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:

Spark Sponsors Believe Limited’s First-Ever Science Fair for the Hemophilia Community at 2019 National Hemophilia Foundation’s Bleeding Disorders Conference

Spark Sponsors Believe Limited’s First-Ever Science Fair for the Hemophilia Community at 2019 National Hemophilia Foundation’s Bleeding Disorders Conference

In fall 2019, Team Spark headed to Anaheim, California for the 71st Bleeding Disorders Conference, a signature event from the ... Read the Full Story ›
A Super Summer Sequel: Spark to Sponsor Summer Movie Nights Again

A Super Summer Sequel: Spark to Sponsor Summer Movie Nights Again

Summer! It’s the time for sunny days, ice cream, music festivals and fun-filled movie nights!  And because Team Spark is ... Read the Full Story ›
Spark Gives Back to Philadelphia Community Schools

Spark Gives Back to Philadelphia Community Schools

Most inner-city public-school classrooms still do not have enough working computers and most students don’t have one at home, either ... Read the Full Story ›
Highlights from Rare Disease Week at Spark

Highlights from Rare Disease Week at Spark

In honor of Rare Disease Day on February 28th, dozens at Spark Therapeutics donned stripes, tested their rare disease knowledge ... Read the Full Story ›