Who We Are

The Sparks of Change Foundation (SCF) is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to improving communities. SCF recognizes that small actions catalyze lasting change, and invests in individuals and programs dedicated to “sparking” meaningful action. SCF promotes mutual respect, tolerance, and understanding between people of all identities and backgrounds.


“When I grow up, I want to be a changer” – Daniel Siegel, age 4

The Sparks of Change Foundation was started to honor Daniel Joseph Siegel who died at the age of 22, on November 27, 2010 of a brain tumor. Daniel’s smile was his calling card. His heart, wit, wisdom, sense of humor, discipline, strength, loyalty, and loving heart are touchstones for those who know him and love him. Daniel was brilliant, of a sort that made others glow in his light. He kept true to his motto of handling his illness with humor, optimism, and dignity.