Celebrating the power of philanthropy throughout Newton County.
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.
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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.
Eligibility and Application Materials
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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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.
- Greg Proffitt, Chair
- Katrina Young, Vice Chair
- Katie Beam
- Robert Betzel
- Candy Morris
- Dr. Anthony Neal
- Landis Stephens
- Olivia Wintz
- Allison Woodard
- Daisy Woods