Terms and Conditions

Welcome to our website. These terms and conditions govern your use of our website, and by using our website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions in their entirety. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

1. Purpose of the Website

Our website is designed to facilitate political fundraising and donations for political candidates and organizations. By using our website, you acknowledge that you are making a donation to a political candidate or organization and that your donation is not a purchase of goods or services.

2. Donations

All donations made through our website are final and non-refundable. We reserve the right to refuse or refund any donation at our discretion. We may also require additional information from you to verify your identity and comply with applicable laws and regulations.

3. Fees

We do not charge any fees for donations made through our website. However, third-party payment processors may charge processing fees, which will be deducted from your donation.

4. Eligibility

To use our website, you must be at least 18 years of age and legally authorized to make donations in your jurisdiction. By using our website, you represent and warrant that you meet these eligibility requirements.

5. Intellectual Property

The content and design of our website, including text, graphics, logos, and images, are the property of our organization or our licensors and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may not use our website or any of its content for any commercial purpose without our express written consent.

6. Disclaimer of Warranties

We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the operation of our website or the information, content, materials, or products included on our website. To the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

7. Limitation of Liability

We will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of our website, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages. In jurisdictions that do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for certain types of damages, our liability will be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

8. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us and our affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and agents harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising from or related to your use of our website, your violation of these terms and conditions, or your violation of any third-party rights.

9. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which our organization is located. Any legal action or proceeding arising from or related to these terms and conditions must be brought exclusively in the courts of that jurisdiction.

10. Changes to the Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. Your continued use of our website after any changes to these terms and conditions will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

11. Contact Us

If you have any questions about these terms and conditions or our website, please contact us at spark@educationalequity.org.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Spark is a fundraising initiative of Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) that supports diverse candidates who reflect the values and experiences of those they represent.

LEE is a non-partisan leadership development organization that develops civic leaders to change unfair laws and create better ones. Over 50,000 members are part of the growing LEE network working across the country to eradicate the injustice of educational inequity.

Laws and policies govern all aspects of our society. Unfortunately, many of them are inequitable, especially to those in historically marginalized communities. We need new leaders from diverse backgrounds to change those unfair laws.

In our current political system, candidates must raise enormous amounts of money to run winning campaigns. This is a barrier for many candidates from historically marginalized communities. Spark brings together these equity-minded candidates, who lack access to traditional fundraising pools, with values-oriented political donors.

Spark is strictly a fundraising initiative, but the candidates we raise money for do all have access to holistic, best-in-class campaign supports through their membership in Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE).

Spark provides Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) members from historically marginalized identities with the financial resources they need to run and win strong campaigns. These candidates may have any political party association and have one or more of the following identities: Asian American Pacific Islander, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, LGBTQ+, multi-racial, and/or woman.

All money raised through Spark goes directly to candidates.

No, contributions to Spark are political donations and are not tax-deductible.