety net providers have recognized that a necessary element of strengthening the safety net system is to improve how we communicate the value of the safety net system to the broader community. In their article "Reframing Human Services for Greater...