Community Partners

BRUTE LABS uses design and technology to create sustainable social entrepreneurship. Brute’s small, all-volunteer team has launched 11 projects around the world and across a broad spectrum of causes; from cyclone relief in Myanmar, to clean water wells in Ghana, to a bio-diesel project with Stanford. Their open source altruism has also garnered multiple design awards from AIGA and Adobe as well as partnerships with local businesses, the city of San Jose, Google, Nike, Facebook and many more.  
FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund is a new initiative that mobilizes resources, funds and strengthens the participation and leadership of young feminist activists globally, building stronger alliances between women’s rights movements and other social movements to advance human rights and social justice agendas.  
The Global Fund for Women is a publicly supported grantmaking foundation that advances human rights by investing in women-led organizations worldwide. Our international network mobilizes financial resources to support women’s contributions to social justice, equality and peace.  
GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities.  
IDEX (International Development Exchange) promotes sustainable solutions to poverty by providing long-term grants and access to resources to locally run organizations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.  
  • International Museum of Women

  • San Francisco, CA

The International Museum of Women is an online museum that inspires creativity, awareness and action on vital global issues for women.  
The S.H. Cowell Foundation works to improve the lives of children living in poverty in Northern and Central California by providing support to strengthen families and communities.  
  • Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2)

  • Palo Alto, CA

SV2 is a vibrant giving network of more than 200 Partners who come together to learn about effective giving and pool their money and talent to support promising social ventures throughout Silicon Valley and the world.  
Third Wave is a feminist, activist foundation that works nationally to support young women, transgender and gender non-conforming youth aged 15 to 30. Through strategic grantmaking, leadership development, and philanthropic advocacy, we support groups and individuals working towards gender, racial, economic, and social justice.  
As a global network and a movement for social justice, Women’s Funding Network accelerates women’s leadership and invests in solving critical social issues — from poverty to global security — by bringing together the financial power, influence and voices of women’s funds.  
TWI, a private foundation located in San Francisco, exists to promote a more peaceful and sustainable world through respectful dialogue, critical thinking and vibrant citizen engagement. TWI is explicitly process-oriented, rather than issue-oriented, and this orientation is the thread that links our funding in various areas and contexts.  
YCore is a new model of millennial volunteering that empowers passionate young professionals to affect social change while developing their own skills. Our fellows use their resources and expertise to build cross-sector initiatives that will support local causes.  

Corporate Partners

Founded in 2006, SolutionSet is a digital consultancy fully equipped to not only deliver creative work but also provide the technical development capabilities to bring that work to life. With 200+ designers, engineers, writers, strategists and project mangers in three offices, we design and develop web, mobile, social and digital marketing solutions to help leading companies better engage and serve customers.  
Promo Direct is one of the largest suppliers of promotional products in the USA. Launched by President and CEO Dave Sarro in 1991, the company has delivered thousands of custom giveaways at budget-friendly prices. Thank you for providing Spark in-kind promotional products.  
PBworks provides highly vertical solutions that help businesses work more efficiently and effectively. Their products serve markets such as advertising and marketing agencies, law firms, and education, as well as the broader business market. Millions use PBworks each month for partner/client collaboration, new business development, project management, social intranets, and knowledge management. Notable customers include Landor Associates, CMS Legal, ESPN and Spark. is the enterprise cloud computing company that is leading the shift to the Social Enterprise. Their trusted cloud platform and apps—including our flagship CRM solution—help employees collaborate easily and connect with customers like never before.  
Shartsis Friese LLP is one of San Francisco’s leading law firms. Shartsis Friese is known for its trial and litigation capabilities and is regularly called upon to handle some of the most exciting cases in state and federal court in California. The firm also serves as outside general counsel to some of the region’s leading mid-cap companies, while maintaining premier practices in areas such as hedge funds and investment advisors, securities enforcement defense, real estate, intellectual property, venture capital and trusts & estates litigation.  
BellaPelle Skin Studio was created to uncover every client’s most exquisite “bella pelle” (Italian for beautiful skin). They offer individually customized skin treatments to meet their client’s specific needs and goals—all the while running an environmentally conscious business in a stylish, sophisticated setting.  
Drink Me is a lifestyle magazine created for the alcohol enthusiast. Developed to help readers navigate the art and cultures of the world of alcohol, Drink Me builds a community to share the diverse social and epicurean traditions of wine, beer and spirits. Drink Me presents lifestyle beyond the glass—exploring and celebrating potent potables and the drinking wells they’re enjoyed in.