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The John and Polly Sparks Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-12

At A Glance

The John and Polly Sparks Foundation

99 Founders Plz., CT2-547-05-19, 5th Fl.

East Hartford, CT United States 06108-3208

Telephone: (860) 244-4870


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-11-30)

Assets: $71,868,926

Total giving: $1,087,125



Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for mental illness, chemical imbalance and depression in infancy, housing for children and adults, and assistance with health and aging.

Fields of Interest

  • Diseases and conditions
  • Health
  • Sports and recreation
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Homeless people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with disabilities
  • People with psychosocial disabilities

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-11-30

Assets: $71,868,926 (market value)

Gifts received: $12,529,905

Expenditures: $1,835,074

Total giving: $1,087,125

Qualifying distributions: $1,502,673