Welcome to Spark Policy Institute

Spark Policy Institute is a nationally-recognized change agent that collaborates with nonprofits, foundations, policymakers and communities around the country. Through its culture of participation and innovation, Spark brings new energy to identifying solutions to complex policy problems, partnering to create meaningful and sustainable change in communities and organizations.

Since 2004, Spark has been a national leader in using community engagement, fiscal integration, evaluation in messy settings and real-time strategic learning to address some of the most challenging policy issues in its home state of Colorado and throughout the country. The Spark team also brings many other skills to bear when solving complex problems, including facilitation, community engagement, consumer leadership development, applied research, policy development and more to help policymakers, communities and advocates to do good, even better.

The Spark Desk

The Farm to School Evaluation Toolkit, created by the Colorado Farm to School Task Force and Spark Policy Institute, is a resource to help farm to school programs of all sizes to undertake evaluation of their efforts.
New at Spark

Welcome to Spark's newest team members, Michelle Ferguson, Daniela Hernandez, Ashley Denault and Sophie Oppenheimer!

Igniting Change

Do good, even better!

Check out this resource designed to empower communities, leaders, and policymakers to undertake meaningful change. This site leverages many resources developed by experts and leaders with real world experience.