The past year for Spark Ventures and our partners around the globe had several bright spots among many dark days. Our partners battled COVID directly – with key leaders and community members suffering serious health complications, and indirectly – via closed schools and constricted economies, exacerbating existing poverty and hunger. Yet despite the widespread hardship endured, we were able to deepen our impact and grow our support together, yielding meaningful positive outcomes for our partners. This report illuminates just a few of the ways our community has thrived in the past year.
We now have two years worth of virtual events under our belts, and you have proven to us once again, that the incredible Spark Ventures community is undeterred by limits on our ability to gather. Thanks to continued record breaking fundraising, we were able to meaningfully increase partner funding both for core operations and new initiatives.