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Spark Ventures builds partnerships that lift communities out of poverty.


Spark Ventures has lasting impact by directing human and financial resources to partners around the world to provide health, education and jobs. By focusing our resources in areas of business, job creation and capacity building, we seek to have lasting and sustainable impact.


These efforts are anchored by our impact travel program that is life-changing and world-changing, and a community of strategic supporters who believe in this sustainable model.


Over 400 travelers have
participated in Impact Travel


65 jobs for local leaders supported
by Spark Ventures partnerships


Over 400,000 meals served
since inception of partnerships

"Traveling with Spark was a profoundly inspiring experience. I met amazing people, contributed in a meaningful way and now stay connected through Spark's unique partnership model."

Kathy Campbell Wolf - Impact Travel Alum & Spark Ventures Board Member

"The programs and operations are designed so as not to perpetuate a dependency syndrome in the communities they are operating, but to make them self sustainable. As the African proverb states, ‘It takes the whole village to raise a child.’ In this case it is a global village."

Head Teacher Ng’oma - Hope Community School Spark Ventures Social Impact Partner, Zambia

"We live in a global community, and it means so much to be a part of this, even a small part."

Jeff Plaisted - Microsoft, Former Spark Ventures Board Member

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