Selected Clients List

Here are some of The Sparks Center clients with whom we found it most meaningful to partner.

These are listed here in alphabetical order by client sector.


Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, South Burlington, Vermont
Blandin Foundation, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Foundation For the Carolinas, Charlotte, North Carolina
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Morristown, New Jersey
Kalamazoo Community Foundation, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, Indiana
Lyndhurst Foundation, Chattanooga, Tennessee
New Hampshire Charitable Fund, Concord, New Hampshire
Ojai Valley Youth Foundation, Ojai, California
Vermont Community Foundation, Middlebury, Vermont
Wilder Foundation, Saint Paul, Minnesota


Abbington Friends, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Antioch College, Keene, New Hampshire
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Cornell Campus Life Facilities
Cornell Cooperative Extension, Greene County, New York
Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tompkins County, New York
Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell Division of Financial Affairs
Cornell Office of the Executive Vice President
Cornell Office Of Workplace Diversity, Equity and Life Quality
Cornell Plantations, Ithaca, New York
Cornell Sustainability Hub
Cornell University Office of Human Resources
Cornell University Finance And Administration
Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina
International School of Economics and World Diplomacy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Marlboro College Graduate Program in Non Profit Management
Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, Vermont
Mountain School of Milton Academy, Vershire, Vermont
Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Orange County Department on Aging, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Parents Making A Difference, Providence, Rhode Island
Partnership For Change, Winooski, Vermont
Ramapo State College, Mahwah, New Jersey
School #17, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
School Of Human Resources, Springfield College, Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
The Hawken School, Cleveland, Ohio
The University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
University of Florida’s Tropical Conservation Program in the Center for Latin American Studies, Gainesville, Florida
The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
The University of Vermont Cooperative Extension
Vermont Technical College, Randolph, Vermont
York University, Toronto, Ontario


Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Dorset, Vermont
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Englewood, New Jersey
Greenfield, Iowa
Hanna, Alberta Canada
Hinton, Alberta Canada
Kankakee, Illinois
Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada
League of Minnesota Cities, St. Cloud, Minnesota
Maine Municipal Association, Portland, Maine
Lewiston-Auburn, Maine
Londonderry, Vermont
Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Radom, Poland
Riverhead, New York
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Seattle, Washington
The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
The Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation
Strafford, Vermont
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania


Alberta Community Development
Alberta Department of Agriculture, Edmonton, Alberta
AmeriCorps, Washington, D.C.
Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania
The Canadian Minister of Justice, Ottawa, Ontario
The Capital Health Authority, Edmonton, Alberta
The Coalition for Best Practices/The  Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, Seattle, Washington
The Edmonton Police Service, Edmonton, Alberta
The National Crime Prevention Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
Tompkins Community Action, Ithaca, New York
Tompkins County, New York
Tompkins County Solid Waste Management Division, Ithaca, New York
United States Agency For International Development (USAID)
United States Peace Corps, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
United States Peace Corps, Washington, D.C.
Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity, Essex Junction, Vermont
Vermont Organization of Nurse Leadership, Stowe, Vermont
Whatcom County Department of Developmental Disabilities, Bellingham, Washington
The White House, Washington, D.C.



Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association, Edmonton, Alberta
Chattanooga Venture, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Catholic Community Services, Ellensburg, Washington
Catholic Community Services, Seattle, Washington
Community Membership Conference, Yakima, Washington
Community Service Conference, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Conference on Judaism in Rural New England, Lyndonville, Vermont
Consultation on Conscience, Glencoe, Illinois
Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, Edmonton, Alberta
Family Services of Morris County, Morristown, New Jersey
Gainesville Beautification Board, Gainesville, Florida
International Council of Community Churches Fort Worth, Texas
International Republican Institute Washington, D.C.
The Center For Living Democracy, Brattleboro, Vermont
The Center for the Study of Federalism, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Findhorn Foundation, Moray, Scotland
The Lions Club, Allentown, Pennsylvania
The National Civic League Denver, Colorado
Tikkun V’Or Synagogue Ithaca, New York
Williams Lake Community Policing, Williams Lake, British Columbia
Woodstock Gardening Club, Woodstock, Vermont


American Community Gardening Association
Atlantic Coastal Action Program, Sydney, Nova Scotia
Chattanooga  Environmental Forum, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Community Supported Agriculture National Conference, Kimberton, Pennsylvania
Earth Stewardship In The Global Community, Loveland, Colorado
Earthday Organizers’ Conference, Boston, Massachusetts
Get Your Green Back Tompkins, Ithaca, New York
Natick Community Farm, Natick, Massachusetts
New England Environmental Conference, Boston, Massachusetts
North American Bioregional Congress, Traverse City, Michigan
Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA)
Rain as a Resource, River Falls, Wisconsin
Regional Ecological Education Center, Radom, Poland
Rio Earth Summit
The Alabama Conservancy, Anniston, Alabama
The Act 200 Advisory Committee, Randolph, Vermont
The Center For Holistic Resource Management, Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Institute for Sustainable Communities, Radom, Poland
The Political Economy Research Center, Bozeman, Montana
Tompkins County Recycling, Ithaca, New York
Whole Earth Festival, Davis, California
Wisconsin Conference on Sustainable Agriculture, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin


East Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce, East Grand Forks, Minnesota
Economic Developers’ Council of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Healthier Communities Initiative, Lewiston-Auburn, Maine
Highway 14 Community Futures Development Corporation, Camrose, Alberta
Institute For Sustainable Communities, Montpelier, Vermont
International Business School, Ashkabad, Turkmenistan
International Conference on Sustainable Community Development, Forres, Scotland
Meridian Community Futures Development Corporation, Hanna, Alberta
McNaughton Associates, St. Albert, Alberta
Meridian Community Futures Development Corporation, Kindersley, Saskatchewan
Northern Communities Investment Corporation, St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Northern Forest Lands Conference, Montpelier, Vermont
Northern Networks Trade Conference, International Falls, Minnesota
Northern New Hampshire Tourism Conference, Whitefield, New Hampshire
Northern Utilities Natural Gas Company, Durham, New Hampshire
Ontario Ministry of Northern Development
Rural Initiatives, Vulcan County, Alberta
Rural Integrated Program Support (RIPS), Mtwara, Tanzania
The Black Swan Center, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, North Carolina
The Saint Johnsbury, Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
The Sustainable Communities Initiative, Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Technical Assistance Program of the Vermont Community Foundation Middlebury, Vermont


International “Women Making a Difference” Conference, Novgorod, Russia
It’s About Leadership (IAL), Montpelier, Vermont
Leadership Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
The Center for Holistic Resource Management (CHRM) Educator Training Program, Albuquerque, New Mexico
The National Society of Fund Raising Executives, Providence, Rhode Island
The Natural Leaders Initiative, Ithaca, New York
The Nurse Leadership Project of the Freeman Foundation,
Burlington, Vermont
Neighborhood Leadership Programs, Saint Paul, Minnesota
New Hampshire AmeriCorps Community Leadership Training, Plymouth, New Hampshire
Outright Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
Parent Training Program, King County ARC (Association of Retarded Citizens), Bellevue, Washington
Queer Summit/RU12, South Royalton, Vermont
R.E.V.I.V.E.S. Program For Youth, Villesca, Iowa
Snelling Center for Government, Burlington, Vermont
Society of American Foresters Leadership Academy
Training For Life, Moshi, Tanzania
The Vermont Leadership Institute
Windham County Rural Organizing Conference, Brattleboro, Vermont


Healthier Communities Initiative, Lewiston-Auburn, Maine
Iowa Consortium for Pregnancy Prevention, Perry, Iowa
National Wellness Institute, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
The Association for Worksite Health Promotion, Springfield, Massachusetts
The Capital Health Authority, Edmonton, Alberta
The Florida Association of Hospital Health and Fitness Programs, Tampa, Florida
Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, Montpelier, Vermont


Anza, Kilimanjaro, Africa
Bay State Gas Company, Westborough, Massachusetts
Florida Association of Hospital Health and Fitness Programs
Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Warren, Vermont
Moshi Good Network for NGOs and Social Enterprises, Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania
Rodale Press, Emmaus, Pennsylvania
The American Bed and Breakfast Association, Annapolis, Maryland
The Celebration of Innovation, San Francisco, California
The New York Wine and Grape Foundation