Corporate Social Responsibility

Sparking positive change in the patient communities we serve, scientific community we collaborate with and in the West Philadelphia community where we work.

At Spark Therapeutics, we believe in a world where no life is limited by genetic disease. Since our founding, we have worked to create the path to bring gene therapies to patients and families. We are deeply committed to making this dream a reality for more patients and families not only through our scientific efforts, but through our social efforts, as well. Our corporate social responsibility efforts focus on sparking positive change in the patient communities we serve, in the scientific community we collaborate with and in the West Philadelphia community where we work.

Support patient-focused organizations in our disease areas of interest, including retinal disorders, liver-directed diseases such as hemophilia and lysosomal storage disorders, and neurogenerative diseases.

Support Medical grants in our disease areas of interest and scientific and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) initiatives that support today’s and the next generation of scientists.

Support local community programs near Spark locations, with a primary focus on West Philadelphia.

Who to contact with your request

For corporate sponsorships, charitable contributions and patient group requests, please email corporate.requests@sparktx.com.

For medical grant support, please visit SparkMedical.com.

Additional information

Guidance for independent patient-assistance programs

Some of the organizations we support

We’re proud to support the work of scientists, researchers, medical professionals and community-based organizations that are finding ways to help those in need and make a lasting, positive impact.

Our commitment to the community

While the investigational gene therapies we are discovering and developing are potentially ground breaking, the enormity of our goal keeps us humble and focused on the lives we hope to change. Patients are our guiding force, and we are honored to be part of their community.

Community to Spark has many meanings:

World Hemophilia Day Inspires Hope for Future as Spark Employees Get+Involved Remotely

World Hemophilia Day Inspires Hope for Future as Spark Employees Get+Involved Remotely

Each year, on April 17, Team Spark recognizes an important milestone for the approximately 1.125 million people worldwide with hemophilia ... Read the Full Story ›
Spark Hosts Week-Long Celebration of Rare Disease Day, Featuring Global Advocacy Leaders

Spark Hosts Week-Long Celebration of Rare Disease Day, Featuring Global Advocacy Leaders

The international recognition of Rare Disease Day is a much-anticipated moment each year at Spark Therapeutics when employees gather to ... Read the Full Story ›
Sparking A Change in Our Community Through STEM

Sparking A Change in Our Community Through STEM

As part of its commitment to inspiring the next generation of scientists in Philadelphia, Spark Therapeutics announced a new STEM-focused ... Read the Full Story ›
Team Spark Champions the Patient at Local Walks

Team Spark Champions the Patient at Local Walks

At Spark, we are committed to creating a world where no life is limited by genetic disease – a vision ... Read the Full Story ›