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The Lightspark Foundation (est. 2016) is a 501(c)(3) private foundation dedicated to improving social equity and environmental sustainability in Utah and strengthening democracy in the United States. Our grants focus on organizations doing meaningful work with tangible results that directly improve outcomes in their communities.

Before Lightspark narrowed its focus to efforts that improve Utah and strengthen democracy, the Foundation supported various startup initiatives like the Lightspark Media Summit in 2017 and 2018, the Impact Guild in 2019 and, in 2020—in response to the COVID-19 pandemic—the Nourish to Flourish Initiative. In 2022 and beyond, the majority of Lightspark’s activities have transitioned to grantmaking in our core areas of focus.



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