Welcome to the SPARK Prize 2020!

Through SPARK Prize, United Way of Greater Atlanta awards small grants to fund collaborative and innovative projects that address Greater Atlanta’s pressing challenges to improving child well-being.

The deadline to apply for the SPARK Prize is Friday, November 20, 2020 by 6:00 p.m.

Individuals, community groups and agencies of any size are encouraged to enter a submission to compete in the SPARK competition, with special consideration for organizations or groups with a budget under $500,000.

To enter the 2020 SPARK Prize competition or find additional information, follow the links below:

Dekalb County SPARK Prize

Your innovative idea can spark a change!

Do you have a great idea to address homelessness and improve child well-being in your local community? In partnership, United Way of Greater Atlanta, Kennesaw State University, Cobb Community Foundation and Cobb Collaborative will award small grants to fund collaborative and innovative projects that address homelessness and improve child well-being in Cobb County. Prizes will be awarded at the event on November 3, 2020

SPARK Prize is a “Shark Tank” style competition that awards grants to fund projects addressing Greater Atlanta’s greatest social challenges throughout the 13-county region. Through the SPARK Prize competition, United Way incentivizes cooperation and social advancements among nonprofits, community and business groups.

The deadline to submit your idea for the Northwest Region SPARK Prize competition is Friday, August 21, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

To enter the 2020 SPARK Prize competition or find additional information, follow the links below:
Northwest Region SPARK Prize

This event will allow out-of-the-box thinkers to present their innovative idea to address the needs of children and families in their own communities.

Your innovative idea can spark a change!

Do you have a great idea to improve child well-being in your local community? United Way of Greater Atlanta is celebrating collaboration and civic innovation with the 2020 SPARK Prize™ in Gwinnett, North Fulton and South Fulton counties!

SPARK Prize is a “Shark Tank” style competition that awards grants to fund projects addressing Greater Atlanta’s greatest social challenges.Through the SPARK Prize competition, United Way incentivizes cooperation and social advancements among nonprofits, community and business groups.

The deadline to submit your idea for this year’s SPARK Prize competition is extended to Monday, February 17 at 6:00 p.m. To enter the 2020 SPARK Prize competition or find additional information for your region, follow the links below:

Each regional event will allow out-of-the-box thinkers to present their innovative idea to address the needs of children and families in their own communities.

Since February 2015, SPARK Prize has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to nonprofits, civic innovators and social entrepreneurs across Greater Atlanta and the next award can be yours! The challenge is set for you to present an innovative idea that will change lives and improve child well-being in the county you call home.

SPARK Prize™ in the counties

Innovation and collaboration are not only being celebrated but rewarded with SPARK Prize events throughout Greater Atlanta! SPARK Prize is a “Shark Tank” style competition that awards grants to fund collaborative and innovative projects addressing Greater Atlanta’s greatest social challenges.

This year, United Way of Greater Atlanta is expanding SPARK Prize, with locally focused events in Gwinnett, North Fulton, South Fulton and the Northwest Region (Cobb, Douglas, Cherokee and Paulding counties).

Through the SPARK Prize competition, United Way funds small grants to incentivize cooperation and social advancements among nonprofits, community and business groups. Each regional event will allow out-of-the-box thinkers to present their innovative idea to address the needs of children and families in their own communities.

Since February 2015, SPARK Prize has granted $166,000 to 18 nonprofits, civic innovators and social entrepreneurs across Greater Atlanta and the next award can be yours! The challenge is set for you to present an innovative idea that will change lives and improve child well-being in the county you call home.

To enter the 2018 SPARK Prize competition or find additional information for your region, follow the links below: