Support CivicSpark

Help Us Build Stronger Communities and Future Leaders

CivicSpark supports community climate action and provides hands-on training to future leaders.

The Local Government Commission is seeking partners to increase environmental stewardship and advance community resiliency initiatives across California.

Join us in building a broad movement for climate protection in California.

Why Partner with CivicSpark?

  • Provide greater resources for underserved communities
  • Attract and retain diverse emerging leaders
  • Advance climate and community resiliency initiatives
  • Build a platform to share successes

For more details on our program and how to get involved in partnering with us please see opportunities below or download our sponsorship flyer.

Join Us to Make a Difference Today

There are many ways you and your organization can get involved with CivicSpark and its local projects. We hope one of them fits your interests.


For partners interested in supporting climate action in California, CivicSpark has a range of opportunities to fit your needs and interests. Below we outline a range of general benefits designed to recognize your commitment.

Superstars Champions Catalysts Advocates
Partnership Contribution $75,000+ $50,000 $25,000 $15,000
Program wide advisory committee membership (includes LGC and State representatives)
Quarterly summary of emerging themes (best practices and innovative outcomes)
Opportunity to provide introduction at CivicSpark statewide event (Orientation or graduation)
Organizational branding included on a select regional team’s jackets
Opportunity to communicate organizational expertise with Fellows (via webinar during monthly seminar)
Organizational profile in monthly Statewide Newsletter at least once during the service year
Opportunity to speak at CivicSpark regional events
Mentioned in press releases
Tickets to statewide graduation ceremony 4 3 2 1
Annual best practices summary report
Logo displayed on CivicSpark website
Logo displayed in our statewide monthly newsletter
Material Support

Material sponsors donate specific resources to help fellows operate efficiently and redirect our limited funding to other needed areas on-the-ground. Critical materials to support the program include laptops and phones. Additional hardware, such as printers, projects, digital cameras, and storage media, are also useful.

Act Locally

CivicSpark operates locally and is committed to engaging volunteers. We will have opportunities throughout each service year to work with groups of volunteers on specific activities in their community. We are looking to build relationships with organizations who want to engage directly in volunteer service around climate change.

Mentorship and Recruitment

At the core of CivicSpark are the emerging professionals – most fellows are recent college graduates – eager to do what it takes to make a difference. We want to help them be successful today, and in the future. We need mentors and career coaches who can provide valuable guidance and support to our smart, passionate staff. We also want to connect with recruiters and organizations interested in supporting and tapping into an amazing pool of talented young professionals.

Pro-Bono Assistance

CivicSpark is a start-up. From communications to operations, growing a new program like this takes a lot of work. We need individuals who can offer their guidance and professional expertise to help us build a robust infrastructure. We are also looking for people who would consider a “sabbatical” rotation working with CivicSpark as a project team member or coordinator.

Contact Us

If you are interested in talking with us about any of the ways you can engage with CivicSpark to help accelerate climate action in California and what that engagement might mean for your organization, please contact:

Kif Scheuer
CivicSpark Program Director
916-448-1198 x312