Posts in 'Social Safety Net'

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“Without community, there is no liberation." Audre Lorde HealthSpark Foundation is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 8th Community of Practice event, on Tuesday, September 21st from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. The Community of Practice is part of the 10-year Safety Net Resiliency...
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In a time of crisis, the Montgomery County safety net system responded with agility and a call for long overdue investments in the sector and the people who staff it. HealthSpark Foundation is pleased to share, on behalf of our community partners, the State of the Safety Net 2020-2021 Report and two...
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HealthSpark Foundation is pleased to announce its latest round of grant awards that further support our mission to build a more just and financially resilient social safety net in Montgomery County. The grant awards include $150,000 in support for the county’s first ever collaborative community...
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For seniors in Montgomery County, isolation and lack of access to technology aren’t new issues, but they certainly have been made worse by the pandemic the past year. The Senior Adult Activities Center of Montgomery County (Montco SAAC) is partnering up with tech providers and other senior centers...
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Social safety net organizations often focus on addressing individual issues- providing a family with food to alleviate their hunger, providing emergency shelter after an eviction. But work must be done to address systemic issues at a policy level that allow these individual situations to occur. That...
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The last year has upended life as we knew it. One year ago, it would be hard to imagine the impact that the pandemic has had on our families, our communities, our workplaces, and even our vocabulary (Zoom fatigue, anyone?). We are grateful to every person and organization that contributes to...
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HealthSpark Foundation is inviting applications to the Innovation Lab Grant Program for our Spring/Summer 2021 round. The Innovation Lab Grant Program supports collaborative grant projects that will build a better safety net system in Montgomery County. Projects must align with the vision and goals...
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HealthSpark Foundation is announcing the award of $631,000 in grant funds to support 14 projects under the Safety Net Resiliency Initiative. The grants include 11 Innovation Lab grants, a 2-year grant to continue advocacy efforts through the Here for Us Advocacy Coalition, a research and planning...
Commissioned through a partnership between HealthSpark Foundation, the United Way of Greater Philadelphia Southern New Jersey, Scattergood Foundation, and the Nonprofit Repositioning Fund, this report speaks to the financial health of the Greater Philadelphia five-county area nonprofits. It compares...
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HealthSpark Foundation recognizes its role in advancing racial and social justice opportunities for all people- in both word and action. We understand that the roots of inequity run deep in our society, and we strive, with our philanthropic and community partners, to fully understand our own roles...