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In the morning of Monday, March 12, 2018, HealthSpark Foundation hosted the inaugural Community of Practice meeting to kick off its new Safety Net Resiliency Initiative. Nearly 150 attendees representing 83 organization packed into the atrium in Parkhouse Hall on the main campus of the Montgomery...
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In the fall of 2017, HealthSpark Foundation hosted two events with nonprofit, county government and philanthropic representatives to discuss Montgomery County's health and human services safety net. Approximately 100 organizations attended one or both meetings, which were facilited by national...
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The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has selected HealthSpark Foundation as its 2017 Outstanding Foundation of the Year. The foundation is among several award winners who will receive their honors at the Association’s National Philanthropy Day event on...
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In honor of the 3rd Annual Valley Forge Freedom from Hunger Food Drive , the staff of the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) and Montgomery County Commissioners worked alongside Manna on Main Street employees and students from the Culinary Arts Institute at Montgomery County Community...
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The Montgomery County Commissioners helped the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) officially launch its Freedom from Hunger Food Drive during National Hunger Action Month. From left to right: Commissioner Joe Gale, Monty the Fox, VFTCB President & CEO Mike Bowman, Commissioner Val...
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On Friday, May 12, 2017, the MontCo Anti-Hunger Network (MAHN) hosted its 3rd annual conference for the county's emergency food network. Close to 100 attendees from many of the county's food pantries and soup kitchens, joined county officials, foundation staff and other key stakeholders in the...
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The Salvation Army of Norristown today held a special grand opening celebration for their newly renovated choice food pantry. HealthSpark Foundation President and CEO Russ Johnson and Senior Program Officer Tamela Luce were on hand for the festivities. Chair of the Montgomery County Board of...
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February 23, 2017 Colmar, PA – HealthSpark Foundation recently awarded two grants totaling $165,000 to improve the health and wellbeing of Montgomery County residents. A grant of $75,000 over one year was made to the Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) to support the development and...
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The city of Philadelphia Health Department has partnered with around a dozen hospitals to improve nutrition standards and promote local and sustainable food procurement as part of its Good Food, Healthy Hospitals initiative. This video showcases some of the work and accomplishments of three area...
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This article appeared in the November 2016 e-newsletter by Funders Together to End Homelessness, a national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative and effective solutions to homelessness.