San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Spark is a network of young professionals who provide seed grants and pro bono services for upstart grassroots women’s organizations in New York City and around the world. The organization is almost entirely volunteer-based, giving young people opportunities for engagement in local and global philanthropy. Spark members identify potential grantees, vote on organizations to support, secure monetary and in-kind donations, and evaluate outcomes. Founded in 2004, Spark is presently the largest network of Millennial philanthropists in the United States, having served 151 women's organizations in 20 different countries. Last year Spark helped over 2,000 women gain access to social entrepreneurship mentoring, construction management training, culturally-sensitive domestic violence services, as well as Sandy relief funds. Spark membership is diverse: 50% are men, 40% are people of color, and 65% are first-time donors.
During the SparkNYC Investment Committee meetings, members discuss potential grantees, vet and vote on grantee applications, as well as plan upcoming fundraising events.
The meetings are open to non-members, but you must be a current member to vote.
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*Spark is a 501(c)(3) organization and all ticket purchases are tax deductible.