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Innovation Lab

HealthSpark Foundation is not currently accepting applications for the Innovation Lab grant program.


Designed by our community partners, the Innovation Lab grant program is a unique approach to grantmaking that funds innovative, system-changing project ideas that will create a more financially resilient and just social safety net in Montgomery County, PA.

For more background, read about our approach to systems change.


Projects funded through the Innovation Lab


The Innovation Lab offers two distinct types of project grants:


(1) Design Grants, which support grantees and their partners to fully research and design a systems change idea, and

(2) System Impact Grants, which support grantees and their partners in the implementation of the systems change work.


Design Grants 


Design grants are short term (suggested 4-8 months) and are funded up to $30,000. The purpose of these grants is to develop a long-term change strategy and partnership plan that will address a problem in the Montgomery County safety net system.

Design grants are meant to give organizations the time and resources to fully outline a systems change initiative, build trust with their partners, and determine whether the project could be expanded into a System Impact Grant.

System Impact Grants

System Impact Grants are long term (anticipated timeframe of 2-3 years) and will initially be funded up to $100,000 for the first year, with a declining sum in subsequent years.


Projects must serve Montgomery County residents. Applicants must have a 501(c)(3), have a fiscal intermediary, be a religious organization, or part of Montgomery County government. Applicants must apply with at least one partner organization.

Application period

The Innovation Lab application period is currently closed. To see our most recent RFP, please download the PDF below.

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