The Spark Foundation

A Fayetteville-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to promote health and education and bridge the gap between the two. The foundation partners with community organizations and schools to provide fitness opportunities for youth, including running clubs, camps, and family-friendly events. They host the Cow Paddy Run 5k and 1k, a fundraiser for the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation. Website:

Fayetteville Public Education Foundation

A 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to raise private funds for resources, programs, and opportunities that are not available to our students through the district’s normal operating budget.” Its vision is to underwrite excellence in the Fayetteville Public Schools by providing students, kindergarten through twelfth grade, with nationally competitive educational experiences designed to help them reach their full potential. Website:

Fayetteville Firefighters Scholarship Fund

The fund helps children of Fayetteville Firefighters who are members of the IAFF – local 2866 further their education. Website: