As we prepare for our next FoodSpark event, The Spark: Black Summer, we write to remind you to share your project (or nominate a friend) to earn our final community-funded microgrant. 

Since starting The Spark in 2018, community members have invested and voted to fund 7 local initiatives (of 29 submissions) across 4 of our topic series. See all of the recipients of these FoodSpark microgrants.

This Saturday: The Spark Crowdfunding Dinner Party

On Saturday, August 17th, FoodSpark will host The Spark, a dinner party which capstones a three-month-long Black Summer series on Black Liberation. We will celebrate local ideas and creators working to address issues facing Black people in St. Louis. At the end of the night, we crowdfund (through audience vote) a microgrant to help amplify one of the ideas. Learn more. | Get Tickets.

$10 Suggested Donation | Public Event | Sound & Wheelchair Accessible | Youth-Inclusive

Spark Good Vibes before the Event

01. Propose a project or idea to share with the crowd.

Send a one-page .pdf description of your project, or tell us about it via our submission form.

02. Sign up to volunteer at The Spark on August 17.

Roles include set up, greeting, documentation, and more.

03. Groove to the Black Summer Playlist

Featuring Black musical artists who make you think, groove, and chill out with songs across multiple generations.

04. Make a dish from our Black Summer recipe zine.

Dishes include "Mama's Baked Beans," homemade barbecue sauce, lemon lavender pound cake, chicken pot pie, and succotash. 

05. Keep talking about Black struggle, resilience, and opportunities with the Black Summer conversation guide.

Partners for This Series

Events throughout this series are co-organized with members of Young Friends of The Ville, The Griot Museum of Black History, Great Rivers Greenway, and the Missouri Historical Society

If you would like to partner or collaborate for this series or any of its events, please contact Team FoodSpark at
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