Spark Grants

Goal: Provide grants to support opportunities to meet a community need in a responsive manner.

  • Grant size: up to $5,000/year
  • Duration: One-year grants, with the possibility of a two-year renewal (up to three years maximum in funding)
  • Additional Eligibility:
    • School districts may apply for funding on behalf of a school building.
  • Potential Projects:
    • Discrete programs in schools or the community
    • Meeting or training expenses

What is the impact that the Partnership wants to support? Grantee has one or more of the following outcomes with project-specific funding:

  • Organizations leverage funding to address a community need aligned with the social determinants of health.
  • Increased organizational capacity, particularly for nonprofits engaging with marginalized populations.
  • Increased collaboration among community-based organizations.
  • Increased knowledge of program successes and challenges.

Our electronic grants management system will prompt you through the application process. Click here for a preview of the application questions.

Application Checklist

  • Project Name
  • Grant Request Purpose
  • Renewal (Yes/No) and if Renewal, Duration of Request (1 year or 2 years)
  • Amount Requested
  • Total Project Cost
  • Geographic Area
  • Funding Type
  • Organizational Background
  • Proposal Narrative
  • Evaluating and Measuring Progress
  • Financial Information:
    • A project specific budget (your organization’s format or the Partnership format)
    • Current signed and dated W-9
  • Financial Review:
    • Most recent 990 or 990-N
  • Fiscal Sponsor Information (when the applicant organization is not a 501(c)(3) or a church with Group exemption).