Foundation Timeline

  • HealthSpark Selected as Outstanding Foundation of the Year
    November 2017

    On November, 17, 2017, HealthSpark Foundation received the Outstanding Foundation of the Year...

  • HealthSpark Coordinates First-Ever Countywide Pantry Client Survey
    July 2017

    Foundation staff coordinated an to survey consumers at food pantries throughout Montgomery...

  • 5th Annual Your Way Home Summit
    June 2017

    More than 200 attendees came together for Your Way Home's...

  • 3rd Annual MontCo Emergency Food System Conference
    May 2017

    On Friday, May 12, 2017, the MontCo Anti-Hunger Network (MAHN) hosted its 3rd annual conference...

  • North Penn Commons Opens
    October 2016

    North Penn Commons opens to the public in October 2016. The...

  • 4th Annual Your Way Home Summit
    June 2016

    More than 200 attendees came together for Your Way Home's Montgomery County,(YWH), 4th Annual...

  • 2nd Annual MontCo Emergency Food System Conference
    May 2016
    The MontCo Anti-Hunger Network and HealthSpark Foundation co-sponsored the 2nd Annual...
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  • Your Way Home 3rd Annual Summit
    June 2015
    Your Way Home Montgomery County (YWH) held its third annual summit on reducing suburban...
  • Food Pantry Peer Learning Circle Created
    June 2015

    Montgomery County food pantries and soup kitchens meet 4-5 times per year for professionally...

  • Inaugural MontCo Emergency Food System Conference
    January 2015
    With the MontCo Anti-Hunger Network, NPCHF co-sponsored the first countywide conference for food...
  • Dual Eligible Initiative Launched
    November 2014
    In 2013, a workgroup of knowledgeable stakeholders met and, with support from NPCHF, produced a...
  • North Penn Commons Groundbreaking
    June 2014

    Advanced Living Communites, Manna on Main Street, North Penn YMCA and the Peak Center held a...

  • Your Way Home Second Annual Summit
    May 2014

    Your Way Home Montgomery County held its second annual summit on reducing suburban homelessness...

  • North Penn Commons Publicly Launched
    July 2013

    On July 16th, 2013, NPCHF, Advanced Living Communites, Manna on Main Street, North Penn YMCA and...

  • Foundation to Focus on Systems Change
    January 2013

    The foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its new strategic plan – “Changing Systems,...

  • Your Way Home Montgomery County Report
    December 2012

    Your Way Home Montgomery County provides a roadmap to prevent and end homelessness in the...

  • The New Normal Symposium
    October 2012

    The foundation hosted this event for a sold-out crowd of more than 200 nonprofit directors,...

  • Report on Ending Hunger in Montgomery County
    May 2012

    The foundation commissioned this report to inform understanding of the issues and challenges...

  • North Penn Commons Launched
    April 2012

    A $28-million project that will bring together four entities under one roof at the former Lans-...

  • Foundation Surpasses $10M in Grants Awarded
    October 2011

    At the October 2011 board meeting, the foundation passed the $10 miilion of grants awarded.

  • Integration of Behavioral Health with Primary Care Report
    October 2011

    The foundation is a partner with nearly two dozen other Pennsylvania Health philanthropies...

  • Cultivating Communities Campaign Launched
    April 2011

    To enhance year-round access to fresh locally grown food to low-income individuals and families...

  • Infolink Regional Resource Directory
    October 2010

    Launched Infolink a five county regional resource directory which was the backbone of 2-1-1...

  • Pennsylvania Coaliton on Oral Health Established
    June 2009
  • Seed Funding for Lansdale Farmer's Market
    July 2008

    The Lansdale Farmers’ Market began in 2008 as an idea among a small group of local residents....

  • North Penn Housing/Homeless Providers Network Report
    May 2008

    Launch the Montgomery County Homeless Providers Network - As an result of work that was started...

  • Community Partners Center for Health and Human Services
    April 2008

    The Center provides a professional office space environment for nonprofit tenants to collaborate...

  • Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative Created
    April 2007

    Health Funders in PA came together to set priorities and facilitate collaborations in areas of...

  • Montgomery County Needs Assesment
    October 2006

    The Foundation released this Montgomery County Needs Assessment in 2006. The assessment was...

  • The Nutrition Coalition Launched
    June 2006

    A partnership among emergency food providers in the North Penn/Indian Valley region. 

  • BoomerANG Report on Services to Seniors
    December 2006

    In 2004, the leadership of Montgomery County’s senior centers and the Office of Aging and Adult...

  • WISE SNAC Initiative
    June 2005

    To address the epidemic of childhood obesity, the foundation launched an inititative to reduce...

  • The Academy
    September 2003

    Established The Academy, a capacity building program that offers a series of workshops and...

  • First Set of Grants Awarded
    June 2003

    Awarded one-time general operating grants totaling $294,500  to 31 Montgomery and Bucks...

  • Nursing Excellence Program
    February 2003

    Working with Fred and Nancy Allegrezza through their legacy gift to the North Penn Hospital, a...

  • Community Needs Assessment
    October 2002

    To assist the foundation in developing its focus and grantmaking guidelines, the Public Health...

  • First Executive Director
    July 2002

    The board of directors hires Russell Johnson as Executive Director.

  • Founding Board Chair
    February 2002

    Terry Walton elected founding board chair.

  • Foundation's Inception
    January 2002

    The foundation was founded as a non-profit public foundation created with and endowment of $35.8...

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