Des Moines, IA 


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Spark Foundation Partners

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Through our partnership with Scholastic Book Fairs, Spark is able to provide students a truly immersive experience. The book fairs allow students to step out of the classroom and into a book store built for them! Thanks to the Scholastic Book Fairs systems, we can accurately measure the impact of our self-selected book distribution by tracking the number of books distributed back into home libraries, minutes read, and students impacted. Scholastic Book Fairs also provides a match back to the school in the form of Scholastic Dollars, which can then be used to support specific building needs.

For over 100 years, Des Moines Public Schools has been educating the students of Iowa’s capital city. Today, we are the largest provider of public education in Iowa, with more than 33,000 students and nearly 5,000 teachers and staff at work in more than 60 schools throughout the community.

With over 20,000 team members internationally, 100 of which are based in Iowa, Souther Glazer’s dedication to diversity, inclusion, and education make them great partners for Spark and our values.

Sponsors &


Wells Fargo 

Federal Home Loan Bank 

Greater Iowa Credit Union 

Community Choice Credit Union