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The Sparkplug Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-27

At A Glance

The Sparkplug Foundation

Park West Finance Station, P.O. Box 20956

New York City, NY United States 10025-0016

Telephone: 8778668285

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $8,762,261

Total giving: $485,060





Additional Contact Information

Tel./Fax: (877) 866-8285


Established in 2003 in NY - The Sparkplug Foundation is a family foundation, funded and administered in part by Palestine-born and first-generation American Jews.

Purpose and Activities

Giving is focused on providing seed money for new organizations, projects or ideas. The foundation makes one-time grants for activities which create sustainable organizing and communities, while recognizing the importance of developing individual cultures by favoring projects that promote diversity. The main areas of focus are music, education, and grassroots organizations, as well as exploring funding projects in the area of alternative and sustainable energies. .

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Grants to individuals for art education or music projects.

Fields of Interest

  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Human rights
  • International relations
  • Musical ensembles and groups
  • Right to free movement and asylum
  • Science
International Interests
  • Israel
  • West Bank/Gaza (Palestinian Territories)
Population Groups
  • American Indians
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Female adults
  • Immigrants and migrants
  • Indigenous peoples
  • LGBTQ people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People of African descent
  • People of Asian descent
  • People of Latin American descent
  • People with HIV/AIDS
  • Young adults

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $8,762,261 (market value)

Expenditures: $653,539

Total giving: $485,060

Qualifying distributions: $496,952