HealthSpark Foundation's Current Strategic Plan

The foundation's board of directors has adopted an updated strategic plan that will guide the foundation’s work through June 30, 2023.

HealthSpark Foundation will continue to evolve its grantmaking focus over the next decade with a goal of “Assuring a nimble, real-time, resilient quality health and human services safety net system” by sharpening its focus on a system change approach to address health disparities that hinder access and quality outcomes, and seeking opportunities to ensure the financial and organizational health of the safety net system. 

In 2018, the foundation launched the Safety Net Resiliency Initiative, a 10-year effort to improve the ability of Montgomery County’s health and human services safety net system – and the organizations that contribute to and support the system – to weather uncertainty and meet the needs of people across the county.

Download the strategic plan below.


The foundation defines systems change as the process of altering or transforming how major parts of the safety net are linked, function and influence one another. All of us operating within the safety net – service providers, the government, commercial payers, funders and others – belong to at least one “system” and interact with and depend on others.


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