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HealthSpark Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-09-30

At A Glance

HealthSpark Foundation

(formerly North Penn Community Health Foundation)

2506 N. Broad St., Ste. 206

Colmar, PA United States 18915-9439

Telephone: (215) 716-5400


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $45,583,889

Total giving: $506,400





Additional Contact Information

Toll Free Number: (888) 412-0314, Toll-free tel.: (888) 412-0314; Contact for application questions: Tamela Luce, Prog. Off.; Email for Jennifer Pedroni:


Established in 2002; converted from the sale of North Penn Hospital. Converted to a private foundation in 2008

Purpose and Activities

The foundation provides support to health and human service organizations that serve the residents living in the service community. The foundation is interested in building collaborative relationships with providing organizations. By establishing and strengthening these relationships, the foundation intends to identify, select and invest in programs and organizations that will improve the health, welfare and quality of life of children and families, adults and senior citizens, people with disabilities and other disadvantaged populations residing the foundation's service community.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:


Grants are available to provide support to health and human services organizations that serve the needs of residents living in the foundation's service area. Funding priorities include promoting access to quality health and human services, promoting disease prevention and wellness, and strengthening organizational effectiveness and partnerships. The foundation offers program/project grants, capacity building grants, planning grants (developing promising, larger-scale proposals), challenge grants (awarded after grantees meet a specific fundraising goal), and matching grants (matching or expanding upon an award provided by another public or private funder for operation of an existing program). Additionally, and by invitation only, the foundation provides negotiated operating support and capital equipment grants.

Fields of Interest

  • Basic and emergency aid
  • Food aid
  • Health
  • Homeless shelters
  • Housing development
  • Housing services
  • Human services
  • Nutrition
  • Patient social services
  • Preventive care
Population Groups
  • Adults
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Homeless people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with disabilities
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with psychosocial disabilities
  • Seniors

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $45,583,889 (market value)

Gifts received: $12,438

Expenditures: $2,121,948

Total giving: $506,400

Qualifying distributions: $1,574,328