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About Project SPARK

Project SPARK Sparking sustainable philanthropy and volunteerism

Mission Project SPARK is a nationwide philanthropical organization that desires to elevate the lives of the poor by identifying and supporting sustainable programs that deliver affordable goods and services around the world

Long term goals I.

Sustainable funding: Shift from donating to financing in order to have capital returned to be continuously invested in new projects


Global portfolio: Develop a portfolio of projects in every continent and provide opportunities for volunteers to travel across the globe


Measurable impact: measure social impact in a clearly defined way and monitor impact to ensure funding for the appropriate projects

History Founded in New York in 2008 and expanded to Chicago in 2012, Project SPARK has raised over $150,000 to support a number of organizations around the world. Along the way, it has brought over 60 young professionals and executives on volunteer trips to Ghana, Uganda, South Africa, and Guatemala

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Partner organizations Mayan Families (, located in Panajachel in Guatemala, provides opportunities and assistance to the indigenous people of Guatemala through education and community development programs, including student sponsorships, elderly care, family aid, and microloans for local businesses.

Project SPARK at a glance $150,000 raised to support sustainable business models around the world

10 local businesses enabled through microloans, including a bakery and a shoe store

14 stoves and 5 water filters installed for indigenous The Phoenix Projects, ( began in San AndrĂŠs Itzapa, Guatemala in 2002, builds schools and funds over 600 children to receive official education in pre-school, primary, secondary and college levels, as well as daily fruit, breakfasts and birthday celebrations.

Mosaic (, an organization with a goal of alleviating the orphan crisis in South Africa, builds houses for families with adopted orphans to live in, runs free schools for orphans and job skills training for orphan parents, and partners with businesses who can employ orphan parents.


Adakum Educational Foundation (, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational and health care opportunities for poor and disadvantaged children and their parents as well as reducing illiteracy and alleviating hunger in Ghana

people of Guatemala who suffer from respiratory and other diseases due to lack of ventilated cooking space and sanitary water source

60+ young professionals and executives brought on volunteer trips to Ghana, Uganda, South Africa, and Guatemala

4 students sponsored annually to go to school

Project Spark Brochure 2013  

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