Spark Newton!

Celebrating the power of philanthropy throughout Newton County.

Local Flavor

Spark Newton!—formerly the Newton Fund—was established in 2000 to bring together donors, nonprofits and community members to make philanthropy happen in Newton County. Spark Newton offers grantmaking, philanthropic learning opportunities and community awareness activities.


For more information about Spark Newton!, please contact:

Dan Williams
Program Officer


Since 2000, Spark Newton! has granted more than $286,000 to area nonprofits to respond to the changing needs of the community. Last year’s grantee was Main Street Porterdale.


2019 Grant Cycle Timeline

In 2018, the Spark Newton! committee decided to focus on a specific community development issue in Newton county. Thus, the application process and grantmaking was held by invitation only.
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Check back for 2019 deadlines and guidelines in December 2018.


To include a local perspective in this work, Spark Newton! has an Advisory Committee comprised of knowledgeable leaders representing diverse segments of the community. Committee members live and work in Newton County and are committed to developing local philanthropy and responding to the needs of their community.


The Journey Starts Here

Ready to get started? Just visit our Nonprofit Online Portal to complete your Organizational Profile, Common Grant Application and Grant Application Supplement.

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